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Blackall Woolscour

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area

The Blackall Woolscour is the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. This complex is a living museum with a direct link to Australia's pioneering era. Building of the Woolscour started in 1906 and the Woolscour commenced operation in 1908 and operated until 1978. The complex consists of a the wool washing and drying tanks, 20 stand shearing shed, large sheep yards, shearer's quarters, cook house, toilet and shower blocks. In 2002 the Blackall Woolscour once again started using steam to run the steam engine and the machinery. Guided tours of this complex operate hourly everyday enabling the visitor to see the machinery operating as it used to and marvel at the magnificent skills of our pioneering forefathers.

The machinery is operational every day but only runs on steam from May to the end of August. Tours operate on the hour, every hour, with the first tour at 9.00 a.m. and the last tour departing at 4.00 p.m.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $16 - $16

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Evora Road
Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
Queensland
Australia

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