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Tarampa: 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 10.5K from Tarampa

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 12.5K from Tarampa

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 14.5K from Tarampa

National Paintball Fields


For a fun and adventurous day out, you can't go past Ipswich's National Paintball Fields at Blacksoil on the Brisbane Valley Highway - a 15-minute drive from Ipswich and just over half an hour from the Brisbane Central Business District. The family-owned Paintball Fields have 23 acres of lush fields so you can enjoy a safe adrenaline rush overseen by referees.

Whether it's for a family outing (for over 15s), birthday party, group celebration or corporate event, you're guaranteed to have a day to remember in one of the largest skirmish and paintball fields in Australia. There are eight different themed concept fields, with forts, tournament field, bush fields, open playing fields and more. Once you check in and are provided with your overalls, goggles and breast vests for women, you're ready to splatter paint at your rivals! They have a package and catering tailored to suit your needs.

National Paintball Fields is also licenced for Archery Tag - a game played similar to dodgeball but with bows and patented foam-tipped arrows. Suitable for 10 years and over, an Archery Tag birthday party will be a hit with kids and adults alike!





16 Coach Lane
Ironbark, QLD, 4306

Located 16.0K from Tarampa

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 21.1K from Tarampa

Grandchester Model Steam Railway


Fancy a family fun day out in the country? Half an hour from Ipswich you'll find the Grandchester Model Steam Railway, where train enthusiasts young and old are in their element.

When you arrive, it's like the hustle and bustle of a real railway station only the locomotives are scaled down versions of actual coal burning steam engines. While you wait to board your train in front of the original signal cabin from Yarongmulu on the Little Liverpool Range between Laidley and Grandchester circa. 1866, you'll see the train drivers busily stoking the coal, topping up the water, releasing the steam and blowing their whistles, ready to go on the green traffic light.

This attraction is open on the first Sunday of the month and it you're planning to ride the trains, please make sure you wear fully enclosed shoes.




2 Ipswich Street
Grandchester, QLD, 4305

Located 21.7K from Tarampa

Tarampa: Events

Colours of Somerset Arts and Culture Festival


Colours of Somerset is Lowood's first ever Arts and Culture Festival and will be held at Clock Park Lowood.

Lowood Community Action Group in conjunction with Bendigo Community Bank and Mercy Family Services will be hosting a wonderful day of celebration and participation with performances in Didgeridoo, Belly Dance, Latin Dance , Poi and even Burlesque.

People can also enjoy free workshops in Star Weaving, Latin Dance, and Hula Hooping or watch a Medieval fight , some whip cracking or Martial Arts.

Their international Markets boast hand made items as well as cultural curiosities and global cuisine. Even the Circus is coming to town!

There are still a few stall spaces for artisans and a few performance spots for their community bracket.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Mar


Main St
Lowood, QLD, 4311

Located 3.2K from Tarampa

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
2017
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 15.7K from Tarampa

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
2017
      19th Mar
      16th Apr
      21st May
      18th Jun


Porters Plainland
Plainland, QLD, 4341

Located 15.7K from Tarampa

Tarampa: 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 10.7K from Tarampa

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