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Freestone: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre


After more than 70 years of decline and dereliction, Glengallan emerges from the ruins of the 1867 sandstone mansion as a unique heritage experience. Walk through time and re-live the Glengallan story from squattocracy to farmer settlement. An innovative interpretation allows Glengallan to evolve with time as old photographs and documents shed more light on life in what was once described as "the finest house in the colony".

Many facets provide food for thought and further study. Glengallan is ideal for family reunions, workshops, seminars, markets and rallies; available for wedding and professional photography.

The heritage centre cafe, Eliza's, serves colonial fare with modern flair. Midweek group tours and functions by arrangement.

A wide range of locally made souvenirs are available including Aloomba lavender products, Hidden Creek wines and Glengallan's own commemoratives wines: Gentleman Jack, Eliza D, King Billy and Ghost Gate port.

Glengallan hosts markets in the gardens on the first Sunday of March, June, September and December.




18515 New England Highway
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 8.0K from Freestone

Southern Downs Steam Railway, Warwick


All aboard the Southern Downs Steam Railway! This Mainline Tourist Heritage Railway and rail museum was established in Warwick in 1995. SDSR has restored a Heritage C17 Steam Locomotive to operational condition. C17, is a steam locomotive with 8 driving wheels and a 17" cylinder, originally built between 1920 and 1953.

SDSR operates steam train tours from Warwick to Stanthorpe, Toowoomba and Inglewood at select times during the year - see the website for details.

You'll find the Warwick Railway Precinct on the corner of Hamilton Street and Fitzroy Street where the old Warwick Locomotive Depot used to be, (closed in 1970). This site was chosen as the original train 'turntable' was still in place.

A not for profit organisation, most of the restoration work has been completed by 'work for the dole' participants. They have restored and re-built the locomotive sheds, workshops, water tower, repairs to the turntable, relaying of railway lines and erecting fencing. Now that the work is completed, volunteers have put up their hands to continue the restoration of the old railway carriages.

An extensive collection of railway memorabilia will also delight train buffs.




Hamilton Street,
Corner of Fitzroy Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 13.1K from Freestone

Warwick Railway Memorial Honour Board


A solid marble honour board at Warwick Railway Station notes the contribution of 101 local railway workers who enlisted in WWI - seven of them dying in the conflict. They were among more than 3,000 Queensland railway workers who enlisted. Some went on to help run railways in France during WWI.

The Commissioner of Railways JW Davidson unveiled the honour board, featuring a relief of a train, on 13 February 1922.

Warwick Railway Station, a large complex with a range of buildings and structures, became the area's main station in 1885, following the extension of the railway to the New South Wales' border from Stanthorpe.

The station became the backdrop of a national incident in November 1917 when Prime Minister WM (Billy) Hughes, standing on the platform spruiking conscription, was egged. That action also led to the appointment of a Commonwealth Police Officer at major Queensland towns.




Lyons Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 13.4K from Freestone

Warwick War Memorial and Gates


A Celtic cross tops the impressive 10.7 metre high sandstone and granite monument serving as a grave for 122 Warwick men who died in WWI.

Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the memorial 5 December 1923, before a crowd of 3,000.

Sir Matthew expressed pleasure at the involvement of a returned soldier, Roy Campbell, in the memorial's design although he may have collaborated with his father Hugh.

The memorial, which cost ?1445, was crafted by Ipswich mason Frank Williams.

Its classic elegance incorporates Corinthian columns of polish granite and a sandstone shaft with carved wreath and the words 'The Honoured Dead'. Names are recorded on marble plates.

Memorial gates, also designed by the Campbells and installed a year later, pay tribute to the 377 Warwick district men who served and returned.

The Warwick war memorial is found in the south-east corner of Leslie Park, named after a pioneering family of the district.




Fitzroy Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 13.7K from Freestone

Warwick Art Gallery


The Warwick Art Gallery is at the forefront of cultural activities in the Southern Downs Regional Shire. Especially committed to community activities, the Gallery aims to identify, promote and celebrate the community's artistic and cultural identity and support community-based festivals, exchanges and events.

In addition, the Gallery program brings to Warwick travelling exhibitions set to inspire and educate. The Gallery has two unique spaces, the traditional main gallery and the foyer space with outstanding visitor exposure and a garden view.

Check for details on current exhibitions and events at the gallery.




49 Albion Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 14.1K from Freestone

Warwick Historical Society Museum


The Warwick Historical Society Museum is a collection of buildings which features furniture and household items representing more than 130 years of family life in the Warwick district. Most notable is the sandstone cottage which was built circa 1870, and is listed by the National Trust.

Collections of photographs, historical and personal items, farming equipment, vehicles and machinery are displayed in several buildings relocated on the site. The Warwick and District Historical Society is also happy to provide your coach group with a guided history tour of Warwick, one of the local historians can hop on your coach and highlight the historical points of interest.

Grounds available for hire for weddings or wedding photographs (fees apply).





79-83 Dragon Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 14.6K from Freestone

Freestone: Events

Jumpers and Jazz in July


Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004. The program incorporates 120 "jumpered" trees, jazz performances in more than 30 venues, exhibitions, hands on workshops, wining and dining. One of the few places in Queensland to experience a cold winter, Warwick is located on the Southern Downs of Southern Queensland Country.


Event Dates
2017
      20th Jul
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49 Albion Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 13.7K from Freestone

Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft and the Warwick Rodeo National Finals


Every year for the last full week in October horsemen and women Australia wide gather for seven days of premier Campdrafting. This uniquely Australian sport involves strong horsemanship skills as man and horse work cattle. The Warwick Gold Cup is Australia's most prestigious campdraft and boasts total prize money exceeding AUD173000. Combine this level of competition, with adrenaline pumping Rodeo where you will see Australia's top Cowboys versus Australia's best bucking livestock.

This year they are honoured to be able to host the Australian Professional Rodeo Association's National Finals. This is a great fit seeing Warwick is Australia's oldest Rodeo and this is the APRA's fifty-second championship.

Held over four full rounds from Thursday until Sunday you will hear the roar of the crowd, see the dust rising as the launches himself onto that beast and smell the victory! Or party on with live bands well into the night.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Oct
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18 Kingsford Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 14.7K from Freestone

Self Guided Tour - Downstairs and Grounds


During the Southern Downs Heritage Festival you may do a self-guided tours of the downstairs of this 1891 ex convent can now be booked most weekdays between 10am and 3pm.

Please don't just turn up, bookings are essential to ensure they can give you access on the day and someone is available.

View the private Chapel with original stain glass from Bavarian Art Institute in Munich, marvel at the craftsmanship of the hand crafted staircases, vaulted ceilings and original pressed metal ceilings.

After you have explored the inside and viewed antiques for sale, feel free to wander the grounds.


Event Dates
2017
      28th Apr


8 Locke Street
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 15.0K from Freestone

Freestone: Travel Tips

Warwick Visitor Information Centre


The Warwick Visitor Information Centre is located at Town Hall, 72 Palmerin Street, Warwick.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Warwick Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.




72 Palmerin Street,
Town Hall
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 13.8K from Freestone

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