Nobby Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
Places nearby Nobby
- Carnarvon National Park
- Cecil Plains
- Cement Mills
- Centenary Heights
- Cooranga North
- Crows Nest
- Darling Heights
- Drayton North
- Durong South
- Emu Creek
- Felton East
- Flagstone Creek
- Glen Aplin
- Gowrie Junction
- Hodgson Vale
- Jones Gully
- Kearneys Spring
- Middle Ridge
- Mount Kynoch
- Mount Lofty
- Mount Tyson
- Murphys Creek
- Picnic Point
- Postmans Ridge
- Prince Henry Heights
- Spring Bluff
- Sylvia Vale
- The Gums
- Toowoomba East
- Toowoomba South
- Toowoomba West
- Upper Lockyer
Nobby is an historic little nook in Southern Queensland Country, just half an hour's drive south of Toowoomba. Learning about one-time famous residents like author Steele Rudd and Sister Elizabeth Kenny who pioneered the treatment of polio, make visiting Nobby a unexpected pleasure.
Steele Rudd (real name Hoey Davis), the author of Dad and Dave, is remembered by the old-timers of the town and also by those who may recall the golden days of radio, where the Rudd stories ran for many years. Rudd's Pub in Tooth Street is dedicated to Steele Rudd and there are still plenty of local characters to yarn to around the bar today. Plan your visit for lunchtime. The food here is great with juicy steaks as big as the plate! The pub walls are adorned with extensive displays of historic memorabilia and photographs of the area's pioneering past.
Then there's Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the 'saint' who worked with polio treatments prior and the development of a vaccine. Near the hotel, there's a memorial dedicated to this lady. That's just a part of the history, with much more told simply by taking a stroll along the town's main street which is dotted with shopfronts from another era. Take a picnic to the local park which also offers barbecue facilities.
Nobby: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Sister Kenny Memorial, Nobby
Sister Kenny lived in Nobby and received world recognition for her revolutionary treatment of polio victims in the early to mid twentieth century. She challenged the then current medical practice of immobilising muscles affected by polio and proved that exercising them aided in patient recovery.
This memorial chronicles her life and gives an account of the battles she had with the medical establishment of the day.
She is buried in the peaceful Nobby cemetery which overlooks the wide, rolling hills, and her life is also commemorated by a local memorial park.
Nobby, QLD, 4360
Located 0.2K from Nobby
Victor Denton War Memorial
Residents from the farming district of Nobby wanted to honour 20-year-old stockman Private Victor Denton who enlisted with the 2nd Light Horse Regiment just weeks after Australia announced it was at war in 1914. He died of battle wounds in June 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey and was buried there. This memorial stands as a sign of the spontaneous highly visible grief that gripped the community and the nation.
The memorial is located within the Denton family plot, alongside the grave of Victor's parents, in Nobby Cemetery.
Toowoomba monumental masons Bruce Brothers created the concrete and stone memorial, the broken column symbolising a life cut short. It was unveiled November 1915 during a recruitment march from Warwick to Brisbane, by a group labelled the 'Dungarees'. The march's participants drew large crowds in every town.
Mount Kent Boundary Road,
Nobby, QLD, 4360
Located 0.8K from Nobby
Greenmount War Memorial
The Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the statue on 11 December 1922, and spoke of the gratitude the Empire owed to people of a small Queensland village, where from a shire of 2,000 people, 184 joined up. All are listed on the memorial, including the 27 who died. It also commemorates the war service of Sister Elizabeth Kenny who later pioneered treatment for polio.
The memorial originally stood near the railway station, the heart of the township. It was relocated in 1986 to the Greenmount Bicentennial Memorial Park, adjoining the Returned Soldiers Hall, encircled with garden beds and set off by the rural backdrop of hills and valleys.
WWII servicemen's names have been added.
Greenmount, QLD, 4359
Located 7.3K from Nobby
Clifton Historical Museum
The Heritage room allows access to original records of local businesses and schools. Read the memoirs of long-time residents, browse through the photographic collection, or look for your forebears on the database.
An extensive range of early agricultural tools and machinery will evoke memories of yesteryear.
Old movie memorabilia, communication, history, musical pieces; there's something for everyone, discover it for yourself.
46 King Street,
(Old Butter Factory)
Clifton, QLD, 4361
Located 9.0K from Nobby
Darling Downs Zoo
This Zoo is being developed so that you travel the animal world with a walk through the geographical areas of Australia, South-east Asia, Africa and South America.
Already the Zoo features the only pride of African Lions in Queensland, Baboons, Monkeys, Marmosets, African Serval, endangered Sumatran Tiger, tropical birds, Kangaroos and White Wallabies, Deer, Crocodiles and Alligator, Boa Constrictors and Tortoises, unusual South American animals like Brazilian Tapir and Capybara and much, much more. The Zoo is also home to the only White Lions in Queensland and the largest herd of Zebras and Giant Tortoises in this State!
The zoo is open to the public from 9am six days a week. It is closed on Tuesdays - except for the Queensland state school holidays when it is open every day. It is also closed on Christmas Day.
Picnic facilities are available, there is a kiosk and gift shop with EFTPOS and free parking for all vehicles including coaches and caravans. The entire zoo is wheelchair accessible.
21 Baines Road
Pilton, QLD, 4361
Located 12.9K from Nobby
The home covers one hundred squares with wide verandas on three sides. Harrow is still very much a working property. Harrow Gardens are over 10 acres of rambling picturesque countryside featuring a 50 metre rose arbour, a lake with water lilies, extensive garden beds and a fish pond.
The stunning garden and gorgeous homestead are available for viewing during September and October however coaches are available via appointment at any time.
700 Cambooya Felton Road
Cambooya, QLD, 4358
Located 19.6K from Nobby
Boer War Memorial and Park, Allora
Colonel (later Sir) Harry Chauvel unveiled the soldier statue in 1904, honouring the four local men who died, and 35 others who served in the southern African conflict. The slightly smaller than life-size soldier statue, by sculptor William P Macintosh, is unusual in its details: the soldier's mouth is open and he stands alone, without the traditional tree stump for support.
Subsequent additions commemorate those who fought and died in World War I and World War II.
General JC Robertson unveiled Allora's WWI memorial - a sandstone and marble obelisk, small field guns carved into the pedestal - in November, 1921.
A second sandstone and marble obelisk, simpler in design, stands at the park's rear, serving as a WWII memorial.
Allora, QLD, 4362
Located 22.0K from Nobby
Lions Park, Hodgson Vale
New England Highway
Hodgson Vale, QLD, 4352
Located 23.1K from Nobby
Felton Food Festival
Families, friends, farmers and food lovers can take a farm tour on Saturday and indulge at the Sunset barbecue with celebrity guests on Saturday night. Sunday is festival day with market stalls, crop tours, cooking demonstrations, and family entertainment to experience. Meet a local farmer, learn about the paddock to plate process and see how science is changing agriculture.
Special guests include Costa Georgiadis, Alison Alexander, Alistair McLeod, Jerry Coleby-Williams, George the Farmer, and country singer Brendon Walmsley, with more special guests being announced soon.
64 Bryce Road
Felton East, QLD, 4358
Located 16.4K from Nobby
2nd Annual Allora Autumn Festival
Allora is home to Mary Poppins House, where Pamela Goff (PL Travers) grew up and Allora is also the final resting place for her father, Travers Robert Goff.
Events to attend:-
28 April - Bush Dance at Allora State School Hall, in celebration of the schools 150th years.
29 April - Allora State School 150th Celebrations.
29 April - 'Dinner of Drayton' under the stars on the Saturday night in the streets, where we showcase local produce and products.
29 and 30 April - Street Markets, Pop-up Galleries, Artisan stalls, local producers stalls, tours of Mary Poppins House, Heritage Museum, Sports Museum, heritage tours of the Allora, Breakfast Barbecue, Friendship Cafe, and more.
Allora, QLD, 4362
Located 21.8K from Nobby