Founded in 1885, the village of Wallangarra is one of the most southern towns in Queensland lying on the border of Queensland and New South Wales.
It’s also a town split in two, with the town of Jennings on the New South Wales side. Wallangarra is famous for being the changeover station for trains travelling between the two states. As the train line gauges differed, Wallangarra is home to a grand station where all interstate travellers changed trains before the coast line was completed in 1930. This station is now home to, the Wallangarra Museum and Café.
Visit the Wallangarra Museum and Café at the historic Railway Station and learn about its illustrious past. Don’t miss the Wallangarra Border Markets (first Sunday of the month).
Find the hideout of the famous Australian bushranger Thunderbolt. The path to the hideout is signed, and parking is available. Nearby are remnants of the Brisbane Line tank traps from WWII. In the course of the war there were up to 10,000 troops stationed in the area.
Step back in time and take a trip on the Southern Downs Steam Railway.