Come on who didn’t think that the Banana shire was filled with adoring banana trees all blossoming their fruit! What you will quickly learn is the Banana Shire isn’t named after Banana’s rather a lead bullock named “Banana”.
Sadly when the Bullock died, he was buried in a gully, which was rightly named “Banana’s Gully”. As the years went by, the settlement grew and took on the name of the gully and became the shires headquarters in 1862. The Banana Shire is named after that township of Banana and is the geographical and historical heart of the shire.
The Banana shire will take your breath away with its array of natural beauty and natural wonders. It is a must do for any avid adventurer young and old.
There is so much to see and take in including, sandstone wonders, gorges, rivers, creeks and lakes, bush land, plains and forests, wildlife and wild flowers. Make sure you allow a few days here at least and bring your best waling shoes, you will not regret the effort.
There are plenty of options of accommodation ranging from free to hotels but the closer you can get to nature the better time you will have enjoying the spectacular sites and taking in the atmosphere.
You will be in the heart of a diverse rural and mining sector with industries such as cotton, wheat, beef, sorghum, coal, methane gas, power generation and gold.
Enjoy There are mecca of watersports and fishing at the Dawson River, Callide Dam and plenty of other inland waterways. There are also some exciting adventures for 4WD enthusiasts.