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Coal Creek: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ottaba Llamas


Llamas are unique animals, each with their own character and personality. They have been used by the natives of South America for hundreds of years as pack animals, and now Ottaba Llamas offer you the opportunity to take your own llama for a trek through their beautiful area.

Their friendly llamas will be your companion as you lead them through countryside using the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Their llamas are affectionate, intelligent and will make your walk special and unique. A great activity to do with the family, why not join them on one of their walks along the rail trail or their Winery llama walk. They have a llama or alpaca to suit everyone. You can also arrange a time to visit Ottaba Llamas where you can come and meet their various camilds - Llamas, Alpacas and their Camel, as well as the usual farm animals - mini goats, cattle, horses, sheep and pigs.

A great opportunity to take a Llama for a walk on one of their Treks in the Brisbane Valley Region, Queensland or arrange a visit to spend some time with their llamas and other animals.




6410 Brisbane Valley Highway
Ottaba, QLD, 4313

Located 5.6K from Coal Creek

Esk War Memorial and Esk Memorial Park


An opulent bronze, marble and sandstone cenotaph has stood in Esk since 1921, even though it took another 58 years for the surrounding park to be proclaimed as a memorial reserve.

The foundation stone was laid in December 1920 by Colonel Graham Butler, the original medical officer who landed with the Queensland 9th Battalion at Gallipoli.

The Esk Patriotic Committee had started fundraising in 1916. They needed ?885, a high price for a community paying a high human cost. Of the 545 men from the Esk district who enlisted, 83 died.

All the names are captured on this monument. Fixed bronze plates on the base bear the names of the dead. The others' names appear on huge bronze plates fixed to recessed marble panels.

Designed by Georg Brockwell Gill of Ipswich, the stonework was executed by masons Frank Williams and Co. Art metalwork was supplied by Wunderlich Ltd of Sydney.

The memorial park, proclaimed in 1979, was extended four years later. It now includes a stone memorial to Captain Patrick Logan, commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement who was murdered while exploring the Brisbane Valley in 1830, and plaques honouring those who died in WWII and post-1945 conflicts.




Ipswich Street
Esk, QLD, 4312

Located 7.3K from Coal Creek

McConnell Park and Toogoolawah War Memorial


Toogoolawah literally set in stone an eternal memorial to 'Our Boys Honour' when its citizens commissioned the first WWI memorial outside a cemetery back in 1916. The obelisk, crafted by Frank Williams and Co of Ipswich, was unveiled on 31 March 1917. It bears marble honour rolls and an engraved wreath with the words 'Our Boys Honour'.

Until then, only Private Victor Denton's monument in his family plot at Nobby cemetery on the Darling Downs stood as a tribute to the European heroics of young Queenslanders.

Originally set apart from the rest of the park by a picket fence, gardens were laid out by 1921 and a WWI gun was installed adjacent to the memorial on Anzac Day of that year. Memorials to subsequent conflicts have been added over the years.

The park's land was donated to the community by Brisbane Valley pioneering pastoralist family, the McConnels. It's believed they also donated the nearby bandstand.




Gunyah Street
Toogoolawah, QLD, 4313

Located 11.9K from Coal Creek

Somerset Dam


Water babies - grab your gear and get moving to Somerset Dam. Approximately one hour from Brisbane in Kilcoy Shire, and neatly cradled by a ring of surrounding hills, conditions there are perfect for water skiing, wake-boarding, sailing and fishing.

The dam has a serious role to play as one of Brisbane's most important water catchments but when the sun is shining, the boats are out and the folks are splashing around, it's strictly a carefree zone.

Somerset Dam has excellent camping and boat ramp facilities and is a perfect base for touring the surrounding towns and countryside. It's the perfect playground for short breaks or longer vacations alike.





Wivenhoe-Somerset Dam Road
Kilcoy, QLD, 4515

Located 12.4K from Coal Creek

Lake Somerset


Lake Somerset is just south of Kilcoy and is a very popular boating and recreational spot. Motorised and non-motorised watercraft are allowed on Lake Somerset along with waterskiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding. Boat ramps are available at three locations across the lake and can be found at The Spit, Kirkleagh and Westvale road. The lake is also a great fishing spot either from your boat or along the shoreline. Don't forget to grab your boating and fishing permits before heading out or dropping a line.

If you would rather be in the water than on it, take a dip at the designated swimming areas at The Spit and Kirkleagh. These areas also provide picnic and barbecue facilities, along with Somerset Park, so make the most of if and enjoy the whole day by the water.

If you want to stay longer there are a number of private campgrounds, holiday houses and retreats close by. Find out more about the accommodation around Lake Somerset at the Kilcoy Information Centre.





Esk- Kilcoy Road
Somerset Dam, QLD, 4312

Located 14.2K from Coal Creek

Coal Creek: Events

Skydive Ramblers Post Equinox Boogie - Skydiving and Music Festival


The Skydive Ramblers Post Equinox Boogie held at Toogoolawah, near Brisbane, is Australia's largest international music and skydiving festival and is a visual smorgasbord of skydiving action and parachuting colour.

Held every two years in October, the biennial skydiving event encompasses all disciplines of the sport and attracts over 300 Australian and international skydivers, plus many spectators to the Drop Zone.

The nine-day festival will see all forms of skydiving take place, including night sky diving and fantastic evening entertainment. Jumpers get excited by the big turbine planes, top level coaches, awesome raffles, their famous Equinox Talent Quest, and more.

Visitors welcome! Come along and watch the action. Experience a tandem skydive or do your Learn to Skydive Course.

Music, aeroplanes, skydiving and parachuting all afternoon and into the night!


Event Dates
2016
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7353 Brisbane Valley Highway
Toogoolawah, QLD, 4313

Located 13.5K from Coal Creek

Coal Creek: Travel Tips

Esk Visitor Information Centre


Nestled along the Brisbane Valley Highway, the Esk Visitor Information Centre provides a friendly greeting to those seeking real country, real adventure, really close to Brisbane.

The quaint cottage-style building reflects the country hospitality that visitors experience from the friendly group of volunteer tourism ambassadors who revel in sharing their local knowledge and colourful tales. The Esk Visitor Information Centre is home to Glenn Rock Gallery where an array of locally created arts and crafts is on display. Somerset artists change the exhibition monthly so there is always something new to see.

While at the centre you can purchase fishing and boating permits and collect a range of maps, brochures and flyers to help prepare you for your journey through Somerset.




82 Ipswich Street
Esk, QLD, 4312

Located 7.5K from Coal Creek

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