Dalby is a disappointment. And that is a shame!!!!!! Thank goodness the Catholic and Anglican Churches have survived the 'progress'. Dalby can boast a Big W in the main street and with it a main street fašade that is a disgrace. The Dalby administrators should be going back to the developers and extract a visual (at a minimum) and street retail remedy. Empty retail premises on a main street in a prosperous town is a disgrace. That said, the wide streets and the friendly people help make up the mistakes. Myall Creek adds to the pleasantness.
The name of the town is believed to come from the village of Dalby on the Isle of Man and reflects immigration from the Isle of Man in the mid nineteenth century. The name was apparently chosen by Captain Samuel Perry when he surveyed the settlement in 1853.
Dalby is located approximately 210 kilometres (130 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane, at the junction of the Warrego, Moonie and Bunya Highways and is the centre of Australia's richest grain and cotton growing area.
Being one of the major centres determines a stopover, but in truth there is no heritage or wow hook to make you want to hang around.