16 Fun Things to do in Dalby QLD

Planning a trip to the country and looking for fun things to do in Dalby?

We have you covered with 16 seriously fun activities in Dalby QLD. When you have planned this out you might also like to consider Dalby Accommodation.

16 Fun Things to do in Dalby

Jandowae Timbertown Festival

The Jandowae Timbertown Festival is a festival in Australia that celebrates the history of timber milling and the culture in Jandowae.

The town transforms in June for the Timbertown Festival which happens every two years. The next festival will be occuring from 11-13 June 2021.

Dalby Pioneer Park Museum

Displaying a vast array of models, this museum is the go-to place if you’re a history fanatic or love machinery.

The museum houses everything from models of working thrashers and elevator invented in the late 1800s, 1957 White Chev (a fire engine) and even unexpected finds such as the Chandler Hearse, only second one in the world with the other one stored in America.

The buildings that make up the museum hold the history of Queensland in their walls. They are original colonial construct buildings that were made a part of the park and rebuilt with the original materials.

Mark it up on your bucket list because it’s worth a visit! Open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Jondaryan Woolshed

One of the oldest woolsheds in Australia, Jondaryan Woolshed is the biggest shearing shed that is operational.

Visit this iconic place in Darling Downs in Australia and explore the place undisturbed with the self-guided tour of the lovely museum village. You can also stay in the economically priced lodgings, which are pet-friendly.

Don’t miss your chance to get a bite to eat at Damper Hunt (during weekdays) or the Café (if you’re visiting on the weekend). It’s a place to be if you want to experience the wool shearing culture in Australia.

The Jondaryan Woolshed is open daily from 8:30am to 4:30pm except on some public holidays.

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Credit: Jondaryan Woolshed

Visit the Jimbour House

Northeast of Dalby, you’ll come across the Jimbour House tucked away in Jimbour, Western County Area in Queensland.

Constructed in French Classic design or art, this beautiful sandstone house was named after the Jimbour Station. You can tour the homestead on a self-guided tour to experience the rich culture and heritage found there.

The Dalby Art Council holds a variety of concerts there so you can match your visits with one of their scheduled performances.

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Image credit: Jimbour House

Darling Downs Zoo at Pilton

Darling Downs Zoo is a delightful place to drop by if you love animals.

This zoo features animals from South America, Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia and as such it’s divided into four geographical places.

The division is based on similar types of animal groups and their natural habitat. The colorful macaws will fascinate you while the growls of the lions will keep you on your toes.

The zoo is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm daily except Christmas days and tickets will not be sold after 3:00pm. Tickets cost $38 for adults, $24 for children (3-15) and $105 for a family pack (2 adults plus 2 kids).

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Image credit: Darling Downs Zoo

Dalby War Memorial

Crafted by London sculptors Whitehead J and Sons of London, this bronze statue – the one of the two built by them – stands as a tribute to the soldiers who participated in World War I and the bronze plates beneath the statue on the pillar include the names of the 64 soldiers who died.

Visit the memorial to pay homage to the brave souls who fought valiantly in the War.

Lake Broadwater Conservation Park

Nestled southwest of Dalby, this lake is a sight to behold whether it’s filled with water or it’s empty. As the only natural lake in Darling Downs, this lake is an asylum for a variety of animals, especially water birds.

Pack a homemade picnic basket for yourself and your family to take along to the park. The lake has two camping areas: Lake Broadwater and Wilga Bush so you can choose either one and do stuff like birdwatching, canoeing, power-boating, swimming and camping.

Dalby Heritage Trail

This trail encompasses the buildings and monuments that hold immense historical and cultural importance in Dalby.

Follow the trail to Dalby Town Council Chambers and Offices – an Art Deco Style building -, Old Police Building, CBC Bank Building which has fascinating stained windows and a snow porch and Cactoblastis Cairn, a small granite cairn that was built in remembrance of the prickly pear plague.

The trail continues with the Dalby Olympic Swimming Pool, the Pioneer Park Museum and some churches. Drop by this Heritage Trail to explore Dalby’s history and culture.

Check out the churches in town

The two churches listed below are part of Dalby’s Heritage Trail and they are beautifully built in essence of Dalby’s history.

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

Built with bricks of different colors, this church was constructed similar to the Romanesque style in 1921.

The church is worth visiting and exploring because of the Stations of the Cross – they are really grand and impressive – and the Rose window, a memorial and tribute for the people who died in World War I. Its architecture is also beautiful.

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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Image credit: twb.catholic.org

St John’s Anglican Church

Situated at 153 Cunningham Street, this church was built in the 1920s with the outer walls made of brown face bricks lined with white cement copings. S

tained glass windows light up the nave and give it an ethereal look. The east end of the church houses the Mulholland memorial window, which illustrates a Transfigurations.

This church is a worth visiting place with its beautiful Gothic architecture and vast history. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Bunya Mountains National Park

If you find yourself in Dalby, you may want to consider taking a trip to Bunya Mountains National Park only an hours drive away.

This National Park is a safe haven for the Bunya pines. The ancient Aboriginal people lived in the Bunya Mountains for over a thousand years and they fervently celebrated the Bunya nut harvest festival.

Moreover, a variety of wildlife live there, especially birds, so don’t forget to take your binoculars with you. The spellbinding sceneries in the mountains are both calming and alluring. The park is open 24/7 so drive up to the Bunya Mountain whenever you feel like connecting with nature.

Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours

In the heart of the Bunya Mountains, you can find these horses drawn tours and the tours begins close to the general store on Bunya Avenue.

A tour can last for only 10 minutes or up to 2 hours, depending on the package you buy. The tour will take you through the rainforest and all the best spots to see on the mountain.

The tours are most active on the weekends and school holidays but can operate on weekdays.

Tickets cost $5 per person for a 10 minutes tour or $12 per person for a 35 minutes tour

Billy Tea and Damper in the Rainforest – 2 hours tour with refreshments at $50 per adult and $25 per children (2 to 14 years).

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Image credit: Bunya mountains horse drawn carriage rides

Go shopping for antiques at Dalby Country Antiques

At 46 North Street, you’ll find this antique store that is a real gem for antique lovers and it doubles as a little museum of art.

The owner, Ross is always willing to tell about the antique items. From bare timber furniture to amazing and quirky antique items, the shop is worth dropping by and the prices are quite reasonable.

Bluebells Art Gallery

Showcasing local artists, this gallery is home to original and appealing art and is located in the Bell Community Centre.

The gallery is spacious so that it can accommodate the art pieces that are hung at the gallery for sale. Each painting hung there tells a unique and colorful story worth stopping to look into.

Exhibitions are monthly updated to provide regular customers with new and better works. If you love art, it’s the place to be!

Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday at 9:00am to 12:00pm and closed on Sunday.

Image credit: Bluebells Art Gallery

Go golfing at Dalby Golf Club

On Moreton Street, this country golf club is neither long or short but just right with minimal bunkers dotted along the course. It’s an 18 course and it has some steep surrounds that are covered with kikuyu so it’s a shot challenger. Get your golf bag out and ready and go golfing at this country club.

Open: Thursday to Sunday from 7:00am to 7:00pm, Wednesday at 7:00am to 3:00pm and closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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