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Bursting with history, Leyburn has many intriguing buildings. The school, circa 1862, has a bell from 1872 and a shingled roof play shed. Henry Kirby's grave and the cemetery are also worth visiting. A former butcher shop is now an art gallery while St Matthew's Catholic Church and St Augustine's Anglican Church remain active. Liberator Park has a memorial to 'Z Special Unit', stationed at Leyburn in World War Two, and the historic Royal Hotel is Queensland's oldest continually licensed establishment and is owned by former Bronco's star, Shane Webcke. The Leyburn airstrip was the site for the first Australian Motor Racing Grand Priz in 1949. Today, the annual Historic Motor Sprint through the town's main streets attracts thousands each August. Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield. Visitors can still try their luck at Thane's Creek fossicking reserve.

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Historic Leyburn Sprints


The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the 23rd running! Watch around 200 cars will race around the idyllic country town of Leyburn, vying for trophies over 20 classes, as well as outright placings. Get amongst the drivers and their cars, ranging from the 1920's through to modern classics.

The Historic Leyburn Sprints commemorates the running of the Australian Grand Prix, held at Leyburn on a disused wartime airstrip in 1949. Come for the racing, stay for the sightseeing amongst this historic town and surroundings. Camping is available in the recreational reserve, a short walk from the track.

Celebrity drivers, country markets, live music, Show n Shine, stunt motorbikes and the Vintage Caravan Comp all add to the entertainment provided by this unique event in a fantastic setting - this event just keeps getting better and better!


Event Dates
2018
      18th Aug
      19th Aug


Macintyre Street
Leyburn, QLD, 4365

Located 0.4K from Leyburn

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