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Brightview: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Rosewood Railway Museum


If you head for a little place called Rosewood, tucked away in the Bremer River valley, the train is waiting for you on the last Sunday of each month. Rosewood is 50 kilometres west of the city of Brisbane and 18 kilometres west of Ipswich and is served by the electric train from Ipswich.

The town is home to the Rosewood Railway Museum that seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a typical Queensland branch line of the steam and early Diesel era. The Museum is an operating railway that includes a PB15 steam locomotive that hauls restored wooden carriages plus a variety of diesel locomotives and railmotors. The line is high in the hills above Rosewood so there are plenty of steep grades where the steam engine has to work hard.

The museum, part of the Australian Railway Historical Society Queensland Division, also has an extensive collection of restored carriages and wagons on display.

Trains run on the last Sunday of each month and the Museum is open as a static display on the other Sundays of each month. Cab rides in the vintage diesel locomotives are available around the main depot yard at Kunkala Station on running days.






Freeman Road,
Rosewood Railway Museum
Rosewood, QLD, 4340

Located 13.7K from Brightview

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 16.1K from Brightview

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 17.0K from Brightview

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 17.9K from Brightview

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 18.1K from Brightview

Brightview: Events

Plainland Markets


Come along to the Plainland Markets at Plainland Hotel, Plainland, from 7.00 am - 2.00 pm. 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
      17th Jul
      21st Aug
      18th Sep
      16th Oct
      20th Nov
      18th Dec
2017
      15th Jan
      19th Feb
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 10.3K from Brightview

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
      23rd Jul
      27th Aug
      24th Sep
      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 18.1K from Brightview

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
      1st Jul


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 18.1K from Brightview

Laidley Spring Festival


There is plenty to see and do over three days at the Laidley Spring Festival with something for the entire family to enjoy. Don't miss a full morning of fun filled entertainment on Saturday, followed by the street parade at 1pm. For more information visit the web site.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      10th Sep


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 18.1K from Brightview

Brightview: 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 16.1K from Brightview

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