Known as the town of living history, Leyburn is the site of the 1949 Australian Grand Prix, now commemorated annually in August with the Historic Leyburn Sprints.
Leyburn will charm you with its old time feel with many of the buildings dating back to mid to late 1800s. This small village came about as a resting point for bullock teams crossing at what was initially named Leslie Crossing, on Patrick Leslie’s original trail. The name was later changed to Canal Creek and finally to Leyburn.
Don’t miss the Historic Leyburn Sprints, held every August.
The Royal Hotel, noted for being the oldest continually licensed hotel (c.1863) in Queensland is the perfect place to take a break and soak up the local atmosphere.
Visit the ‘Z Special Unit’ memorial located at Liberator Park. The Leyburn aerodrome was originally constructed for the Z Force secret commandos during World War II.
Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield. Visitors can still try their luck at Thane’s Creek fossicking reserve.