Time to head out west? Make Tambo a destination, there is plenty to see and do-Tambo Ted can’t wait to show you.
Our beautiful dam is a lovely spot to stop and have a picnic, just pull up on the lawn or under the gazebo and spend a while enjoying the view. If you are feeling very energetic you can have a stretch and do a circuit of exercises on the gym equipment or take a leisurely stroll along the dam bank. You can also spend time around the far side of the dam in the Bird Hide quietly watching what Tambo’s feathered inhabitants get up to.
If you would like to walk a bit further, head off along the Coolibah Walk which winds it way along the Barcoo River and loops back into town. Along the way you can discover more about the native flora that grows in this region and take a side track and visit the site of the Qantas plane crash. Back in 1927, a Qantas plane on its mail run to Cloncurry crashed on the claypan on the Town Common killing all on board. You can visit their graves and discover more of Tambo’s history at the town cemetery on the sandhill up behind the river.
If walking is your thing, you can grab a booklet and walk around the town’s Heritage Walk and learn more about the town’s past. Along the way you can pop into the Grassland Art Gallery and see local and touring art in the modern, contemporary space that has been constructed on the site of an old store. Grab a gift for someone special from the range of beautiful hand crafted giftware that is for sale.
The Heritage Precinct, the town’s original Post and Telegraph Buildings is packed with interesting displays there is a touch screen narrating stories special to Tambo, you can try your hand at morse code and discover some facts about our the sheep and wool industry. You can also purchase great second hand books to keep you entertained during your travels.
Across the road in the heritage listed old Court House you can find our visitor information centre and library. The friendly staff are ready to help you find you way around the town and discover the best place to stay. You can pull up in the town’s caravan parks or enjoy getting back to nature and try the free camping at Stubby Bend.
And most importantly, don’t forget to call into Tambo Teddies and say gidday to Tambo Ted and friends. You might just fall in love!