Theodore is a small, fertile town on the Leichhardt Highway between the junction of Castle Creek and the Dawson River. It serves as the irrigation and agricultural centre for the grain and cotton industries of the surrounding Banana Shire area. Theodore is an attractive town with palms and tropical plants sown in the 1920s lining the roads. Theodore is ideal for those with small children or those looking to start a family.
The Theodore Multipurpose Health Service is a 10 bed, 26 staff facility that provides medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetrics, accident and emergency, palliative care, radiography and pharmacy services.
Visiting services include drug and alcohol and child health services.
Allied health services include visiting physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy, and radiography.
Aged services including respite care and community care are available through the Multipurpose Health Service and in addition to the privately owned, six bed aged care hostel.
Recent improvements have been made to the kitchen and the staff quarters at the facility.
Theodore's small size makes getting around town a breeze. You can get anywhere in town in five minutes, leaving you with plenty of time to see Theodore's sights.
Popular spots to visit at Theodore include the community managed Hotel-Motel, the Dawson River weir, Rose's Garden, Junction Park, Glenmoral Gorge and the nearby historic hand built 'flagged' road, used by bullock wagons in the nineteenth century.
Visit the Isla Gorge Lookout, a picturesque spot for picnicking and viewing the valley below. The Lookout displays brilliant wildflowers in Spring and is a great position for wildlife watching. Take your binoculars and see if you can glimpse Wedge-Tailed Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Honeyeaters, Whiptail Wallabies or Grey Kangaroos frolicking in the valley below.
Theodore Co-operative Hotel Motel is a surprisingly family friendly pub. It is literally owned by the townsfolk – a possibly unique situation. The profits from the Hotel are used to fund community activities and projects such as the annual Show and HACC services. The Hotel also regularly receives awards the “Most Outstanding Community Service and Achievement” award from the Queensland Hotel
Association Awards For Excellence.