"Thangool & Mt Scoria" Biloela Off The Beaten Path Tip by cafank
Biloela Off The Beaten Path: 1 reviews and 2 photos
The little town of Thangool is only 12km south of Biloela. In the 1930’s, Thangool consisted of two hotels, a barber and billiard saloon, two bakeries, two butcher shops, a picture theatre, two garages, a cordial factory, a School of Arts, a blacksmith’s shop, a police station, a bank and a school. The cotton industry, being labour intensive at the time, was the cause of the ‘boom’.
Today, Thangool is best known for its aerodrome, race track and proximity to Mt Scoria and it is nowhere near as busy as in the 30's with only a couple of hotels, a post office and a few local businesses.
The area is also know for producing grain crops with sorghum, wheat, cotton, sunflower, barley and mung beans a grown in the area. Drive around the back roads and you will see acres of crops in the growing season or parched dry paddocks in the off season.
Mt Scoria (meaning place of Fused Metals) is a rare rock formation not far from Thangool and this is probably the only real toursit attraction in the area. It's about 150 metres high and was once the core of a volcano.
There's a short cultural track along the base of the mountain which also describes the relationship of the mountain to the local aboriginal people. There's a picnic/ barbecue area and there are a few of the lovely characteristically-shaped bottle trees growing around the base of the mountain. It's worth a drive to Mt Scoria.
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