The Town of Banana

Banana – a sentimental favourite

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Visitors are always a little baffled by the town’s unusual name, particularly as there isn’t a single banana tree in sight. A dun-coloured bullock is responsible for that.

A favourite of local stockmen in the 1860s, Banana the bullock, so named for his yellowish colouring, would help herd wild cattle into holding yards. When Banana died, the gully was given the name in honour of his feats.

A replica of Banana proudly stands in the town, a warm reminder of his legacy to those pioneering days.

A key junction point between the Dawson and Leichhardt highways, from Banana travellers can reach all the wonders of the region in next to no time.

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Can I camp at Banana?

There are 2 commercial caravan parks located in Banana. Please contact a Visitor information centre or visit our camping page for low cost camping spots.

Is there Fishing around Banana?

Close-by Attractions

  • An historic cemetery stands on a hill behind the town; the tombstones bearing the names of the local pioneering families.
  • Isla Gorge – Flagstaff Hill and 1860 hand-built Flagstaff Road

Close-by locationS

  • Moura – 18 km (15 min) west via the Dawson Hwy
  • Biloela – 46 km (30 min) east via Dawson Hwy/State Route 60
  • Goovigen – 64 km (44 min) north-east via A5 and Biloela Duaringa Rd
  • Theodore – 59 km (41 min) south via A5 and Leichhardt Hwy
  • Isla Gorge – 94 km (58 min) south via A5 and Leichhardt Hwy

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