Taste Biloela

Heading south-west from Rockhampton through Mount Morgan you travel through cattle and grain country arriving in Biloela, administrative centre of the Banana Shire. A tip for food lovers, Bananas aren’t grown in the Banana Shire, it was named after the first township in the region (Banana), which in turn was named for the burial site of a huge dun coloured bullock named ‘Banana’. Micro herbs and squab are also produced in and around Biloela.

Biloela is known for its beef production, call into Briskey’s Butchery and stock up on your favourite steak or home-made sausages.  

Rise the Bakehouse are very proud of everything they produce especially their crunchy loaves of bread. Grab some meat and bread and head out to one of Biloela’s many parks and use council’s free electric barbeques to cook up a feast.   

Little Market Co is an indoor Market House located in the heart of Biloela. With over 40 local artisans and traders showcasing their products you’ll find some great locally made jams, preserves and fudge.        

For something different head into Rita’s Blue Café in downtown Biloela. Rita has the usual range of scones, cakes, sandwiches. Don’t miss the opportunity to tase her very special Vietnamese food.      

Not far out of town (12 km) is Lake Callide. If you are a keen fisher hit the water for a feed of Barramundi, Yellow Belly or Red-claw.   

For more information on Biloela head to www.driveinland.com.au/australias-country-way/ or call into the Rural Hinterland Visitor Information Centre at 11 Exhibition Avenue, Biloela or the Biloela Information Centre in Callide Street.