Are you looking for things to do in Hebel or wanting to get back to nature? You’ve arrived at the right place!
In the small, quirky town of Hebel, it feels like time has literally stood still, with captivating tales of the Ned Kelly Gang, Cobb & Co and old-time dance halls, being left behind. Built as a dance hall in 1897, Hebel General Store and Caravan Park have retained much of their former dance hall features, including the store’s original dance floor.
Hebel is also a great place to base your visit to the Culgoa Floodplain National Park, a place where you can switch off completely and enjoy the pristine beauty, serenity and true remoteness of the bush. Located 800 kilometres west of Brisbane, the national park offers an abundance of wildlife and birdwatching opportunities and represents remote camping at its finest.
The town features a typical country pub, the Hebel Hotel, which is adorned by John Murray’s colourful artwork. The interior is also decorated with recycled furniture, primarily made from reclaimed bush finds. It’s the kind of place that you’ll want to stick around at and enjoy a cold beer with the locals.
Stretch your legs whilst walking around the Hebel Historical Circle, a public art piece featuring ten tall timber posts and signs, each illustrating the stories of Hebel’s history. Or enjoy spending your afternoon fishing in the Bokhara River then camping at Judd’s lagoon, just a stone’s throw from the main street.
From here, you can walk along the river to where the old and new weir holds the water for the town. A significant historical spot near the Bokhara River, dating back to 1846, marks the place where Sir Major Thomas Mitchell passed by on his journey north towards the Gulf from Sydney.
There are so many great things to do in Hebel – you should make sure it’s on your next list of places to visit!
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Hebel Historical Circle
The Hebel Historical Circle, a public art project, brings Hebel’s colourful history to life. Ten timber posts depicting the features of Hebel are planted in the dusty red ground of this unique provincial village. Learn about Kelly’s Point, Cobb & Co, border customs, and local Aboriginal sports heroes. While you learn about this intriguing town, the kids can play in the playground close to the historical circle.