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JUST UP THE ROAD DISCOVER WARWICK AND SURROUNDS


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Discover the Southern Downs WELCOME to the beautiful Warwick and surrounds in spring – arguably the most beautiful time of year. Nestled between beautiful, rolling mountain ranges and thriving farming land, the region has something for everyone to discover. Spring means it’s time for the Rose and Rodeo City to come alive with bulls, horses and cowboys alike. There are also plenty of forest walks and beautiful waterfalls, stunning scenery and abundant wildlife to spot. You might even run into a platypus, if you know where to look. Warwick is booming and with a $40 million CBD shopping centre redevelopment, a high-quality shopping experience is just around the corner. Numerous B&Bs dot the landscape as well, as do great spots to camp and a wealth of excellent and affordable accommodation. Why not enjoy a sunset over Leslie Dam or an early morning walk to Queen Mary Falls, better still spend a whole weekend exploring and discovering what is on offer for you. Don’t miss the wonderful and historic sandstone buildings, river walks and resorts, 4WD tracks, cafes in the mountains and scenic drives. So what are you waiting for? Come and discover Warwick and surrounding regions this spring.

Editor Kerri Moore Photos Cover pictures and some images contributed, including photos by Jodie Locke, Steven Kasper, Trapnell Creations and Joe McInally Photography Advertising manager Kaela Freeman Feature Advertising: Donna Hey Sales support co-ordinator: Wendy Smith Enquiries Phone 07 4660 1355 Email editor@warwickdailynews.com.au Address: 50 Albion Street, Warwick QLD 4370 Mail: PO Box 358, Warwick QLD 4370. Discover Warwick & Surrounds magazine is published by News Regional Media. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to Discover Warwick & Surrounds magazine undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulation or statutes. Further to the abovementioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.

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AL LO R A

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Step back in time at Allora NESTLED beside Dalrymple Creek just off the New England Hwy between Toowoomba and Warwick, Allora is fondly known as the ‘Best Little Town on the Downs’. Steeped in history, Allora is home to a signed heritage trail, which takes interested walkers from one historic building to the next. Street banners reflect the theme, while a series of murals at the gates of the showgrounds depict local milestones. Allora’s claim to fame is as the childhood home of PL Travers, who wrote the ever-popular Mary Poppins stories. As well, the fallen soldiers memorial, which takes pride of place in Allora, is one of only two Boer War memorials in Queensland. A drive down the quiet, wide main street will make you feel as though you are stepping back in time. Make sure you stop in at St David’s Anglican Church, built in 1888 and regarded

as one of the finest examples of a timber church in country Queensland. The Allora Railway Hotel, which opened in 1902, is yet another historical building that is a must to visit while in Allora. Pop in and enjoy a cold drink and a hot meal. The Railway Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, a shared bathroom and a continental breakfast. If you happen to make it to this beautiful part of the world during the summer months, you’ll be treated to the most colourful of spectacles. People come from throughout south-east Queensland to check out acre upon acre of fields of sunflowers, arching their stalks to follow the sun across the sky. Allora may be small, but it more than makes up for that with oodles of pure old-fashioned country hospitality. Everywhere you go, you will be treated like a friend; with a smile, a wave and a welcome that will make you want to come back for more.

Set amongst beautiful gardens, Dalrymple Lodge comes with 2 x queen size rooms (one with private ensuite) and another room with 2 x king size beds. Sleeps from 2 to 6 guests and perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or a wedding party.

Property is fully air conditioned Guest access Private entry either directly into rooms from outside or through laundry. Other things to note Location: 2hrs south-west (158kms) from Brisbane City, 45mins south (58kms) of Toowoomba, 20mins north (25kms) from Warwick. There are 3 buses from Brisbane, Toowoomba and Warwick to Allora. WEDDING CEREMONIES Dalrymple Lodge is now available for Wedding Ceremonies in our beautiful gardens. Contact us for more information Page 4

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The space Bdrm 1: Queen bed with private ensuite (sleeps 2) Bdrm 2: Queen bed with shared bathroom (sleeps 2) Bdrm 3: Two king single beds with shared bathroom (sleeps 2) Towels, Linen, Quilt and Pillows all provided. Continental breakfast includes: Cereal, Toast, Juice, Fruit, Coffee and Tea Cooked breakfast: Menu available on arrival for $10 per person BBQ parcels and platters available on request Ensuite: Big shower plus basin Shared bathroom: Large bath with separate shower plus separate toilet Living Room: TV, couches and sitting area Dining Room: Table with 8 chairs and tea and coffee facilities Kitchen: No access Outdoor Living: Verandah sitting areas Grounds: Gazebo with table and chairs along with various sitting areas, outdoor BBQ with kitchenette, fridge and toilets Car parking: In outside parking lot Laundry: Available on request plus iron and board Accessibility: Ramp and grab rails in one bathroom please call for more information depending on your circumstance.


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Allora’s magical past on display producer around the home and town, including the modest gravesite where Travers Goff was buried, Mr Struthers has been invaluable to recreating Travers’ childhood home on a Hollywood set. The couple was also moved to start a restoration program of Travers Goff’s gravesite. Having noticed the grave was dilapidated, the sandstone and marble plaque badly weathered and the lettering missing, Mr Struthers set about tackling a restoration project, which heartened actor Colin Farrell, who plays Travers Goff in the film. Mr Farrell subsequently donated to the project himself. The Struthers’ home is open for viewing by appointment. To arrange an appointment phone Les Struthers on 0428 746 458. Just across the road from the residence is PL Travers park, a green space dedicated to Allora’s most famous author, complete with a granite monument in her honour.

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ALLORA’S link to Mary Poppins author PL Travers and the house in which she spent two formative years has been elevated, however not with a magical parrot-head umbrella. Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, Hollywood film Saving Mr Banks tells the story of transforming the Mary Poppins book into a Walt Disney film, while delving into Pamela Travers’ (real name Helen Goff) relationship with her father, Travers Goff. Les and Loraine Struthers own the Allora property that was both the Australian Joint Stock Bank and home to the Goff family from 1905 until Travers Goff’s death in 1907. When they bought it in 2007, Mr Struthers, an architect, and his wife had little knowledge of the Travers link, with its unique design of greater interest. But their journey has proved uplifting, just like a Mary Poppins umbrella-inspired wind gust. From a location scout knocking on the door, to showing a Hollywood director and

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WA RW I C K RO D EO & C A M P D R A F T

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Australia’s most famous: Warwick Rodeo the competitors and crowds coming back each year, with plenty of prizemoney for competitors and plenty of action for spectators. The traditional Australian event of campdrafting kicks off the program, with the first round of the Canning Downs campdraft followed by the first rounds of the Pryde’s Easifeed Warwick Gold Cup. Known by many as the Melbourne Cup of campdrafting, the Warwick Gold Cup attracts more riders and offers more prizemoney than any other campdraft in Australia. Worth more than $55,000 plus a gold cup and trophy saddle, it has for many years been regarded the Australian championship campdraft. Friday night sees the start of the rodeo events, under lights with two hours of action-packed ridin’ and ropin’, along with live music, full bar facilities and barbecue on the grounds.

Come Saturday morning, action starts early in the rodeo arena while down-town Warwick comes alive with the Rodeo street parade featuring floats, clowns, horses, entertainment and a craft market. At lunchtime attention returns to the rodeo arena where there are campdraft finals and rodeo action until about 9.30pm when the hospitality area comes alive with a live band and dancing under the stars. After a full evening on Saturday, spectators return early for the second round of the Warwick Gold Cup on Sunday and then it’s rodeo action all morning before an afternoon of finals. The first final - the Warwick Gold Cup starts at noon and then the top 15 riders in all eight open rodeo events decide who takes home the major portion of prizemoney in the best rodeo action to be seen anywhere in Australia. The 2017 Warwick Rodeo APRA National Finals starts October 23-29.

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ON THE last full weekend of October every year, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo – known far and wide as Australia’s Most Famous. The riders and the bucking stock come together to try and prove wrong the old saying: “Never the horse that couldn’t be rode, never the rider that couldn’t be throwed”. Warwick Rodeo was immortalised in song by Australian country music legend Buddy Williams in the early 1940s but well before then Warwick had a tradition of horsemanship and great riders to match the city’s sandstone buildings, fine churches, rose gardens and wide, tree-lined streets. Today, Warwick Rodeo and Gold Cup Campdraft attracts crowds in excess of 30,000 people with competitors and horses travelling from every mainland state to compete. The seven-day program of events keep

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The well appointed cottage has 3 large bedrooms and a sleepout, 2 bathrooms and full kitchen and laundry facilities The lounge room has reverse cycle air conditioning, wood heater, LCD television, stereo and DVD player. There is a double lock up garage and a carport for trailer and boat. There is a covered entertainment area with bbq facilities. Situated within walking distance of Warwick’s city centre, restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs. Albion Cottage provides the opportunity to unwind and escape and is ideal as a base for which to discover the delights of Warwick and Surrounds.

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History of the Warwick Rodeo BUCKJUMP competitions near Warwick were recorded as far back as 1857 at Canning Downs, Queensland’s first pastoral run. The station was a mere five kilometres up the Condamine River from the centre of town and just across the river from the rodeo grounds. These events more than likely led to a bullock ride and some buckjumping being held in conjunction with the Warwick Show at Queens Park in 1906-1908. In 1926, as a result of a dispute with the council, the society moved to new grounds at the far southern end of Albion St. The land was donated to the society. The first official Warwick Rodeo was held in 1906 and Warwick became the home of the regular Australian Championships from about 1928. In 1931, the open campdrafting competition became the Warwick Gold Cup, named because of the presence of the then Governor of Queensland, Sir John

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Goodwin, who presented the very first gold cup to the winner. After the 1931 presentation, the Warwick Gold Cup was backdated to 1928 and the winners of the 1928-1930 campdrafts were presented with their own gold cup. The Warwick Gold Cup, paid for each year by the business houses of Warwick, remains the “Holy Grail” of campdrafting in Australia. Since 1970 rodeo weekend has also been home to the Rodeo Street Parade on the Saturday through the heart of Warwick. After a break in 2016, the parade is back in 2017, starting at 10am in the Warwick CBD.

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Grand old Glengallan SHE has battled extinction more than once but now at 150 years of age, Glengallan Homestead has never looked so good. The building survived abandonment in the 1920s, threats of dismantling in the postwar years and then near-dereliction to be reborn at the turn of this century into a thriving business. The homestead, which dates back to 1867, was inhabited by four families in the years through to 1927, when it was abandoned. After years of neglect, the house fell into ruin before being bought by Wally Leggett and Glengallan Homestead Trust in 1993. Years of painstaking work was done to restore the property. In 2002, the house was opened to the public as an important Southern Downs heritage tourism operation. HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION A SMALL but committed team of board members and volunteers has transformed Glengallan Homestead in the past 15 years,

from a teetering ruin into a successful tourism operation. Today, the Glengallan Heritage Trust sustains two full-time positions, a heritage centre and a site manager, as well as two weekend casuals who run the busy cafe. The heritage home has more than 10,000 visitors pass through its doors each year. Board chair Donna Fraser said the not-for-profit organisation was run by experienced business people. “We understand what it takes to keep a business viable and I think that expertise is why it’s been a success,” she said. “Anything we make from entry fees, profits from our markets, events and grants gets ploughed back into the running and maintenance of this grand home. “Insurance, painting, general repairs, staff wages – there are a lot of expenses and not much left over,” Ms Fraser said. “Australia is a young country and we need to preserve our heritage sites for future generations,” treasurer Col Smith added.

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Country treasure hunting a real gem EARLY mornings are the best opportunity for snagging yourself a great bargain at one of Warwick’s myriad markets events. With their old-country atmosphere and hospitality, these iconic treasure troves are not to be missed on any trip to the Warwick region. Enjoy the relaxed, village-green atmosphere, live music, community stalls, local produce, food and great coffee at the Killarney Country Markets, held on the last Sunday of every month at Canning Park (in the centre of town) from 9am–2pm. One of the newest events on the Warwick market scene, the Warwick Uber Markets are proving a hit with residents who enjoy getting out and about in the park on a Saturday morning. The Uber Markets are a mix of stalls and fun for the kids and are held on the second Saturday of each month. For a mid-week adventure, the Pig and Calf Sale is held each Wednesday at the

corner of Lyons and Fitzroy Sts. The iconic weekly sale offers visitors a great opportunity to mingle with the locals and pick up a bargain or two. You will be surprised at what you will discover, with a huge range of bric-a-brac on offer – you just might find a treasure. MARKET CALENDAR Pig and Calf Markets: Each Wednesday morning, cnr Fitzroy and Lyons Sts, 4661 1411. Warwick Uber Markets: Second Saturday, Leslie Park, 0457 600 082. Killarney Country Markets: Last Sunday, Canning Park, 0408 250 530. Glengallan Seasonal Markets: First Sunday of each season, Glengallan Homestead, 0401 906 064.

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All aboard for a steamy adventure BE PART of the excitement and romance of old-time steam train travel with the Southern Downs Steam Railway, on its very own C17 locomotive, the Downs Dasher. The Southern Downs Steam Railway Association is a not-for-profit tourist organisation run by volunteers, It has been operating on Queensland Rail main lines in the heart of the picturesque Warwick and Stanthorpe regions since 1996. Steam train trips of varying lengths and routes are offered regularly throughout the year. UPCOMING TRIPS October 14: Warwick to Inglewood. October 28: Warwick to Wallangarra, Warwick to Stanthorpe including winery tour. November 4: Warwick to Clifton. November 11: Warwick to Clifton. November 19: Warwick to Clifton. November 25: Warwick to Wallangarra, Warwick to Stanthorpe including winery tour. December 9: Warwick to Wallangarra,

The Southern Downs Steam Railway Association Inc (SDSR) is a volunteer, not-for-profit tourist heritage steam railway. Formed in 1996, the SDSR has been operating on Queensland Rail main lines in the heart of the picturesque Southern Darling Downs and Granite Belt Regions of Southern Queensland since 2009.

The lines run on include:• Southern Line - South to Stanthorpe & Wallangarra, and North to Hendon, Clifton & Toowoomba. • South Western Line - West to Inglewood, Goondiwindi and Toobeah.

Warwick to Stanthorpe including winery tour. December 16: Warwick to Clifton. *Times subject to change SDSR aims to provide a unique heritage railway experience through the operation of the tourist railway. The Southern Downs Steam Railway is based at the site of Warwick's former locomotive depot at the cnr of Fitzroy and Hamilton Sts. It had a seven-road part roundhouse, supplying locomotive power to the Southern Line, South-Western Line, Maryvale, Killarney, Allora/Goomburra, Amiens and Texas branches, before closing in 1969. Now called the Warwick Railway Precinct, it is the home of operations of the C17 locomotive and carriage fleet, run and maintained by a fleet of volunteers. Visit southerndownssteamrailway.com.au for details or to purchase tickets.

With a focus on people “experiencing the magic of steam on the Southern Downs”, SDSR offers train journeys to meet most tastes. From short family journeys to Hendon and Clifton, to the full day out retracing the Sydney Mail run to Wallangarra, SDSR’s journeys are all different, unique, and steeped with a touch of magic. Why don’t you join the magic today? The SDSR has its home at the Warwick Railway Precinct (WRP). The WRP is normally open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm and other times by appointment. We suggest you contact us to confirm opening hours, or make an appointment, so that SDSR can organise a tour guide for you.

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What’s On SEPTEMBER 28–OCTOBER 28 Artists exhibition, Warwick Art Gallery, 49 Albion St, open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. A BIENNIAL art competition for all Southern Downs artists showcasing the wealth of talent in the region. OCTOBER 15 Heavy Horse Day, 122 Swanfels Rd, Yangan, 9am-4pm. HEAD out to Yangan for Mick Bradford’s Heavy Horse Day, an event to showcase farming equipment from the 1800s and 1900s, in the days when ‘horsepower’ really meant the power of a horse. OCTOBER 21 Spring Fair, Warwick Uniting Church, 37 Guy St, Warwick, 9am-1pm. A FUN, old-fashioned spring fair with a new twist. Bargains to be had from a large variety of stalls, including cakes, home-made sweets (from old-fashioned treats to healthy modern alternatives), pre-loved books, trash ’n’ treasure, a wonderful selection of native and exotic plants, crafts for Christmas and collectables.

OCTOBER 23–29 Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft and the Warwick Rodeo National Finals, Warwick Showgrounds, Kingsford St, Warwick. EVERY year for the last full week in October, horse riders Australia-wide gather for seven days of premier campdrafting and national finals rodeo action. OCTOBER 28 Rodeo street parade, Alice St, Palmerin St and Fitzroy St, from 10am. Warwick Potters Rodeo Markets, Leslie Park, 9am-2pm. THE street parade has been a much-loved fixture of the rodeo carnival since 1970. Also, hundreds of stallholders will be peddling their range of wares in Leslie Park for the annual rodeo markets. NOVEMBER 12 Karting Club Championships, Sandy Creek Raceway, 345 Sandy Creek Rd, Leslie, 9am-4pm. SEE the karts hit full throttle on the challenging Sandy Creek track. Fast and furious with an awesome view for spectators. And with the Sandy Creek pub a

stone’s throw away, it’s a great spot to visit. NOVEMBER 18 Centenary of the ‘egg-throw incident’, Warwick Railway Station, Lyons St, Warwick, 2.30pm. The Warwick Railway Station will host a celebration of the infamous egg-throwing incident, when a disgruntled voter threw an egg and knocked the hat off then-prime minister Billy Hughes. The incident led to the formation of the Australian Federal Police. DECEMBER 26 Boxing Day Races, Allman Park, 170 Victoria St, Warwick, gates open 11am. GRAB your family and friends during the festive season and head to the Boxing Day Races. Enjoy entertainment from 3pm until late with prizes for best dressed. MAY 4–6, 2018 Barastoc Interstate Series and Shell Cup, Morgan Park, Old Stanthorpe Rd, Warwick, times TBA. SEE the premier players in the country go head to head in one of Australia’s biggest events on the polocrosse calendar.

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RO S E C I T Y

How Warwick became the Rose City A ROSE by any other name… would not be as sweet as Warwick. Warwick saddles itself with the title of the Rose and Rodeo City. It is a title well-placed as Australia’s most famous rodeo is staged by the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society. In 1964 the Warwick City Council adopted the rose as its floral emblem and later added that it be a red rose. The decision followed commitments by a Warwick Horticultural Society garden judge in 1961 who was impressed by the quality of the rose that he stated the city could easily be referred to as the Rose City. But let’s face it, you can’t really be the Rose City without a rose to call your own. So dignitary of the day Les Meiklejohn led the charge for the naming of our city’s very own rose. Visitors to the council chambers these days can see the Warwick Rose in all its glory in a painting in the corridor. According to Enchanted Garden owner

Claire Cunningham, the City of Warwick Rose was named at some point during the 1980s. She said a bulk batch was bought and planted all around town in both private gardens and public areas. “Well a lot was made of Warwick being the Rose City so we had to have our own”, Mrs Cunningham said. “There were some beautiful private rose gardens back then, as there are now”. Unfortunately for the hybrid tea rose, over the years’ drought and various conditions have meant many of those originally planted haven’t survived. “It’s hard to find them now”, Mrs Cunningham said. “I called and tried to get them but no-one had the Warwick Rose”, Mrs Cunningham said. You can always tell the rodeo is growing near in Warwick as Palmerin St bursts into colour with hundreds of beautiful roses every October.

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TO P 5 G E M S

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Top 5 gems to discover in Warwick 1. FIVE GREAT WALKS OF WARWICK THE CBD Walk, Railway Walk, Dairy Walk, Weewondilla Hill Walk and The River Walk. Take a self-guided history tour of the CBD or wander along the reaches of the Condamine River to the flood marker next to the car park just off the highway. Head to the town hall, chat to the friendly volunteers at the Visitor Information Centre, grab a Five Walks map and get exploring. 2. SCULPTURES EVERYWHERE THEY’RE in parks and public areas throughout the region, so get out and admire the unique granite and sandstone sculptures. Particularly impressive are the portraits of Patrick and Kate Leslie chiselled into gigantic boulders at Leslie Dam. Also standing proud is the TJ Byrnes statue at the Palmerin and Grafton St intersection. The former Queensland premier was born in Warwick. Another icon is Tiddalik, the mythical frog. Locals know if Tiddalik goes under water, they’re in for a big flood.

3. QUEEN MARY FALLS THE majestic Queen Mary Falls is a sight to behold. Enjoy the view from the top or take the path down to the bottom of the falls and sit in the cool, lush rainforest surrounds. Make sure you take your camera and then when you’re done, stop at the kiosk across the road from the car park. You can buy some seeds and feed the birds – you’ll be sure to make plenty of new feathery friends. 4. LET YOUR CHILDREN RUN WILD WARWICK’S Australiana Park features a 30m flying fox – a hit with youngsters. Leslie Park is home to a youth space and two playgrounds, while Queens Park features exercise equipment near the OO Madsen Bridge and a skate park near the River Walk. 5. HISTORIC SANDSTONE BUILDINGS WITH most dating to the late-1800s, take in a little history with a walk through Warwick. Gems to take a closer look at include St Mary’s Church, the town hall, the courthouse and police station, Masonic Temple, Warwick Railway Station and many more.

Stuart Bond

has been selling Rural, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Properties continually in Warwick and surrounding districts since 1974. Following in his father’s foot steps Stuart carried on in Real Estate in the local Warwick area, this makes Stuart Bond the longest serving Agent in Warwick. Having lived all his life in Warwick Stuart has an immense knowledge of the area. Not only does he sell Rural, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Properties, but he is renowned for his Auctions and Clearing sales.

✓ Residential ✓ Vacant Land ✓ Commercial ✓ Auctions ✓ Rural

Please call Stuart Bond on 0419 677 775 www.stuartbondrealestate.com.au Email: sbondrealestate@bigpond.com

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OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN OUR LOCAL AREA IN SELLING, AUCTIONEERING & CLEARING SALES


Bring out your best

SCOTS PGC College offers students a quality education from Prep to Year 12 as a co-educational day and boarding school. Foundation Scholarships for boarding students entering Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2018 are now available. As a specialist co-educational boarding school we prepare our young people for the real world by introducing them to an independent and responsible approach to life. Our boarding environment provides a safe and secure space with excellent academic tutoring support.

Our boarding facilities are purpose-built. Boarders at SCOTS enjoy their own personal space (room) and have access to common areas where they can relax, play games and enjoy additional stimulation. Students enjoy healthy meals prepared in consultation with a dietician and have access to monitored Wi-Fi. All students are cared for by live-in residential supervisors and have a routine that helps them manage the time-scheduling of the day so they

can complete school, extra-curricular activities, study and dining, as well as have some down-time. Weekend facilities at the College include an outstanding gymnasium, modern Industrial Technology, Graphics and Manual Arts Centre, computer rooms, library and resource centre, and extensive outside sporting facilities. We also deliberately bring the outside world into boarding education so that it can play a broadening role in adolescent development. A modest annual levy entitles a boarder to many organised weekend activities and school socials throughout the year. Optional weekend activities include trips to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba for cultural and ‘fun’ outings. To find out more, contact the Enrolments Officer on 07 4666 9808 or visit us online at scotspgc.com.au

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The College has separate boarding campuses for boys and girls allowing students to enjoy the benefits of single and mixed gender activities. Our boarding emphasis provides experiences and support that nurture effective, resilient and enthusiastic learners. We are sensitive to the needs of adolescents whilst still promoting sound personal development. This means we seek to strike a balance between personal freedom and group responsibility; the school day and ‘home’; learning and self-motivation.


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YA N G A N

Yangan: Always onwards and upwards

Relax and refresh at R on the Downs

WHERE TO FIND THIS DREAM LOCATION? SAY hello to the Swanfels Valley in Yangan, Queensland.

With a name that means “onwards and upwards-further up the creek”, Yangan is just two hours from Brisbane, an easy 15 minutes from Warwick and Killarney, and will definitely have you feeling like you’re moving up in the world. Part of Southern Queensland Country, it’s not just the breathtaking, peaceful, natural wonder that will get you excited. The region is home to historic sandstone buildings with stories to tell, award-winning wines and the freshest seasonal produce to excite your tastebuds, and plenty of opportunity for outdoor adventure. Add to this, more than a dash of genuine, warm and welcoming country hospitality, and you’ve got yourself a divine getaway package. Book now and take advantage of the red-hot deals on offer. “The whole experience was breathtaking from start to finish … warmly welcomed… the accommodation oozed country charm and was full of character… took in the most amazing views’ – TripAdvisor

Yangan H o T e L

M o T e L

• COLD BEER ON TAP • RAFFLES - LAST FRIDAY MONTHLY • KENO • FUNCTIONS • POOL TABLE

Wholesome Country Style Meals

Tuesday – Sunday, Lunch 12.00-2.00, Dinner 6.00-8.00 Sunday Breakfast 7.30-10.00

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SWEEPING Australian countryside with endless blue skies, patchwork green and gold fields, rolling landscapes and stunning tranquillity makes the perfect setting for the rustic, Queenslander style dwellings of 4¼ star eco-luxury at R on the Downs Rural Retreat. “R” stands for whatever you are looking for at the 40-acre rural property: relax, romance, refresh, or recreation. If you’re staying in the homestead, find charming themed rooms, two of which boast a spa, as well as a library, lounge room with a grand fireplace and relaxing veranda. If you opted for the Early Settlers Cottage or the ultimate Tree House Cottage, you’ll love the fireplace, two-person spa, full kitchen, barbecue and of course, those magnificent views. You’ll never want to leave!

Call for bookings

13 King Street, Yangan Ph: (07) 4664 8190 Bob & Kylie Friend

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THE name Yangan literally means going forward or upwards. A small friendly town surrounded by mountains and rich farming lands, Yangan is known as one of the best towns on the Downs. Situated on Swan Creek in the Swanfels Valley, it was first known as Upper Swan Creek before the name was changed to Yangan in 1887, an Aboriginal word thought to mean going forward or upwards. And forward and upwards is exactly what this lovely little town has been doing during the past 100 years. With its own general store for everyday needs, a local post office, butcher and drinking hole the locals are pretty self-sufficient. Drop in to the pub for a cold drink, grab a cup of coffee or even a delicious hot meal. While you’re out of the car, make sure you take the time to wander through the main street of this lovely little town, which continues “going forwards and upwards”. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a rest from driving and a chance to stop and meet the friendly locals. You may even find yourself falling in love with the pace of life at Yangan.


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on the Downs BnB & Spa Cottages ♥ Stay secluded treehouse; early Settler’s cottage ♥ Grand federation Homestead-spacious themed ensuited rooms (2 with spas) ♥ With breathtaking views in beautiful Swanfels Valley ♥ Your ideal base to explore nature, heritage, culture, food delights & all things Southern Downs ♥ celebrate weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or simply because. How many r’s will you enjoy at this Award-Winning Hospitality and eco-friendly BnB and Spa cottages? relax; romance; refresh; re-ignite that something special; r…? ♥ Singles, couples, groups welcome wArwick-SurroundS Hot deAlS 1. Hot Deals / Special oFFerS* all accommodation deals include Free country breakfast! 2. Stay 3 nights = pay for 2, ALSo receive bonus surprise 3. Stay 2 nights = Save 25% & bonus complimentary A/tea, Sunset wine & cheese 4. Stay 1 night = bonus complimentary A/tea, Sunset wine & cheese

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KI L L A R N E Y

Willow art collectively beautiful WILLOW Gallery is an independent community art collective based in Killarney, near Warwick and within the Southern Downs. The gallery stocks an eclectic range of art from award-winning local artists whose works are represented in private collections within Australia and overseas. Original works include paintings and prints in various mediums, plus ceramics, wood and leather works. Photography, sculptural works, wood firewood boxes, magazine boxes, knitted and crochet hats, scarves and socks, felted slippers, felted scarves and jewellery are among the beautiful items on offer. Chocolate and caramel fudge, sticky date cake, rocky road and other delicious delights will test your willpower. The gallery also offers recycled fabrics designed into unique fashions and accessories. In addition, there is a nook containing pre-loved collectables, books, plus pantry items that include local honey.

Many other items artfully created or collated by the collective are also offered for sale. Gallery staff are more than happy to assist visitors with tourist information and maps. The gallery is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am–4pm and other times by appointment. The Willow Gallery Collective is situated at 26 Willow St, Killarney, smack-bang in the middle of town, with many other attractions around it. Willow Gallery has become a proud addition to the streetscape of Killarney, tucked into the Border Ranges of southern Queensland. Landscapes from the fantastic local scenery have become a favourite for many of the gallery’s artists. Drop in for a browse and maybe you’ll find something perfect for a spot in your home, lovingly created by a talented Southern Downs artist.

Willow Gallery

Come and have a break in a

beautiful part of Queensland.

is an independent community art collective in Killarney, near Warwick within the Southern Downs. The Gallery stocks an eclectic range of art from award winning local artists whose works are represented in private collection within Australia and overseas. Original works include paintings and prints in various mediums, plus ceramics, wood, and leather works. Also, we have recycled fabrics designed into unique fashions and accessories. In addition, we have a nook containing pre-loved collectibles, books, plus pantry items that include local honey. We are happy to assist visitors with tourist information and maps.

Come and stay at the Award Winning Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park and enjoy a relaxing holiday in the mountains, 10kms from Killarney at Queen Mary Falls Cabins & Caravan Park. Stay in cabins set in natural bush settings and experience all the beauty the area has to offer. Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park has all the commodities for a perfect holiday or just a day away. Queen Mary Falls is located in the Main Range, just 40 minutes east of Warwick Qld right on the edge of the Scenic Rim, just 1 hour’s drive from Boonah. A lovely drive to the Queensland Granite Belt, Stanthorpe and wineries. Open 7 days a week from 9.00am – 4.00pm Come and try “The Falls” cafe for gourmet burgers, devonshire teas or some of our wonderful home baked cakes. Eat inside the cafe or outside on the deck overlooking our lovely grounds. There are a range of enjoyable activities to do in and around Queen Mary Falls Caravan & Tourist Park including hand feeding the parrots, take yourself on a twilight native animal walk, bush walking, beautiful scenic drives and sightseeing.

Spring Creek Road, Killarney. QLD 4373 Phone: (07) 4664 7151 | Fax: (07) 4664 7122 queenmaryfalls@bigpond.com | www.queenmaryfallscaravanpark.com.au

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Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park

Visit us at 26 Willow St., Killarney and on Instagram. Our email address is willowartcollective@yahoo.com https://www.instagram.com/willowartcollective/

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We are open on Friday and Saturday from 10.00 – 4.00 pm, other times by appointment

Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park offers a variety of accommodation styles to suit your needs and budget.

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Discover the scenic beauty of Killarney KILLARNEY is one of the scenic gems of south-east Queensland. Its rolling foothills, deep secluded valleys and dramatic waterfalls provide picture perfect views that will awaken your imagination. The town itself was built upon the timber and dairy industries and named by Irish settlers. Today Killarney is the centre of a thriving mixed-farming district, producing potatoes, onions and grain, to name a few. The five waterfalls surrounding Killarney make this area a popular

destination, with families coming from the nearby coastal regions for scenic day trips. When you’re visiting be sure to check out Teviot Falls, Queen Mary Falls, Daggs Falls, Browns Falls and Upper Browns Falls. During wet weather there are two additional falls, Black Fella Falls and Jack Brunton’s Falls, which can be seen tumbling down the cliffs surrounding Killarney at the bottom of the Cambanoora Gorge. On the way through Killarney, pull in at the historic pub for a cold beer, then the Killarney Co-Op to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the falls. Drive east into the mountains for Browns Falls, Daggs Falls and then the spectacular waterfall at Queen Mary Falls, (part of Main Range National Park) where Spring Creek tumbles dramatically over a 40-metre cliff. There are many walks for you to enjoy that suit all different skill levels. Each walk is surrounded by trees and has wildlife roaming freely and at the end of each you will be pleasantly surprised to see a spectacular waterfall. After a big day of walking and sightseeing head back into Killarney and pull into the Killarney Heritage Centre in Willow St for a little bit of history before a wander down the lovely main street to find a bite to eat. When it comes time to rest your weary head make your way to the Killarney Sundown Motel and put your feet up. And then when it’s time to go home, just remember one thing – make sure to come back soon.

Located just off the main road of Killarney in Pine Street, the Killarney Sundown Motel is the place to stop and relax. Owners Faye and Trevor are committed to providing guests with clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation. The Sundown Motel is even pet friendly. It is the perfect location to stop for the night after visiting the spectacular Queen Mary Falls.

Come and visit the

Killarney and distriCt HistOriCal sOCiety inC.

11 Willow Street, Killarney Qld 4373

Motel Accommodation Caravan Park

Group Events

Sundown Motel offers you the opportunity to use the covered barbeque area - perfect for parties and the like.

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We have powered and un-powered sites. Barbeque, laundry, disabled toilet and shower included.

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The Sundown Motel offers fully self contained accommodation, perfect for families as the family unit can sleep up to five people.

Opening Hours 10am to 2pm Friday to Monday Or open by request. A Adults $5 | Children Free Killarney Heritage Centre Contacts: killarneyheritagecentre@gmail.com President: 0447301168 | Promotions Officer: 0467918083

On 23rd November, it will be 49 years since the Killarney Tornado in 1968. If anyone has any stories to tell, please get in touch with us at the Killarney Heritage Centre. The town will be holding a “Back to Killarney” Commemoration for the 50th Anniversary of the Tornado in November 2018.


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QU E E N M A RY FA L L S

Magical fireflies STEP into a magical world of light and discover the beauty of fireflies in the rainforest. A visit to Queen Mary Falls is wonderful and Louise Brosnan said the experience was as enchanting as it sounded. “It is thrilling each evening we see the first flash of a firefly,” she said. “Standing at the base of the falls, watching the first stars as the fireflies lazily float by is a magical experience.” Fireflies are on their hunt to attract a mate, beginning their show in late October. The lights are expected to continue until mid-December. “The best time to see the firefly display is 30 minutes after sunset,” Ms Brosnan said. She said it was best to time your walk to enjoy last light at the lookout before continuing down to the base of the waterfall as night falls. Queen Mary Falls is also home to a small colony of glow worms, which are visible all

year round at the base of the falls. “Firefly is a very poetic name but these insects are not really flies, rather a small beetle about 8mm long,” Ms Brosnan said. “Their flashing display is to attract the attention of a mate during the six-week breeding season.” Visitors are asked to bring sufficient torches, allowing at least one torch between two people. Due to the unevenness of the walking tracks, it is advised to stay on the path and walk in single file.

ROB HALL 0418 989 184

Come and experience for yourselves what has made Killarney View an award-winning Park. Only 10 km’s from Queen Mary Falls. Our Cabins offer all the modern comforts you would expect, while still giving you that great country getaway. Enjoy the space and views from our large level powered caravan sites and our flat grassed camping area offering powered and non-powered sites. Why not enjoy a night under the stars around an open fire or in our rustic camp kitchen mingling with other guests around our new fireplace. Join us on Sunday mornings for our famous Pancake Breakfast. We welcome pets on caravan and camping sites plus in our new pet friendly cabin complete with a fully fenced yard.

KILLARNEY

Children also welcome with plenty of space for the kids to ride their bikes and run around. So whether you are looking for somewhere friendly and peaceful to stay, or a place for your next group get together, we can cater for you all! So come and experience Killarney View.

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BRONZE WINNER 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards WINNER of the 2010 Business Excellence Award for Tourism & Hospitality WINNER of the 2009 Caravanning Queensland Turnaround Award For all enquiries please contact Trudy & Gary Grant (Proprietors) Killarney View cabins & Caravan Park, Corner O’Maras & Claydons Roads Killarney, QLD 4373 Ph: 07 4664 1522 | https://killarneyview.com.au/

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Also covering • Tannymorel • Emu Vale • Cambanora Gorge • The Head • Legume, NSW • Koreelah, NSW

ROB HALL 0418 989 184

robhall@atrealty.com.au

www.atrealty.com.au

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HO M E ST E A D R E S O RT

One-stop venue, five-star country hospitality CHERRABAH Homestead Resort offers guests a unique holiday resort with accommodation, meals and activities all on the one property. It is situated high on a mountain on 5086 acres and 3000 feet above sea level, with views overlooking Elbow Valley and the Great Dividing Range. The resort’s aim is to provide an unforgettable holiday or special event. Many Southern Downs locals and regular visitors may not have ventured out to Cherrabah Resort, a hidden gem for couples and families to explore. Operations manager Fran Edney said with a range of activities to enjoy and 62 rooms available, guests were spoilt for choice when it came to holiday fun. “There’s heaps to keep people busy here,” Mrs Edney said. “We offer horse riding, quad bike riding, grass skiing, mountain biking and more.” The property also boasts golf, tennis and swimming facilities, an indoor arena,

conference centre, canoeing, clay target shooting and water sports, and it even has its own airstrip for light planes and helicopters. Groups can tour the property on a private tractor train ride through the grounds. Mrs Edney said the biggest business for the resort was weddings, with a whirlwind season of celebrations ahead for staff. “We pride ourselves on our weddings and you won’t find a better wedding co-ordinator,” Mrs Edney said of her colleague, Cherrabah wedding and events co-ordinator Eileen Scott. “We have a highly commended business award for our weddings.” Despite the particular demand for weddings, Mrs Edney said the resort could cater to a variety of events. “The crazier the idea, the bigger the challenge, but we pride ourselves on not saying ‘no’,” Mrs Edney said. Phone 4667 9177 or visit www.cherrabah.com.au.

Explore & Experience Whist discovering What’s in your Own Back Yard. Warwicks best kept secret Spring - Summer Special Includes Choice of 1 activity of the following - Horse riding, Quad Bike adventure or Clay target Shooting

Bookings need to be made 24hrs in advance

Lunch on the veranda Bush walking maps and use of the pool

Cost per person

Day trip open from 10am – 3.30pm For more information 4667 9177. Please book early to avoid disappointment

$65.00

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Horsepower on show FOUR-LEGGED on fine steel, Warwick hosts the best thoroughbred and high-octane action every month at Morgan Park. The Southern Downs has become as destination abuzz with the thundering sound of horsepower – both hoofed and tyre all year round. Morgan Park Raceway, in Warwick, is the region’s foremost motorsports complex featuring a race circuit with 11 different layouts. From the initial 730 metre race circuit, built in 1968, and the first race

With the introduction of “Evangeline”– a brand new 1950’s inspired

Vintage Coffee & Café Van, the newly established Baringa Gardens (formerly Baringa Nursery), Little Kimmy’s can offer a wide range of packages to p make yyour next event extraordinary. y help If you would like Evangeline to attend your event, please view Little Kimmy’s Website for further details or call for a chat - we would like to add a unique, elegant touch to your next special occasion.

Bookings 0421 136 466 www.littlekimmys.com.au kim@littlekimmys.com.au 6679330aa

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meeting staged in March of the following year, this bitumen circuit has sealed its place as a preferred venue on many Queensland’s racing club calendars. The Australian Superbike Championships are held at the raceway, so get into the stands and experience the thunder as the sound barrier is challenged by the spectacle of superbike racing. For those who prefer to appreciate polished chrome in a quieter, more elegant atmosphere, the parks and laneways of Warwick often play host to show and shine events. Vintage car and motorsport enthusiasts alike are afforded the opportunity to the dust off their hot-rods, Datsuns, VWs, Buicks and V8 Supercars, and put them on display for devotees. This May will be no exception, as the town welcomes not only a number of motorsport events, but also plays host to one of the premier interstate equine events, the Barastoc Interstate Polocrosse Series, held in conjunction with the Shell Cup Carnival, between Queensland and New South Wales at Morgan Park. Warwick is also home to the Allman Park Racecourse and annually hosts the Warwick Rodeo at the Warwick Showgrounds – known as the biggest rodeo in Australia. One thing is for certain, there is always a bit of thunder to be heard in Warwick. Be that of the mechanical or thoroughbred kind.


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Get away and breathe the scenic, country air of Tregony BESTBROOK Mountain Resort sits on the picturesque countryside on a massive 202ha and is a perfect spot to unwind. Imagine waking up in the fresh morning air and, after a fun-filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a time to catch up with friends, or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you. Ray and Elise Vincent welcome you to Bestbrook, a farm stay where everyone is encouraged to have fun. They have owned and operated Bestbrook for more than 10 years, building a strong customer base by making everyone feel like part of their family. Along with their four children, Tiffany, Lilly, Lesleigh and Jake, and their committed staff, they aim to provide memories you will remember long after you have returned home. Owner Ray Vincent said there were accommodation types to suit all travellers.

“We’ve got something for everybody at Bestbrook,” he said. “There are farm-stay cabins, village bunkhouses and camping options on our site. “We offer a number of activities, such as horse and pony riding, animal feeding, wagon rides around the property, and the chance for bush walks and orienteering. “People can even relax and enjoy our delicious scones with a perfect view.” During the weekends and on school holidays, listen to Cyril, a long-time member of the Bestbrook family, recall snippets from the past. He will show you how to churn cream into butter, which you will enjoy with your damper and billy tea. Get back to nature with twice-daily animal feedings at 8.30am and 4pm, with a multitude of animals including chickens, peacocks, turkeys, ducks, cattle, sheep and miniature horses. At various times of the year there are also

baby animals such as chicks, ducklings and calves. Bruce, Laura, Robbie and Liz will gain your confidence and teach you the art of horse riding, how to crack a whip, and, if the wind is right, how to throw a boomerang and have it come back. A range of accommodation types are on offer, from two- and three-bedroom self-contained cabins to backpacker bunkhouse accommodation. ■ Hike to the lookout (1km) if you’re keen and take in the sunset. ■ Swim in the saltwater pool, or go rock hopping in the creek. ■ Build yourself a campfire and toast marshmallows. ■ Take in the multitude of stars that grace the clear night skies. ■ Playground equipment. ■ Pool table. ■ Billy tea and damper making. ■ Butter-making demonstration. Bestbrook is simply brilliant.

Welcome to Dumaresq Homestead .. absolute rural luxury ..

Your welcoming home away from the hustle of everyday living! The Dumaresq (pronounced doo-mer-ik) River marks the southern Queensland New South Wales border. Dumaresq Homestead is part of Maidenhead Station, a working cattle and cropping property that includes 11km of this beautiful river and 9000 acres of varied terrain.

Self contained cabins and the best of bush camping p g around

 FREE farm activities  Horse riding for all ages

BestBrook Mountain resort 9790 Cunningham Highway, Maryvale, QLD, 4370 PH: 07 4666 1282 | Email: bestbrook@bestbrook.com.au www.bestbrook.com.au

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 Licensed restaurant

The beautifully designed and comfortably appointed Dumaresq Homestead is a fully self-contained holiday rental home. It is suitable for families, groups of friends, business associates.

Dumaresq HomesteaD

5597 Riverton Road, Maidenhead, Qld, 4385

Phone: 0408 912 832

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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR STEAK COOKED?

Eye Fillet, Scotch Fillet, Rib on the Bone you choose!! Try our new food & wine combos or weekly dinner specials Lunch Wednesday Saturday from 11am

CHARGRILLED?

Warwick Hotel specialises in local Boutique, Imported & Craft Beers with a large array of Beer Styles to choose from.

Dinner Wednesday Saturday from 5pm - late

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ng in Specialisi s function al and speci occasions 20 Palmerin Street | For Bookings Call 4661 7772 | info@warwickhotel.com.au

Discover Warwick and Surrounds  

Discover Warwick and Surrounds

Discover Warwick and Surrounds  

Discover Warwick and Surrounds