Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Biloela along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Biloela and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
The weather in Biloela is sub-tropical humid and is therefore pleasant all year round. However the peak season tends to run during the local summer months from December to February. Visitors who wish to make savings should plan to visit outside of the local school summer holidays, which take place from Mid-December to February. Visiting in the local winter months when the weather sits in the 20’s Celsius is still very pleasant and can mean significant travel savings. Visitors will also save money by avoiding public holidays including Australia Day in late January and Anzac Day on the 25th April. The town also celebrates its annual Rockfest in March and the Callide Valley Show in mid-May. Visitors not intending to coincide with any of these events will find cheaper accommodation and travel options outside of these times.
Biloela is a unique destination that offers a taste of outback Australia yet is only an hour and half from the fabulous Queensland Coast. A fantastic way to start exploring the town proper is by walking the Cultural Heritage Trail. The trail includes The Spirit of the Land mural which depicts the history of woman of in Bananashire as well as the Greycliffe Homestead and Museum, a historical 19th century slab built family home.
Within the town visitors should also head to the Queensland Heritage Park & Rural Hinterland Information & Visitor Centre. The centre is home to a number of interesting local artefacts and is an ideal place to gain a better understanding of the town and its origins.
Biloela offers a range of amenities including Tom Dawson Park, a perfect location for a picnic that offers views over the local surroundings and towards Mount Murchison in the distance. The town also boasts the Bilolea Aquatic centre where visitors can enjoy excellent swimming facilities.
Just 7 miles (11 km) from the city is Lake Callide. This lake is very popular with water sports enthusiasts and anglers forming part of the Bass to Barra fishing trail.
Further highlights in the surrounding Bananashire region include Cracow, a historic gold mining town and the Bells Creek Conservation Park. A large number of visitors to Biloela come to visit Kroombit Tops National Park, the resting place of the WW2 Liberator Bomber, Beautiful Betsy.
Biloela is tantalisingly close to the magnificent Queensland coast with the town of Gladstone just one and half hour’s drive away. From Gladstone visitors can explore the Great Barrier Reef and travel by boat to a choice of beautiful and secluded coastal islands. Alternatively visitors can simply choose from a large number of beautiful gold sand beaches.
The centre of Biloela is fairly small and can be easily explored on foot. Tours are available to Kroombits Park whilst there are car hire options for those wishing to visit the coast or Lake Callide. There is also a coach service which runs between nearby towns.
Thangool Airport (TGH) is found 6 miles (10 km) to the south of the town. Biloela Taxis are available for transfer from the airport to the town and charge a set price.