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Dalby and Surrounds

With its beautiful gardens and bustling main street, the thriving regional hub of Dalby is the gateway to the Western Downs. Nearby you’ll find the beautiful little town of Bell, nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains. Take your time and sample our area’s rich heritage and country hospitality.

LOCALS’ SECRET

A favourite local walking spot is along Myall Creek, which runs through the heart of Dalby. The well-sealed track follows the creek bank through beautiful parklands to the CBD.

Dalby

From humble beginnings in 1841 as a simple crossing of the Myall Creek (a tributary of the Condamine River), Dalby is a vibrant regional centre boasting cafes and coffee shops, and an array of shops where you’re sure to find something special.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Follow our self-guided Heritage Trail for a glimpse of our early European history.
  • Marvel at the enormous collection of working tractors and agricultural machinery at Pioneer Park Museum.
  • Don’t miss the fast paced cattle auctions held every Wednesday at our impressive saleyards, the second largest in Queensland.

Grab a copy of our Explore Dalby brochure, available at our friendly Visitor Information Centres.

Bell

The beautiful little town of Bell is nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains, less than an hour’s drive away.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grab your camera and head to Cody’s Hill for sweeping views of the surrounding plains.
  • Our Catholic Church features exquisite murals by local artist Megg Cullen depicting the story of salvation.

KAIMKILLENBUN & MACALISTER

Recognised as the town with the longest single name in Queensland and affectionately known by locals as “The Bun”, Kaimkillenbun is a local Aboriginal word for the rim of the moon coming over the horizon.  With population of less than a dozen, the tiny settlement of Macalister is a major grain handling depot and coal loading facility, both clearly visible from the highway.

HIGHLIGHT

  • Built in 1911, the Bun Pub has a poignant reminder of WWII with an original wall panel signed by local soldiers before they left for the war.

Contact

For more information on experiencing the Western Downs contact one of our friendly Visitor Information Centres
Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)
(07) 4679 4000 for interstate callers or email: info@wdrc.qld.gov.au

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