Capella, Queensland

Take a self-drive tour through the surrounding country to view the spectacular Peak Range, and the scenic agricultural and grazing lands. The rich fertile soils of the Peak Downs and a 590mm rainfall produce millions of tonnes of sorghum, sunflower, wheat, legumes and beef annually. See sunflowers bloom in March/April, sorghum and sunflower harvested in May/June/July, wheat harvested in September/October and chick pea harvested in October.

Learn of Capella’s rich history visiting the Pioneer Village at the northern end of Capella’s main street. The volunteer-operated Village includes the ‘Peak Downs’ Homestead, Australia’s largest restored shingle-roofed station homestead. Built in 1869 from local pit-sawn spotted gum, the Homestead is a tribute to 19th century carpentry. The village is also home to the Store, Woolshed and Shearer’s Quarters from ‘Gordon Downs’ and vintage farming equipment – particularly that used during the 1948-54 Queensland-British Food Corporation scheme that marked the beginning of broadacre farming on the Central Highlands. The QBFC headquarters were on ‘Peak Downs’ Station.

Capella enjoys many facilities, including the Aquatic Centre, the 500 seat Cultural Centre, which hosts many renowned performers, a cinema, and an indoor covered arena, where several important cutting horse events are held. Its population of nearly 900 residents are proud of their peaceful, safe, and healthy rural town. For more information visit Capella’s website.

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