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.... more
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.... less
Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
There is access for guests with a disability. Ramp access is available at all points of the tour. Disabled toilets are on-site.
Yes. Pets are allowed during the tour.
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.
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.
|Adult||$14.00||01 Jun - 30 Jun|
|$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.