Step back to a simpler time with a bus trip from Blackall to Barcaldine with BusQLD Outback. Hop on one of our luxury coaches as you explore Blackall to Barcaldine at your own pace. Meet other fellow travellers, enjoy the spectacular outback landscapes without having to worry about the road ahead and have fun mingling with the locals.
Bus trips are a fun way to spend time with the kids, grandchildren, partners, friends or just enjoy some peace and quiet by yourself. Sit back, relax, listen to music, watch movies or work on your laptop without having to worry about traffic & noise. There’s always something for everyone!
Blackall is located on the banks of the Barcoo River, where locals are always warm and welcoming to visitors. Journey to the historic Blackall Woolscour, visit the renowned ‘Black Stump’, discover the tales of Jackie Howe at the Memorial Statue, stop off at the Ram Park and Tambo’s Heritage Precinct and get a real taste of outback heritage and history.
Explore the Blackall Woolscour – the last remaining working steam-driven wool scour in the country and a living museum that gives visitors a firsthand look into what life was like for Blackall’s wool workers back in its hay day. Located on Racecourse Road, there are daily demonstrations of sheep shearing and wool pressing through August and September each year. It offers free entry and is open 10 am to 3 pm (Tuesday – Sunday).
There are so many things to do at Blackall, including visiting the Blackall Woolscour, The Black Stump, Ram Park, Blackall Aquatic Centre and the Five Mile Waterhole.
Barcaldine is situated on the junction of the Capricorn and Landsborough Highways and is commonly referred to as the ‘Garden City of the West’. Travelling from Blackall to Barcaldine by one of BusQLD Outback’s comfortable coaches allows you to truly appreciate this little town’s charm.
Barcaldine is known for its beautiful gardens, quaint old buildings and numerous art galleries, so it would be a shame not to stop and take your time exploring! You can take your time to discover all the hidden gems that the township has to offer or choose to relax in one of the many cafes along the way.
Barcaldine is also home to the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ – a heritage-listed 200-year-old ghost gum – that once grew outside the Railway Station until 2006. A coach trip from Blackall to Barcaldine gives you the chance to see some of these key attractions and points of interest at your own pace. The town also provides a snapshot into the history of the Australian Labor Party and is considered to be one of the birthplaces of trade unionism.
The bus route from Blackall to Barcaldine is a great way for history buffs to experience some of Queensland’s most famous sites. Get off the bus when you want and stay as long as you’d like before catching the next one home.
As you are travelling from Blackall to Barcaldine, you will enjoy all the comforts that come standard on our luxury coaches, including reclining leather seats, air conditioning, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows to take in all the scenery!
A BusQLD Outback bus is the ultimate way to travel from Blackall to Barcaldine. Book your tickets now!
Bus Queensland runs services from Blackall to Barcaldine 7 days a week 365 days a year. For timetable, details see below.
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The historic Tree of Knowledge is popular for being the birthplace of the Australian Labour movement. The tree was poisoned in 2006, preserved and also positioned under an award-winning hardwood framework. It is now an area of motivation, reflection as well as celebration. It is perfectly lit with lighting during the night giving the impression that the tree is still living. There are also interpretive panels and also a sculpture that celebrates the leaders of the Shearer’s Strike and also the history of the Labor movement.
Jack “Jackie” Howe, a legendary sheep shearer and rock star of his time, rose to prominence in 1892, when an Australia-wide competition was organised to choose the country’s best sheep shearer. Jack established a world record by shearing 321 sheep in 7 hours and 40 minutes, winning two gold medals, and cementing his place in history. Later, he established a new record by shearing 237 sheep with electric shears and it took another 58 years before anyone matched his record. Howe’s record was reported to still be unbeaten after 123 years in October 2015!
Update: 29th June 2021
Bus Queensland advises that all services will continue as scheduled during the 3 day lockdown starting 6pm today. The Queensland Government advises that residents in locked down areas can only leave home for one of the following reasons:
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3. Exercise in your local area.
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Update: 29th June 2021
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