Once a prosperous gold mining town, Cracow is located 154 kilometres south east of Biloela. Gold was discovered in 1850, with the Golden Plateau N.L Company operating the mine from 1936 to 1976. Once promoted as a ‘ghost town’ Cracow has recently been given a new lease on life with the reopening of the gold mine.
Much of Cracow can be enjoyed on foot, by taking a ‘walking tour’ of the deserted buildings in the main street, the cemetery and the abandoned grand hospital. Envisage how life was in this once vibrant and prosperous town. A visit to Cracow Hotel is an experience and tour in its own right. Enjoy country hospitality, a meal, a yarn and hotel’s display of memorabilia dedicated to the pioneering stockmen and country ‘larrikins’. Take a short drive to ‘Cracow Beach’ and marvel at the rare Livistonia Palms prevalent to the Dawson River area.
Activites and Experiences at Cracow
- Public Bar
- Takeaway Food
- Aussie Lifestyle
- Industry/Mining, Agriculture
- Nature based
- RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
- Gladstone Tourism
Nearest Airport: Theodore