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Barcaldine Area, QLD

Barcaldine is well known in Australian history as the place of the 1891 shearers’ strike and the foundation of the Australian Labor Party under the Tree of Knowledge. It is also home to the Australian Workers Heritage Centre and the old world Radio Theatre, complete with its canvas seats and the working windmill that pumps water into the sculpture designed and erected by the Youth of Barcaldine, which stands outside the information centre.

What is less known is Barcaldine’s genuine friendly welcome to visitors and potential residents. Locals have time for a chat about the town and its attractions and visitors have the opportunity to participate in quality rural life in an authentic Australian country town. Barcaldine has comprehensive education, health and cultural, social sporting and community facilities and organisations.

Barcaldine is situated at the junction of the Capricorn and Marilda (Landsborough) Highways. Use Barcaldine as a base from which to explore the Central West of Queensland. The extensive range of accommodation and shopping facilities make Barcaldine a relaxing place to stay, recover and explore.

Barcaldine – you can’t go past it!

Nearest Airport: Barcaldine

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Golfing
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Off Road Driving
  • Outback
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

About Barcaldine Area

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.

Accommodation

Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains