Queensland Outback Geocaching Muster

Geocaching in Blackall and Tambo

The 2019 Queensland Outback Geocaching Muster (QOGM) will be held in the Blackall Tambo regional area, with activities occurring in  both  Blackall and Tambo.

QOGM encourages new and current geocachers to the outback to discover new and exciting geocaches and have FUN!

Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a GPS co-ordinates to hide or seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.

Tambo Clay Target – Two Day Shoot

The annual Two- Day Shoot will be held over the weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September.

Events range from single barrel to double barrel handicaps and championships.

 

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.

Larry & the Dame

Larry & the Dame

Larry and the Dame is a light-hearted cabaret/comedy for audiences who love music and laughter, and attending a show that has a few underlying witty jokes.

 

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

Whispers from the Grasslands – Local artists exhibition

Join the communities of Blackall and Tambo to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of works by seventeen local artists at the Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo.

Official opening Saturday June 8th at 12.00pm.

$20 per person, lunch included.

Queensland Men’s Sand Greens Championships – Tambo

Golf in Tambo

Tambo Golf Club plays host to the 2019 Men’s Sand Greens Championship from the 7th to 9th of June 2019.
The Four-Ball Championship (Separate Registration) will be played on Friday and the 36 hole Championship on Saturday and Sunday.
Meal Package includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday.

Entries close on Wednesday 22nd May at 5.00pm

Tambo Races

Country Racing at its best!
The Tambo Cup Races is an annual event presented by the oldest Race Club west of the Great Dividing Range.

Tambo Campdraft

The Tambo Campdraft will be held on the first weekend of June.

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

3 days wheeling Wagyu steers, a kids Gymkhana,  great facilities with food and drinks available all weekend. Local entertainment on Saturday night.

Looking for a Camping Adventure?

 

Head to Salvator Rosa National Park via Tambo’s Wilderness Way

Get away from it all in the Salvator Rosa National Park. Crystal clear springs add more than ten million litres of water a day to the peaceful Louisa Creek and Nogoa River as they meander beneath a backdrop of rocky sandstone crags and spires. Named by explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846, Salvator Rosa is at the western edge of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. The course-grained sandstones of Salvator Rosa are very crumbly. Erosion of the sandstone has left behind many interesting features that dominate the skyline, including Spyglass Peak and the Sentinel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Wildflowers add colour to the landscape in spring. Large white flannel flowers and cream sprays of narrow-leaved logania contrasts with the pink flowers hanging from the shrubby Homoranthus. There are more than 300 plant species recorded in the park and at least ten are considered rare or threatened.
To get to the park from Tambo there are two routes you can take via the ‘Wilderness Way‘ loop road. To take route one, head 42km north on the Dawson Developmental Road then turn east towards Springsure and drive 102km to the Salvator Rosa turnoff. At the turnoff, drive south for 50km via ‘Cungelella’ to the park boundary and a further 4km to the camping area.
Route two is for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. Drive 8 km south of Tambo, on the Landsborough Highway, turn east onto Mount Playfair Road (‘Wilderness Way‘). After approximately 90km this road intersects the Cungelella Road. Turn south and travel 30km via ‘Cungelella’, to the park boundary.
A bush camping area is situated on the broad sand bank of the Nogoa River, 2.4km from the park entrance. Camping permits are required and fees apply.
You can find out more about camping in Salvator Rosa here.

Once set up there is plenty to do in the Park. A self-guided drive directs you to the park’s most outstanding features, including flowing springs and towering sandstone formations. There are plenty of opportunities for birdwatching, photography and bushwalks.
Salvator Rosa also offers three short walks to explore the fascinating natural wonders of the area. If considering off-track bushwalking on the park please ensure you have good navigational skills, plan your walk carefully and take a topographic map, compass and GPS.

                                                                                                            

Salvator Rosa presents self –sufficient travellers with the opportunity to really get away from it all in this beautiful remote part of Outback Queensland. 

Come and visit!