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Barcaldine Area

Barcaldine is well known in Australian history as the place of the 1891 shearers’ strike and the foundation of the Australian Labor Party under the Tree of Knowledge. It is also home to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre and 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.

What is less known is Barcaldine’s genuine friendly welcome to visitors and potential residents. Locals have time for a chat about the town and its attractions and visitors have the opportunity to participate in quality rural life in an authentic Australian country town. Barcaldine has comprehensive education, health and cultural, social sporting and community facilities and organisations.

Barcaldine is situated at the junction of the Capricorn and Marilda (Landsborough) Highways. Use Barcaldine as a base from which to explore the Central West of Queensland. The extensive range of accommodation and shopping facilities make Barcaldine a relaxing place to stay, recover and explore.

Barcaldine – you can’t go past it!

Activites and Experiences at Barcaldine Area

  • Off Road Driving
  • Art and Craft making Cultural Association.
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking Botanical Park, Lloyd Jones Weir Road.
  • Camping
  • Exercising Regular gymnasium classes.
  • Flora
  • Gambling Poker machines only.
  • Golfing Sand ‘green’.
  • Horseriding Pony Club.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Open Learning Centre and TAFE.
  • Art Painting
  • Photography Annual amateur competition.
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports Participate
  • Sports Viewing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Train Ride Mini steam-train rides.
  • Walking
  • Accommodation
  • Airport QantasLink.
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine Westpac Bank.
  • Banking Facilities Instore Westpac and Post Office Agent.
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre Old style, canvas seats.
  • Licensed Club Barcaldine Club.
  • Coach Stop Greyhound Australia.
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities Some local, some visiting.
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool Olympic size pool.
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Active
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Gambling Poker machines only.
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon Romantic Blacksmith’s Cottage.
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay Six historical pubs to choose from.
  • Rail
  • Relaxation
  • Remote
  • Soft Adventure
  • Sport
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Outback Queensland Tourism

Nearest Airport: Barcaldine

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