Allora

Population 920

Allora is a charming town in the Darling Downs, central to its rich agricultural surrounds. Explored and settled with stud farms in the 1840s, Allora's main street is noted for its well-preserved historic buildings and old-time country feel.

Visitor Information

49 Albion St (New England Hwy), Warwick; (07) 4661 3122

www.southerndownsholidays.com.au

Nearby national parks

  • Main Range National Park

    Stretching for 55 kilometres along the Great Dividing Range, World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park forms the western part of a...more

  • Moogerah Peaks National Park

    This small national park includes a number of isolated mountain peaks such as Mount French (579 metres), Mount Edwards (632 metres), Mount...more

  • Mount Barney National Park

    As one of the state’s largest areas of pristine vegetation, World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park on the...more

Nearby towns

  • Clifton

    Clifton is south of Toowoomba in the fertile agricultural lands of the Darling Downs. The town's charming street facades have been a popular...more

  • Warwick

    Warwick is an attractive city set alongside the willow-shaded Condamine River. It is known as the 'Rose and Rodeo City', as the Warwick...more

  • Killarney

    The attractive small town of Killarney is on the banks of the Condamine River close to the New South Wales border. It is appealingly...more

In Town

Museum: noted for its replica of the Talgai Skull, an Aboriginal cranium dating back 15 000 years; open 1.30–4pm Sun; old courthouse, Drayton St.

St David's Anglican Church: built in 1888 and said to be one of the finest timber churches in country Queensland; Church St.

The Gnomery: over 100 different moveable handcrafted toys that feature in a theatre performance; New England Hwy.

Nearby

Main Range National Park Located in the western foothills of the Great Dividing Range, this park has short walks around Dalrymple Creek and spectacular views from Mt Castle and Sylvesters lookouts. Take the Inverramsay Rd 40 km E to the forest. The last 6 km is unsealed and may be impassable following heavy rain. (07) 4666 1133; 49 km E.

Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre: restored 1867 sandstone mansion. Documents and photos chronicle its history as a pastoral station; open Thurs–Sun; New England Hwy; 11 km S.

Campsites around town

Washpool Camping Reserve 24 km

Washpool’s 25 ha campground is well grassed, shady and has 40 powered sites. The scenic Leslie Dam nearby is well known as a good fishing spot for golden perch and is popular for canoeing and sailing. The camping... Find out more


Rocklands Camping Reserve 29 km

This 8 ha campground is a little more secluded than nearby Washpool Camping Reserve, and is suitable for tents, camper trailers and small caravans. It is 18 km west of Washpool on Rocklands Rd, off Glen Rd. Campers are... Find out more


Poplar Flat camping area 36 km

On the banks of Dalrymple Creek in the Goomburra section, this large grassy campsite is big enough for 100 campers. You’ll need to bring your own firewood if you want to use the BBQs, or purchase it locally, as... Find out more


Bush camping areas (walk-in camping) 43 km

There are 11 bush campsites in Main Range National Park (Davies Ridge, Knoll E12, Knoll T30, Lizard South, Lower Panorama Point, Mt Huntley Saddle, Mt Steamer Saddle, Mt Superbus – South Peak, Panorama Point,... Find out more


Spicers Gap camping area (walk-in camping) 44 km

Spicers Gap is a small walk-in campground on the eastern side of the gap, with good walking trails nearby. A maximum of 50 campers is allowed, but there’s the freedom of setting up anywhere in the mown area. Boil... Find out more


Centenary Park camping area 46 km

This campground features 8 powered sites, a laundry and an electric BBQ. For stays more than 1 night, the second night is free; maximum stay is 7 nights. Visitors can throw a line in at nearby Lake Dyer or enjoy the... Find out more


Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park and Cabins 51 km

Great for kids, you can handfeed king parrots, take a twilight animal-viewing walk or stroll to beautiful Queen Mary Falls opposite this caravan park. The office has an adjoining cafe, there’s a laundry and... Find out more


Yarramalong Weir 54 km

Camp on the riverbank at this basic site, 30 km east of Millmerran on the Condamine River; bring along firewood and drinking water. It’s on Shire Rd (No. 96) off the Millmerran–Leyburn Rd. Millmerran is 82 km... Find out more


Lake Moogerah Caravan Park 56 km

On the shores of Lake Moogerah, this large caravan park is packed with top-grade facilities for a comfortable stay in the region. There’s a kiosk, 2 boat ramps, laundry, campfire pits, 2 amenities blocks, cabins... Find out more


Koreelah Creek camping area 57 km

This is a dry-weather access only site – to get here, follow the Mt Lindesay Hwy 10 km west of Woodenbong and turn onto Mt Clunie Rd, then left onto White Swamp Rd. Look for Trough Creek Rd on the left. Both... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Rose City Caravan Park 19 km

Located on the northern outskirts of town, this is a smaller, good quality, dog-friendly park. It is ideally located for an overnight stay but would be very comfortable for a longer period.... Find out more


Kahler’s Oasis Caravan Park 22 km

Located on the south side of town, this is a spacious park with good amenities best suited to the touring caravans and motorhomes passing through the area.... Find out more


Washpool Camping Reserve 24 km

Lake Leslie, a popular fishing destination, lies 14 km from town at the end of a sealed road. The park has numerous powered and unpowered sites spread across a large acreage alongside the dam. Normally a quiet peaceful... Find out more


Glendon Caravan and Camping Grounds 32 km

This park is 38 km north-west of Warwick and 2 km south of the Cunningham Highway along a good unsealed road. Situated on a 1600-acre property, the well-shaded, quiet camping area boasts modern amenities, a shop, a golf... Find out more


Toowoomba Motor Village Caravan Park 50 km

Located on the southern approach to Toowoomba, this is an older established park but has good facilities and amenities and is an ideal base for exploring the local area.... Find out more


BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park 50 km

Colourful, manicured gardens greet you at the entrance of this high-quality park in a quiet location, about 3 km from the city centre. The park has great amenities and is a good base for exploring this wonderful city and... Find out more


Lake Moogerah Caravan Park 56 km

In a picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Moogerah, nestled among the rugged peaks of the Scenic Rim, the park is 9 km south of Aratula along a sealed road. The lake is a popular destination for waterskiers.... Find out more


Top of the Town Caravan Park 68 km

This good quality park is ideally located in town for a short stay or a longer period to explore the granite belt region. Facilities include a pool and barbecues. Bookings are recommended during the fruit-picking season... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Goomburra Forest Retreat

Award-winning self-contained cottages are set in a mountain forest with a creek nearby, and just 300 metres from the Goomburra section of Main Range National Park. The emphasis is on peace and tranquillity, and unless... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Destiny Boonah 66 km

Set on 80 hectares of Land for Wildlife property, this self-contained three-bedroom cottage is solar- and wind-powered. You are encouraged to bring a mountain bike or go bushwalking on the property, which is located near... Find out more


What's on around town

Glengallan Farmers Markets: 1st Sun of each season.

Heritage Weekend: Jan.

Allora Show: Feb.

Allora Auction: cars to farm machinery; June.

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