About Warwick - To see and do

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Morgan Park

The Morgan Park Complex hosts both horse and motor sports events. The facilities include world class centre for polocrosse and eventing, motor-cross track, drag strip and is home to Morgan Park Raceway and District Sporting Car Club. www.morganparkraceway.com.au. With events on most weekends head out to catch some of the raceway action.

Warwick Golf Club

A great country golf course offering an 18-hole course, only 5 minutes from the heart of Warwick.

Course Par: 69.

Jackie Howe Memorial

Located in Jackie Howe Park on the New England Highway is this memorial to ëGun Shearer’ Jackie Howe, who in 1892 shore 321 sheep with hand shears. He later shore 237 sheep with a handpiece, a record that stood until 1950.

Steam Train Tours - These are a absolute must for the enthusiest

EXPLORE A TOURIST DRIVE

Settler’s Route

A 72 km round trip, this tourist drive will take you into Killarney, the ëscenic gem’ of the Southern Downs. Don’t miss Dagg’s Falls, Brown’s Falls, Queen Mary Falls National Park, and the breathtaking views from Carr’s Lookout. 4WD’s can detour from the main road along the popular and spectacular Condamine Gorge, known as the ë14 River Crossing’ 4WD track.

Sunflower Route

The 50 km round trip will take you through countryside. The best time to visit is in summer when the sunflowers are in full bloom. Stop in and visit the town of Allora, with its quiet relaxing parks and gardens, attractive heritage listed streetscape, and houses and churches built in the traditional Queensland timber style.

Sprint Route

This 118 km round trip to the home of vintage motor sprints takes you past the popular fishing and boating spot of Leslie Dam and some of Queensland’s oldest country pubs. Time your drive to coincide with Leyburn’s Historic Motor Sprint Around the Houses, which attracts thousands of people the third weekend in August.

Cedar Route

The 62 km drive winds through the World Heritage Area of the Goomburra Valley. Visit the local lavender farm or put on your hiking boots and take to the many walking tracks of the Goomburra State Forest, one of the few national parks with a wheelchair accessible track. From fun 4 Wheel Driving, perfect picnic spots and spectacular scenery, the Cedar Route appeals to all.

Falls Drive

Four waterfalls are featured on the spectacular drive on the southern Queensland border between Boonah and Killarney. The route leaves the Boonah-Rathdowney Road south of Boonah and through Teviot Gap near Killarney takes in the four waterfalls on part of Spring Creek Road – Browns, Daggs, Queen Mary and Teviot Falls - and Carrs Lookout. This tourist route can form part of a wonderful circle drive taking in Cunningham’s Gap, Warwick, Killarney and Boonah – a special part of southern Queensland.

 

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