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Most days the stockyard is alive with the dust and drama of thousands of cattle, horses and other livestock going under the auctioneer’s hammer. This epic drama plays out most days of the week, but Fridays are a must-see. Gracemere was named by early pioneers, the Archer Brothers. Tow Archer named it after his wife […]


This may feel more like a trip back in time. Westwood was probably first visited by shepherds from properties nearby as a staging point for horse and bullock teams. It will remain in the history books as the first town that was gazetted by the newly established Queensland Government. It was a town of bushrangers […]


Dululu offers access to both the Dee and Don River. Try your luck at the Dee River on the Burnett Highway crossing, it’s close to town and an easy spot to throw a line. The Don River and Lake Victoria is just 25km south and close to the Dululu Rest Area which is a great […]


Don’t expect to be driving through fields of yellow fruit. This town isn’t named for bananas but in fact after something much wilder. Imagine it’s the 1860’s and you’re a stockman who makes his living… dangerously. You and your mates hunt down bullocks, or the wild cattle, that are causing grief for local farmers. Luckily […]


1 hour west of Mackay you’ll find yourself surrounded by the magnificent views of Eungella. Aside from sprawling panoramas of the Pioneer Valley, Eungella has more than 20 kilometres of bush walking tracks and is home to one of the best places in Australia to spot the elusive platypus. Eungella National Park is only 10 […]