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.

My Country Life by Maree Angus

Maree Angus is a cattle farmer, a permaculturist and a highly skilled pastel artist, who injects her whole country experience into her work to bring it to life. Her favourite subjects include landscapes, nature, animals and people.

Opening on Saturday March 21st with a BBQ & Bar.

Maree will hold a workshop the weekend of May 23 & 24.

Dress the Central West – Art Installation

Art exhibition at the Grassland Art Gallery

The ‘Dress the Central West’ exhibition is an installation showcasing the creations and narrative of this cross-regional community ‘Wearable Art’ initiative that connected the communities of Central-Western Queensland, unearthing the ‘Beauty within the drought”.

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.

Tambo Christmas Shoot

The annual Tambo Clay Target Christmas Shoot.

A relaxing day which can be enjoyed with friends.

Grassland Art Gallery – 10 Year Celebrations

The Grassland Art Gallery will be celebrating 10 years since opening in November 2009.
A celebratory event and exhibition celebrating ten years of exhibitions along with a showcase of local artist’s works.

Come and join the Party!

Tambo 100 Target Challenge Event

Part of the Western Queensland world-series 100 target  handicap.

A regional clay target competition across the central west.

The highest points scorer over the 100 targets wins!

For more information contact the Target Clay Target Club on 4654 6197.

Christmas Bonanza Markets

Tambo markets

Tambo State School P & C Christmas Bonanza Markets are the ultimate shopping experience.

Opening night allows shoppers an exclusive opportunity to view and purchase prior to the market day.

Presenting a wonderful selection of gorgeous giftware, homewares, handmade crafts and yummy home cooking.

The P & C Café providing tea, coffee and delightful homemade goodies will be open on the day.

Colour Me Happy

Family friendly fun walk with loads of colour & laughter.

Suitable for all ages and  abilities (pram friendly).

Meet on the Claypan ready to take on the Coolibah Walk and be ambushed.

Lunch and water slide at the Park to finish.

Participants must register prior to event.

Gifted Country by John Elliott

Photographer and writer John Elliott has been taking portraits of people who make Australian music for over 30 years and this exhibition brings together a selection of his iconic images of stars such as Chad Morgan, Slim Dusty, Kasey Chambers and Shane Howard.

John will be hosting a workshop at Grasslands on Oct 12th.