Discover Blackall, home of the real 'black stump' and the legendary shearer Jackie Howe.
With it's beginnings as a major wool production centre, Blackall literally 'grew from a sheep's back.'
You can trace much of Australia's wool story here.
The Blackall Show is held in May each year, a must-see event in the heart of Outback Australia. The event brings together and celebrates the spirit of the local community.
If you love an outback race day, you need to try out the Blackall Races. Make sure you pack your frocks and dress shirts and get ready for a big day out in Blackall.
Over 120,000 cattle pass through the Blackall Salesyards each year making it a major selling centre for western Queensland.
Jackie Howe Statue
Known as the greatest shearer who ever lived, Jackie Howe set the record for hand shearing 321 sheep in just seven hours and forty minutes. Not bad for a local lad!
Discover history in action at the Blackall Woolscour, the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. Make time to explore this living museum.
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.
If you like your art alfresco, then you'll love Blackall Sculpture Trail. All up, there are nine unique sculptures along the trail. Each piece bares some significance to the town.
The Black Stump
Earning its name from the early surveying of western regions, this petrified wood memorial stump played an important role helping form more accurate maps of Queensland.
Living Arts Centre
If you are more of a 'doing' art type of person and you are looking for inspiration, then look no further. The Living Arts Centre offers a virtual feast of creative workshops.
The Lost Art Centre
Discover 'The Lost Art' of traditional leather craft skills. Visit the workshop to develop skills in hand plaited kangaroo leather items and learn its link to early pastoral days.
Idalia National Park
Discover Idalia National Park just 113km south-west of Blackall in the Gowan Ranges. Enjoy birdwatching, bushwalking and 4WD tracks exploring historical sites.
The scenic Langlo–Adavale Road between Tambo and Blackall is approximately 200 kilometres and will take approximately one day to complete.
Better In Blackall
Experience this action packed, outback event held over five days in Blackall. Enjoy live music, local grazing plates, sunset wine tastings, art and cultural display + more!
Take a time out and unwind at Blackall's Aquatic Centre. Sooth tired muscles in the pure artesian water. Perfect after a big day of driving. You'll be glad you did!
Find Accommodation and Services in Blackall
Acacia Motor Inn
110 Shamrock St, Blackall QLD 4472
(07) 4657 6022
36 Shamrock St, Blackall QLD 4472
(07) 4657 4380
The Blackall Motel, 153 Shamrock St, Blackall QLD 4472, Australia
(07) 4657 4611
Blackall Caravan Park
53 Garden St, Blackall QLD 4472, Australia
(07) 4657 4816