At the southern most end of the Granite Belt Region is the pretty town of Wallangarra. With a railway station which is split into two, two schools, two police stations, two pubs – and a population of a few hundred, there appears something is up in this town! That’s because Wallangarra is a border town – straddling Queensland and New South Wales.
Half of the railway station is owned by Queensland and the southern end is owned by New South Wales. It’s a good example of how governments in the past went their own ways – you’ll notice there’s even two different railway line gauges! Train buffs will love the railway station, which was spruced up for the Celebration of Federation.
The town has an excellent information centre and picnic facilities with barbecues and toilets. This is one of those rare towns where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve twice – New South Wales operates on Daylight Savings time.
Wallangarra gives easy access to the walking and mountain biking trails of the Mount Norman section of Girraween National Park.