Jackie Howe was born at Canning Downs station, on the Darling Downs, in 1861. He is known as the greatest shearer who ever lived. In 1892, an Australia wide competition was held to see who was the greatest shearer in the [...]
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Tambo Teddies originated during a drought period in 1992. With wool prices crashing, the Tambo district brainstormed a new way to assist the industry. Finally, three women took the lead and began the legacy, that is Tamb [...]
Under the watchful eye of the big ram, Ram Park is a collection of heritage buildings filled with displays and stories that bring Blackall’s colourful history to life, preserving it for future generations. Visitors can w [...]
Just as Derby Day supports the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup, every Wednesday before the iconic Birdsville Races, there’s a race of a different kind as the Windorah International Yabby Races take over the western corner o [...]
Windorah’s Great Yellowbelly Hunt Fishing Competition is annually held on the banks of Cooper’s Creek, located approximately 12 kilometres from Windorah. This event is held over the Labour Day long weekend which gives ev [...]
Steeped in folklore and Australia's rich explorer's history, Cooper Creek is one of those must see outback destinations that will not disappoint. It is most famous as the river where Australian explorers Burke and Wills [...]
The Whitula Gate Museum is based around an original slab hut built by the Rabbit Board in 1906 as a boundary riders’ hut. The hut was moved to its present location in 1996 to be used as the centre point of the museum. Th [...]
The epic sand hills, located at Ourdel Station, west of Windorah, have great views and some of the reddest sand ever seen. Ourdel Station has been with the Kidd family since settlement. The visitors and locals alike, reg [...]
The Windorah solar farm is Ergon Energy’s first use of this innovative solar energy technology. It consists of mirrored dishes 13.7 metres across, each supported on a concrete base and steel mast structure with a total h [...]
The Nature Drive is a 12 kilometre off-road drive from Windorah to Coopers Creek that passes through a variety of country including Gidgee woodlands, Spinifex grasslands and floodplains to finish the drive at Coopers Cre [...]