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Thallon

Thallon has long been known as a place of rest and was once a stop for Cobb & Co coaches on the Mungindi to St George route. The first mention of the Thallon district was made by Sir Thomas Mitchell in his diary when he was held up by flood waters on sand ridge on the Moonie River in 1846. At this site, a bloodwood tree where Mitchell carved his initial still stands today.

This large wheat grain growing area features six large capacity concrete silos of which tours can be arranged. The agricultural infrastructure also includes the railway station, which dispatches grain, wool and freight to the surrounding towns. The railway station is open for visitors on Monday and Thursday.

Two interesting murals painted by local artists exist at the Thallon School. Bring your tent and do some bush camping at Barneys Beach on the Moonie River. The areas' river banks offer good fishing in unspoilt settings.

Another place of historical significance is Bullamon Homestead. It was built in the 1860's and still retains its original shingle roof, slab and log walls and remains of a Chinese garden. It was part of a huge station that at its peak covered over 3,102,023 acres. The word Bullamon is an aboriginal word meaning 'largest waterhole'. 'Bullamon' was an early Cobb and Co. change over station and appears in Steele Rudd's story 'The Memoirs of Corporate Kelly'.

In 1911, the St George Progress Association asked the Minister for Lands to resume 'Bullamon' for closer settlement and 780 acres were gazetted as a town reserve. Development continued, stores opened and a hotel was built to cater for employees of the railway line which had arrived from Talwood. The town was named after the then Commissioner for Railways Mr J. F. Thallon.

Thallon, Balonne Area
Queensland
Australia

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Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35.00 - 120.00
Bonus Downs, a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly, is the ultimate outback historical experience. Experience the magnificent Bonus Downs homestead, find yourself on a tranquil bushwalk or take in the day's activities or absorb the atmosphere of the outback. Whatever your interest, there is something for everyone at Bonus Downs. Bonus Downs offers good old fashioned country hospitality in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Bonus Downs is 46 kilometres south west of Mitchell on the Bollon Road, has bitumen to the door and is only half an hour from the Mitchell spa. It has accommodation in the rustic Jackeroos Quarters. Camping is also available in the shearing shed or bring your own tent. Caravans, motorhomes and campervans are all welcome, powered sites and water is available. Fly ins welcome and school groups.

Pelican Rest Tourist Park

St George, Balonne Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27.00 - 130.00
Steve and Lorraine McNamara invite you to inspect Pelican Rest Tourist Park to check out the quiet, peaceful surroundings, the landscaped grounds featuring native trees, shrubs, huge grassed sites, Free-Wifi, cabins and welcoming environment... in all, the perfect base to explore St George and surrounds. Enjoy the attractions of St George including The Unique Egg, Riversands Vineyards, Pilot's Memorial, River Walk, Murals, Beardmore Dam, Sandytown River Cruises, Nindigully Pub fishing in the Balonne River. Steve and Lorraine can provide advice for those seeking information about the St George district, events, people and history.

Nindigully Pub

Nindigully, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$50.00 - 50.00
Nindigilly Pub is Queensland's oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer's accommodation for the Nindigully Station. From the late 1800s the Nindigilly Pub was a Cobb and Co coach change over station. Despite its population of only nine people, The Gully attracts a regular flow of locals (nearest eight kilometres) and tourists from all over Australia for a cold beer and a chef fresh prepared meal - the kilogram T-bones are legendary or try the new two kilogram plus road train burger (feeds minimum of four people). Caravans and campers are welcome to set up in front of the pub alongside the banks of the Moonie River and use the public showers and toilets for free. Rooms are available and popular in the 1864 end of the pub (no ensuite). Swags welcome on verandahs. The Gully attracts thousands every year with its unique country events. The Nindigully Pig Races and Country Music Festival and fireworks are held annually on the last Saturday in November raising over AUD6,500 per annum for RFDS. Or make plans for Queensland's largest annual New Years Eve.
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