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Blackall Woolscour
Blackall Woolscour
Blackall Woolscour
Blackall Woolscour
Map of Blackall Woolscour
Evora Road
Blackall
Queensland 4472 Australia

Blackall Woolscour
Blackall, Central West

07 4657 6042
blackallwoolscour@bigpond.com
www.blackallwoolscour.jimdo.com

Description

The Blackall Woolscour is the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. This complex is a living museum with a direct link to Australia's pioneering era. The Woolscour started being built in 1906 and started operation in 1908 and operated until 1978. The complex consists of a the wool washing and drying tanks, 20 stand shearing shed, large sheep yards, shearer's quarters, cook house, toilet and shower blocks. In 2002 the Blackall Woolscour once again started using steam to run the steam engine and the machinery. Guided tours of this complex operate hourly everyday and see the machinery operating and captured by the magnificent skills of our pioneering forefathers.

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The machinery is operating every day but only runs on steam from May to the end of August. Tours operate on the hour, every hour, with the first tour at 9.00 a.m. and the last tour departing at 4.00 p.m.

Along with catering for groups with prior notice, the Blackall Woolscour also has bush dinners on the first Saturday of each month from May until September. The night kicks off with a night tour at 6.00 p.m. and dinner afterwards. Bookings are essential.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
    Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Open Times

Note: Open from 0900 to 1700 seven days a week. Last tour is at 1600. Closed on Christmas Day.

Other Information

Children:
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Disabled:
There is access for guests with a disability. Ramp access is available at all points of the tour. Disabled toilets are on-site.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are allowed during the tour.

Entity Facilities

There is a small restaurant on-site providing morning and afternoon tea, light lunches and snacks. Catering is available for groups with campoven meals a speciality. The capacity of the cafe is 25 persons however capacity can be increased with prior booking.

How To Get There

Once at Blackall, from the Matilda highway turn north at Clematis Street. The Woolscour is four kilometres from Blackall and is well signed all the way. Maps of the attraction can be obtained from Blackall Visitor Information Centre in Shamrock Street or at the Woolscour.

Open Times

Tours are run on the hour with the first tour commencing at 9.00 a.m. and the last tour commencing at 4.00 p.m.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$14.00   01 Jun - 30 Jun    
Child
(Aged 5-17)
$9.00   01 Jun - 30 Jun    
Concession$12.00   01 Jun - 30 Jun    
Family$40.00   01 Jun - 30 Jun   This price is based on two adults and two children. AUD5.00 for each additional child.
Group$11.00   01 Jun - 30 Jun   This price is based on an adult rate.
Group$8.00   01 Jun - 30 Jun   This price is based on a child rate.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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