The annual Bollon Carpbusters fishing competition takes place every May and other events held throughout the year include the regatta/iron man contest, triathlon, B&S Ball, tennis tournaments, camp drafting, shearing, polocrosse and pony club competitions.

       



 

The annual Bollon Carpbusters fishing competition takes place every May and other events held throughout the year include the regatta/iron man contest, triathlon, B&S Ball, tennis tournaments, camp drafting, shearing, polocrosse and pony club competitions.


 

The annual Bollon Carpbusters fishing competition takes place every May and other events held throughout the year include the regatta/iron man contest, triathlon, B&S Ball, tennis tournaments, camp drafting, shearing, polocrosse and pony club competitions.


Bollon

Bollon on the Wallam

(Once mooted as the capital of SW Queensland)

 

Bollon is a friendly small town, 110kms west of St George, located on the beautiful Wallam Creek.  The name of the town is thought to have originated from the Gwamu word “Bolion”, meaning stone tomahawk or axe.  The name was later adapted by white settlers to Bollon.

 

The river gums lining the Wallam Creek provide a natural habitat for koalas. Bird watchers have recorded over 110 species of birds in the area.  It is not unusual to see emus wandering along the Main Street or brolgas dancing on the town common.

 

 

Visitors are welcome to free camp at the yumba area along the creek and the town hospitably provides hot showers.  The concrete Wallam Walk meanders along the creek bank from the historic cemetery into the centre of town and is lined with original artworks depicting the stories and beliefs of the Gwamu people who first lived in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

Small Town Culture - The Bush Boys and Girls 


The Bollon Heritage Centre provides an insight into the challenges faced by the first white settlers with displays of historical items, photos, letters and newspaper articles.  Bollon’s first telephone exchange, operational from the 1920’s to the 1980’s, is also on show.

 

 

The historic Bollon Post Office was established in 1889 and still operates in the original building.  Today the post office offers banking services, gifts, souvenirs, books and stationery while still providing postal services to the residents of the town and outlying properties.

 

 

 

Deb’s Café is the home of the famous “Bollon Burger” and visitors can browse through the display of historic shearing items while enjoying a great cappucino.  Home cooked meals and cold drinks are also available at Hotel Bollon and other services available in town include the Bollon Bush Nursing Centre, fuel at Mane Service Station, Bollon Mechanical Repairs and Bollon Rural Hardware and Produce.

 

Click here for the link to the Business Directory.

 

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