Nebo is an interesting day trip full of history and epic pub grub. It’s also a great stopover on the way to Glenden. Originally named Fort Cooper, the town took on the name Nebo in 1923. At the time it operated largely as a crossroads of intersecting highways servicing cattle and coal traffic.
Today the tree-lined main street and simple country hospitality makes it easy to imagine this small community of people building a home they were proud of in the days of explorers and pioneers.
The local Nebo Museum is a great place to experience both the early history of the town, but also the passion of the local community. The exhibits were almost entirely put together from donations by the local community. If photography is more your style, definitely don’t miss the Pioneer Tracks of Queensland Gallery.
Also celebrating the early settlement years, the gallery is housed in the Marley Accommodation Centre just outside Nebo. You’ll also find snapshots of significant moments in Australian history commemorated in 260 meters of murals throughout the town.
When your stomach starts to grumble, head to one of our favourite Central Queensland pubs. The heritage-listed Nebo Hotel has tremendous character that hasn’t really changed much since being built in 1862. Enjoy a beer and a meal on the expansive balcony.