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Lilydale: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ma Ma Creek War Memorial


Fleurine Andrews' three sons died fighting in France in WWI. Their memory lives on in an unusual soldier statue in a small country cemetery, 13 kilometres south-west of Gatton.

Mrs Andrews commissioned monumental masons AL Petrie and Son to produce the memorial, erected in the St Stephen's Anglican Church cemetery at Ma Ma Creek in 1920.

The soldier statue, a popular choice of tribute in Queensland communities, embodies qualities of the ideal Australian: loyalty, youth, courage, innocence and masculinity. This one is a rarity, the only surviving 'Digger' wearing a cap instead of a slouch hat.

Private James Martin Andrews was killed on 5 August 1916, aged 26. Private George Henry Andrews died on 9 June 1917, aged 28. Private Bertie Reginald Andrews was killed on 10 June 1918, aged 20.

The war memorial stands behind the Andrews family plot and is the focus of public ANZAC Day memorial services.

Mrs Andrews also donated a church organ in her sons' memory.




Gatton Clifton Road
Ma Ma Creek, QLD, 4347

Located 6.4K from Lilydale

Lake Apex Park


A beautiful waterfront park which is home to over 150 different species of bird. Inclusive of playground equipment, barbecues, exercise equipment and toilet facilities. Lake Apex Park is also dog friendly and has a paved walking track the entire distance around the Lake. A perfect location for your next picnic.




34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 13.9K from Lilydale

Lilydale: Events

Helidon Heritage Fair


The Helidon and District Progress Association Incorporated works closely with Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Helidon State School, local clubs and businesses to enhance and promote their unique heritage; and through pictorial history and parks.

The grand parade, supported by Gatton SES, Lockyer Antique Motor Association, Salvation Army Band, Lockyer Valley Celtic Pipe Band, Gatton Light Horse Troop, Helidon State School, Helidon and Grantham Firies, and many private collectors and clubs, will assemble on the northern end of Railway Street at 9.00am. The parade will lead off at 9.00am, proceeding right into Turner Street, left over the railway line on Mary MacKillop Street, right into Arthur Street then left onto the fairgrounds. The official fair opening will be approximately 9.10am.

Premier fair events are the billy cart derby, tug o war competition (supported annually by the Brisbane Bulldogs Tug o War team), 100 yard dash for cash, pie eating competition, and a spud peeling competition.

A great variety of foods, entertainment and fun activities fill the day, with festivities drawing to a close around 4.30pm to 5.00pm.

For further details please visit our Facebook Page- Helidon Heritage Fair




Corner of Arthur Street and George Street
Helidon, QLD, 4344

Located 5.7K from Lilydale

Ma Ma Creek Markets


Come down to the Ma Ma Creek Community Centre on the second Saturday of the month to visit the Ma Ma Creek markets and enjoy the variety that the stalls have to offer.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec
2017
      14th Jan
      11th Feb
      11th Mar
      8th Apr
      13th May
      10th Jun


Ma Ma Creek Community Centre
Ma Ma Creek, QLD, 4347

Located 6.3K from Lilydale

Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy Weekend


Truck drivers are the backbone of the Australian economy, and without trucks Australia would stop - but its not a job without risks, and the names already adorning the wall are a testament to that. It's important for Australians everywhere to know and recognise that truck drivers are just everyday people with an extraordinary job. In 2015, the Lights on the Hill Convoy saw nearly 800 trucks roll into the Racecourse, Gatton Queensland.

Saturday will see the memorial convoy leave from new departure points of Ashburn Road Citiswich Bundamba, and Roche's Road Withcott.

A full weekend of honouring "Our Family and Our Friends" will include- live entertainment from some of Australia's best country artists, truck show, kids rides and entertainment, market stalls, live streaming of the convoy and the weekends proceedings to the racecourse venue on the LCD Big Screen (10m x 3m), memorial service, NRL Grand Final with one hell of a finishing act on Sunday night. Book the date, bring your friends and join them for the whole weekend of honouring those no longer with us and those still carrying this great country.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct
      2nd Oct


Spencer Street
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 14.3K from Lilydale

Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days and Heritage Festival - 40th Anniversary


The Gatton Heavy Horse Field Days and Heritage Festival Gatton Showgrounds gates open 8.30am.

It is the only Heavy Horse Event in Queensland that can have up to 120 Heavy Horses competing against each other with Ploughing, Log Snigging, Draught Horse Derby, Obstacle events and Harness events with carts, drays and wagons from the past and present.

Demonstrations include Ploughing, Scuffling and preparing a paddock, Ridden Displays and Dressage with a Heavy Horse, Novelty events just for fun, Junior events - for the up and coming next generation, Farriers World Cup competition, Wool Spinning/Weaving, Vintage Vehicles and Camp Oven Cooking.

They have Breed Displays with information about Clydesdales, Shire Horses, Percherons, Draught Horses, Australian Draught Horses and also Gypsy Cobs and Drum Horses.
Their beautiful Parades include the magnificent Friesian Horses and a wonderful working Bullock Team.

There will also be plenty of food stalls, arts/crafts, Pony Rides, Jumping Castle and animal nurseries to enjoy.


Event Dates
2017
      29th Apr
      30th Apr


Spencer Street,
Gatton Show Grounds,
Gatton Show Grounds
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 14.5K from Lilydale

Parkland Entertainment


You'll hear music from almost every genre floating out of Toowoomba's beautiful parks. The Parkland Experience covers folk, pop, pop-funk, classic, Irish folk, rock, jazz or soul, Memphis, country, rock n roll, Celtic, swing, opera, bush ballads, blues, choral, brass band, old time music, strings and retro rock. Phew! There's also tai chi, yoga, face-painting, balloon sculpture, opera and music theatre and dancing.

Apart from the first weekend, all activities run between 11am to 3pm during the 10 days of the Carnival.


Event Dates
2016
      16th Sep
      17th Sep
      18th Sep
      19th Sep
      20th Sep
      21st Sep
      22nd Sep
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep


164 Tourist Road
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 14.7K from Lilydale

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Association Truck Show


Explore the displays as well as a wealth of historic trucks, tractors and buses. There is entertainment and food on offer. This annual truck show is the largest meet of historic trucks and vehicles displayed in Queensland.


Event Dates
2016
      24th Sep


Gatton Showgrounds
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 14.7K from Lilydale

Lilydale: Travel Tips

Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre


The Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre is located on Lake Apex Drive Gatton. The centre is situated within the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, surrounded by a beautiful park and overlooks Lakes Apex and Freeman.

This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries and is staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals. Situated in the multi functional Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre the building boasts an Art Gallery, Library, Staging Post Cafe, Queensland Transport Museum as well as a state of the art Visitor Information Centre. Adjacent to the Information Centre lies the glorious Lake Apex where you can enjoy picnic or barbecue and take in the wildlife.

The Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre offers a relaxing atmosphere with the opportunity to purchase locally grown and produced food products. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans so you can make informed decisions for a perfect day in the Lockyer Valley.




34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton, QLD, 4343

Located 13.8K from Lilydale

Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre


The team at Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre welcome you as a valued guest; with true country hospitality and a passionate desire to help you enjoy your visit. With a wealth of local knowledge, they can give you first-hand tips for exploring the Toowoomba area; with its intriguing history, quiet natural beauty, four distinct seasons, and delicious produce.

Their beautiful "Queenslander" building is based on a late 1800s style Toowoomba house. It features stained-glass motifs of the "Toowoomba" violet; which you can best enjoy by going inside.

Drop in for maps, brochures, locally-produced food and artisan-made items, Toowoomba souvenirs and refreshments. On-site parking is provided for cars, coaches and caravans; adjacent to picnic and playground facilities in East Creek Park.





82-86 James Street,
Warrego Highway
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 14.1K from Lilydale

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