Things to do in Barcaldine
At first glance, Barcaldine, or Barcy (pronounced Bark-y) as she’s known to locals, has very little to do with a tree’s bark, beyond the famous Tree of Knowledge. But, take another look and you’ll start to see this town is obsessed with the stuff. In fact, every street in this town of 1300 people is named after a tree. From Oak Street to Elm Street, the town is lined with ghost gums and ironbark, making this one of the lushest (even when the town’s dry) Outback Queensland towns to visit. It is, after all, known as Outback Queensland’s ‘Garden City’.
If you find yourself 100 kilometres east of Longreach and 100 kilometres north of Blackall, here’s how we recommend you visit the town where the grass is always greener.