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An easy drive north-east of Dalby is the small town of Jimbour, that is also the location of the historic heritage-listed Jimbour House, built in 1876.

Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds and magnificent gardens which are open daily for a donation upon entry. The garden entry donation includes access to the "Living History Walk" - an experience of historical plaques, sights and sounds that bring a rich and colourful heritage to life. The grounds and Chapel (circa 1868) provide a stunning setting for weddings and the venue also caters for a wide range of functions and corporate events.

In its early days Jimbour was one of the great properties of the Darling Downs, stretching over 300,000 acres from the Bunya Mountains to the Condamine River and from the present site of Dalby to Jandowae.

As the Northern outpost of European settlement, Jimbour also holds a special place in Queensland and Australian history. It was the property from which Ludwig Leichhardt commenced his famous trek across western Queensland to eventually arrive at Port Essington in the Northern Territory.

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Jimbour: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Coral Gardens Dive Site Mooloolaba


Located on the Inner Gneerings off Mooloolaba, the Coral Gardens are like a small section of the Great Barrier Reef on the Sunshine Coast. Lovely hard and soft corals rule this reef in depths from 10 to 15 metres, with the site topography dominated by a series of gutters. It is easy to get lost exploring these gutters, not only as they all look similar, but also because divers get so engrossed looking at all the fish and invertebrate species. A multitude of tropical fish species populate this reef, but divers will also see countless nudibranchs, shrimps, flatworms, sea stars and many other invertebrate species. Also commonly seen at the Coral Gardens are turtles, wobbegongs, eagle rays, batfish, trevally and stingrays.




Coral Gardens
Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557

Located 17.9K from Jimbour

Bluebelles Art Gallery


Bluebelles Art Gallery has been operating out of the Bell Bunya Community Centre since October 2012, and is managed by the dedicated members of the Bell Art Group Inc. The spacious, modern and aesthetically pleasing art gallery focuses on the work of local artists, members and friends of the Bell Art Group. The high quality gallery and lighting system creates an ambience of delicate soft feature lighting to showcase the diverse arrangement of original art. Exhibitions change monthly to keep the approach fresh and inviting for art patrons and the many visitors to the Centre to browse and enjoy. All art works on display are for sale. Every year a major exhibition is accompanied by an official opening with complimentary morning tea. The Bell Bunya Community Centre also boasts a workshop and function room where regular art and craft workshops are held under qualified tutors.

Bluebelles Art Gallery is managed by a volunteer committee and its operations are supported by Western Downs Regional Council. For more information or to confirm opening hours on the day of your visit please call the gallery.




71 Maxwell Street
Bell, QLD, 4408

Located 23.3K from Jimbour

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 25.1K from Jimbour

Jimbour: Events

Dalbys Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival


Dalby's Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival is Dalby's signature festival taking place on August 20 and 21, 2016. It is a two day multicultural event - the Saturday featuring cultural foods and entertainment ending with a spectacular lantern parade and fireworks display along the banks of the beautiful Myall Creek..

Embracing and celebrating multiculturalism and inclusivity, it attracts locals and visitors alike. There is something for everyone from school groups and families to young adults and the elderly. The festival includes an Australian citizenship ceremony welcoming new citizens into Australia.

Enjoy a relaxing gourmet brunch on Sunday and the sounds of Dalby's best buskers. Browse the array of creative arts stalls and participate in a range of fun activities such as the Continental Challenge.

A fun festival to be enjoyed by all. They hope to see you there.



Event Dates
2016
      20th Aug
      21st Aug


Sydney Street,
Sydney Street
Dalby, QLD, 4405

Located 24.9K from Jimbour

Jimbour: 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 24.8K from Jimbour

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