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Dingo

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Capricorn Holidays Information Centre

1800 676 701

Nestled in hundreds of hectares of grazing country, Dingo is a convenient access point for exploring the Blackdown Tableland National Park as well as home to the annual World Dingo Trap Throwing Competition and Picnic Races in July.

This charming rural town is located just across the railway line from the Capricorn Highway, west of Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast.

The origin of the town's name is shrouded in mystery - some say a railway surveyor saw a dingo on the creek bank and gave the town its name whilst others say that Moses Wafer, an early pioneer, heard dingoes howling at night and named the town after his camp site.

A bronze statue of a Dingo is in the town commemorating the town's name.  This busy town sits on two major highways that service the beef, mining and coal industries. Up to 1,000 vehicles pass through in one day, and it's not unusual to see 10 triple road trains outside the roadhouse.

The last colony of the endangered Bridled Nailtail Wallaby was found north of Dingo.

For more information about events and activities, just ask at the Dingo Roadhouse - a 24 hour service station on the Highway that also works as an information centre for travellers.