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Forest Hill

Tucked away between Laidley and Gatton is a vibrant little town with just so much to offer. Situated six kilometres south of the Warrego Highway, Forest Hill has an unspoiled boutique feel, reflected in its quality gift shops and tastefully renovated buildings.

Originally part of a large rural 'run', the area around Forest Hill was sub-divided into small farms in the 1880s. By the early 1900s Forest Hill was thriving and growing more produce than the older Gatton and Laidley settlements. Forest Hill was Australia's largest produce distribution centre in the early 1900s.

Home to two beautiful large corner pubs, a quick trip to Forest Hill can easily convert half a day to exploring, shopping, eating and drinking a few cold beers.

Make sure you call into the privately owned Forest Hill Post Office where you will find a treasure trove of gifts, artwork and a cafe and restaurant with an enviable local reputation. Located next door is Caffe Sorella, originally an old grocery store.

Located a short drive from town is Stockton Rise Country Retreat a brand new three bedroom self contained house accommodation situated amongst fertile farmland.

Moreover, Forest Hill is on the Cobb and Co Tourist route, so it is little wonder it has something for the history buffs.

As an alternative to the hurly-burly of the highway, take the more leisurely and more scenic route from Ipswich to Forest Hill via Rosewood and Laidley.

Forest Hill

Forest Hill: Where To Go / Sightseeing

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 0.3K from Forest Hill

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 4.5K from Forest Hill

Das Neumann Haus Museum


Das Neumann Haus, hand built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893, is located in Laidley, a town that retains a nostaligc feel. The house has been restored to its former condition, refurnished in the style of the 1930s and opened to the public as a house museum.

Once considered the cultural hub of the community, now volunteers enthusiastically tell the stories of the Neumann family and the history of Laidley.

Relax on the deck or under the shade of the 100 year old Jacaranda tree in the park whilst you sample delicious cakes, smoothies and more from Annie's Place Coffee Shop. Free wifi is available.

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




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

Located 5.7K from Forest Hill

Queensland Transport Museum located in the Lockyer Valley


The Queensland Transport Museum features a magnificent display of various forms of transport of various ages and displays over 200 models that explore the creations, founders and functions of the Transport Industry.

The main feature in the museum is the History of Western Maranoa Transport and is a tribute to J.C. (Cyril) Anderson, his brother M.J.R (Curly) Anderson and also the men and women who worked for this great company.

Displays in the museum are ever changing and each new visit could take you on a new adventure.

The museum also features interactive displays of many years of the Transport Industry as well as our latest addition our brand new driving simulator. All visitors and kids of all ages are encouraged to jump in the seat of the simulator and experience life as a rally car driver, a farmer, or a race car driver.




34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 8.6K from Forest Hill

Forest Hill: Events

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.




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2017
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2018
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Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.9K from Forest Hill

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
2017
      26th Aug
      23rd Sep
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2018
      27th Jan
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Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.9K from Forest Hill

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.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, visit the Quilt and Craft Expo, Orchids and Flowers Show, displays at all the churches - Laidley Uniting Church, Laidley Anglican Church, Laidley Lutheran Church - visit the historic museum, markets and cafe at Das Neumann Haus, the eclectic shops in the Laidley central business district, and Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum.

Don't miss a full morning of fun filled entertainment at the free Family Fun Day on Saturday, including the street parade with up to 40 floats and the Make It, Bake It, Grow It markets!

There is a free shuttle bus which visits all of the venues every 30 minutes for patrons, so you can park at the Laidley Cultural Centre and enjoy the service! For more information, visit the website.


Event Dates
2017
      7th Sep
      7th Sep
      8th Sep
      8th Sep
      9th Sep
      9th Sep


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.9K from Forest Hill

Miguel's Cooking School


Food, Fun and Feasting!

Spend the morning cooking with celebrity chef Miguel Maestre using delicious Lockyer Valley produce, followed by a sit-down lunch, where you will tase and enjoy fabulous food that has been grown by people with passion.

This is a hands-on, small, intimate group cooking class with Miguel, where you will learn to recreate his dishes in your own home.


Event Dates
2017
      22nd Oct


5 Faith Avenue
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 6.4K from Forest Hill

Plainland Markets


Come along to the Plainland Markets at Plainland Hotel, Plainland, from 7am to 2pm. 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
2017
      17th Sep
      15th Oct
      19th Nov
      17th Dec
2018
      18th Feb
      18th Mar
      15th Apr
      20th May
      17th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 7.2K from Forest Hill

Christmas in the Country


The Christmas in the Country Art and Craft Show held on the first Friday and Saturday in November is a must for those who enjoy market style shopping. You'll be guaranteed to fill a basket of quality homemade goodies. Browse and buy from a variety of stalls including jewellery, fresh local produce and cakes, quilting and patchwork supplies, scrapbooking supplies, country craft, folk art, timber, old wares, Christmas gifts, paintings, paper craft, cottage craft, pottery, plants, rustic craft, homemade goodies and many more new stall holders.



Event Dates
2017
      3rd Nov
      4th Nov


Gatton Shire Hall,
North Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 8.1K from Forest Hill

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