Thallon has long been known as a place of rest and was once a stop for Cobb & Co coaches on the Mungindi to St George route.
This large wheat grain growing area features six large capacity concrete silos of which tours can be arranged. The agricultural infrastructure also includes the railway station, which dispatches grain, wool and freight to the surrounding towns. The railway station is open for visitors on Monday and Thursday.
Two interesting murals painted by local artists exist at the Thallon School.
Bring your tent and do some bush camping at Barneys Beach on the Moonie River. The areas’ river banks offer good fishing in unspoilt settings.
In 1911, the St George Progress Association asked the Minister for Lands to resume ‘Bullamon’ for closer settlement and 780 acres were gazetted as a town reserve. Development continued, stores opened and a hotel was built to cater for employees of the railway line which had arrived from Talwood. The town was named after the then Commissioner for Railways Mr J. F. Thallon.
The first mention of the Thallon district was made by Sir Thomas Mitchell in his diary when he was held up by flood waters on sand ridge on the Moonie River in 1846. At this site, a bloodwood tree where Mitchell carved his initial still stands today.
Another place of historical significance is Bullamon Homestead. It was built in the 1860’s and still retains its original shingle roof, slab and log walls and remains of a Chinese garden. It was part of a huge station that at its peak covered over 3,102,023 acres. The word Bullamon is an aboriginal word meaning ‘largest waterhole.’ ‘Bullamon’ was an early Cobb and Co. change over station and appears in Steele Rudd’s story ‘The Memoirs of Corporate Kelly.’
Activites and Experiences at Thallon
- Camping Overnight camping is available at the park in Thallon, however long stays are not permitted.
- Farm/Station activity Grain production is predominant around Thallon, with six large capacity concrete silos displaying the magnitude of production. Tours of the silos can be arranged by appointment with Grainco.
- Fishing – Estuary You’ll find great fishing spots on the Moonie River.
- Walking The Moonie River offers a nice area to take a relaxing walk.
- Accommodation The hotel in Thallon is the place to stay for the night.
- Banking Facilities You’ll find a Commonwealth Banking Agency in the Thallon Post Office.
- Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale EFTPOS facilities are available at the Post Office and the hotel in Thallon.
- Fuel There are three places where you can fill your fuel tank in Thallon. Choose from the Thallon BP, Mobil and Thallon Motors.
- Mechanical Services If you’re unfortunate enough to have some car troubles, Thallon Motors may be of help.
- Post Office The Post Office has EFTPOS facilities and contains a Commonwealth Bank Branch.
- Public Telephone
- Rail Terminal Trains from Thallon no longer accommodate passengers, however the train carries grain, wool and freight. The railway station is open for visitors on Monday and Thursday.
- Takeaway Food Grab some takeaway food at the local Thallon store or hotel.
- Aussie Lifestyle
- Caravan and Camping
- Flora and Fauna
- RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
Nearest Airport: St George (or Mungindi)