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Dalby - Cities, Towns and Localities
Dalby was first discovered by a Mr Henry Dennis in 1841, who accompanied only by an aboriginal boy, pitched camp near 'The Crossing' on Myall Creek, a tributary of the Condamine River. As word got out about the fertile soils that abounded in the region, more settlers arrive to establish themselves. By 1863 local government was established and a thriving rural centre took hold.

Today the surrounding district is an agricultural bread basket producing large quantities of wheat, sheep, pigs, goats, cattle, and cotton. It also serves as a rural centre providing many services to the region.

The town is split by Myall Creek which meanders through the town and provides for shady picnic areas and other pleasant riverside activities.

Other items of note include the annual Australian Cotton Week Festival, the Hoogie a local youth festival, the Dalby Stock Horse Show, and of course the annual Dalby Show.

Check out our listing of Dalby accommodation and Darling Downs accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Dalby Visitor Information Centre
Thomas Jack Park
Drayton Street
DALBY QLD 4405
Ph: 07 4662 1066
Freecall: 1800 680 303
Email
Web: www.dalby.info
Open
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day (morning)
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
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Dalby Attractions

Bunya Mountains National Park
• Home to the distinctive Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwilli) which can be seen at many coastal beaches today around the Australia. This park once had a timber industry based on this magnificent tree. Today they are all protected as are the many other rare species of flora and fauna in this magnificent park closest to Dalby and covering some 11,700 ha.
Cactoblastis Cactorum Cairn
• A cairn was erected in Marble Street in 1965 to record the indebtedness of the people of Queensland (and Dalby in particular) to the Cactoblastis Cactorum. This tiny moth saved the Darling Downs from infestation by an introduced plant, the Prickly Pear.
Dalby Regional Art Gallery
• Housing a fine collection of contemporary Australian art, this art space has proved a desirable and necessary addition to Dalby. The Gallery displays a wide variety of travelling exhibitions as well as exhibitions with works from local artists.
Heritage Walking Trail
• Take a pleasant walk around some of Dalby's historic buildings, homes and churches. At the end of the trail wander back to your car along the picturesque Myall Creek Walk - reading the historic plaques along the way. The Dalby Central State School, St Columba's Library and Convent (now known as Iona) are worth a look.
Jimbour
• One of Australia's most gracious historical homes. In its early days Jimbour was one of the great properties of the Darling Downs, stretching from the Bunya Mountains to the Condamine River and from the present site of Dalby to Jandowae.
Lake Broadwater
• A declared conservation park is home to a diversity of vegetation and animal life. It is the only naturally occurring body of water on the Darling Downs and is an attraction for windsurfers, day-trippers, campers, bush walkers and bird watchers.
Pioneer Park Museum
• Dalby is a town rich in history and if you want to learn more about it, then a visit to Pioneer Park Museum is certainly worth your while. To get there, take the Warrego Highway westwards from Dalby and turn left at Black Street.
Thomas Jack Memorial Parl
• Named in honour of one of the town’s most famous citizens, and former Mayor, is situated in the centre of the town. This showpiece of which locals are proud, has an area of 3.5 hectares of tranquil gardens, native trees, gardens, green lawns and a fabulous water feature that offers a haven of cool tranquillity, away from the heat of the noon day sun.
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Dalby Events

• Queensland Events
Annual Dalby Show
• Dalby and District Show Society
• April
• Running for over 140 years, the Annual Dalby Show has all the excitement and fun expected in this annual family event with exhibits, rides, agricultural produce, fruit and vegetables, and much, much more. You can also volunteer and get involved with the Dalby and District Show Society.
Dalby Wings & Wheels Spectacular
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• August
• A fund raising event providing an interactive family orientated event that showcased Dalby and the South West Region by attracting varied air and ground displays and activities.
Discover Dalby Spring Sensations
• 133 Cunningham St, DALBY QLD 4405 • Ph: 07 4662 4050 • Email
• September
• A month of fun and games for the whole family. Check the website for a list of activities.

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Dalby Distance

Distance to Dalby
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Dalby:
  Km
• Bell 40
• Brisbane 209
• Chinchilla 80
• Goondiwindi 213
• Ipswich 174
• Kingaroy 110
• Miles 126
  Km
• Millmerran 90
• Mundubbera 211
• Nanango 132
• Oakey 48
• Roma 267
• Toowoomba 84
• Warwick 165
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Dalby Maps
Bing Maps - Dalby, QLD
Google Maps - Dalby QLD 4405

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