BILOELA

The first real town the traveler encounters heading west is Biloela. Biloela is generally believed to be Aboriginal for 'black or white cockatoo.

Biloela is a prosperous rural centre that is also the beginning of the power and coal energy centres. Wide streets and modern shops intermix with the older structures.

Biloela is the administrative centre for the Banana Shire. The Banana Shire was named after a bullock utilised to round up cattle - named 'Banana'. In 1880.

 Extensive grazing and cropping concerns are found in the area. Cotton, sorghum and wheat are grown in the area. The Callide Power Stations lie just north of the town and Coal was discovered on Callide Creek in 1891 and is now mined.

The Biloela War Memorial is an interesting and moving adoption of the modern cenotaph.

The Biloela churches are of the modern era.

The trading hotels are of the 50ís vintage.

The Biloela water tower that is close to the town centre has taken the mural message to a new dimension. This mural is a moving tribute to women in the area over the last 150 years.

The Biloela heritage museum is still in the development stage.

Biloela is a nice town and an overnight is recommended.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course