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

 

 

McGeever Recreational Grounds

Next to the grain silos, you will find the relaxed free camping area located at the McGeever Recreational Grounds, which includes a Dump Point, all weather surface and toilets and showers. Unpowered sites free, powered sites $5.50 per night. Keys available by phoning Thallon’s Town Officer on 0427 259 095 or from the Francis Hotel.

Carnarvon Highway, Thallon

 

 

Grain Silos

Signalling your approach into Thallon, the giant grain silos featuring the stunning “Watering Hole” Mural act as landmarks for the town. Thallon is surrounded by prime grain growing country. In the 2012-2013 harvest Thallon recorded the second largest grain intake in Queensland, behind Goondiwindi. Wheat, cotton and chickpeas are the main crops grown in the Thallon area. The “Watering Hole” mural was painted by Brisbane Artists Travis Vinson (Drapl) and Joel Fergie (The Zookeeper) in July 2017. An interpretative sign is located on the designated viewing platform. We ask that visitors do not enter the Grain Corp site to view the mural.

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

 

William the Wombat

In the late 1800s, a population of Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats was discovered on or near Bullamon Station on the Moonie River. The giant sculpture of William celebrates that historical connection and highlights the need to protect this critically endangered species.  More detail is located on the interpretative sign next to William in the Town Park and a range of Wombat merchandise is available for sale at the Hotel.

 

Moonie River

For those wanting to stretch their legs or wet a line for Yellow Belly or Murray Cod, take a trip down to the beautiful Moonie River. Keen birdwatchers will also enjoy the many species that frequent the area.

 

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