Jumpers and Jazz in July

Warwick’s Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland’s quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004. The program incorporates 120 “jumpered” trees, jazz performances in more than 30 venues, exhibitions, hands on workshops, wining and dining. One of the few places in Queensland to experience a cold winter, Warwick is located on the Southern Downs of Southern Queensland Country.

Abbey of the Roses – Christmas in July

Christmas In July dinners at the Abbey Country House Manor, have become a popular annual event in Warwick. They are held every Saturday night and include a three course set dinner, four hour beverage package, Christmas trivia, secret Santa and it nearly always snows at the famous Christmas in July Dinners.

Accommodation is limited so book early. Warwick Jumpers in Jazz festival is the last two weekends and there is a two night minimum stay these nights.

Warwick Credit Union Warwick Cup 2017

The Warwick Cup is now firmly branded as one of regional Queensland’s richest and most respected race meets and has become a ‘must attend’ event on the Queensland regional racing calendar. Warwick Cup Day is stylish, surprising and fun for the most humble to the most sophisticated.

Warwick Historical Society Museum

The Warwick Historical Society Museum is a collection of buildings which features furniture and household items representing more than 130 years of family life in the Warwick district. Most notable is the sandstone cottage which was built circa 1870, and is listed by the National Trust.

Collections of photographs, historical and personal items, farming equipment, vehicles and machinery are displayed in several buildings relocated on the site. The Warwick and District Historical Society is also happy to provide your coach group with a guided history tour of Warwick, one of the local historians can hop on your coach and highlight the historical points of interest.

Grounds available for hire for weddings or wedding photographs (fees apply).

Morgan Park, Warwick

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.

Warwick War Memorial and Gates

A Celtic cross tops the impressive 10.7 metre high sandstone and granite monument serving as a grave for 122 Warwick men who died in WWI.

Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the memorial 5 December 1923, before a crowd of 3,000.

Sir Matthew expressed pleasure at the involvement of a returned soldier, Roy Campbell, in the memorial’s design although he may have collaborated with his father Hugh.

The memorial, which cost £1445, was crafted by Ipswich mason Frank Williams.

Its classic elegance incorporates Corinthian columns of polish granite and a sandstone shaft with carved wreath and the words ‘The Honoured Dead’. Names are recorded on marble plates.

Memorial gates, also designed by the Campbells and installed a year later, pay tribute to the 377 Warwick district men who served and returned.

The Warwick war memorial is found in the south-east corner of Leslie Park, named after a pioneering family of the district.

Southern Downs Steam Railway, Warwick

All aboard the Southern Downs Steam Railway! This Mainline Tourist Heritage Railway and rail museum was established in Warwick in 1995. SDSR has restored a Heritage C17 Steam Locomotive to operational condition. C17, is a steam locomotive with 8 driving wheels and a 17″ cylinder, originally built between 1920 and 1953.

SDSR operates steam train tours from Warwick to Stanthorpe, Toowoomba and Inglewood at select times during the year – see the website for details.

You’ll find the Warwick Railway Precinct on the corner of Hamilton Street and Fitzroy Street where the old Warwick Locomotive Depot used to be, (closed in 1970). This site was chosen as the original train ‘turntable’ was still in place.

A not for profit organisation, most of the restoration work has been completed by ‘work for the dole’ participants. They have restored and re-built the locomotive sheds, workshops, water tower, repairs to the turntable, relaying of railway lines and erecting fencing. Now that the work is completed, volunteers have put up their hands to continue the restoration of the old railway carriages.

An extensive collection of railway memorabilia will also delight train buffs.

Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft and the Warwick Rodeo National Finals

Every year for the last full week in October horsemen and women Australia wide gather for seven days of premier Campdrafting. This uniquely Australian sport involves strong horsemanship skills as man and horse work cattle. The Warwick Gold Cup is Australia’s most prestigious campdraft and boasts total prize money exceeding AUD173000. Combine this level of competition, with adrenaline pumping Rodeo where you will see Australia’s top Cowboys versus Australia’s best bucking livestock.

This year they are honoured to be able to host the Australian Professional Rodeo Association’s National Finals. This is a great fit seeing Warwick is Australia’s oldest Rodeo and this is the APRA’s fifty-second championship.

Held over four full rounds from Thursday until Sunday you will hear the roar of the crowd, see the dust rising as the launches himself onto that beast and smell the victory! Or party on with live bands well into the night.

Warwick Art Gallery

The Warwick Art Gallery is at the forefront of cultural activities in the Southern Downs. Especially committed to community activities, the Gallery aims to identify, promote and celebrate the community’s artistic and cultural identity and support community-based festivals, exchanges and events.

In addition, the Gallery program brings to Warwick travelling exhibitions set to inspire and educate. The Gallery has two unique spaces, the traditional main gallery and the foyer space with outstanding visitor exposure and a garden view.

Check for details on current exhibitions and events at the gallery.

Warwick Railway Memorial Honour Board

A solid marble honour board at Warwick Railway Station notes the contribution of 101 local railway workers who enlisted in WWI – seven of them dying in the conflict. They were among more than 3,000 Queensland railway workers who enlisted. Some went on to help run railways in France during WWI.

The Commissioner of Railways JW Davidson unveiled the honour board, featuring a relief of a train, on 13 February 1922.

Warwick Railway Station, a large complex with a range of buildings and structures, became the area’s main station in 1885, following the extension of the railway to the New South Wales’ border from Stanthorpe.

The station became the backdrop of a national incident in November 1917 when Prime Minister WM (Billy) Hughes, standing on the platform spruiking conscription, was egged. That action also led to the appointment of a Commonwealth Police Officer at major Queensland towns.

Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre

After more than 70 years of decline and dereliction, Glengallan emerges from the ruins of the 1867 sandstone mansion as a unique heritage experience. Walk through time and re-live the Glengallan story from squattocracy to farmer settlement. An innovative interpretation allows Glengallan to evolve with time as old photographs and documents shed more light on life in what was once described as “the finest house in the colony”.

Many facets provide food for thought and further study. Glengallan is ideal for family reunions, workshops, seminars, markets and rallies; available for wedding and professional photography.

The heritage centre cafe, Eliza’s, serves colonial fare with modern flair. Midweek group tours and functions by arrangement.

A wide range of locally made souvenirs are available including Aloomba lavender products, Hidden Creek wines and Glengallan’s own commemoratives wines: Gentleman Jack, Eliza D, King Billy and Ghost Gate port.

Glengallan hosts markets in the gardens on the first Sunday of March, June, September and December.

Main Range National Park

Main Range National Park traverses the Cunningham Highway near Ipswich and Warwick in the Southern Downs Area. This heritage-listed ancient rainforest links South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim in the east with an arc of Gondwana lined peaks, ridges and escarpments to the west.

Commence by heading towards Goomburra on the unsealed road to the Dalrymple Circuit and camp at Spicers Gap or Goomburra. Keep your camera poised for the seldom seen Albert’s lyrebird, the endangered eastern bristlebird and the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail.

Plan lunch at Cunningham’s Gap picnic area where the highway’s cross, and explore the Rainforest Circuit with ancient volcanic views over the Fassifern Valley and Lake Moogerah – popular with boaties and anglers.

Enjoy the sights of Queen Mary Falls at the lookout giving views of water plummeting 40 metres below into Spring Creek. Challenge yourself on a full day hike to summit Mount Cordeaux or Mount Mitchell and explore the Pioneer Graves Track or the 300 metre return to Governors Chair lookout, the large rock on the edge of the cliff face.

Southern Downs Artists Exhibition

A biennial art competition for all Southern Downs artists showcasing the wealth of talent in the region. Entries across many mediums and techniques including Drawing,Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.

Hope Cottage Country Retreat

Hope Cottage is quiet, peaceful self catering accommodation located on a heritage listed rural property and former winery. It is situated on the river flats of the Condamine River, 12 kilometres from Warwick. A charming weatherboard house, it is completely separate from the owners’ residence, with its own entrance and garden. French doors lead onto a wide verandah, with panoramic views to the mountains and the soft southern downs country. The house sleeps four to five people and is fully equipped.

It’s a great place for those seeking a rural relax, with just the sounds of birds or gentle mooing from the cattle across the paddock. It’s also a great base for those attending the many events of all types held regularly in the Southern Downs area. All you need to do is bring yourself and your provisions! A basic set of essential necessities is provided, including also breakfast eggs if the hens are laying!

Need advice on dining locally, activities, markets, shopping, getting physical just ask Beth your friendly and knowledgeable local resident manager. Stay for a night, a week, a month as long as you need. Close to all you want, a world away from if you don’t.

Kahlers Oasis Caravan Park

Kahler’s Oasis Caravan Park is situated on the south side of Warwick on the New England Highway (Wallace Street). They offer a variety of accommodation from Budget Cabins to Two Bedroom Holiday Units. Drive through Powered Sites and Camp Sites are also available for caravans, campers and motorhomes.

They are only a short drive to Morgan Park, Rose City Shopping Centre and the Warwick Golf Course, and walking distance to the Warwick Showgrounds and licensed restaurant.

Kahler’s Oasis is a great place to relax and unwind and has ample room for guests to enjoy the spacious surroundings and country hospitality.

Grafton Rose Bed and Breakfast

Warwick’s only Bed and Breakfast to include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the tariff. Grafton Rose is nestled in the heart of Warwick township, only one block from the main street. This gracious Queenslander style home has been restored to its former glory and provides a perfect setting for guests to enjoy its comforts.

Surrounded by an abundant, well-loved garden and wrap around verandas you can sit and relax. The back deck has outdoor furniture and barbecue facilities. Cosy, charming bedrooms, decorated to the era await you. Join them for a two course dinner and a cooked or continental breakfast. Families are most welcome and we are also small outdoor dog friendly.

If you wish to host a small business, private or charity function at the house, then Deb will be happy to talk to you further to organise details.

Main Range National Park Camping Ground

There are three developed camping areas in Main Range National Park; Spicers Gap camping area and the Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas at Goomburra. Private campgrounds are located opposite Queen Mary Falls and at Goomburra.

Spicers Gap camping area is located on the eastern side of the range to the south of Cunninghams Gap. The Goomburra camping areas are located on the western side of the range to the north of Cunninghams Gap.

All camping areas have facilities; composting toilets and tap-water. Barbecues are provided at Goomburra only. All camping areas are within short walking distances to graded walking tracks.

A public phone is available at the private Goomburra Valley campground, located five kilometres west of the park boundary. The phone is located near the office, which is situated approximately 150 metres north of Inverramsay Road at the entrance to the campgrounds.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

McNevins Warwick Motel and Gunyah Restaurant

McNevins Warwick Motel and Licensed Gunyah Restaurant features beautifully appointed facilities, with a range of rooms including spacious, luxury spa suites and huge family rooms. Austar is available in all rooms. They are located on the New England Highway, just minutes south of the Warwick central business district.

Guests can enjoy the fully licensed Gunyah Restaurant and cosy fireside cocktail bar. Catering for special celebrations including weddings and corporate events is their speciality.

The swimming pool is set amongst beautiful award winning gardens. The famous Granite Belt orchards and wineries are nearby for guests to travel to on day trips.

Whether you are staying in Warwick for business or pleasure, the friendly staff are dedicated to meeting your every need.

Pitstop Lodge Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast

The Pitstop Lodge Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse is a home away from home. Pitstop Lodge is a self contained old Queensland home with a comfortable, homely atmosphere, at a reasonable price.

Up to 12 people can be accommodated in the house, which makes it ideal for groups as well as couples and singles. Pitstop Lodge B&B has three queen sized bedrooms, and a dormitory style area with six single beds. All linen is supplied. There are 2 bathrooms with fans and heaters. Plenty of off street and undercover parking. There is also a self-contained adjoining cottage which has a double bedroom, sofa bed and a single bed if required and a bathroom and toilet.

Pitstop Lodge is ideally situated within walking distance of Warwick city centre, restaurants and clubs. There are plenty of restaurants to try including Italian, Indian, Thai and Chinese, or a fantastic country steak at one of the many pubs in town.

A large rear deck provides a pleasant area where guests can relax after a busy day and watch the sunset over a quiet drink and cook a barbecue.

Pitstop Lodge can be booked as a whole house or as individual bookings.

Comfort Inn Warwick

When you want a quiet, peaceful stay in spacious, clean surroundings then Comfort Inn Warwick provides all you need. First impressions are pleasantly met by the century old sandstone homestead, which welcome you as you drive in. Gardens with colourful flowering plants, lavender, roses and jasmine fill the garden beds throughout the complex creating a sensory pleasing atmosphere.

All this along with a licensed restaurant, salt water pool, barbecue and an excess of amenities within in each motel unit. Sporting facilities such as football, hockey, tennis, swimming, golf, horse sports and motor racing are all in close proximity. The business heart, shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance of the motel.

For a pleasant stay in a welcoming, caring motel, Comfort Inn Warwick provides all you expect with an off the highway locale, conveniently placed to be your base when staying on the Southern Downs.

Coachmans Inn Warwick

Coachman’s Inn Warwick is towns’ luxury motel comprising of 29 well appointed units of differing configurations as well as two bedroom serviced apartments. The self contained two bedroom apartments, are aimed at those staying longer in their district with a minimum two night stay.

One of the many benefits of Coachman’s Inn Warwick is that it is a two minute drive to the town centre, tourist attractions and all civil and commercial facilities. The Warwick hospital is less than a kilometre from the front door.

Conveniently situated at the cross roads to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Coachman’s Inn Warwick can assure a great nights’ sleep in the acoustically designed suites.

Coachman’s Inn Warwick is a family business and go the extra mile to proudly offer a high standard of service to ensure guests experience terrific hospitality, regardless of whether you are a guest of the Motel or a guest dining in the fully licensed bar and grill. Catering and private functions are a specialty.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed country house manor Bed and Breakfast with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone. She has been extensively renovated to adapt to today’s lifestyle and comforts, but hasn’t lost the history or charm that makes it such a ‘must stay at’ destination to add to your bucket list for those looking to escape and unwind.

Enjoy a game of tennis or chess, use the house bikes to go for a ride, sit and relax in the gardens watch one of the 600 DVDs available.

The Abbey also caters for Weddings from elopements for 2 to 120, private functions, Murder Mystery nights, private house gatherings for anniversaries and birthdays plus seasonal events such as Christmas in July.

Sunday High teas and tours are also regular events. All events need to be pre-booked.

Self-guided tours of downstairs most weekdays during the holidays, phone first if you are making a special trip to check times.

You haven’t visited the Southern Downs until you’ve seen historical Warwick, between Toowoomba and Stanthorpe – and no visit to Warwick should miss a stay here.

Albion Cottage

Albion Cottage provides clean, comfortable and affordable “Old world charm” accommodation for couples or groups of up to eight people.

Albion Cottage is truly a home away from home. This well appointed cottage has three large bedrooms and a sleepout, two bathrooms and full kitchen and laundry facilities. The lounge room has reverse cycle air-conditioning, wood heater, LCD television, stereo and DVD player. A variety of board games and movies are provided. There is a double lockup garage and a highset carport for a trailer or boat. A covered entertainment with barbecue facilities provides a place to unwind after a busy day. An open lawn area provides a place for children to play in the fully fenced yard.

Situated within walking distance of Warwick’s city centre, restaurants and clubs, Albion Cottage provides the opportunity to unwind and escape and is an ideal base from which to discover the delights of the Southern Downs and Granite Belt region. The showgrounds are only a few minutes walk and the Morgan Park sporting precinct is a five minute drive away.

Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn

The Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn has 19 well appointed quiet units built away from the highway. Offering a large salt water pool and two bedroom family rooms, and for those who like a little bit of luxury, there are deluxe rooms with king sized beds. Located within easy walking distance to the Warwick RSL, restaurants and many other food outlets as well as the centre of Warwick’s Central Business District. There is ample space provided for off-street parking, including convenient trailer parking which is popular with those visiting Warwick’s Morgan Park Raceway.

City View Motel Warwick

City View Motel Warwick – Gateway to the Southern Downs.

City View Motel is one of Warwick’s best value motels; offering great comfort and friendly service. Whatever your reason for coming to Warwick; business or leisure, sport or family, shopping or appointments the City View Motel can accommodate you.

If you are travelling through Warwick and looking for a great shower to rinse away the day and a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed, the City View Motel is the place to stay. City View Motel is a family owned and operated business. 91 per cent of guests would recommend City View Motel to their family and friends. With a 92 per cent overall satisfaction rating.

All rooms are non-smoking ground floor units with double glazed windows and undercover parking, directly in front of each room. All have a luxurious queen size bed with a variety of single, twin and family room configurations.

City View Motel is the first Motel on the left as you enter Warwick from the Brisbane/Toowoomba side. They have beautiful views over the city for all guests to enjoy.

VW Nationals

This is the 12th year that Warwick has hosted the VW Weekend, and the event has grown into Australia’s premier VW motorsport weekend.

With only VW bodied and powered vehicles, this makes for a interesting weekend.

  • 2 days of VW drag racing
  • Friday night dyno power runs
  • Saturday morning street cruise and show Warwick CBD
  • Saturday evening special motorsport presentation & simulator racing
  • Great food & drink from the club canteen

A parade and display will be held at Leslie Park on Saturday morning from 9.30am to 11am. Qualifying then starts at 1pm – 5pm

Sunday kicks off at 9am including a show n shine, swap meet and trade displays.

Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Bull Ride

Southern Downs Ag Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Rodeo is an annual fundraiser for the Warwick Cowboys Rugby League Football club, presented by Halls Rodeo.

Father Ranger Oval’s green top turns to dirt as the country’s top bullriders and bulls do battle as well as a program of novice, junior and local events.

The entertainment isn’t just contained to the arena as Mik Oberle plays Live well into the night with bar and canteen operating til late. Plenty of fun for the kids with mechanical bull and bike give away.

So join us for a great night and support the mighty Warwick Cowboys.
Gates open at 5pm, Rodeo starts at 6pm

Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn

The Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn has 19 well appointed quiet units built away from the highway. Offering a large salt water pool and two bedroom family rooms, and for those who like a little bit of luxury, there are deluxe rooms with king sized beds. Located within easy walking distance to the Warwick RSL, restaurants and many other food outlets as well as the centre of Warwick’s Central Business District. There is ample space provided for off-street parking, including convenient trailer parking which is popular with those visiting Warwick’s Morgan Park Raceway.

Bony Mountain Music Festival

A unique “Little Festival in the Bush” 20 minutes out of Warwick, 2 hours from Brisbane, bitumen Road to the gates, bush camping, lovely bush setting, a wonderful family Festival, Pirate Cave, Pipe Bands, Celtic Dancers, Walk Ups, Buskers & big prizes, food stalls, all catered. We feature top artists every year, The Coads- Murphy’s Pigs, Chad Morgan, Norma O’Hara Murphy, Keith Jamieson, Brian Letton, Jeff Brown, John Smith, Brian Stitt, Bluegrass Bands, Ukulele Bands, walk ups – busking comp – and much more.

Better Homes & Gardens Epic Country Road Trip

Cherrabah Resort

Discover a rare slice of Australia carved from over 5,000 acres of spectacular wilderness, set high in the mountains at Cherrabah Resort.

At Cherrabah Resort you can simply relax and enjoy the views or join in a range of great activities including horse riding, bush walking, clay target shooting, canoeing, bush golf, quad bikes, mountain bikes, tennis, and much more.

Cherrabah Resort is only two and half hours from Brisbane in Queensland. Cherrabah Resort is the perfect alternative to a coastal holiday.

Give the beach a break and visit the real Australian countryside, high in the Great Dividing Range – the ideal venue for your next corporate or incentive group adventure activities, designed to suit your requirements. Aussie quad bike adventures, and winery tours are just a few of the activities available for your delegates. Cherrabah is the ideal location for the perfect country wedding. Take the first step in creating you perfect country wedding. Let your imagination run wild. Themes can be organised – country, medieval, under the stars, classic or elegant. Meet the up with their wedding coordinator, take a tour of the property sit back relax and watch your dreams come true.

Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK)

25 – 27 August

Australia’s premier road race, the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) is coming to Morgan Park Raceway in Queensland  on August 25-27.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) is inviting you to visit and spectate over the race weekend at the circuit. Attending a Superbike race in person is a thrill of a lifetime that has to bee experienced to be believed.

As a bonus for local Superbike fans, there will be an opportunity at Leslie Park on the 24th August for a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the stars of ASBK, including three time Superbike World Champion Troy Bayliss!

This is your chance to meet the riders, collect autographed posters, all the while getting up close and personal with some of the Superbikes that will be on track at Morgan Park Raceway and the amazing team race transporter trucks that.

The ASBK has come leaps and bounds in recent years, to become Australia’s premier motorcycle Road Race Championship, with a significant following of race fans worldwide. The Championship has recently introduced Live Streaming to bring the championship to a significant audience to coincide with televised broadcasting.

Rub shoulders with defending ASBK champion Troy Herfoss, ‘the Enforcer’  Wayne Maxwell, Round 4 winner Josh Waters, ‘Gentleman Racer’ Bryan Starring, ‘Wildman’ Robbie Bugden and possibly Australia’s next world champion!

The ASBK race weekend will feature riders chasing record lap times, slicing and dicing through the packs as they make changes to the setup of their bikes in the eagerly anticipated Round 5.

Murder at the Abbey

Looking for something different to do?

Escape to the Southern Downs and join in on this interactive hosted dinner with accommodation at the Abbey.

Character outline is emailed out so you have an idea of ‘who you are’, fully hosted night with canapes and beverages at 6.30pm, alternate serve mains, alternate serve dessert, three sets of clues handed out during the evening and some beverages included from your choice of beer, wine, sparkling, spirits and soft drinks.

Enjoy breakfast together the next morning.

Warwick Wacky Racers Billy Cart Championship

Sunday 1 October, cart registration from 8am, racing from 10am

Wacky Racers is about bringing the community back together with fun, practical skills that get them off the Ipads and into the world of cars, engineering, fixing and practical how to skills.

  • Free public entry
  • BYO Cart and celebrity races
  • Food and market stalls
  • Great prizes
  • Car displays

We remember when driving was fun and that is the objective of Total Drivers billy-cart championship events. Connecting dads and kids, teens and community, youth with experience, with a common goal and objective, to have fun with driving.

A billy cart Championship that is designed to help the youth, business and community come together with projects inspired by our imagination, created with our inspiration and developed with old minds and young hearts.

Our Aim is to encourage participants to be as creative as possible, there are various categories and people can share the same Billycart between their team so everyone gets a drive.

Our Goal is to help youth rediscover their passion for driving, create an understanding of basic mechanics and engineering in vehicles. The competition allows schools, students and their industrial arts departments, to have a family event with friendly competition. The excitement of getting in behind the wheel for your first steer. From the design, creation and of course, adventure with your mates.

Yangan Heavy Horse Day

Sunday 15 October 2017

Welcome to Mick Bradford’s Heavy Horse Day, an event to showcase farming equipment from the 1800’s and 1900’s in the days when the horse power was really the power of the horse. See examples of farming equipment from the Sunshine Harvesters Works, Massey Harris, International Harvester Company,McCormick Deering and other manufacturers.

Also see other farming activities on show from the 1800’s and 1900’s. The Heavy Horse Day is held on the outskirts of Yangan, a small township east of Warwick, and approximately 2 hours from Brisbane, Queensland. Click Here for directions and a map to the location.

Warwick to Inglewood and return

14 October 2017

Join us as we travel the line from Warwick to Inglewood, retracing part of the path of the Dirranbandi Mail, stepping back into a bygone era. Prices are for the train trip only or for the trip and lunch included in the one price. See you on the train!

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Warwick to Inglewood and return

Depart Warwick Station at 08:00am for a leisurely day on the steam train to Inglewood, arriving at 11:15am.

Enjoy the hard work as we climb out of Warwick before working the undulating hills west towards Ingewood. We will pass through the Duraki State Forest and beside Coolumundra Dam and through many rural communities including Wheatvale, Karara, Gore, before we reach Inglewood for our lunch stop.

Train departure from Inglewood is at 2:15pm for a leisurely steam train trip back to Warwick, arriving at 5.45pm.

This is a decent Dash across the Downs for our train with our top speed being 50km/h and covering a distance of 100km.

Lunch

For those who wish to go searching, lunch can also be obtained from one of the local establishments. Otherwise, you can consider a pre-purchased lunch and tour at the Coolumundra Olive Farm.

Light refreshment will be available for purchase on the train.

Southern Downs Steam Railway: Warwick to Toowoomba and return

Carnival of Flowers Special Trip – 23 September 2017

Join us as we travel the line from Warwick to Toowoomba, retracing the path of the Sydney Mail, stepping back into a bygone era. Our destination Toowoomba is a beautiful place to visit and well worth a day out with the family. Why not link your trip with a visit to the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, or maybe a spot of shopping at one of the nearby shopping centres. See you on the train!

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Trip Details

Depart Warwick Station at 08:00am for a leisurely day on the steam train to Toowoomba, arriving at 12:00pm. We will initially pass the Stations of Toolburra and Hendon. At Hendon, we are only a 5km branch line away from the township of Allora.

After our initial dash across the downs, our first stop will be at Clifton at 9:15am, where the crews will take more water for the trip, and a short 15 minute stop to pick up any passengers.

We continue from here at 9:30am into the Darling Downs passing though the townships of Nobby, Greenmount, Cambooya, and Wyreema. At Wyreema, a branch line goes west to the Pittsworth and Millmerran townships. From here we climb into the outskirts of Toowoomba, first passing Drayton, and Harriston, before the long descent into Toowoomba Station arriving at 11:00am

Our train will stop here for 3 hours, before leaving for the journey home at 2pm.

Lunch

For those who wish to go searching, lunch can also be obtained from one of the local establishments. Light refreshment will be available for purchase on the train.

Southern Downs Steam Railway: Warwick to Hendon and return

17 September 2017

Need something a little different for the kids to do during the school holidays? Come and enjoy a short trip with the family on our next train to Hendon.

Experience the beauty of the Darling Downs with a wonderfully priced family trip. See you on the train!

AM train Morning Train – Warwick to Hendon and Return

Depart Warwick Station at 10:00am by Steam Trains for a 2 hour train trip.

Dep. Warwick 10:00pm
Arr. Warwick 12:00pm

PM train Afternoon Train – Warwick to Hendon and Return

Depart Warwick Station at 2:00pm by Steam Trains for a 2 hour train trip.

Dep. Warwick 2:00pm
Arr. Warwick 4:00pm

Southern Downs Steam Railway: Warwick to Clifton and return

26 August 2017
4 November 2017
9 December 2017

Warwick to Clifton return – Enjoy a day out with the family on our next train to Clifton. Experience the beauty of the Darling Downs in any season, with a hearty lunch in Clifton. We pass rolling farmlands offering a different view every trip as farmers grow crops such as corn, sorghum and sunflowers. See you on the train!

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Warwick to Clifton and return

Depart Warwick Station at 10:00am for a leisurely heritage train trip to Clifton, arriving at 11:40am.

Train departure from Clifton Station is at 1:40pm for a leisurely heritage train trip back to Warwick, arriving at 3:00pm.

Things to see and do

Before lunch (or even after), you can explore some of the sites around the township.

  • Clifton MuseumHoused in the old butter factory, take a trip back in time to the Clifton Historical Museum. Visit a 1930’s early hospital war, view original memoirs and local records, movie memorabilia and many other interesting features.
  • Heritage walkExplore Clifton’s heritage with a short walk showing points of historic interest and buildings dating from the 19th century through to present day.
  • Coffee and tea Refreshments can be enjoyed at one of the cafe’s in the township.

Lunch

We recommend any of the following lunch venues: –

  • O’Shannley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
  • Clifton Club Hotel
  • Explore the town for the take away shops.

Southern Downs Steam Railway: Warwick to Wallangarra

12 August 2017
09 September 2017
24 September 2017
28 October 2017

Warwick to Wallangarra and return on the Southern Downs Steam Railway! All aboard! Join us as we travel the line from Warwick to Wallangarra, retracing the path of the Sydney Mail, stepping back into a bygone era. Prices are for the train trip only or for the trip and lunch included in the one price.

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Warwick to Wallangarra and return

Depart Warwick Station at 08:00am for a leisurely day on the heritage train to Wallangarra, arriving at 12:10pm.

After easing into the uphill sections between Warwick (1,492ft), and Silverwood (1,913ft), we leave the roads and enjoy some hard work as we wind past sandstone ruins of Spring and Mineral Creek bridges before a short stop to check the locomotive before passing through the two tunnels on the line.

After this brief pause, its time to enjoy the hard work again as we climb the Silverwood range to Dalveen where, before we pass The Summit (3,035ft), the highest QR station. Since leaving Warwick, we have risen 1,543 feet in the space of 32 miles. After passing The Summit we coast down into Stanthorpe for a 30 minute stop.

We continue from here at 10:45am, descending into granite country as we make our way to the Queensland – New South Wales Border. After passing Lyra (2,305ft), we start to work again rising 577 feet into Wallangarra (2,882ft), where we will make our stop at 12:10pm for lunch.

Enjoy the scenery as the train crew work to prepare the train for our return journey.

Train departure from Wallangarra is at 3:35pm for a leisurely heritage train trip back to Stanthorpe, arriving at 3.50pm. We will depart here at 3.35pm to make our way back down the range with a setting sun before we arrive back in Warwick at 6.00pm.

Lunch

Let us pamper you, and enjoy the experience of stepping out of your train and straight to your 2 course lunch at the Railway Cafe, located in the old Wallangarra Refreshment Rooms Restraurant.

Enjoy the sights and sounds as your crew work to prepare your train for the return journey, whilst you wine and dine on your delicious lunch.

This option can only be pre-purchased with you train ticket.

For those who wish to go searching, lunch can also be obtained from one of the local establishments, or at the Railway Cafe.

 

Morning Tea and History Tour

At the Southern Downs Heritage Festival you can view this 1891 Country House Manor that was once a convent for the Sisters of Mercy. Start with self serve tea and coffee with scones, jam and cream, followed by a guided history tour of downstairs.

Bookings are essential, sorry no door sales. If you want to book your own group of 20 or more people for a private tour or lunch please phone the Abbey for more details.

Queensland Music Festival presents Bach to Bush Warwick

Bach to Bush will see virtuoso cellist Louise King, accompanied by percussionist John Morrison, swing through western Queensland visiting Boonah, Goondiwindi, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Bedourie, Charleville, Barcaldine, Longreach and Warwick.

Featuring music from Bach to blues, this program is a diverse collection of sounds from around the world, exploring baroque masters to fiery flamenco and traditional Irish grooves.

Let King take you on a musical journey from the Middle East to Appalachian country. A number of shows will also include local community choirs joining King and Morrison onstage.

Both experienced educators, King and Morrison will deliver a tailored workshop or masterclass in each town, sharing their talent with local schools and musicians.

Christmas in July Celebrations

Warwick 2nd Hand and Collectables

An eclectic collection of all things secondhand some dating back to 19th century.

ALPHA

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

life is short. life is an adventure.
life is this. life is that.
so what do we do? do we speed up or slow down?
do we quit our jobs and see the world or
do we stay put and climb the ladder?
maybe all that matters is that while we’re here on earth, we never stop exploring what it’s all about.
alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the christian faith.
there is no pressure, no follow up and no charge.
and it’s fun. Don’t miss out.
Starting Wednesday 19th July, 6:00-9:00pm with meal concludes 13th Sept. Will also have weekend away.

Spring Fair

Saturday 21 October 2017

A fun old-fashioned (with a new twist) spring fair. Bargains to be had from a large variety of stalls – cakes, sweets (home made from old fashioned sweet to modern healthy), pre-loved books, trash ‘n treasure, wonderful selection of native and exotic plants, craft for Christmas and collectables. Refreshments from morning tea to nachos and BBQ available. Entertainment from bagpipes to fashion parade to Central School choir and the Scots PGC singers. Come with the family and enjoy a relaxed morning wandering through the Fair.

Birdhouse Cottage and B B

Birdhouse Cottage and B and B welcomes it’s guests’ into a quiet country environment, whilst still only being a short five minute drive to the city of Warwick. Birdhouse Cottage offers it’s guests clean country style self-contained living for up to four people. The suite in the main house features a queen bedroom, sitting room with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, television and microwave and private bathroom. Both bedroom and sitting room have French doors leading onto verandas which overlook the scenic garden and surrounding hillsides. Enjoy your breakfast here or in the house with the availability of your continental breakfast or a cooked country style breakfast as required.

Added features are all there for the guests’ use including a barbecue, campfire and outdoor bar area. Various farm activities are available (depending on availability of farm animals).

Warwick is growing to be a hub of tourism boasting it’s famous Jumpers and Jazz in July festival, rodeo, motorsport, equestrian and other sporting events adding to a thriving business centre. The scenery and friendly country hospitality leave guests with a relaxed feeling and a yen to visit Warwick once again.

Hope Cottage Country Retreat At Assmanshausen Winery

Hope Cottage is self catering accommodation located at Assmanshausen Winery, a heritage listed property and former winery. It is situated on the river flats of the Condamin River, 12 kilometres from Warwick. A charming lowset weatherboard house, it is completely separate from the owners’ residence, with its own entrance and garden. French doors lead onto a wide verandah, with panoramic views to the mountains and the soft southern downs country. The house sleeps four to five people and is fully equipped.

It’s a great place for artists, bird watchers and hikers or for those who just want to relax and revive. All you need to do is bring yourself and your provisions! Children are welcome and they can talk to the animals and collect eggs for breakfast or just have a good time.

4 Cool Events for an Epic Winter Weekend

Historic Queensland Motor Race Meeting

The Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland presents the 40th annual HISTORIC QUEENSLAND MOTOR RACE MEETING at Warwick’s Morgan Park Raceway from 1-2 July 2017.

Get ready for 2 full days of on track action with sports and racing cars from the 1920s to 1980s! There will be formula cars, pre-’60 cars, sports cars, touring cars and sports sedans. The Queensland Tourist Trophy for Sports Car and the HRCC Trophy for Historic Racing Cars will be awarded.

ADMISSION

Adults: $20 day, $30 for 2 days

Concession: $15 day, $25 for 2 days

Accompanied under 15 is free.

Promoted and organised by Historic Racing Car Club Queensland. Visit the website for more details!