Thallon

Situated between Mungindi and St George, Thallon was established in 1911 and was named after the former Railway Commissioner (JF Thallon).

Thallon Town Map

 

 

Thallon Recreational Grounds

Next to the giant grain silos, you will find the relaxed free camping area located at the Thallon Recreational Grounds, which includes toilets and showers (keys available from the Francis Hotel). For those looking for some comforts, there is power available by contacting Thallon's Town Officer on 0427 259 095.

Carnarvon Highway, Thallon

 

 

Grain Silos

Signalling your approach into Thallon, the giant grain silos act as landmarks for the town. Thallon is surrounded by prime grain growing country and draws grain in from Weengallon, Nindigully, Mungindi, Dirranbandi and Thallon. In the 2012-2013 harvest, Thallon recorded the second largest grain intake in Queensland, behind that of Goondiwindi. Wheat, barley, cotton, chickpeas and oats are just some of the crops grown in the Thallon area which are transported by truck or train into the Port of Brisbane for export.

Dunwinnie Road, Thallon

 

 

'Barneys Beach' Moonie River

For those that want to stretch their legs, take a stroll past the grain silos down to 'Barney's Beach' perched on the banks of the Moonie River. Spend the afternoon fishing for Yellowbelly or Murray Cod in the shade of the beautiful gum trees that line the banks of the Moonie River, with bait available at the Francis Hotel.

Dunwinnie Road, Thallon

 

 

Thallon Town Park

Thallon's town park is a perfect place to stop and break the drive with shady trees and facilities including a playground, picnic tables, free electric BBQ and toilets. The park also features a granite 'Anzac Digger' war memorial statue built by the Thallon Progress Association to commemorate the Centenary of Gallipoli.

Pine Street, Thallon

 

 

Francis Hotel

Thallon's Francis Hotel is not a pub to pass! Named after Harold Francis, one of the early licensees, the hotel stands metres off the busy highway waiting to satisfy your appetite for food and local history. Serving homemade delights and barista made espresso coffee, let your taste buds dance amongst the artefacts and photos of the pub. The hotel plays host to the "Local Images Photographic Exhibition Our Life, Our Stories" which showcases aspects of local life and updates three tims a year. At the tourist information stand, you can stock up on information to keep you travelling, or if you arrive later in the day, then Francis Hotel offers air conditioned accommodation and delicious pub meals. If you need to stock up on supplies or post a postcard from Thallon, well Francis Hotel has you covered there too through their convenience store and Australia Post facilities.

16 Pine Street, Thallon
07 4625 9188
www.thallonpub.com.au

 

Thallon History Trails

The land along the Moonie River in what is now the Thallon district was already occupied by cattle stations when Sir Major Thomas Mitchell passed through it in 1846. Step back into the early European history of the district on the “Roads of Yesterday” history trail (a short driving tour near Thallon). Visit Thallon in its heyday on the “Old Town” walking tour. Learn about the history of Bullamon, the once-vast pastoral station on which Thallon now stands. You can pick up the brochures from the information centre stand at Francis Hotel and while you're there you can enjoy the display of historic photographs of Thallon spanning the hallway inside the pub.

16 Pine Street, Thallon
07 4625 9188
www.thallonpub.com.au