Warwick, an area rich with history, natural beauty and distinctive streetscapes is a great place to explore, relax and rejuvenate. Located in the heart of Southern Queensland, Warwick is just a scenic 2 hour drive from Brisbane, one hour from Toowoomba or three hours from the Gold Coast.
Local Warwick History
Warwick is the home to some of Queensland’s oldest sandstone buildings dating back as early as 1850. Stone from the local quarries was used to build many of the public and private buildings which you can visit today including St Mary’s Catholic Church, Warwick Town Hall, Warwick Courthouse, Warwick Railway Station, Pringle Cottage and the Warwick Police Station. Follow a self-guided walking map or cycling circuit to view Warwick’s historical buildings, churches, museums and galleries, or choose from one of five tourist drives to explore the surrounding areas of picturesque villages, thriving agricultural areas, waterfalls and stunning countryside.
View this post on Instagram
No steam to be seen from this bad boi. All the spilt tea and frosty nips in the world couldn't have ruined this weekend #steamers #mainrangenationalpark #queensland #nationalpark #australia #thisisqueensland #hiking #camping #sunset #sun #nature #adventure #exploreaustralia #landscape #qldparks
Main Range National Park
Just half an hour from Warwick you’ll find the heritage listed Main Range National Park, a popular bushwalking destination with camping and picnic areas. Main Range National Park is made up of four main areas all providing something unique. Cunningham’s Gap provides seven walking trails up to 12.4km suitable for all fitness levels, while Goomburra boasts a rainforest with creek based walks and breathtaking views of the Border Ranges in the south and Mount Castle in the north. Explore remnants from the districts pioneering past at Spicers Gap, or take in the magnificent views of the rainforest and natural wildlife at Queen Mary’s Falls.
Southern Downs Steam Railway
Built in 1880, the Warwick Railway Station is noted in Australian history for delivery of Prime Minister Billy Hughes’ controversial speech on compulsory conscription. The ‘egg incident’ created such a stir that it led to the establishment of Australia’s Commonwealth Police. Today you can visit the Steam Railway Museum at Warwick Railway Station and take a romantic trip on a fully restored C17 Steam Locomotive to Stanthorpe, Wallangarra or Clifton.
Granite Belt Wineries
Located just 45 minutes from Warwick you’ll find the Granite Belt Wineries where you can sample premium gourmet food and wine from the local area as well as meet the locals whose passion has bought the produce to you. The award winning wineries, cideries and boutique breweries offers tours and tastings all year round and often host special events throughout the year.
When visiting historic Southern Downs stay at the Comfort Inn Warwick conveniently located in the heart of Warwick close to all the local attractions. The Warwick accommodation offers a century old sandstone homestead ‘La Mascotte’ that welcomes you with quiet and peaceful surroundings. There’s also a licensed restaurant onsite and a pool and BBQ area to relax in. Explore all that Southern Queensland has to offer from your base at Warwick.