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Jandowae

North of Dalby, the town of Jandowae welcomes visitors to their friendly country community, where you can expect to find many of the amenities of much larger towns. The Dingo Barrier Fence - 'the longest fence in the world' has its northern end near Jandowae. The fence is 5600 kilometres long and stretches to the Great Australian Bight.

A two-metre dingo sculpture by Scottish artist, Andy Scott, takes pride of place in Jandowae's main street.

Jandowae's country markets and miniature railway are held in Lions Park 8am to 12 noon, on the fourth Sunday of the month. They're a great place to meet the locals.

The biennial Timbertown Festival features roving entertainment, a gala art show, chainsaw sculpting, a ute show, a rodeo and a bronc extravaganza.

Jandowae Dam is a popular fishing, swimming, skiing and boating spot. Farm stays are also available in the area. You can expect to find many of the amenities of much larger towns in this thriving country centre.

Jandowae
Jandowae,
Queensland
Australia

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