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 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.
Biloela is a nice town and an overnight is recommended.