Thallon is situated south of Nindigully & St.George on the Carnarvon Highway, north of Mungindi and east of Dirranbandi & Bollon. All these towns are connected with bitumen highways, notably the Barwon, Carnarvon and Castlereagh.
Signalling your approach into Thallon, the giant grain silos featuring the stunning “Watering Hole” Mural act as landmarks for the town. Thallon is surrounded by prime grain growing country. In the 2012-2013 harvest Thallon recorded the second largest grain intake in Queensland, behind Goondiwindi. Wheat, cotton and chickpeas are the main crops grown in the Thallon area. The “Watering Hole” mural was painted by Brisbane Artists Travis Vinson (Drapl) and Joel Fergie (The Zookeeper) in July 2017. An interpretative sign is located on the designated viewing platform. Graincorp is a working depot; we ask that visitors not to enter the workplace of Grain Corp to view the mural.
William the Wombat:
This Sculpture highlights preservation of the endangered Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat while providing a wonderful playground.
In the late 1800s a population of Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats was discovered nearby on the Moonie River. The giant sculpture of William celebrates that historical connection and the need to protect this critically endangered species. More detail is located on the interpretative sign in the Town Park and a range of Wombat merchandise is available for sale at the Hotel.
Grazing of cattle and sheep, wool growing, broad-acre farming and irrigated cotton are all industries of the district.
Francis Hotel in Pine Street
Named after Harold Francis, an early licensee, the hotel stands metres off the busy highway waiting to satiate your appetite for food and local history. Enjoy a barista made espresso coffee while viewing the collection of images of the local region in the dining room's photographic gallery. Hotel Francis offers accommodation and meals. The General Store, Tourist Information, and Postal Agency are all located within the Pub.