Blackall Beef Producers Race Day

Races at Blackall

Blackall’s final Race Day for 2019 is coming up on Saturday 23rd November.

Come dressed in your beach wear for a casually, comfortable day.

Be sure to mark it in your calendar and join us for a great day of country racing!

Races at Blackall are lively events enjoyed by locals and the wider western community, celebrating a great Queensland pastime and a unique country community event.

Better in Blackall Festival

Combining the best that Blackall has to offer, the outback explodes into a five-day festival packed with local grazing plates, sunset wine tastings, street parties, art and cultural displays, billycart races, BBQ cook-offs, live music and a swag load of familiar faces.

Life is #betterinblackall.

Queensland Outback Masters – Blackall

For the ultimate golfing experience for 2020, the Outback Queensland Masters, locally coined, the “OQM” is back with a life changing opportunity for amateur golfers with a one million dollar hole in one up for grabs.

Amateur golfers and travellers are being encouraged to adventure west of the Great Divide in Queensland through the townships from Biloela and the sandstone wonders through to the channel country of Charleville, Quilpie and onto Blackall, Hughenden and the heart of the outback, Longreach, for the 2020 million dollar hole in one!

 

Blackall Show

The Blackall Show is an annual event presented by the Barcoo Pastoral Society, to bring together and celebrate the culture, industries and spirit of our local community.

Australia Day – Blackall 2020

Blackall Australia Day Celebrations

Enjoy Australia Day in the Bush.

Breaky at the Blackall Aquatic Centre.

Free entry and breakfast from 7.00 am to 10.00 am. Presentations at 8.30 am.

Followed by the Blackall P’n’C’s Sports Star of the Year and Outback Dash for Cash  – 2 pm at the Blackall Showgrounds – $5 entry fee.

Everyone Welcome.

 

Did you know – It’s Better in Blackall?

Better in Blackall

Blackall is an appealing country town, nestled on the banks of the mighty Barcoo River. Blackall’s locals always give visitors a warm welcome and the town offers a quiet and relaxed outback lifestyle ideal for those who want to experience a close-knit community.

An attractive township with tree lined streets, Blackall has a population of approximately 980 residents. Access to copious quantities of artesian water and a temperate climate allows residents to grow lush gardens and expansive lawns creating an oasis in the Outback. The benefits of the town’s mineral waters can be experienced at the Blackall Aquatic Centre, the spacious 20-seat Spa is a popular spot for a soak in the soothing warm waters.

If you prefer to swim some laps, there is also a 50 metre Olympic size pool. Walk-in access and a disabled lift ensures everyone can enjoy the benefits of the artesian water.  It’s the best place for a refreshing dip in a surprising oasis.

Literally growing on the sheep’s back, Blackall became a thriving outback township in the early years. Today, only a handful of properties are still running sheep but the region’s connections with the wool industry are celebrated by the key visitor attractions, the historic Blackall Woolscour, Ram Park along with the town’s notable link to champion shearer Jack Howe. Today the cattle industry is thriving and visitors can get a glimpse of the scale of this industry at the Blackall Saleyards, where over 120,000 cattle are sold each year.

If you’ve ever heard the saying ‘beyond the black stump’, get yourself to Blackall and see it for yourself. When pioneers were passing through the area, they declared that everything west of where they were (Blackall), was ‘beyond the black stump’. Legend has it ‘anyone who crosses the Barcoo River 10 times is here to stay.’

So it’s a must – come and see why ‘it’s better in Blackall’!

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