Biloela (which means white Cockatoo in the Aboriginal language) is the main township contained within the Banana Shire in Central Queensland and has a population of some 6,000 people.
There are numerous natural and man-made attractions close by in the Biloela area including gorges, rivers and National Parks (ie Kroombit Tops, Isla and Cania Gorges (approx 100km from Biloela) Exhibition National Parks, Mt Scoria Conservation Park.
If you want an invigorating start to a day of adventure in and around Biloela then watch the sun rise at Callide Dam. You may be lucky to see hundreds of white cockatoos take off screeching across the dam – an awesome sight.
On your way back into Biloela take a walk on one of the many walking tracks or enjoy a swim at the pool.
If you’re ready for something different, visit Greycliffe Homestead and step into the past. The homestead has been moved to its present position on the corner of the Dawson Highway and Lawrence Street from Greycliffe Station where it was once the family home of the pioneering Nott family.
The slab building is over a century old and his heritage listed. Inside there are all the relics of the past that tell the story of life in the pioneering days.
Next on your list should be The Silo. Originally on display at Expo in Brisbane in 1988, the Silo now contains educational exhibits, with contributions from primary industries in the area, as well as Callide Coal Mine and Callide Power Stations. The displays are colourful and most informative.You may like to lunch at the cafeteria.
As evening approaches, plan to catch a spectacular sunset from Callide Lookout and see the largest operating drag line in the southern hemisphere