Australia inland from the Capricorn Coast.
It is a sizeable country town in the middle of cotton fields.
There are a
few things to see and a wide range of facilities.
Emerald Australia railway station by yewenyi via Flickr.com
Things to See and Do in
Along the main street through the town is the old Railway Station -
the most famous
historical landmark and one of the very few such buildings that have
survived the four large fires that have ravaged the town during the
across the road
is the town's central visitor information
centre, and north of that is the CBD and the Town Hall with a
piece of fossilised
wood (found during the building of a railway bridge) in front of it.
West of the CBD is Morton Park, with the 'Big Easel' and a huge replica
of Vincent Van Gogh's
The painting Sunflowers by jason nahrung via Flickr.com
In the southern end of the park is Pioneer
Cottages - a small
historical village with a museum, a church and an old lockup.
South-east of the CBD
is the town's huge Botanical
Gardens - an absolute surprise - they are some of the best
Australia, with many different vegetation zones, some excellent
historical displays and plenty of great walking tracks.
Old Railway Bridge by mgjefferies via Flickr.com
Outside the Town
Outside the town is Fairbairn
and the man made Lake
popular with water sports, fishing
and picnics with views. There is
also a caravan park out there. Another place to fish is the Bottom Weir
in the town.
Fairbairn Dam on Lake Maraboon. by Otto_G via Flickr.com
Here's a map of the town. You can
anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places
closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the
satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand
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correct in the language used in Australia.
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