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Wandoan

‘Juandah’ Station, selected in 1853, was the beginnings of the Wandoan township. In the 1890’s, a wayside hotel was built there and became a resting place for travellers. By the end of the century the hotel was well established and a township was formed which was later named Wandoan in 1926.

Today the town is still a great resting place half way between Miles and Taroom. Stop off on your way north or south and follow the local Heritage Trail. The trail leads to 23 points of interest, including the Juandah site and the restful Waterloo Plains Environmental Park with its lakes, picnic areas and water birds.

The ‘Wandoan Windmill’ marks the town entrance on the Highway across from a colourful mural painted on the town’s main water tank. Another mural is located close by in the Community Cultural Centre and pictorially shows local history. It is mounted on a huge piece of sandstone from the district.

Drop in at the Wandoan Information Centre on Royd Street to get the locals perspective on what to see and do in the area.

Activites and Experiences at Wandoan

  • Art and Craft making Juandah Patch of Country
  • Camping Camp sites are available at the Wandoan Caravan Park.
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Flora Visit Wandoan in early September for the best viewing of unique species of Wattle and Calytrix plants flowering.
  • Fossicking Petrified wood and petrified tree fern are found by fossickers in the Wandoan region.
  • Gambling Pokies at the Pub and Bowls Cub.
  • Gliding Gliding activities are based at the airfield.
  • Golfing Wandoan has an 18 hole golf course with an excellent sand green. It’s located on Dip Road, 1km from the centre of town. Facilities at the Golf Club include a bar and conference/room catering.
  • Horseriding
  • Art Painting The Arts Council Group open hold painting workshops in Wandoan.
  • Animal Riding The Rodeo and Campdrafts are fun whether you’re competing or watching.
  • Shopping An array of local shops offers some country store shopping.
  • Sports Participate If you’re feeling active, arrange to get involved in some of the local tennis, touch football, bowls or any of the other weekend sports.
  • Sports Viewing The weekend in Wandoan sees many locals getting involved in tennis, touch football, bowls and other team sports.
  • Swimming The Wandoan public swimming pool is a welcome sight on a hot summer day.
  • Tennis Tennis courts are available for hire in Wandoan.
  • Animal Viewing The Environmental Park is the best spot to spy on the local waterbird wildlife.
  • Walking
  • Accommodation The Motel and Caravan Park offer accommodation in Wandoan.
  • Airport Wandoan’s airstrip is administered by the Taroom Shire Council. The airstrip is unlicensed and is located 1.2 kilometres from Wandoan town. No taxi service is available from the airstrip so organise collection from the airstrip direct with your accommodation hosts on booking. An aerodrome is located 30 kilometres from Wandaon.
  • Ambulance
  • Banking Facilities A Heritage Building Society Agency and Giro Post Agency are located at the Wandoan Post Office.
  • Bottled Gas Bottled gas can be picked up at Richards Transport in Wandoan.
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Convention Centre The Cultural Centre is a suitable location for conventions.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Dog Kennels/Catteries
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities Doctor
  • National Park Wandoan is within a short drive of Expedition National Park.
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant Grab a meal at the Wandoan Pub.
  • Sporting Facilities Sporting facilities in Wandoan include a swimming pool, sports ovals, tennis courts, a golf course, bowls greens and a polo field.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres The Visitor Information Centre in Wandoan is located on Royd Street.
  • Places of Worship
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Cultural
  • Environmental
  • Farm/Station
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Outback
  • Pub Stay
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)

Nearest Airport: Wandoan Unlicensed Airport

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