Travelling with the Family?

Wild and Woolly Tambo Family

Heading out west with the family? Younger travelers are well catered for in both Blackall and Tambo.

In the centre of Tambo, EE Parr Park is the perfect place to burn off some energy after being cooped up in the car. An enclosed playground with climbing frames, swings and see-saws caters for the littlies, while a basket ball court and skate park will keep the teenagers amused.

If you’re hitting town around lunchtime, pull up at the Tambo Dam Park. There’s plenty of space to run around and you can have your very own sausage sizzle on the free BBQs. In summertime when the dam is full, it’s a great place for the family to have swim and enjoy water activities if you bring a canoe or a tinny along with you. Between September and April, you can cool off in the Tambo pool, entry is FREE and the pool is open daily from 3.30 pm.

Up the road in Blackall the pool is open all year round. Perfect for families,  the beach edge is just perfect for toddlers to paddle in the water. There is plenty of space for the older kids too. If a swim is not in the plan, Banks Park, along the main drag, has swings, slides and jungle gyms. Another great lunch stop, there’s plenty of shade and free BBQs.

Blackall swimming pool

Ram Park is a must visit for families, providing the kids with a glimpse of what life was like in days gone by. There are certainly no iPads or computers in the old Yalleroi Schoolhouse!

Make sure you pack the kids scooters or skate boards, Blackall has a large undercover skate bowl in the park beside the old town hall in Short St, pretty much centre of town.

While in the region,  capture the memories, take a few family snaps at the Roly Poly, Wild’n’Woolly, the People’s Sign and the only Teddy Bear Crossing sign in Australia.

Tambo Teddies Crossing Sign

Don’t forget to share your insta moments with our hastags #betterinblackall and #totallytambo.

 

Tambo Campdraft

Tambo Campdraft

POSTPONED 

A fantastic, family weekend that brings the community together. Competitors and onlookers enjoy admiring the skill and horsemanship involved in this great sport, there is plenty to see and do.

3 days of Camp-drafting, a Gymkhana for the kids, food & drinks available all weekend, a bar operating in Mayne Pavilion and entertainment on Saturday night.

Easter Activities in the Outback

Outback Blackall-Tambo

While we all ‘stay home’ this Easter, we have been reflecting on how to enjoy our Easter holiday at home in the Outback. We have come up with a list of five ways we can share this break with family and friends.

Enjoy the Outback with friends and family, here’s how:

  1. Have a ‘virtual’ picnic with family. Set a time and date with family and charge your i-pad. Prepare a yummy picnic lunch and set up on the lawn. Connect with your loved ones via skype or facetime and enjoy a afternoon luncheon. You may not be able to share the food but will enjoy the social interaction while appropriately socially distanced.
  2. Supporting our local Foodie  businesses. Our cafes, pubs and restaurants are being hardest hit at the moment. Closing their doors to customers and only selling take away meals and beverages is impacting greatly on their viability. To help we can all try to buy a few more takeaway meals.  We all know Friday’s Fish day, so do a google search and find the best fish takeaway in your town and share a photo of your meal on social media. Our bet is you’ll be jealous of our meals and be heading out our way and soon as you can to order!
  3. Getting out of the house and exercising is a good for both your physical and mental health. A walk around our towns is even more fun at the moment as we are all ‘going on a bear hunt‘. Makes sense in the ‘outback teddy bear capital’, Tambo but this is a world wide movement that we love being a part of. How many teddy bears can you spot in your neighborhood? Did you spot any Tambo Teddies?
  4. Take photos of your beautiful piece of the Outback. Capture a sunset, a sunrise or an image of what make your place special! Share these images with the hashtag and be a part of the Outback Queensland‘s magic moments campaign. Show the world what makes the Outback so special! Tag your magic moments #outbackqldmagicmoments  and email any special stories or images through to OQTA. Don’t forget to tag #totallytambo and #betterinblackall as well.
  5. Let’s engage a bit of nostalgia and take the time we never have these days to write a letter or two. It might be a note of thanks to your local food store, a letter to your grandmother or a quick hi to an old friend.

Most importantly stay home and stay safe this Easter.

Australia Day – Tambo 2020

Australia Day Tambo 2020

Join the Tambo Community for a Cricket Bush Bash.

Cricket match and awards ceremony from 4 pm – all comers welcome.

Free sausage sizzle afterwards. BYO drinks.

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.

 

Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic

Head to the home of the famous Tambo Teddies for their annual teddy bears picnic; a fun filled family day.
Bears and their owners are invited to visit Tambo to join in the fun of country games, music and mayhem of the teddy bear parade and teddy bear challenges. And for adventurous teddy bears, a flight from the teddy bear catapult. There will be rides, market stalls and plenty of entertainment for young and old.

St Joseph’s Charity Campdraft

campdraft Blackall

A fantastic, family weekend that brings the community together. Competitors and onlookers enjoy admiring the skill and horsemanship involved in this great sport.

A full 3 day program  of action with food and drinks available all weekend. Open final will be held under lights on Saturday evening.

Bar & BBQ operating until late along with a movie night for the kids.

Tour de Tambo – Bike Ride

Join members of Tambo’s Isolated Parents and Children’s Association to take on the Ward Road Bike ride.

There is a ride to suit everyone.

80km Mountain Bike Ride $50
80km All bitumen Bike Ride $50
40km All bitumen Bike Ride $50
25km Bike Ride – $30adult/$15kids
10km Bike Ride – $30 adult/$15kids

Belles of the Barcoo Unite – Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Blackall Tambo

Blackall & Tambo QCWA are collaborating to bring together a Mother’s Day high tea, markets with an array of inspirational guest speakers on Sunday 12th of May, 2019.

Held on the banks of the Barcoo River at the Karlgoonah Bridge half way between Blackall and Tambo.

Take on Tambo Tonite

“Take on Tambo, Tonite” is being put together by the Tambo Tourism and Business Association, and will showcase the very best that Tambo has to offer!

With local stall holders, food vendors and entertainment at our markets and late night shopping at local participating businesses, make Tambo your number 1 stop on your way to Winton’s Way Out West Fest!

It will be a fun, food, music and market filled night held on the 23rd of April.