Description

Tambo is a town located in Central West Queensland, Australia, on the banks of the iland river. Tambo is 101 kilometres (63 min) southeast of the town of Blackall via the Landsborough Highway, and approximately 862 kilometres (536 min) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Tambo had a population of 345. The town was settled in 1863, making it the oldest town in western Queensland. Like much of the west, sheep became the mainstay of the economy. The town takes its name from an Indigenous Australian word, meaning "hidden place" or "resting place, fish, shady waters, hidden waters, a secluded spot, hidden place and native yam. Today, cattle and tourism are of major importance to the town. A number of heritage buildings survive from the earliest days of settlement. The Carnarvon National Park (Salvator Rosa section) lies to the east of the town.

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Our Picks on what to Do in Tambo QLD

Tambo Lake Park

Grassland Art Gallery

Tambo Golf Club

Tambo Lake Bird Watching Hide

Eer Park

Our Picks on where to Stay in Tambo QLD

Tambo Mill Motel and Van Park

Royal Carrangarra Hotel

Tambo Caravan Park

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Tambo Tavern

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Community Services  


Tambo Visitor Information Centre QLD
9 Arthur Street,
TAMBO QLD 4478

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
6 Coronation Drive,
BLACKALL QLD 4472

Tambo Police Station QLD
Arthur Street,
TAMBO QLD 4478

Tambo Primary Health Care Centre
Garden Street,
TAMBO QLD 4478

Tambo Library
9 Arthur St,
TAMBO QLD 4478

Tambo Aquatic Centre
35 William Street,
TAMBO QLD 4478

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 395
  • Population: 367
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Maranoa
  • Established (yr): 1863
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Blackall QLD 4472 (101 km, 1 hr 6 mins)
Charleville QLD 4470 (200 km, 2 hrs 8 mins)