Things to Do Around Biloela
Biloela QLD is a rural town in Central Queensland,
Australia. Biloela is 120 kilometres inland from Gladstone, which is a
major port used to ship minerals and coal mined in the region. Biloela
is at the crossing of two major highways: the north-south Burnett Hwy
and the east-west Dawson Hwy.
Biloela has a resident population of under 6,000 and is the administrative centre for the Banana Shire. You would assume the Banana Shire is named for growing Bananas, but in fact it is named after a famous bullock that was used to roundup cattle in the 1800s.
Today, Biloela and the surrounding area is host to a diverse range of industries that include agriculture (cattle, cotton, sorghum and wheat), Teys Brothers Abattoirs, the Callide Power Stations and coal mines at at the nearby Callide and Boundary Hill mines.
The Callide Dam was originally built to supply water for nearby power stations, and today provides the Biloela area with a constant supply of water as well as a recreational area for boating and fishing. Fish found in the Callide dam include Saratoga, Barramundi, Yellowbelly & Silver Perch, Eel Tailed Catfish, Sleepy Cod, Spangled Perch and Alligator Gar. Callide dam has a surface area of 1240 hectares and an average depth of 10.5 metres at full capacity.
Biloela has a high school (Biloela State High School) and three primary schools: Redeemer Lutheran Primary, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary,and Biloela State Primary.
Bushwalking around Biloela is well worthwhile with nearby Kroombit Tops National Park Cania Gorge National Park, located just south of Biloela on the Burnett Highway.
Sightseeing Spots – Lake Callide – Spirit of the Land mural on State Farm Road – Greycliffe Homestead – Bell’s Creek Conservation Park – The gold mining town of Cracow.