Cooladdi was originally named “Yarronvale”, and was changed to it’s present name in 1913, Cooladdi, being aboriginal for “Black Duck”.
Cooladdi’s history dates back to a time long before rail transportation was introduced, and it went on to be a major centre until the rail moved on in 1914. In it’s heyday Cooladdi boasted a school, butcher shop, post office, store and police station accommodating 270 residents.
Today the town only lays claim to a population of 6, with most services offered by the roadhouse titled the Fox Trap.
Quilberry Creek is a great spot to for great Outback Camping, do some fishing, go swimming or yabbying. Call into the Foxtrap for directions.
Cooladdi Foxtrap gets its name from past owner Mr Bob Fox ( Bob loved a yarn - legend has it that you would call in for a drink and leave two days later! - hence the name "Cooladdi Foxtrap"). Although Bob is no longer there the locals today are just as friendly and love a yarn. On the way to the Opals fields, Cooladdi is an ideal spot to stop and recharge your batteries. Get all the local visitor information, stock up on cool drinks or grab something to eat in the licensed restaurant. The Foxtrap also has accommodation, fuel and acts as the local Post Office.