This campground is located in a very small town in the southern country Queensland region, between St George and Mungindi.
The Thallon Recreation Camping Grounds offers travellers a great place to rest while enjoying a view of the beautifully painted silos in the backdrop.
Onsite are all of the amenities to make you comfortable, such as power, water, free hot showers, flushing toilets, bins (recycling and landfill), plus a dump point.
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Thallon Silos Camping Grounds
💲 $10/ night (power & water) or FREE (unpowered)
⏰ 48 hour limit
⛺️ Tents, Camper Trailers, Caravans, RVs, Big Rigs
🐶 Dogs allowed
🚻 Flushing toilets
🚿 FREE Hot showers
♿️ Wheelchair accessible
💧 Drinking water
🔥 Camp fires may be allowed (check to see if Fire Ban)
🗑 Rubbish bins
⬇️ Dump point
⚡️ Generators allowed
📶 Telstra reception
🚗 2WD & Big Rig access
ADDRESS: William Road, Thallon QLD 4497
Thallon Dust Storm (September 2019)
During our stay while camping at Thallon, we experienced a huge Dust Storm, which was incredible! Word spread around the camping ground the day before about the forecast of high winds on their way. So, we decided to stay put and wait it out, rather than head down to Lightning Ridge as planned.
Check out the footage we captured as the Dust Storm worsened throughout the day.
Things to Do in Thallon
Thallon Painted Silo Art
There are a few notable attractions nearby, in particular are the Thallon Painted Silos, which are situated right behind the camping ground. The changing light throughout the day on the Silos make for a beautiful view.
Painted Silos are growing in popularity around the country, but this particular artwork is the first of it’s kind in Queensland. ‘The Watering Hole’ was created by artists Joel Fergie (aka The Zookeeper) and Travis Vinson (aka Drapl).
Apparently it took about three weeks to complete the four 30m-high silos and the guys went through over 500 spray cans! We loved the pinks and purples featured in the painting, with the significance more apparent as the sun grew heavier.
Queensland doesn’t lay claim to the only painted silos, there are many beautiful Silo Art Murals in Victoria and other states around Australia.
Taking pride of place in the town park is the BIG Wombat. Climbing on the wombat is encouraged with climbing pegs attached to get you to the top! This particular species of wombat is endemic to just two parts of Australia, including the local area around Thallon.
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Just 32km north of Thallon is one of Australia’s most famous Outback pubs. The Nindigully Pub is said to be Queensland’s oldest pub! It’s a great place to stretch your legs, grab a meal or a drink and wander around. The Nindigully is famous for it’s 5kg Road Train burgers. Attempt it if you dare!
There are a few quirks to the pub, including the money that gets thrown and pinned to the roof, which is then donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service once a year. Free Camping is also available out the front of the pub and along the river.