Blackall Tours and Attractions
The Blackall Woolscour is the last remaining steam operated wool washing plant in Australia. This complex is a living museum with a direct link to Australia’s pioneering era. The Woolscour started being built in 1906 and started operation in 1908 and operated until 1978. The complex consists of a the wool washing and drying tanks, 20 stand shearing shed, large sheep yards, shearer’s quarters, cook house, toilet and shower blocks.
In 2002 the Blackall Woolscour once again started using steam to run the steam engine and the machinery. Guided tours of this complex operate hourly everyday and see the machinery operating and captured by the magnificent skills of our pioneering forefathers.
The machinery is operating every day but only runs on steam from May to the end of August.
Tours operate on the hour, every hour, with the first tour at 9.00 a.m. and the last tour departing at 4.00 p.m.
Other attactions include:
- The Main woolscour shed
- Orientation Centre and introductory displays
- Blacksmith shop and workshop
- Shearing shed, sheep yards, shearer's quarters
- Artesian bore
- Theatrette showing "The Golden Age of Wool"
Along with catering for groups with prior notice, the Blackall Woolscour also has bush dinners on the first Saturday of each month from May until September. The night kicks off with a night tour at 6.00 p.m. and dinner afterwards. Bookings are essential and subject to change without notice.