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Leyburn

The small town of Leyburn, just under an hour's drive from either Toowoomba or Warwick, is most known for a motorsport event, the historic Leyburn Sprint. Each August Leyburn's stately heritage streets roar to life, when thousands come to watch cars race in commemoration of the town hosting the 1949 Australian Grand Prix.

Any time of year you can stop for a beer, a yarn and some real country cooking at the historic Royal Hotel. Built in 1863 this pub is one of Queensland's oldest pubs. Your heritage trail should include Leyburn School, circa 1862; Leyburn cemetery, St Matthew's Catholic Church; Liberator Park which has a memorial to 'Z special unit' stationed here in World War II and Leyburn airstrip.

Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield. Visitors can still try their luck fossicking at Thane's Creek fossicking reserve.

Leyburn

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Historic Leyburn Sprints


The Historic Leyburn Sprints will once again return to the streets of Leyburn for the 21st running! Over 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, 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
2016
      20th Aug
      21st Aug


Macintyre Street
Leyburn, QLD, 4365

Located 0.4K from Leyburn

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