DALBY

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.

As stated the churches are great architectural standouts.

The Hotels are a mix of classic and modern.

The impressive War Memorial is located over the river in a somewhat obscure location.by the bowling club.

There was no evidence of a museum in Dalby but there is an heritage walk.

The Gardens are nice.

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.

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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