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Dalby is a thriving town in the black soil plains of the Northern Darling Downs. Dalby is a hive of rural enterprise but it's not all work in this picturesque town. Every March, townsfolk celebrate Dalby Cotton Week, a festival run over 10 days.

Thomas Jack Park situated on the edge of the town centre is a good place to stop and stretch your legs. There is plenty of local history and culture on display at Pioneer Park Museum, with its wide range of exhibits. Follow the Heritage Trail, which takes you past historic, late nineteenth Century buildings.

Dalby is a great place to base yourself before exploring the Bunya Mountains National Park and historic Jimbour House, a short drive north-east. South-west of Dalby lies Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, a popular spot for bushwalking and birdwatching.

Dalby has all essential services. Major industries include rural, wheat, sorghum, cotton, sheep, pigs and cattle. Dalby also has an agricultural college.

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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