Toogoolawah

Step back in time and experience the town of Toogoolawah.

Begin your journey to the past at the Toogoolawah Condensery Art Precinct. Experience old meets new as you walk through the old factory packing shed whilst viewing exhibitions of modern art. Next stop is the Toogoolawah Railway Museum.

As you enter the old railway station house, you will be greeted by a team of friendly volunteers who will happily regale you with stories of the past and the Toogoolawah of yesteryear. Outside the station house you will see the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, a passage of disused rail corridor now a popular recreational trail for cyclists, horse riders and runners.

Fancy a great meal and drinks? Toogoolawah is home to three pubs which are open for lunch and dinner; each pub has its own unique style. The main street in Toogoolawah also features a quaint shops and cafes which are well work a look.

On Saturday nights visit the Alexandra Hall, which houses the Toogoolawah Pictures. Here you can watch the latest new release films, whilst sinking back into the old canvas chairs.

Just up the road is Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield and museum. Their open day fly in events provide great opportunity for history buffs and flight enthusiasts to view vintage and military aircraft.

Whilst Watts Bridge specialise in the planes of yesteryear, you can also take a ride in modern day aircraft with Skydive Ramblers. Take to the skies with Skydive Ramblers and experience the beauty of flight and some of the best views of Somerset.

Toogoolawah, Somerset Area
Queensland
Australia

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The coastal nook of Currumbin on the Southern Gold Coast is a haven of pristine beaches and calm waterways attracting surfers and SUP enthusiasts by the dozen. Swim in the sheltered waters of Tallebudgera Creek and the Currumbin Rock Pools and test your balance kite-surfing or kayaking.

Snapper Rocks

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Coolangatta

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
The southern Gold Coast's famous sandy beaches and world-class surf breaks conclude at Coolangatta, renowned for its casual beach-side culture. Spend the day surfing, SUP or swimming with the locals at Coolangatta, Greenmount, Duranbah, Palm Beach and into southern Rainbow Bay.

Nine Mile Reef Dive Site

Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
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Nine Mile Reef, off Tweed Heads, has a reputation among locals as being a “sharky” spot. All year long, a good population of wobbegongs call the reef home, but are joined by leopard sharks in summer and grey nurse sharks in winter.

Tugun

Tugun, Gold Coast Area
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