First settled in 1841, English pioneer Henry Dennis set his campsite right on the river by Myall Creek as he travelled the local region. History buffs' first stop in Dalby is always The Crossing, the exact site of his first camp where an obelisk has been erected in commemoration. Follow this up with a trip to the Pioneer Museum to get an insight into everything you can hope to learn about the origins of the town. The museum will happily fill you in on the heritage listed buildings in the area, then you can grab a coffee and take a walk through the streets, soaking in the fantastic architecture and colonial styles.
Unwind with a pleasant afternoon basking in the splendour of the Myall River. Follow the banks along the "Creek Walk" and enjoy firsthand the beauty of nature. Expect your thoughts and stress to drift away as you soak up the calming atmosphere. Lake Birdwater Conservation Park is heaven for bird lovers, with 350 hectares of unspoilt wilderness. The central lake is a breeding ground for hundreds of species of waterfowl, so bring your binoculars or telescope and see if you can spot the rare breeds.
Just outside of Dalby, don't miss the historic Jimbour House. An attractive French homestead, spend a couple of hours here and really enjoy their beautiful gardens. Explore their chapel and lovely surrounding venue. On the weekends you may even be lucky enough to bump into a bride and groom - they often book out with weddings and corporate events. Finish your day with a tour of Rimfire Vineyards and Winery, and pick up a couple of bottles of brilliant local wine from their cellar door.
210 kilometres west of Brisbane, Dalby is the true centre of the Western Downs Region. The vibrant rural community ensures you will enjoy your stay, book your Dalby accommodation now and go enjoy yourself.
Hotels in Dalby start at AU$105 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.