The brightly painted ‘silo’ on Exhibition Ave in Biloela is a beacon for travellers; like a huge welcome sign, saying come on in.
Built to showcase Australia’s rich primary industries at Brisbane’s World Expo held in 1988, the silo is also the centre piece of Queensland Heritage Park.
Embracing the Australian spirit, the building throws open the doors to the nation’s pioneering history, right through to modern times, with a remarkable collection of photographs and artefacts.
Inside, a circular display showcases snapshots of the past – canvas tents of the roustabout, a blacksmith shop, farmer’s fields and plough, dairy, and typical back yard with mum hanging out the washing. Setting the scene, giant murals are a backdrop to each of the exhibits, creating a complete picture of the times.
Outside, the first Presbyterian Church (circa 1930’s) and old Railway Station (1920’s) have more history on show and a unique display of vintage machinery is scattered throughout the grounds. The spacious surroundings also offer travellers a spot to put up camp with plenty of powered and unpowered sites available.
If you’re looking for travel information, the expert volunteers at the Rural Hinterland Visitor Information Centre are onsite and ready to help with any enquiries you might have.
Queensland Heritage Park
Can I camp near the Queensland Heritage Park Complex?
A low-cost 48-hour camping ground is adjacent to the Heritage Park Complex. Site bookings can be made in person at the main office between 9:00am – 4:00pm. Pets by application.
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