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Blenheim: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Lake Dyer


Escape to the picturesque Lockyer Valley to camp on the banks of the Laidley Creek. Situated about 24 kilometres south of Laidley, this small, rural campground is framed by the Little Liverpool Range and Great Dividing Range. Lake Dyer is a popular fishing, boating and day trip spot. There are secure camping amenities, town water, showers, powered and unpowered sites, free barbecues, disability facilities and a children's playground. Covered barbecue areas and water activities are available.







Lake Dyer
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.6K from Blenheim

Das Neumann Haus Museum


Located in the gorgeous town of Laidley, Das Neumann Haus was built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893. The house has been restored to its former condition, refurnished in the style of the 1930s and open to the public as a house museum. Relax on the deck or under the shade of the 100 year old Jacaranda tree in the park.

Sample delicious cakes, smoothies and more at Annie's Place Coffee Shop. Free wifi is available.

Special events include the Heritage Festival annually in April, and the Laidley Spring Festival annually in September.





Patrick Street,
Corner of William Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 7.0K from Blenheim

Forest Hill War Memorial


An ex-serviceman who fought with the Australian Light Horse in WWI is believed to be the sculptor of Forest Hill's war memorial in the Lockyer Valley.

The 4.5 metre monument, a life-size soldier standing on a tall sandstone pedestal with classically carved colonnettes, was unveiled in 1921 by five mothers whose sons had died at war.

Monument masons PJ Lowther and Sons of Brisbane were commissioned to create the ?300 cenotaph for the Forest Hill Memorial League. It's believed the family firm's sculptor son Charles Lowther actually did the carving.

The finely carved grey sandstone monument faces east, towards the rising sun. Inscribed on the stone are the names of 97 soldiers who served including 11 who did not return.

It's located in a small park adjacent to a railway line.

A plate with the names of WWII servicemen has been added.




Gordon Street
Forest Hill, QLD, 4342

Located 7.8K from Blenheim

Lake Apex Park


A beautiful waterfront park which is home to over 150 different species of bird. Inclusive of playground equipment, barbecues, exercise equipment and toilet facilities. Lake Apex Park is also dog friendly and has a paved walking track the entire distance around the Lake. A perfect location for your next picnic.




34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 10.6K from Blenheim

Weeping Mother Memorial


Many tears were shed on home soil as blood seeped in WWI trenches, Queensland's outpouring of grief most poignantly captured in a marble statue of a seated mother, weeping, at Gatton.

While the foundation stone was laid in April 1922, it's not known when the marble memorial, which includes a mausoleum-type structure, was unveiled. It is known that it was designed and produced by Ipswich mason Frank Williams at a cost of more than ?500 and that money was raised through public subscription.

The weeping mother, slightly smaller than life-size, sits on a mound of rocks, her chin resting on her right hand, her left hand holding a scroll with the inscription 'Their names liveth for evermore'.

Gatton's farming community lost 68 local men in WWI. The names of locals who died in subsequent conflicts, 23 in WWII and two in Vietnam, have been added.

A light to illuminate the statue at night was added by the Gatton RSL and Women's Auxiliary, a WWI nurse flicking the switch on Armistice Day 1933.




Hickey Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 12.1K from Blenheim

Blenheim: Events

Ferrari Park Markets Laidley


Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.


Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct
      26th Nov
      24th Dec
2017
      28th Jan
      25th Feb
      25th Mar
      22nd Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 6.9K from Blenheim

Laidley Village Markets


The Laidley Village Markets are held from 7am to 1pm on the corner of Patrick Street and The Mall. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.




Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct
      26th Nov
      24th Dec
2017
      28th Jan
      25th Feb
      25th Mar
      22nd Apr
      27th May
      24th Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 6.9K from Blenheim

Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days and Heritage Festival - 40th Anniversary


The Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days and Heritage Festival Gatton Showgrounds gates open 8.30am.

It is the only Heavy Horse Event in Queensland that can have up to 120 Heavy Horses competing against each other with Ploughing, Log Snigging, Draught Horse Derby, Obstacle events and Harness events with carts, drays and wagons from the past and present.

Demonstrations include Ploughing, Scuffling and preparing a paddock, Ridden Displays and Dressage with a Heavy Horse, Novelty events just for fun, Junior events - for the up and coming next generation, Farriers World Cup competition, Wool Spinning/Weaving, Vintage Vehicles and Camp Oven Cooking.

They have Breed Displays with information about Clydesdales, Shire Horses, Percherons, Draught Horses, Australian Draught Horses and also Gypsy Cobs and Drum Horses.
Their beautiful Parades include the magnificent Friesian Horses and a wonderful working Bullock Team.

There will also be plenty of food stalls, arts/crafts, Pony Rides, Jumping Castle and animal nurseries to enjoy.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Apr
      30th Apr


Spencer Street,
Gatton Show Grounds
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 11.8K from Blenheim

Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy Weekend


Truck drivers are the backbone of the Australian economy, and without trucks Australia would stop - but its not a job without risks, and the names already adorning the wall are a testament to that. It's important for Australians everywhere to know and recognise that truck drivers are just everyday people with an extraordinary job. In 2015, the Lights on the Hill Convoy saw nearly 800 trucks roll into the Racecourse, Gatton Queensland.

Saturday will see the memorial convoy leave from new departure points of Ashburn Road Citiswich Bundamba, and Roche's Road Withcott.

A full weekend of honouring "Our Family and Our Friends" will include- live entertainment from some of Australia's best country artists, truck show, kids rides and entertainment, market stalls, live streaming of the convoy and the weekends proceedings to the racecourse venue on the LCD Big Screen (10m x 3m), memorial service, NRL Grand Final with one hell of a finishing act on Sunday night. Book the date, bring your friends and join them for the whole weekend of honouring those no longer with us and those still carrying this great country.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      2nd Oct


Spencer Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 12.0K from Blenheim

Blenheim: Travel Tips

Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre


The Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre is located on Lake Apex Drive Gatton. The centre is situated within the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, surrounded by a beautiful park and overlooks Lakes Apex and Freeman.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries and is staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals. Situated in the multi functional Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre the building boasts an Art Gallery, Library, Staging Post Cafe, Queensland Transport Museum as well as a state of the art Visitor Information Centre. Adjacent to the Information Centre lies the glorious Lake Apex where you can enjoy picnic or barbecue and take in the wildlife.

The Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre offers a relaxing atmosphere with the opportunity to purchase locally grown and produced food products. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans so you can make informed decisions for a perfect day in the Lockyer Valley.




34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 10.9K from Blenheim

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