Biloela Tourism & Travel
Located some 594 km north of Brisbane and 127 km from Gladstone, Biloela is in high country, some 173 m above sea level.
Biloela - Aboriginal History
The original owners of the lands around Biloela are the Gangulu people. The Gangulu named the area after the white cockatoo, which is the totem of the clan.
Biloela - History
Explorer Ludwig Leichhardt first visited the area in 1844 during his epic overland expedition to open a route from Darling Downs in Queensland to the Port Essington settlement on the Cobourg Peninsula; the aborted predecessor of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Biloela - Today
Today Biloela is the junction of the Dawson and Burnett Highways. This thriving town in the fertile Callide Valley is part of the Banana Shire and has an economy based on pastoral and agricultural enterprises: annual livestock slaughtering, dairying, cotton, grain and cereal production and local coalmining.
Biloela - Attractions
Greycliffe Homestead is a National Trust-listed slab Timber home converted to a museum retells area's pioneering heritage. Callide B Power Station, east of town, was built more than 100 years later.35 Km from Biloela is the Kroombit Lochenbar Cattle Station as is Kroombit Tops National Park; Scoria, the 'Musical Mountain' because of the basalt columns at the tip that rings with walks and trails around the mountain Scoria is 14kms from Biloela. Thangool, renowned for its race days 10 kms from Biloela and Callide Dam, excellent for fishing is 12kms way with the Callide Power station nearby. Visit Callide Mine Lookout 18km for views over Biloela. The historic village of Baralaba, with waterspouts and the Dawson River is 100 km from Biloela.