Barcaldine

Barcaldine's charming facade, one that has earned it the tag of 'Garden City of the West', hides tumultuous tales of a controversial past.

In 1891, five years after the railway push into the outback helped to establish the township, Barcaldine became the headquarters of the great shearers' strike. One thousand shearers laid down their blades in a defiant protest that reverberated around the nation and resulted in the formation of the Australia Labor Party and a graziers' group that later evolved into the National Party. An enduring symbol of the strike lives on today in the Tree of Knowledge, the imposing memorial to the famous ghost gum in the town's main street where the strike meetings were held. Unfortunately, the gum itself was poisoned in 2006, but the memorial built around the original stump is a wonderful display of modern art and timber workmanship.

The Australian Workers Heritage Centre is a national project commemorating not just these events, which changed the course of the nation's working history, but is a tribute to all Australian working men and women. Set in over five acres of landscaped gardens, it is also home to the Wanpa-rda Matilda Outback Education Centre, which is a unique residential facility for schools and community groups.
Barcaldine is also home to the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats, and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

Barcaldine is situated at the junction of the Capricorn and Matilda (Landsborough) Highways. Many visitors use Barcaldine as a base from which to explore central west Queensland. The extensive range of accommodation and shopping facilities make Barcaldine a relaxing place to stay, recover and explore.

Barcaldine
Barcaldine, Barcaldine Area
Queensland
Australia

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Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
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From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane.

Mantra Esplanade

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$193 - 634
With its prime waterfront location, Mantra Esplanade offers stylish and contemporary accommodation in the heart of the holiday hub of Cairns. With your options ranging from Hotel Rooms to One or Two Bedroom Apartments, you will be well accommodated at Mantra Esplanade.

Mantra Trilogy

Cairns, Cairns Area
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From AU$197 - 549
Located on The Esplanade overlooking the harbour, Mantra Trilogy offers contemporary comfort close to Cairns best attractions. From your ideal location you will enjoy great accommodation, the most convenient of resort facilities and an amazing North Queensland escape.

A Pine Cottage

Wynnum, Brisbane Area
From AU$195 - 210
Holiday accommodation in Brisbane Bayside for the family doesn't get better than A Pine Cottage. It is a three bedroom, fully self contained holiday house. Ideal for holidays, short term rent and relocations.

Central Hillcrest Apartment Hotel

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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From AU$143 - 595
At Central Hillcrest they offer not only offer stunning views but proximity to everything you need during your stay in Brisbane. They have the Central Business District, GABBA, South Bank, the new Lady Cilento Children's Hospital and the Mater Hospital all on their doorstep.

Piermonde Apartments

Cairns, Cairns Area
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From AU$249 - 389
Piermonde Apartments boasts some of the largest guest rooms in Cairns, making it the perfect choice for families and small groups in particular. All apartments feature huge bathrooms, spa or jet bath, full kitchen and laundry facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi Access (Up to 250 MB), broadband internet, DVD players and video security intercom.

Manor Apartment Hotel

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
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From AU$145 - 585
The Manor Apartment Hotel is a boutique four-star hotel located in the heart of Brisbane Central Business District. All guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and free unlimited wi-fi during their stay.

Meriton Serviced Apartments - Adelaide Street

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
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From AU$95 - 995
Meriton Serviced Apartments in Adelaide Street is Brisbane's second tallest building with 74 levels of luxuriously spacious apartments. The unique property offers 228 cleverly designed apartments in studio, one, two and three bedroom configurations.

Quest Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove, Brisbane Area
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From AU$146 - 449
Welcome to Quest Kelvin Grove. Ranked one of the best hotels in Brisbane on TripAdvisor, the apartment hotel is "a home away from home". The perfect choice for both the corporate and leisure traveller catering for your overnight, short and long term requirements.

Cairns Colonial Club Resort

Cairns, Cairns Area
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From AU$79 - 180
Upon arriving at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort, Cairns' only truly tropical resort, you are met by the friendly staff who are only too happy to assist you with all your needs and let you know what this beautiful resort and region has to offer.
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