Tambo Outback Rodeo 2021

Fast paced, exciting sports event involving horses and other livestock, designed to test the skill and speed of the cowboys and cowgirls.

Features of the event will be the Open Bull and Bronc Rides, with a  Mini Bull event for the kids.

Local Rodeo with loads of action from Bulls, Broncs and Barrels with entertainment into the Night.


Tambo Clay Target – Two Day Shoot

The annual Two- Day Shoot will be held over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September, 2021.

Events range from single barrel to double barrel handicaps and championships.



Central West Sand Greens Championships – Tambo

Golf in Tambo

Tambo Golf Club plays host to the 2021 Central West  Sand Greens Championship from the 11th to 12th of September 2021.

Meal Packages include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday.


Tambo Teddy Bears Picnic

Head to the home of the famous Tambo Teddies for their annual teddy bears Christmas in July picnic; a fun filled family day.
Bears and their owners are invited to visit Tambo to join in the fun of country games, music and mayhem of the teddy bear parade and teddy bear challenges. And for adventurous teddy bears, a flight from the teddy bear catapult. There will be rides, market stalls and plenty of entertainment for young and old.

Queensland Outback Masters – Blackall

For the ultimate golfing experience for 2021, the Outback Queensland Masters, locally coined, the “OQM” is back with a life changing opportunity for amateur golfers with a one million dollar hole in one up for grabs.

Amateur golfers and travellers are being encouraged to adventure west of the Great Divide in Queensland through the townships from Biloela and the sandstone wonders through to the channel country of Charleville, Quilpie and onto Blackall, Hughenden and the heart of the outback, Longreach, for the 2021 million dollar hole in one!


Rooftop Express in Blackall

rooftop express

The Night of the Horse.

A first class arena spectacular show that features world first stunts, true blue Australian comedy and awe‐inspiring horsemanship.  Its loveable bush characters and amusing storyline encourages crowd participation and family fun.  A must see for anyone who ever wanted to put on a cowboy hat or ride an Australian Stock Horse.

Anticipation- Local artists exhibition

Grassland Art Gallery

Join the communities of Blackall and Tambo to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of works by  local artists at the Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo.

This exhibition will feature a wide array of media; acrylic, sculpture, oils, woodwork and metalwork. Each year the local community look forward to this display with much ANTICIPATION.

Official opening Saturday June 5th at 12.00pm.

$20 per person, lunch included.

Tambo Campdraft – 2021

Tambo Campdraft


A fantastic, family weekend that brings the community together. Competitors and onlookers enjoy admiring the skill and horsemanship involved in this great sport, there is plenty to see and do.

3 days of Camp-drafting, a Gymkhana for the kids, food & drinks available all weekend, a bar operating in Mayne Pavilion and entertainment on Saturday night.

Bushmans Artisans Gallery Opening

Opening of the Bushmans Artisans Gallery on the 5th March, 5.30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend. Showcasing works by local artists.

Entry is FREE

Free glass champagne/beer on arrival. at the opening.

The Bushman’s Artisans Gallery will be open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. from March 5 to the end of October.

Would you like a coffee with your order?

The Lodge on Hawthorn Blackall

There is more than just coffee available in two of Blackall’s best coffee shops.

On the main street, The Drawing Board offers a blend of coffee and fashion. A collective boutique for a busy Australian women looking for fun, practical, quality fashion and accessories.

Offering a mean coffee and a range of muffins and biscuits, this unique shop allows customers to relax, catch up with friends, grab the perfect gift and keep up with the latest fashions.

Customers at The Drawing Board tell it like it is………

“This quaint little country cafe was the perfect place to stop for a coffee and bite to eat on our way through Blackall. Best boutique in the central west. Coffee is amazing, with fashion and gifts also.

What else could a girl ask for!”

The Drawing Board Coffee Shop Blackall

Just up Hawthorn St, past Blackall’s Cultural Centre is The Lodge on Hawthorn. Originally the town’s Masonic Temple, this magnificent heritage listed building is now a coffee shop, restaurant and antique and art shop.

Offering a seasonal menu accompanied by a wide variety of exquisite fine teas and delicious Queensland roasted coffee. Enjoy with a slice of their famous flourless chocolate cake or tasty steak sandwich made with local beef on a toasted turkish.

The Lodge boasts a unique collection of antiques and art for sale that is not likely to be found anywhere else in Regional Queensland. Many hand crafted local and regional products are available, a truly eclectic mix of unique, original antiquities and giftware.

Why not stay another day and enjoy a little bit of fine dining in the Outback?

On the weekends, The Lodge is the place for a gourmet experience in Blackall.  Boasting an exciting evening menu that includes  Atlantic Salmon with hollandaise or local Barcoo Butchery Rib Fillet with cafe de Paris sauce. BYO dining-in is available on Saturday and Sunday nights, or during the week for a booking of 10 or more.

And what do Lodge customers reckon?

“Most inviting coffee shop in Eastern Australia. Just love it here! Second visit.”

There is most definitely more than just coffee on offer!  Pop in and see, it will be worth the experience.  

Lodge on Hawthorn