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Leyburn

The small town of Leyburn, just under an hour's drive from either Toowoomba or Warwick, is most known for a motorsport event, the historic Leyburn Sprint. Each August Leyburn's stately heritage streets roar to life, when thousands come to watch cars race in commemoration of the town hosting the 1949 Australian Grand Prix.

Any time of year you can stop for a beer, a yarn and some real country cooking at the historic Royal Hotel. Built in 1863 this pub is one of Queensland's oldest pubs. Your heritage trail should include Leyburn School, circa 1862; Leyburn cemetery, St Matthew's Catholic Church; Liberator Park which has a memorial to 'Z special unit' stationed here in World War II and Leyburn airstrip.

Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield. Visitors can still try their luck fossicking at Thane's Creek fossicking reserve.

Leyburn, Southern Downs Area
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Morgan Park, Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
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Morgan Park is a major sport and recreation facility and houses a range of sport clubs and organisations, as well as a reserve which is home to a wide range of bird species. Morgan Park is known as the home of horse power and hosts equine events nearly every weekend including horse trials (equestrian), polocrosse, and equine driving. The Park also home to Morgan Park Raceway which stages dirt bike, drag racing and circuit racing events. The Morgan Park Resource Reserve is a birdwatchers paradise where you'll see more than 20 species of birds including quails, ducks, raptors, needletails, kingfishers, fairy-wrens, honeyeaters and parrots. An events calendar and a list of spotted bird species is available from Warwick Visitor Information Centre, 49 Albion Street, Warwick.

Yangan

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
The village of Yangan sits on Swan Creek at the head of the picturesque Swanfels Valley. The town was developed to serve the industries of the Swanfels Valley, with a police station, school and church existing prior to 1884. The sandstone used in many of nearby Warwick's magnificent buildings including the police station and town hall, was quarried in this area. The Yangan Masonic Hall, acquired by Yangan Lodge in 1912, was originally built as the School of Arts (circa 1898). Made of local timber, it stands today as a distinctive landmark and symbol of the town's former prosperity.

Dalveen

Dalveen, Southern Downs Area
Just five to 25 minutes north of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway, or via the 'Fruit Run' Granite Belt Tourist Drive, are the hamlets of Dalveen, Cottonvale, Thulimbah, The Summit and Applethorpe. They offer boutique wineries and fabulous fruit orchards and vegetable farms When you arrive at Dalveen, park your car at the Jim Mitchell Park before walking to the Dalveen Post Office and browse around the village craft shop and pick up a bargain at the clothing factory right next door.

Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
Nestled on the banks of the Condamine River lies the "Rose and Rodeo Capital' of Warwick, and host to the annual October hoedown of Australia's elite bull riders. Visit the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre 156-kilometres south-west of Brisbane, dating buck jumping back to 1857. Continue on a tour of the town's 150 year old historic buildings including preserved churches, cottages, schools and railway stations - in the day when locals travelled by horse and cart - and spot the two memorials of Jackie Howe, a famous sheep shearer from Blackall. Stop by the operating steam railway locomotive and plan your trip with one of the monthly runs from Warwick to Clifton or Wallangarra. Each Wednesday there's excitement at the local pig and calf sales, while the month of July is reserved for the Jumpers and Jazz festival and the town's deciduous trees are dressed with custom-knitted jumpers and live music fills the streets. Get outdoors on the Condamine River or Connolly Dam south-east of Warwick, or at nearby Leslie Dam for biting yellowbelly, silver perch and murray cod. Hike the Goomburra section of the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park north-east of Warwick, spotting koalas and birdlife amongst cascading waterfalls and rainforest.

Clifton

Clifton, Toowoomba Area
If you think of the quintessential country town streetscape you've got Clifton in mind. Dating back to 1875, this classic little town 45 minutes' drive south of Toowoomba (about half way to Warwick) has been used in a number of Australian movies including 'The Thornbirds'. Set on the wide fertile plains of the Darling Downs, the town began as Clifton Station, running cattle in 1840, the first year of the downs' settlement. Wheat was grown for many years and nowadays it's an agriculturally diverse producer of cattle, cereal crops, sunflowers and honey. The Clifton and District Historical Museum, located in the former Butter Factory building has a wide collection of household and agricultural items providing an insight into the area's pioneering past. Just a short drive north of Clifton is the village of Nobby and the well known Rudd's Pub, which has an extensive display of historic memorabilia and photographs of the area's pioneering past. The Pub is dedicated to Steele Rudd, who lived in the area, and found inspiration there for his stories in 'On Our Selection'. Just a short stroll from the Pub is the Sister Kenny memorial. Sister Elizabeth Kenny also lived in the area and was known for her revolutionary treatment for the victims of polio. Accommodation in the Clifton district ranges from farmstays, bed and breakfasts, pub stays and a caravan park.

Allora

Allora, Southern Downs Area
Allora is known as 'the best little town on the Downs'. The town is just off the highway between Toowoomba and Warwick. You’ll think you’re taking a trip into history when driving down the main street. Visit Saint David's Anglican Church built in 1888, and one of the finest examples of a timber church in country Queensland. There's also an excellent country butcher and a couple of home-style cafes in town. Experience Allora's strong sense of history on the signed Heritage Trail. It takes walkers from one historic building to the next, street banners reflect the theme, and a series of murals at the gates of the showground depict local milestones. The town was the childhood home of P.L Travers who wrote the Mary Poppins stories, and the fallen soldier's memorial is one of only two Boer War memorials in Queensland. Now restored, Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre embodies the history of the Allora region since the late nineteenth Century. A major draw card on the Heritage Building Trail, Glengallan divulges a fascinating insight into the workings of a pastoral station. From November to February you'll see sunflowers in bloom.

Southbrook

Southbrook, Toowoomba Area
Southbrook is a scenic rural community located on the Gore Highway near Pittsworth. The township has a primary school, hotel, store, fuel and other basic facilities. Local farm properties are characterised by hilly grassland, uncleared native woodland, and crops including sunflowers, chickpeas, wheat and barley. A great place to stop and smell the fresh air on your way to Goondiwindi.

Leyburn

Leyburn, Southern Downs Area
The small town of Leyburn, just under an hour's drive from either Toowoomba or Warwick, is most known for a motorsport event, the historic Leyburn Sprint. Each August Leyburn's stately heritage streets roar to life, when thousands come to watch cars race in commemoration of the town hosting the 1949 Australian Grand Prix. Any time of year you can stop for a beer, a yarn and some real country cooking at the historic Royal Hotel. Built in 1863 this pub is one of Queensland's oldest pubs. Your heritage trail should include Leyburn School, circa 1862; Leyburn cemetery, St Matthew's Catholic Church; Liberator Park which has a memorial to 'Z special unit' stationed here in World War II and Leyburn airstrip. Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield. Visitors can still try their luck fossicking at Thane's Creek fossicking reserve.

Nobby

Nobby, Toowoomba Area
Nobby is an historic little nook in Southern Queensland Country, just half an hour's drive south of Toowoomba. Learning about one-time famous residents like author Steele Rudd and Sister Elizabeth Kenny who pioneered the treatment of polio, make visiting Nobby a unexpected pleasure. Steele Rudd (real name Hoey Davis), the author of Dad and Dave, is remembered by the old-timers of the town and also by those who may recall the golden days of radio, where the Rudd stories ran for many years. Rudd's Pub in Tooth Street is dedicated to Steele Rudd and there are still plenty of local characters to yarn to around the bar today. Plan your visit for lunchtime. The food here is great with juicy steaks as big as the plate! The pub walls are adorned with extensive displays of historic memorabilia and photographs of the area's pioneering past. Then there's Sister Elizabeth Kenny, the 'saint' who worked with polio treatments prior and the development of a vaccine. Near the hotel, there's a memorial dedicated to this lady. That's just a part of the history, with much more told simply by taking a stroll along the town's main street which is dotted with shopfronts from another era. Take a picnic to the local park which also offers barbecue facilities.

Greenmount

Greenmount, Toowoomba Area
Greenmount is a lovely country township surrounded by dairy farms, horse studs and various crops. Formally known as Emu Creek, Greenmount is an easy 25 kilometre drive from Toowoomba, on the outskirts of the Darling Downs. Take a break for a barbecue in Greenmount's Bicentennial Park next to the Memorial Hall. The Hall is a rare and beautiful pressed metal ceiling and stage. The Greenmount Cemetery is the final resting place of Jack Slattery. He was the character 'Cranky Jack' in the novel 'On Our Selection' by Arthur Hoey Davis, better known as Steele Rudd - one of Australia's most famous writers who grew up in the local area. Take the time to explore the town's other Steele Rudd attractions including his hut and Rudd's Pub in nearby Nobby.
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