Located in south west Queensland, approximately 100km south of St George, you will find the small township of Dirranbandi.
We might be small be we have everything you need and most noteably we are home to the largest cotton farm in the southern hemisphere….. Cubbie Station.
There are a number of things that you should see and do while you are in Dirranbandi. These include:
Thallon Silo Art
This is a must see and we are only a 45 minute drive away. Take some beautiful photos at dusk or dawn and enjoy the works know as ‘ The Wateringhole “, the first silo art of its kind in Queensland. Painted in late June 2017 by Joel Fergie and Travis Vinson.
The tours run through out the year on weekends and will run during the week with a group and prior arrangements. Contact Nikki from the caravan park on 07 46258707 and check out their face book page ‘ Dirranbandi Outback Tours’.
The Tom Dancey Memorial
Tom Dancey (1888-1957) was a local indigenous stockman that won the Stawell Gift (Australia’s most famous foot race) in 1910. The prize money was 1000 pounds which was kept by his handlers, while he received only the trophy. A monument was dedicated to him in 2011 which is located in the rail & river precinct in Railway Street.
A tribute to Brigadier General William Grant, who In August 1917 took command of the 4th Brigade and commanded the famous charge of Beersheba. After the war, he settled in the area as a pastoralist.
Did You Know?
Australian author Robert G Barrett’s main character from his books, Les Norton, is from Dirranbandi. Also, Slim Dusty mentions Dirranbandi in his song The Cunnamulla Fella:
And I never stopped till I reached Dirranbandi I was the dandy at Dirranbandi Yes I was the Dirranbandi Dandy
You will find a statue of the Dirranbandi Dandy in the Rail & River Precinct.
Rural Transaction Centre
For all your tourist information and more. Located on Railway Street.