If you’re travelling to Blackall these school holidays, ensure you tick off some of these great activities!
1] Camp along the banks of the mighty Barcoo and experience all that this rural town has to offer! Don’t have a tent? No worries, an afternoon picnic is just as good!
2] Lead the kids to the towns skate park, situated at the grounds of the Memorial Hall! Designed with a small flat bank pyramid wall, its structure is a great circuit for all skateboarders and BMX bikes (We advise to wear a helmet!).
3] A visit to Ram Park is a must, and offers displays from the town’s pioneering days. Did someone say free tour? Because former stockman Stewie, will not only offer a friendly smile, but a demonstration of bush craft and stockmanship skills! Meet Stewie’s mule and discover how these beasts of burden were used to power machinery and pumps to access water. These tours start at 10:30am, so plan your day to meet this great character (We promise you won’t be dissapointed!).
4] Uncover more of Blackall’s unique heritage by heading to Blackall’s Visitor Information Centre and picking up a ‘Shamrock St Stroll’ booklet right next to Ram Park. Not to mention that this accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for maps, brochures and family friendly drive itineraries from friendly knowledgeable locals!
5] Wander along the main road, take a few short detours into the surrounding streets and you’ll find Blackall’s Banks’ Park! Here you can let the kids burn off some extra energy on the swings, slides and climbing equipment.
6] As the only steam driver scour still in operation in Australia, a trip to the historic Blackall Woolscour is a must! It’s Blackall’s history in action! Join a local guide to be taken back in time to experience the history of the wool industry and the vital role of woolscouring. The grounds are the perfect place for a family picnic, but just make sure you have plenty to share with the friendly natives (as they love to get up close and personal!).
7] Indulge in a relaxing afternoon at the Blackall Aquatic Centre and Spa that offers therapeutic massage spas and a 50 metre pool! You can bet that it’s open all year, and is an ideal place for a family outing! Not to mention that the café has a wide range of refreshments and ice creams that will be the icing on top of a great day out.
8] Wander up to one of the many local eateries for a hearty meal at places including the Acacia Motor Inn, Tina’s Cafe, Union Hotel or The Drawing Board. Rather spend an evening outdoors? No worries! Head to the river for an evening BBQ to enjoy a campfire and toasting of marshmallows!