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Capella Pioneer Village
Capella, Central Highlands Area

Admission Costs and Entry Information

07 4984 9425
0427 638 866
mhburns@bigpond.com
www.capella.com.au

Description

The 1869 'Peak Downs' homestead is the largest restored station homestead of its kind in Australia, and is the centrepiece of the Capella Pioneer Village complex on the Gregory Highway at Capella, in Queensland's Central Highlands region. 60,000 wooden 400 by 100 millimetre hardwood shingles make up the roof. Nails were not used in the spotted gum timber walls, it is all mortice and tenon.

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The Capella Pioneer Village also boasts the woolshed from 'Gordon Downs' station that has a tale to tell about the Central Highlands origins of the 1891 Great Shearers Strike. Ask about the sabotage attack on the military train.

Wonder at the magnitude of the post World War Two 'Food and Britain' scheme. The Queensland British Food Corporation held 200,000 hectares of open downs grasslands across the Highlands in 1949 and had 27,000 hectares under crop in 1950. The operational headquarters were at Capella. Come and see the tractors and farming machinery and learn of the people who worked to make that feat possible.

Join in the fun of the annual Craft Fair and Vintage Machinery Rally, held on the second Saturday in September.

Coach and school groups are always welcome.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area

Other Information

Children:
Children of all ages are welcome.

Further Details:
Closed during summer wet season - November to March. Closed over Easter, Anzac day, Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Special arrangements can be made for tour and school groups.
Don't miss the Lighthorse sculpture in the Capella Parklands along the Gregory Highway on your way to the Village.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$12.00   01 Apr 14 - 01 Apr 15    
Child
(Aged 4-16)
$9.00   01 Apr 14 - 01 Apr 15   Children aged three and under are free of charge.
Concession$9.00   01 Apr 14 - 01 Apr 15   Seniors
Student$9.00   01 Apr 14 - 01 Apr 15    

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Capella Pioneer Village - Print Brochure
Map of Capella Pioneer Village
Pioneer Street
Capella
Queensland 4723 Australia

Contact Details

07 4984 9425
0427 638 866

 

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