Blackall

Named after Sir Samuel Blackall, the second Governor of Queensland, Blackall is located on the Matilda Highway . The district was discovered in 1846 by explorer Major Thomas Mitchell and the township was gazetted in 1868; there is plenty of heritage and history to uncover.

Literally growing on the sheep's back, Blackall became a thriving outback township. You can discover all about the wool industry at the Historic Blackall Woolscour, the last remaining scour in Australia, a virtual living museum.

Blade shearer Jack Howe put Blackall on the map in 1892 at ‘Alice Downs’ when he set a world record by shearing 321 sheep in seven hours and 40 minutes. It actually took another 58 years before anyone could match this feat and that was by machine shears.

Blackall was the first Outback town to start drilling an artesian bore back in 1885, today visitors can rest, relax and revive in the natural artesian waters at the thermal spa and swimming pool at Blackall's Aquatic Centre.

Blackall is also the home of the Black Stump which was used for surveying purposes and permanently marks the original Astro Station established in 1887. Anything west of this point is said to be ‘beyond the black stump’.

Whether spending a long time or a short time, there is plenty to see and do in Blackall!

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Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
Queensland
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Wine and Food in the Park Festival

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
10 March 2018
The 19th annual South Burnett Wine and Food In The Park Festival will be held at Memorial Park in Kingaroy right in the heart of Queensland's newest wine region from 12pm to 8pm on Saturday March 10, 2018.

Wondai Street Sprints

Wondai, South Burnett Area
From AU$15.00 - 25.00
14 – 15 April 2018
Following the inaugural Wondai Street Sprint held in 2016, and the follow-up in 2017, the next event in 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Held on a brand new asphalt track provided by the South Burnett Regional Council and run from a safety perspective under the banner of C.

Wondai Autumn Garden Expo

Wondai, South Burnett Area
From AU$0 - 5.00
21 – 22 April 2018
Not just an event, it's a destination. Discover the diversity of gardening in Queensland's best backyard! Definitely one of the best Garden Expo's in Queensland. Quality stalls of all descriptions for garden and home with a strong core of quality specialist nurseries.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

Goomeri, Gympie Area
Free Entry
27 May 2018
Enjoy a smashin, fun filled day at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Roll a pumpkin down Policemans Hill in the unique, Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™, enjoy quirky, novelty pumpkin competitions, a street parade, all day live entertainment on stage, huge street markets, demonstrations, displays and much, much, more.

Blackbutt Avocado Festival

Blackbutt, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
8 September 2018
The small rural Queensland town of Blackbutt comes alive in September for the Blackbutt Avocado Festival. The Festival celebrates all things Blackbutt, in particular, their bloomin’ beautiful Blackbutt avocados -the sweetest and finest avocados you will ever find.
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