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In the heart of the black soil plains of the northern Darling Downs of Queensland, 84km north-west of Toowoomba, Dalby is a thriving, picturesque town at the crossing of the Warrego, Bunya and Moonie Highways.

The spot where explorer Henry Dennis camped in 1841 is marked by an obelisk in Edward Street, and also where Dalby farewelled Ludwig Leichhardt on his 1844-45 expedition from the Downs to Port Essington.

The Pioneer Park Museum pays tribute to those who opened up the Downs while the Cactoblastis Memorial Cairn in the Myall Creek picnic area pay homage to the imported Argentinian caterpillar, which virtually ate the cursed prickly pear into oblivion in the late 1920s. It is one of the world's most successful attempts at biological pest control.

Dalby is an attractive, well-planned rural centre of 10,000 people in the centre of what has long been regarded as Australia"s richest grain and cotton growing area.

Festivals - Cotton Week (March)

Dalby: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Dalby War Memorial and Gates

Dalby's grand tribute to its local WWI soldiers represents a joint venture of local and international talent.

Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the Dalby War Memorial on 26 July 1922. The memorial and wrought iron gates flanked by carved sandstone pillars were designed by local monumental mason, J Shill. British sculptors John Whitehead and Sons modelled the Dalby soldier statue, based on a sergeant-major of the Grenadier Guards. The statue was cast at a London foundry.

Only two known examples of Whitehead's work exist in Queensland. Dalby's digger is one of only two bronze diggers in the state. The memorial, set in a park, honours 360 local men who served in WWI. Of them, 64 died. Bronze plates, created by Norwegian immigrant Ernest Gunderson, bear the soldiers' names.

Sandstone gate pillars bear the AIF badge and the dates 1914 and 1919. Torch shaped light are installed atop the pillars.

Patrick Street
Dalby, QLD, 4405

Located 0.4K from Dalby

Dalby: Travel Tips

Dalby Visitor Information Centre

Dalby Visitor Information Centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and itineraries. The Centre sells cold drinks and souvenirs and provides free Wi-Fi internet access.

Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Centre can provide local advice on the things to see and do, the best attractions to explore and local happenings.

The Dalby Visitor Information Centre is located in the picturesque Thomas Jack Park on the corner of Drayton and Condamine Streets in Dalby. The surrounding parkland offers off-street parking, toilets, picnic tables and barbecue facilities. Discuss your travel plans with their friendly staff and enjoy a stroll in the park, before continuing on with your journey.

Thomas Jack Park,
Corner of Drayton and Condamine Streets
Dalby, QLD, 4405

Located 0.4K from Dalby

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