Explore Country Queensland’s Rich History At The Hebel Historical Circle

Prepare to step back in time when you enter the historical town of Hebel, Queensland. Rich with tales of the Ned Kelly Gang, Cobb & Co and old-time dance halls, this tiny town on the Queensland/New South Wales border is guaranteed to give you a true taste of country Queensland days of old.

Hebel Historical Circle

Hebel’s colourful history is brought to life through a public art piece, the Hebel Historical Circle. Planted in the dusty red earth of this quintessential country town are 10 timber posts showcasing the highlights of Hebel. Learn about the infamous Kelly’s Point, Cobb & Co, border customs and local Aboriginal sporting stars. There is a playground adjacent to the historical circle to keep the kids content while you read up on this fascinating town.

Explore the true history of the Kelly Gang

Notorious bushrangers Dan Kelly and Steve Hart from the legendary Ned Kelly Gang are claimed to have used Hebel Queensland as a hideout. Legend says the men lived under the aliases and regularly frequented the Hebel Hotel, which still stands today. The influence of the Kelly Gang on Hebel was so strong that the tiny town was previously known as Kelly’s Point. It wasn’t until the early 1890s that the name was changed to Hebel, most likely after a local German family residing in the town. Nobel Van Hebel is said to have played a role in staging the Cobb & Co coaches.

Things to do in Hebel

Hebel Hotel

If you’re keen to experience a traditional country Queensland watering hole, head over to the Hebel Hotel to enjoy a coldie with the locals. Originally opened in 1894 as a Cobb & Co changing station, the iconic hotel still features the original hitching rail. The colourful artwork of Lightning Ridge artist John Murray is showcased on the front of the hotel, while the inside is quirkily decorated in true Aussie outback style.

Hebel General Store

Built as a dance hall in 1897, the Hebel General Store retains its original dance floor. Full of character, the store now offers home cooked cakes and pies by day and a restaurant under the stars by night.

Bokhara River

Not far from the main street is the Bokhara River, the perfect place to while away the afternoon with a spot of fishing or yabbying. Take a picnic – maybe a pie from the General Store?

Travel to Hebel with Bus Queensland

Travelling to Hebel is easy with Bus Queensland. Travel from Toowoomba to Hebel for just $103.70, or make an outback adventure of it with the Brisbane to St George loop, through iconic Queensland outback towns. Book Now

Hebel Historical Circle Quick Reference Guide

Name: Hebel Historical Circle
Address: William Street, Hebel, Balonne Area, Queensland
Phone: 0409 891 177
Website: www.balonne.qld.gov.au

Price: Free

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