Silo Art - Brisbane to Adelaide

By travellingwithmynikon | Oct 3, 2020
Oceania > Australia

Silo Art has taken off in Australia, and it's a great way to visit regional areas as you follow the trail.

Milmerran Water Tank

The Milmerran Water Tank from the rest area

The Milmerran Water Tank from the rest area

If you're coming from Toowoomba, an hour away is the Milmerran Water Tank. It's right on the Gore Highway, and you can't miss it. It is not only your first artwork, but it's a good place to stop for a break.

There is a rest area before you get into town, showing the water tank showcasing the rural farming area and how they got water.
The water tank is one of the oldest artworks on the trail as it was completed in the late 1980s.

Yelarbon Silo Art

If you are coming from Brisbane, and are using the Cunningham Highway, about half an hour before Goondiwindi, you'll find the Yelarbon Silo Art.
The 24m-tall artwork is on the GrainCorp silos, and you can't miss them as they are in front of you as you drive down the highway.

Colour in the dry Queensland countryside

Colour in the dry Queensland countryside

There is a lot to pull into where to can park to take photos.

The artwork took five weeks to complete and was painted by Brisbane-based artists' collective the Brightsiders Group. It was finished in July 2019.

If you have time, the Yelarbon lagoon has a population of black swans that you'll hopefully see in the water.

Goondiwindi

You have a couple of places to check out in Goondiwindi, the water tank and a couple of street art in the town centre.

A fence is around the water tank, so it's a bit hard to get a good photo

A fence is around the water tank, so it's a bit hard to get a good photo

The artwork depicts the wildlife along the McIntyre River. The water tank is on McLean Street next to the Old Goondiwindi Bridge.

In the city centre, you have street art on the walls of the Queensland Hotel and the Gunsynd Motel.

The Gunsynd Motel Mural and The Snake Pit on the Queensland Hotel

The Gunsynd Motel Mural and The Snake Pit on the Queensland Hotel

The mural for the Gunsynd motel is on Marshall Street, and the Queensland Hotel is on the corner of Marshall and Pratten Streets.

Grenfell Silo Art

If you'd like to see the Grenfell Silo Art, you'd need to detour off the Newell Highway at Forbes, but it is well worth the visit.

It was finished in March 2019 by Mongolian born, Melbourne street artist, Heesco Khosnaran, and features the farming industry of the Weddin Shire as well as its landscape.

The colours are amazing in this silo art in Grenfell

The colours are amazing in this silo art in Grenfell

Not only do you have the Silo Art, but this is also where famous poet Henry Lawson was born as well as Ben Hall, bushranger, Stan McCabe, cricketer, and Jan LeHane, tennis player.

The famous faces of Grenfell and Henry Lawson writing a poem on a bench on the corner of Main and Forbes Streets

The famous faces of Grenfell and Henry Lawson writing a poem on a bench on the corner of Main and Forbes Streets

Weethalle

Travelling along the Mid Western Highway towards Hay, this Silo Art is at another rest stop.

With plenty of parking in front, you can't miss this colourful piece capturing the wheat and sheep farming area. Completed in July 2017, it is another work from Melbourne based street artist Heesco Khosnaran.

Patchewollock

This one is another detour but once again worth it. You could also do this one as part of a loop of ones in Western Victoria.

You have a large car park again, where you can fully appreciate the silo.

Another colourful artwork is depicting life in the area

Another colourful artwork is depicting life in the area

Completed in late 2016 by Brisbane artist, Fintan Magee, he found a muse in local farmer, Nick “Noodle” Hulland, who is on the silo.

Karoonda

Karoonda's is the biggest silo art I've seen so far, and you can see it from 10kms away.

Frames are at both sides to get that unique family shot

Frames are at both sides to get that unique family shot

Seven silos are decorated with animals from the area as well as the railway station.

The silos are so big that you have to get photos from both sides

The silos are so big that you have to get photos from both sides

Waikerie

Waikerie is a great place to see not only silo art but the Murray River attractions as well.

The silos from the street front

The silos from the street front

There is a large car park next to the silos, and you can easily move about them to see both sides.

More fantastic artwork on the back of the silos

More fantastic artwork on the back of the silos

Two artists painted one each, Jimmy DVate and Garry Duncan. The paintings depict the local fauna and flora in the area, native fish, frogs, yabbies, spiny daisy, regent parrot and the rain moth.

Semaphore Beach, Adelaide

At the end of a great drive, there is nothing like time at the beach and more art.

Art at either end of the skate park

Art at either end of the skate park

Artwork around the water tank that is on the walkway along the esplanade

Artwork around the water tank that is on the walkway along the esplanade

While you're here, you can take in the beach, playground, pier or take a steam train ride along the beach to Fort Glanville.

The playground and kiosk, pier and steam train to enjoy at Semaphore Beach

The playground and kiosk, pier and steam train to enjoy at Semaphore Beach

Steam Train Hours:

  • Every Sunday and Public Holiday: October-April
  • Daily: School Holidays September and April except for Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Daily: 26th December-End of January School Holidays

There are even more places to visit all across Australia, and you can find the location map here if you are travelling to other parts of the country.

All the times on the maps are approximate, and you should check how long it will take you, at the time you travel.

If you'd like to find out what kind of attractions there are in in this area, you can read about them here.

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Hi. My name is Kim and I love to travel especially getting about in nature. I have only really started this seriously at the end of 2018 but I'm loving the lifestyle and community.

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