Stop a while in Allora and find out why it’s known as the friendliest town on the Downs. It’s old-time streetscape beckons you to take a walk. You may know the author of Mary Poppins, PL Travers, lived in Allora as a child. You can see the Mary Poppins House (circa 1880) which was once the Australian Joint Stock Bank managed by her father Travers Goff, and a carved stone monument in her honour in the park.
You’ll see many timber buildings typical of late 1800s and early 1900s architecture including the CBC Bank, the Railway Hotel, the old Shire Chambers, the Queensland National Bank, the Commercial Hotel and St David’s Anglican Church. With a relaxed country town feel, Allora is a perfect rest stop. Try one of the three historic pubs or lunch, or pick a spot for a tranquil break in the parks which line the Dalrymple Creek that meanders through the town.