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Borallon: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Fernvale Murals


The Fernvale Murals were conceived as a community project to help re-establish pride and confidence in the town after the trauma of the 2011 floods. There are three murals located around the Fernvale Memorial Park along the Brisbane Valley Highway. The design of the murals is not intended to show the town exactly as it was, but rather to illustrate the life of the growing community. The buildings seen in the murals are taken from photographs of actual building which stood in Fernvale in the early days, some of which can still be seen in the town today.




1483 Brisbane Valley Highway
Fernvale, QLD, 4306

Located 6.9K from Borallon

Savages Crossing


Looking for a quiet spot to drop a line or take the canoe or kayak out for a spin? Fish where the locals fish and visit Savages Crossing. Located along Banks Creek Rd, its just a short five minute drive from the township of Fernvale. The crossing is a beautiful spot where you can get back to nature and unwind in this tranquil creek setting. Catch a fish or go for a paddle in your kayak or canoe, you won't be disappointed!




Banks Creek Rd
Fernvale, QLD, 4306

Located 7.0K from Borallon

Kholo Gardens


A picturesque retreat into nature seven kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District is the peaceful Kholo Gardens at Pine Mountain. It's an unexpected delight to explore with its lush gardens, crystal clear lily pond, bush walks and open spaces. Giant Kauri trees and Hoop Pines planted by early settlers, rare birds and plants, and the nearby Brisbane River all make this a special place to spend some time. It's also a sacred site for the indigenous Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul People.

At this subtropical haven, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the 400 metre walk through Tree Fern Lane under a natural rainforest canopy. The more energetic can try the steeper 800 metre Coal Creek Walk - aptly named seeing as the earliest recordings of coal in the area were made here in 1825.

Formerly the site of a water pumping station, Kholo Gardens has an historic well onsite as well as a charming little old church, relocated here in 1990 from Redbank. With that and a stunningly restored Queenslander nearby, you can see why this is a popular venue for weddings and other functions. There are also barbecues, picnic tables and public toilets.





243 Riverside Drive
Muirlea, QLD, 4306

Located 8.3K from Borallon

Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve


Located only 6 kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District, the Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve is an oasis in the suburbs and home to many water birds that live in and around the Quarry Pond.

The reserve is a great place for bird-watching, especially along the aptly named Willy Wagtail Circuit, and the Tom Craik Lookout is perfect for viewing the planes taking off and landing at the Amberley RAAF Base.

Picnic spots including picnic shelters, a playground, toilets and nearby parking the Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve an ideal location for a day in the bush.




Brassall, QLD, 4305

Located 11.0K from Borallon

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve


A wonderful way to cool down and enjoy the great outdoors in Ipswich is at Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve. The crossing is a low-lying bridge that crosses the Brisbane River in the suburb of Chuwar, and this long-time favourite with locals and visitors has all you need for a relaxing day out for all ages.

Although Colleges Crossing has been severely damaged by floods in recent years, each time it's bounced back bigger and better, meaning that many of the facilities are fairly new. This includes a nature-based children's playground covered by shade sails with equipment such as a fort, musical wall, spinning seats, tree log tunnel and frog sculptures. There's a lake for fishing and kayaking, and while it's advised not to take the full plunge for a swim, you can enjoy paddling in the shallows and skimming stones.

The large, grassed area has plenty of room for sports and there are also bike/scooter paths and walking tracks. After all that exertion, sit back and enjoy the treats served at the caf? with beautiful views of the river, or bring your own picnic or barbecue to enjoy at the sheltered tables.





408 - 492 Mt Crosby Road
Chuwar, QLD, 4306

Located 11.5K from Borallon

The Workshops Rail Museum


The acclaimed, award-winning Museum should be on every Ipswich visitor's to-do list. Steeped in history - it was once the workplace of over 3,000 railway workers and visitors enter via the historic Timekeepers' Building - it merges the romance of yesteryear with the exciting technological breakthroughs of the present.

The old boilershop houses the museum, where you're dwarfed by beautifully restored locomotives and carriages, and where kids and kids at heart will marvel at Queensland's largest model railway featuring detailed real-life scenes of the state.

The interactive Nippers' Railway will keep youngsters enthralled for ages with activities such as driving a train and collecting tickets, and a popular exhibit for older ages is the Diesel Revolution where you take the controls of the diesel locomotive simulator. You can also soak up the romance of a bygone era walking through an historic refreshment carriage, or peer into the opulent Vice-Regal carriage to see how the Governor travelled.

Heritage Railway Workshops tours happen twice a day, and the place is packed during school holidays, with the popular Day out with Thomas programs running during the winter school holidays.




North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 12.4K from Borallon

Borallon: Events

Christmas Express


Join Santa on a festive return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station.

Departing at 10 am from the Museum platform, enjoy a 2.5 hour journey through the scenic countryside.

When you arrive at Grandchester station, see the steam locomotive turned around for the journey home.

Bookings are essential and passengers are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Departs and returns to The Workshops Rail Museum platform
Departure time: 10 am
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours


Event Dates
2017
      9th Dec


North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 12.5K from Borallon

A Room for Wild Animals


Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer.

In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.

Today they speak on behalf of their living relatives, teaching us about wildlife diversity around the world, and invite us to think about animal habitat protection and conservation.

The exhibition features a lion, tiger, jaguar, cheetah, polar bear, brown bear, black bear, moose, buffalo, deer and antelope.

Included with Museum entry.


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North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 12.6K from Borallon

After Dark: Science Fusion


Eats, beats, and drinks - see what really happens at the Museum after dark.

Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Join them for live music, food, drinks and an array of science innovations to inspire your inner chic geek. Explore the Museum to see what innovations science has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows. You will have the opportunity to hear from the science experts, experiment with technology, kick back to live music, indulge your tastebuds and see the Museum like never before.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Aug


North Street
North Ipswich, QLD, 4305

Located 12.6K from Borallon

Borallon: Travel Tips

Fernvale Visitor Information Centre


Conveniently located along the Brisbane Valley Highway, the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre provides a warm welcome to those travelling to the Somerset region. The Fernvale Futures Complex, which houses the Visitor Information Centre, was opened in September of 2006 and was built on the site of the old Fernvale Railway Station, in a style reminiscent of the old station house. Visitors are greeted by a friendly group of volunteer tourism ambassadors who's local knowledge and home-grown tales will sure to delight both domestic and international guests. During your visit you may purchase fishing and boating permits and collect a wide range of maps, brochures and flyers to help you prepare for your adventure through the Somerset region.




1483 Brisbane Valley Highway
Fernvale, QLD, 4306

Located 6.3K from Borallon

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