Things to See and Do
Near Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Sitting on the banks of the Condamine River, historic Warwick - known for its roses and rodeo - features some of the state's finest original sandstone buildings. Known as the 'Rose and Rodeo Capital', Warwick was settled over 150 years ago and has an interesting history to tell. Warwick's famous Rose and Rodeo Festival is held on the last weekend in October. Come and see Australia's best rodeo riders…
Sitting on the banks of the Condamine River, historic Warwick - known for its roses and rodeo - features some of the state's finest original sandstone buildings. Known as the 'Rose and Rodeo Capital', Warwick was settled over 150 years ago and has an interesting history to tell. Warwick's famous Rose and Rodeo Festival is held on the last weekend in October. Come and see Australia's best rodeo riders compete for their share in the glory. Boasting some of the country's richest prizes, the Rodeo can trace its roots to a professional buck jumping contest of 1857. At the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre you can explore the tales and memorabilia of rodeo pioneers and champions. Warwick's famous son, Jackie Howe, who still holds the blade shearing world record set in 1892 for 321 sheep shorn in a day, is recognised with two memorials in Warwick. Drop into the Warwick Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the 'Heritage and Historic Building Trails' and you're on your way. The trail takes in well-preserved churches, cottages, railway stations and schools - taking you back to the days when people travelled in horse-drawn carts.
Featured Things to See and Do
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History & Heritage Building Trail Guidebook
Make sure to check out the rich history of Warwick and surrounding regions during your next visit to the Southern Downs and Granite Belt. The online History & Heritage Building Trail Guidebook is the perfect informative guide to all the local highlights for both walks and drives. Check it out!
5 Walks of Warwick
Explore the beautiful streets, hidden gems, and local attractions of the streets of Warwick! This brochure contains 5 different scenic walks suitable for all fitness levels. Check out this guide on your next visit.
Darling Downs Zoo
The iconic Darling Downs Zoo is a favourite among visiting families and located only 30 minutes by car from our park. Enjoy a fun day out exploring the amazing wildlife and you're guaranteed to come back with smiling faces.
Warwick Uber Markets
Warwick Uber Markets is a community event, aimed at bringing the community together to reconnect with each other and have lots of fun too. With free activities for the children every month it is the prefect outing for the family, and your teenagers will love the opportunity to win CASH prizes at our competitions held every month. The markets are held at Leslie Park every second Saturday of the month at 10am-2.30pm.
Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre
The Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre is a place to follow history and relive the glory of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association's greatest champions and rodeo history. For the rodeo enthusiast the Rodeo Heritage Centre has interactive and static displays, live rodeo demonstrations for corporate events, theatrette, cowboy bar, function rooms and western gift shop.
Tiddlik Sculpture at the Condamine River
A picnic by the Condmine River is made even more special when you share it with the Green Belt mascot, Tiddalik. Tiddalik was inspired by the Aboriginal dreamtime legend about a frog who drank all the fresh water and caused a drought and his giant sculpture was created from a 15 tonne granite boulder and over 400 hours of work and 800 hours of finishing. The Condamine River is a natural corridor of open space with sealed tracks for walkers and bikers, historical trails and shady picnic spots.
GlenGallan Seasonal Markets
On the first Sunday of each season Glengallan Homestead plays host to a seasonal market. Find an array of stalls and entertainment in the shadow of the impressive Glengallan Homestead. Relax in the beautiful grounds, take a tour of the homestead or take in the atmosphere while having a coffee and morning tea at the on-site cafe. The craft market is an ideal place to take home a handmade souvenir or homemade treat! Glengallan Homestead is a great spot to stop when taking in one of the region's scenic tourists drives, situated on the New England Highway between Allora and Warwick with ample parking it is an easy addition to your weekend drive or getaway!
Morgan Park Race Track & Equestrian Centre
Morgan Park is 1000 acres of native Australian bushland that was left to the people of Warwick at the turn of the century. The park now boasts world class facilities in Polocrosse, Horse Trials, Drag Racing, Car Racing, Motocross and Carriage Driving.
Built in 1870 the sandstone cottage forms the heart fo Warwicks Pringle Cottage Museum. The Museum features a priceless collection of furniture, household items, machinery and bric a brac representing more than 130 years of family life in the Warwick District.
Warwick Railway Station
The Warwick Railway Station in Lyons St was built of sandstone, in the 1880's. A sign outside immortalises the egg throwing incident which occured while Prime Minister billy Hughes was speaking at the station.This led to the formation of the Commonwealth Police.
Warwick's Indoor & Recreation and Aquatic Centre
This state of the art complex blends health & pleasure with four heated pools including a rapid river ride,international standard sports courts, a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium and more. Located in Palmerin St, Warwick.
Pig & Calf Market
Pig & Calf Market is the longest continuosly operated market in Queensland, offering much more than livestock. A paradise for trash & treasure hunters, the jumble -style auction has everything from Guinea pigs to goats,farm equipment to furniture and intiguing bric-a-brac. The Pig & Calf Markets are on Wednesday Mornings, located Lyons St.