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The small close-knit community of Maryvale is typical of the type of town you'll find in South East Queensland - friendly, peaceful, and surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The area's lovely aspect and crisp mountain air has seen a number of health resorts and farm stays open up. These resorts offer guests fine dining, award-winning local wines, pools, spas, horse riding, bushwalking, and the cosy ambience of an open log fire.

The town of Maryvale itself is nestled in picturesque farmlands but just five minutes drive east you'll come to the grandeur and majesty of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park. This expansive park is part of the Scenic Rim and offers exhilarating walks (including the three to four day Scenic Rim Trail) through dense rainforest, past thick groves of piccabeen palms and along the edge of sheer cliff faces. There are waterfalls and bubbling creeks to enjoy and the views across the valley will take your breath away.

Back in town, be sure to visit Maryvale's historic pub constructed in 1912 and take the time to wander around and enjoy a little country relaxation.

Maryvale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Goomburra Section, Main Range National Park

Nested in the western foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Goomburra is one of four visitor nodes of Main Range National Park - part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lookouts, trickling streams and rare wildlife make this a very special place.

Two open, grassy camping areas hug Dalrymple Creek, close to three walking tracks ranging from an easy 1.2 kilometre circuit suitable for wheelchairs with assistance, to a six kilometre track showcasing waterfalls and freshwater habitats. A short four-wheel-drive away, two more tracks lead to scenic lookouts, both within an hour's walk. Several longer walks can also be chosen, including along an old forestry snigging trail to a winder used back when timber was hauled from these forests.

Look for New England blackbutt and manna gums in dry open forests; giant spear lillies on cliff edges; and vines, palms and epiphytes in the rainforests of moist gullies and the escarpment. Watch for echidnas and koalas. See satin bowerbirds and variegated fairy-wrens, or listen to the calls of shy yellow-tailed black-cockatoos. Goomburra is a special area for frogs; keep to tracks and please do not disturb rocks or pollute watercourses.

Forestry Reserve Road
Goomburra, QLD, 4362

Located 15.1K from Maryvale

Main Range National Park

Main Range National Park traverses the Cunningham Highway near Ipswich and Warwick in the Southern Downs Area. This heritage-listed ancient rainforest links South East Queensland's Scenic Rim in the east with an arc of Gondwana lined peaks, ridges and escarpments to the west.

Commence by heading towards Goomburra on the unsealed road to the Dalrymple Circuit and camp at Spicers Gap or Goomburra. Keep your camera poised for the seldom seen Albert's lyrebird, the endangered eastern bristlebird and the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail.

Plan lunch at Cunningham's Gap picnic area where the highway's cross, and explore the Rainforest Circuit with ancient volcanic views over the Fassifern Valley and Lake Moogerah - popular with boaties and anglers.

Enjoy the sights of Queen Mary Falls at the lookout giving views of water plummeting 40 metres below into Spring Creek. Challenge yourself on a full day hike to summit Mount Cordeaux or Mount Mitchell and explore the Pioneer Graves Track or the 300 metre return to Governors Chair lookout, the large rock on the edge of the cliff face.

Cunningham Highway,
47 kilometres north east of Warwick
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 15.3K from Maryvale

Mt Superbus

In the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, Main Range National Park forms the western part of a semi-circle of mountains in south-east Queensland known as the scenic rim.

Mt Superbus is the tallest, if slightly unspectacular mountain in southern Queensland. This walk climbs from Emu Creek up to the crash site of Lincoln Bomber that was on a medical mercy flight in 1955. Suitable for fit, experienced bushwalkers only.

Main Range National Park
Aratula, QLD, 4309

Located 15.5K from Maryvale

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 18.1K from Maryvale

Boer War Memorial and Park, Allora

A pretty park of some historical significance, the first of three soldier statues erected in Queensland after the Boer War (1899-1902) is found in Allora's War Memorial Park in Warwick Street.

Colonel (later Sir) Harry Chauvel unveiled the soldier statue in 1904, honouring the four local men who died, and 35 others who served in the southern African conflict. The slightly smaller than life-size soldier statue, by sculptor William P Macintosh, is unusual in its details: the soldier's mouth is open and he stands alone, without the traditional tree stump for support.

Subsequent additions commemorate those who fought and died in World War I and World War II.

General JC Robertson unveiled Allora's WWI memorial - a sandstone and marble obelisk, small field guns carved into the pedestal - in November, 1921.

A second sandstone and marble obelisk, simpler in design, stands at the park's rear, serving as a WWII memorial.

Warwick Street
Allora, QLD, 4362

Located 25.0K from Maryvale

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 25.2K from Maryvale

Maryvale: Activities

Back in town, be sure to visit Maryvale’s historic pub constructed in 1912 and take the time to wander around and enjoy a little country relaxation.

Maryvale: Events

Glengallan Seasonal Markets

On the first Sunday of each season Glengallan Homestead plays host to a seasonal market. Find an array of stalls and entertainment in the shadow of the impressive Glengallan Homestead. Relax in the beautiful grounds, take a tour of the homestead or take in the atmosphere while having a coffee and morning tea at the on-site cafe. The craft market is an ideal place to take home a handmade souvenir or homemade treat!

Glengallan Homestead is a great spot to stop when taking in one of the region's scenic tourists drives, situated on the New England Highway between Allora and Warwick with ample parking it is an easy addition to your weekend drive or getaway!

Event Dates
      4th Dec

18515 New England Highway
Warwick, QLD, 4370

Located 17.7K from Maryvale

Maryvale: Travel Tips

Maryvale is located a short 90 minutes drive west of Brisbane or the Gold Coast and 45 minutes east of Warwick.

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