Alpha, the 'Town of Murals', was established in 1884 and is part of Jericho Shire, one of Queensland's largest cattle producing areas. Located on the Capricorn Highway, its streets are named after poets, the main street being Shakespeare Street.

The town is known for the 27 murals painted on various buildings throughout the town. Each mural depicts a different aspect of pioneering and contemporary Outback life.

The Jane Neville-Rolfe Gallery also boasts an excellent range of artworks from local artists and travelling shows.

The volunteers at the Rowley Roberts information centre can show you examples of petrified wood and direct you to where you can see its natural setting. Don't miss the photo opportunity at the bottle tree across from the Information Centre. An optimist installed a tap in the bottle tree - there's no news as to whether water has started to flow as yet.

Alpha has a pub where you can enjoy a meal and drink, along with a cafe and a bakehouse that serves award winning pies. Mobile phones can get reception but there are also pay phones. Alpha also has its own airstrip and hospital.

Alpha, Barcaldine Area


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Fun Over 50 Travel and Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$899.00 - 5200.00
Choose a fully escorted tour from a selection of Coastal and Outback experiences throughout Queensland. Fun Over 50 Queensland tours offer `Gold Class' coach tours and rail tours that have been specifically designed for the 50s plus market. Tours range from three days to 13 days and are fully inclusive of meals, accommodation and attractions. Fun Over 50 engage fully qualified guides at iconic attractions/locations that enhance your tourism experience. Join the friendly and professional on-board crew and learn about Queensland's hidden secrets through the commentary of your expert Coach Captain.

Oz Outback Adventure Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$2495.00 - 3949.00
Oz Outback Adventure Tours offers a truly unique experience to help give you the opportunity to better understand and appreciate just how amazingly beautiful and diverse our country is. Their very popular extended tours have been specifically designed to give you memories that will last a lifetime, and inspire you to further explore so much more of their great land. Oz Outback Adventure Tours sole focus is you. They are so lucky to have Queensland as their 'Backyard' and they feel privileged to be able to share with you some of their favourite destinations. Their vision of giving you an experience you will forever cherish by personally sharing their vast knowledge and bush skills will ensure your journey of a lifetime will be etched in your memory forever. It is their wish that the tours will put a smile on your face for so many years to come as you reminisce about your time with them. They love what they do and they are very proud and very passionate about their country and the destinations they take you to. They look forward to meeting you and being part of your Queensland Outback Adventure experience with Oz Outback Adventure Tours.

Auswalk Walking Holidays

Multiple Locations
From AU$2325.00 - 3395.00
Auswalk is the pioneer of walking holidays in Australia. On their tours you will walk through national parks, progressing from one accommodation to the next. Your luggage is moved ahead while you walk. You can choose to go with a guide or try a fully supported "self-guided" walking holiday. You walk without a guide, following the comprehensive Walk Notes supplied and yes, they move your luggage. Auswalk take care of everything so that you are free from the grind of organisation, leaving you to devote all your time and energies to thoroughly enjoying every aspect of the walking holiday. There's something for all levels of fitness. You will return home relaxed and revitalised in body, mind and spirit. Of course your safety is of upmost importance. They have tours where you can choose your own the departure date, have own vehicle and guide and have a flexible itinerary. Where else can you stand on top of a mountain and look over hundreds of kilometres of wilderness on a walking holiday tour, or have a pristine beach to yourself? At Auswalk they know that the only way to truly experience a country is on foot.

Char House Bar & Grill

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Mayfield Drive's Char House Bar and Grill is much loved by Emerald locals for its vast menu and very reasonable prices. For breakfast, lunch and dinner meals span from classic Australian fare to Asian influenced mains and European baked desserts. You could enjoy bacon and eggs in the morning, then dine on coconut prawns and beef rendang for dinner finishing with a generous slice of torte for dessert.

Little House of Gems

Multiple Locations
From AU$30.00 - 90.00
Little House of Gems, Rubyvale - The Fossicking and Sapphire Specialist. Guided Day Tour Sapphire Fossicking - In your own car, follow Michael out to a fossicking area only eight kilometres out of Rubyvale. Michael will teach you all about fossicking for Sapphires. Morning tea, picnic lunch and fossicking licence included. DIY Day Tour Sapphire Fossicking - Are you a bit worried that you might be wasting your time digging in the wrong spot? You will get a crash course in Sapphire Fossicking, the equipment and a Treasure Map that will give you confidence that you are in the right spot. This is a Self Drive Tour so make sure you have room for the equipment. Camping Tour DIY and Sapphire Fossicking - A great Tour if you are set up for self sufficient camping. Small fires are allowed and Camping Permit is included. They will instruct you about sapphire fossicking and provide the equipment and treasure map with camping areas marked. DIY Tour Kit for Sapphire Fossicking - So you just need the Sapphire Fossicking Kit? They have the equipment for the experienced fossickers! They also sell fossicking licences.

RubyFran's Cafe

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
From AU$18.50 - 20.00
Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine Tours is the best, underground Sapphire Mine Tour in Rubyvale. Discover what it was like to mine for Sapphires in the heart of Queensland's Gemfields with Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine Tours. Learn the history, of the old mining days. Experience how hard the miners worked, check out the tools used in the old days, when you see Bobby Chan underground. See where the Sapphire hide in the walls. Only 18 steps to walk down, approximately 25 feet underground. The walk is all open area, so beautiful to see, great place to take photos, or your guide can. The mine temperature is always approximately 25 degrees Celsius, great on a hot day. View the rough/cut local Sapphires in their gem shop Try your luck with the buckets of sapphire wash, in the fossicking park, they show you how to fossick. you are able to purchase take-away bags of wash also. Children's parties are available. Packages are available.

Le Porte Rosse

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Le Porte Rosse is a bright, bold space on the corner of Clermont and Anakie Streets, Emerald. The Italian-inspired restaurant caters to families and business folk alike, between the casual open-plan cafe and stylish intimacy of the Venetian room. From light starters to comforting plates of pasta and pizza, the menu is sure to please, as is the well-priced list of Australian and New Zealand wines.

Guided Tours and Activites in Carnarvon Gorge

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
From AU$25.00 - 55.00
Australian Nature Guides offers guided, nature-based walking tours in Carnarvon Gorge. Day time activities include a full day tour (visiting the Art Gallery, Wards Canyon, the Amphitheatre and the Moss Gardens), morning wildlife tours and bush breakfasts. Evening activities include a Night Safari Tour observing nocturnal animals (particularly marsupial gliders) and Stargazing (using naked eye, binoculars and telescopes to explore the southern night sky).

Tiger Moth Adventures

Multiple Locations
From AU$125.00 - 360.00
Enjoy scenic and aerobatic tours in a Vintage Tiger Moth Bi-Plane with Tiger Moth Adventures. Take a scenic tour of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach from the open cockpit Tiger Moth. Experience the wind in your hair as it whistles through the rigging wires of the wings is part of the romance and nostalgia of flying in a Vintage Tiger Moth. Dance with the clouds in an aircraft which some regard as the ballerina of the skies. For the "Adrenaline Junkie", take one of the Aerobatic flights. Sit down, belt up and hang on as staff put the Tiger Moth through its paces. Whether you want mild aerobatics with loops, rolls, chandells and cuban eights or wild aeros which also include spins, stalled turns, immellmans and inverted stalls, the Tiger Moth with its slow airspeed ensures you will enjoy the experience of true aerobatic flight.

The Capricornian Restaurant

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Mayfield Drive's Char House bar and grill is much loved by Emerald locals for its vast menu and very reasonable prices. For breakfast, lunch and dinner meals span from classic Australian fare to Asian influenced mains and European baked desserts. You could enjoy bacon and eggs in the morning, then dine on coconut prawns and beef rending for dinner finishing with a generous slice of torte for dessert.
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