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Kentville: 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 14.1K from Kentville

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 16.9K from Kentville

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 17.3K from Kentville

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 17.4K from Kentville

Lake Apex Park


A beautiful waterfront park which is home to over 150 different species of birds. 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 18.5K from Kentville

Queensland Transport Museum located in the Lockyer Valley


The Queensland Transport Museum features a magnificent display of transport through the ages and displays over 200 models that explore the creation, founders and operation of the Transport Industry.

The main feature in the museum is the History of Western Maranoa Transport, which is a tribute to JC (Cyril) Anderson, his brother MJR (Curly) Anderson and also the men and women who worked for this renowned company.

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

The museum also features interactive displays as well as a new driving simulator. All visitors and children of all ages are encouraged to jump in 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 18.6K from Kentville

Kentville: Events

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 Dec
2018
      18th Feb
      18th Mar
      15th Apr
      20th May
      17th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 9.6K from Kentville

Lockyer Valley Speedway


Bring the family down to Gatton Showgrounds to enjoy an afternoon and evening of Speedway! The track is a decomposed granite track at 530 metres long and runs Karts, Vintage Demonstration Runs, Stock Cars Micro Sprints, Legend Cars, Surfers Paradise Sedans, F500s and Junior F500s, Sedan Classes.


Event Dates
2017
      9th Dec
2018
      10th Feb
      17th Mar
      14th Apr
      19th May


Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 17.4K from Kentville

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
2017
      24th Nov
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2018
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Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.5K from Kentville

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
      25th Nov
      23rd Dec
2018
      27th Jan
      24th Feb
      24th Mar
      28th Apr
      26th May
      23rd Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 17.5K from Kentville

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