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Biloela, Banana Shire
Biloela, Banana Shire
Biloela, Banana Shire
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Biloela
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Description

Biloela is a growing rural town with a very diverse agricultural industry including cotton, sorghum, wheat, herbs and spices. The cattle industry is thriving with the largest number of cattle of any shire in Queensland.

The town is the centre of the Banana Shire. The name came from a tan coloured bullock, named Banana, which worked on a property in the region in the mid 19th century.

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Biloela's biggest attraction is The SILO. More than 28 metres high, it is filled, not with grain, but with an array of displays about primary industry. The SILO situated in Exhibition street gives an insight into cotton production, stud and dairy cattle, redclaw and ostrich farming, grain production and landcare.

Biloela came into being only in 1924 as an agricultural centre. Coal was first mined in the 1940s but was transported to Gladstone.

Tours are available from Tuesday to Friday at Callide B Powerhouse situated 17 kilometres from Biloela. For an overview of the mine, drive to Callide Mine Lookout, which has a spectacular view of Biloela and the mine areas. The vantage point gives people a fantastic view of the workings of the dragline, which is one of the world's largest walking draglines.

Visit nearby Kroombit National Park sandstone escarpment with spectacular views, subtropical rainforest and palm-fringed waterfalls. It's also the final resting place of the Beautiful Betsy, an aircraft which went missing in World War Two.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Camping
    Camping
  • Fishing
    Fishing
  • Kayaking
    Kayaking
  • Walking
    Walking

Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset Rainfall
Biloela Weather Today - Sunny
Late
shower
16 °C 6:19am EST 5:42pm EST 2 mm since 9am

7 Day Forecast

  Thu,
21 Aug
Fri,
22 Aug
Sat,
23 Aug
Sun,
24 Aug
Mon,
25 Aug
Tue,
26 Aug
Wed,
27 Aug
Forecast Biloela Weather Forecast - Late shower
Late
shower
Biloela Weather Forecast - Possible shower
Possible
shower
Biloela Weather Forecast - Late shower
Late
shower
Biloela Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Biloela Weather Forecast - Possible shower
Possible
shower
Biloela Weather Forecast - Cloudy
Cloudy
Biloela Weather Forecast - Cloudy
Cloudy
Minimum 6°C 11°C 7°C 8°C 8°C 8°C 8°C
Maximum 23°C 23°C 25°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 26°C

Weather last updated at 6:18pm Thursday, 21 August 2014.


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