When traveling south from Banana (i.e. from well north) the traveler will pass through three towns before arriving at Miles; the next major centre. The first of these is Theodore. Prior to arriving though you will pass through some cotton growing country. This is a bit of an enigma, because Theodore is clearly a ‘new’ mining town.

Our visit was eerie to say the least. A town of substance without people on a midday Monday.

The town - like the Canberra suburb - is named in honour of Labor politician Ted Theodore, Premier of Queensland (1919–1925) and Treasurer of Australia in the ministry of Prime Minister James Scullin (1929–1931).

Urban legend states that Theodore was designed by Walter Burley Griffin before he set on his task of designing the nation's capital. The huge roundabout (The Bull Ring) in the centre of town is held up a great example of Burley Griffin's design.

Theodore has numbered avenues rather than street names.

In 2010 the Dawson River flooded, causing significant economic damage to the town and the traveler will find evidence on the farm fences as you approach the town.

The Theodore War Memorial is in the town square. This is an impressive cenotaph.

Likewise the Theodore Hotel. A first-rate building and classic 50’s resort hotel offer.

The Museum is near the hotel.

Theodore, being a new town has modern churches.

A visit is recommended, just to see if your visit is equally intriguing.


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