Am staying at The Dalby Tourist Caravan Park and there is a walking track along the river adjacent to the Caravan Park which is rich with bird life as well as Baobab Trees and huge gums that line the river bank
Dalby is a town and locality in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. Dalby is approximately 82.3 kilometres west of Toowoomba, 208 kilometres west northwest of the state capital, Brisbane The name of the town is believed to come from the village of Dalby on the Isle of Man and reflects immigration from the Isle of Man in the mid-19th century.
Dalby was believed to have a healthy climate and in 1900 the Queensland Government built the Jubilee Sanitorium for consumptive patients. In 1904 the Dalby Town Council erected therapeutic thermal baths using artesian water from a local bore for those wishing to improve their health by “taking the waters“. In 1938, the council closed the artesian baths as interest in “taking the waters” was declining
Dalby has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 133 Cunningham Street: former Dalby Town Council Chambers and Offices
- 153 Cunningham Street: St John’s Anglican Church
- 169 Cunningham Street: St Columba’s Convent
- 21 New Street: Dalby Fire Station
- 28B Nicholson Street: Dalby State High School
- Patrick Street: Dalby War Memorial and Gates
- 58 Patrick Street: Dalby Olympic Swimming Pool
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