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Alpha, QLD

Alpha, the ‘Town of Murals’, was established in 1884 and is located on the Capricorn Highway. Its streets are named after poets, the main street Shakespeare Street.


The town is known for the twenty seven murals painted on various buildings throughout the town. Each mural depicts a different aspect of pioneering and contemporary rural life.

The Jane Neville-Rolfe Gallery also boasts an excellent range of artworks from local artists and travelling shows.

The volunteers at the Rowley Roberts information centre can show you examples of petrified wood and direct you to where you’ll be able to see this in its natural setting. Don’t miss the photo opportunity at the bottle tree across from the Information Centre. An optimist installed a tap in the bottle tree – there’s no news as to whether water has started to flow as yet.

Alpha has a pub where you can enjoy a meal and drink, along with a cafe and a bakehouse that serves award winning pies. CDMA mobile phones can get reception and there are pay phones. Alpha also has its own airstrip and hospital.

Nearest Airport: Emerald

Alpha Map


  • Caravan and Camping

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bush Walking
  • Sightseeing

About Alpha

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • Alpha Postcode: 4724
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Outback Queensland
  • Latitude: -23.64966
  • Longitude: 146.64107
  • Elevation: 353m
  • Population: 335
  • Median Income: $37076
  • Area (Sq/km): 203.408
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

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Glasshouse Mountains