Thangool Tourism & Travel
Located a dozen km south of Biloela and 582 km north of Brisbane Thangool is an important rural area of the Banana Shire of Queensland.
Thangool - Aboriginal History
The traditional Aboriginal owners of the area surrounding Thangool and Biloela in Central Queensland are the Gangulu people. Nearby, Mount Scoria rises for150 metres above the cultivated plains; for millennium, Mount Scoria has been an important place for Gangulu corroborees.
Thangool - History
Charles and William Archer explored the region in 1853, travelling from Eidsvold along the Fitzroy River, on the advise of Ludwig Leichhardt. In the next decade, some sheep farming was tried, but discarded in favour of cattle farming. Thangool was surveyed in 1925 with a primitive settlement slowly growing; the introduction of labour intensive cotton crops brought the 1930's boom times to Thangool and local businesses and services grew.
Thangool - Today
Today, Thangool is a pretty and friendly country town servicing this part of the thriving rural area of the Banana Shire where crops vary from navy beans to cotton and from squab to gourmet herb products. Best known for the regular country horse racing at the Thangool Race Course, and proximity to the Mount Scoria Conservation Park, Thangool is also the gateway to the Callide Valley.
Thangool - Attractions
Nearby Thangool is Mount Scoria Conservation Park which culturally significant to the traditional owners of the country, the Aboriginal Gangulu people. Please protect the significance of the mountain and its unusual basalt columns by respecting Gangulu people and the thousands of years of living culture, which are represented by the sites. Mount Scoria is a striking landmark with many-sided basalt columns rising 150 metres above cultivated plains. The distinctive conical mountain is some 20,000,000 million years old and was created by volcanic eruption; first the lava clogging and then slowly cooling, then becoming eroded over time. Take a picnic or barbecue to the picnic area of Mount Scoria; go bird watching or walk through the semi-evergreen vine thicket of the short cultural track along the base of the mountain; view the columns and see the bottle boab trees growing around the base. The bottle trees are relics of much wetter climatic times.