The Callide Power Station provides power to the national electricity market from the heart of central Queensland. It is a coal-fired power station about18 kilometres east of Biloela and has a total site capacity of 1,720 megawatts.There are about 200 people employed here so it is very important to the local community.Tours can be arranged by...more
An interesting sculpture that is near the water tower murals.I wasn't sure what to make of it but when you read the inscription about peace and harmony it all comes together. I think the most interesting thing about this was that a small country town has incleded such a work in their park." PowerPoles are totally unique and lovingly handcrafted...more
If your are an Australian theatre buff you should recognise the name Bille Brown. He is a well known theatre producer, actor and playwright; has worked extensively overseas and back at home.......and he was born in Biloela.The chair sits proudly in a small park on Gladstone Road.more
There are two major mines very close to Biloela and visits can be arranged.These mines can be seen from several vantage points if you do not want to actually visit the mine and see the workings.Many people are against the open cut mines as they are destroying the area and you can see how destruction of mountains and valleys is happpening in this...more
The Tourist information centre is located at the Queensland Heritage Park which is probably more well known as "The Silo".There is a host of local information to be found here including lots of suggestions for local and regional drives.There is also a primary industries exhibition with interactive displays and lots of old machinary to be seen.more
Lochenbar Station Po Box 135 Biloela, Central Q
If you need somewhere to eat in Biloela you can't really go past this club. Meals are cheap andf hearty.The Bistro is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week which is handy when you are staying here (as I was) or passing through.On Friday and Saturday Nights there is an "All You Can Eat" buffet which was OK too.There is also a cafe at the club for...more
There are not too many restaurants in Biloela so this one is worth a visit if you are staying in town. There is a buffet (eat in or take away ) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and the food is pretty good.Staff were very friendly. Too many to list but Beef and Black Bean was greatmore
The little town of Thangool is only 12km south of Biloela. In the 1930’s, Thangool consisted of two hotels, a barber and billiard saloon, two bakeries, two butcher shops, a picture theatre, two garages, a cordial factory, a School of Arts, a blacksmith’s shop, a police station, a bank and a school. The cotton industry, being labour intensive at the time, was the cause of the ‘boom’.
Today, Thangool is best known for its aerodrome, race track and proximity to Mt Scoria and it is nowhere near as busy as in the 30's with only a couple of hotels, a post office and a few local businesses.
The area is also know for producing grain crops with sorghum, wheat, cotton, sunflower, barley and mung beans a grown in the area. Drive around the back roads and you will see acres of crops in the growing season or parched dry paddocks in the off season.
Mt Scoria (meaning place of Fused Metals) is a rare rock formation not far from Thangool and this is probably the only real toursit attraction in the area. It's about 150 metres high and was once the core of a volcano.
There's a short cultural track along the base of the mountain which also describes the relationship of the mountain to the local aboriginal people. There's a picnic/ barbecue area and there are a few of the lovely characteristically-shaped bottle trees growing around the base of the mountain. It's worth a drive to Mt Scoria.