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Oakey

Just 30 minutes drive from Toowoomba, the Oakey area offers a real country experience - genuine country hospitality and the chance to make a deep connection with the town's rich pioneering history.

The Oakey Historical Museum has faithfully preserved the everyday lifestyle of the town's forebears for new generations to enjoy. The collection is a must-see for every visitor.

A popular drawcard is the Australian Army Flying Museum where you'll see every kind of aircraft flown by the Australian Army since World War II, including the latest high-tech military helicopters. Other remarkable flying machines include a replica of the Bristol Boxkite as used to train pilots in World War I.

The area's most famous sporting son, the mighty racehorse Bernborough, is celebrated in a life size bronze statue that stands proudly outside the Jondaryan service centre. Here a press-button recording lets visitors relive one of Bernborough's brilliant wins and find out more about his exploits.

Oakey has motels, pubs, a caravan park and bed and breakfast accommodations just a short drive from regional wineries, with restaurants featuring fresh local produce and the finest beef. Or, for a relaxing taste of rural life, you can try a farmstay on a working cattle and grain property.

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Oakey: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Australian Army Flying Museum


Experience the adventure and romance of our military pioneer aviators and see the progression from "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" to present day. Marvel at their courage and view the historic aircraft and memorabilia on display since World War I.

Visitors to the museum will see many beautifully presented aircraft with strong connections to Army aviation that have been restored to original condition. Also, there are images, video and valuable memorabilia from World War l, to current operations overseas where the Australian Army is using aviation resources.

The Museum houses replicas of the three original aircraft first flown by Military pilots in 1910-1912 being the Boxkite, Deperdussin and Bleriot.

During World War II, Number 6 Aircraft Depot was established at Oakey as a key RAAF station in the South West Pacific area. Aircraft such as Beaufort, Boomerang, Kittyhawk, Lancaster, Mustang, Norseman, Spitfire and Wirraway were serviced, repaired and test flown here until February 1946.




Museum Drive,
Swartz Barracks
Oakey, QLD, 4401

Located 0.0K from Oakey

The Woolshed at Jondaryan


The Woolshed at Jondaryan is a wonderful place to stay or visit. Located just 40 kilometres west of Toowoomba, the Woolshed offers caravan, camping or cabin accommodation, a modern Cafe Restaurant and the Woolshed Museum. Enjoy a self guided tour through the original buildings and historic shearing shed. They have events throughout the year including an Easter Family Weekend, the Jackie Howe Festival in September and New Year's Eve at the Woolshed.

If you choose to stay at the Woolshed, enjoy easy access to the Bunya Mountains, Dalby, Toowoomba and Oakey. Open daily, admission to the Museum grounds is an additional charge upon check-in. Either stay in a self contained cabin or the pet friendly caravan park with fantastic facilities including great amenities, dump point, a coin operated laundromat, a bush kitchen with barbecues, open fire pit and refrigeration.

The Woolshed at Jondaryan is a great place to hold an event whether it's a country wedding, a conference or a birthday party! The Woolshed has a range of wedding packages available. Guests dine in the woolshed building itself and enjoy delicious meals prepared on-site.




264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road
Jondaryan, QLD, 4403

Located 15.3K from Oakey

Goombungee War Memorial


In the Darling Downs farming community of Goombungee you'll find a rather elegant memorial in recognition of the local men lost in the battles of WWI.

Gallipoli survivor and hero of French battles Major General Sir Thomas Glasgow unveiled the Goombungee war memorial on 11 December 1920.

The people of Goombungee commissioned Toowoomba architect Harry Marks to design a classically-stylish sandstone pedestal with Doric columns, produced by RC Ziegler and Sons. A recessed square section bears leaded marble plates. The front plate carries 29 names - the town's men who died fighting in WWI. Atop the pedestal is a soldier statue, imported from Italy - an iconic representation of an Australian solder, which captures the qualities of loyalty, youth, innocence and bravery that grieving families wanted to remember.

The names of eight locals who died in WWII have been added.




Hartwig Street
Goombungee, QLD, 4354

Located 19.1K from Oakey

Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre


The only road building museum in Australia, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre offers an exclusive perspective of the history of road building in Queensland.

Travel the winding road throughout this unique museum. The exhibits offer plenty of information about road planning, construction and maintenance for you to explore. Cartoon characters and interactive children's trail help teach kids about what has gone into making the 'black stuff' and if you love machinery, then you'll get a kick out of the fully maintained vehicles and road building equipment on display.

Located opposite Toowoomba's airport terminal, the museum showcases the hard work and pioneering spirit which has helped shape Queensland. Learn how the state's road network has been developed, from the conditions under which road workers laboured, to the modern plant and equipment you see on roads today.

Book now and ask for a guided tour through the museum and this distinctive piece of Queensland's history.

You'll be surprised at what you discover.





2-22 Mutze Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 23.0K from Oakey

Highfields Pioneer Village


You'll marvel at the large collections of 40,000 shells, antique radios and the vintage machinery, alongside the Blacksmith Shop and intriguing Boot Repair Shop, all at the Highfields Pioneer Historical Village.

You'll find everything in working order, including the 1912 Marshall Portable Steam Engine which is used to drive the vintage machinery on special days such as the Easter Vintage Festival. The 1928 Dennis Fire Engine on display is one of the original Toowoomba Fire Trucks. The 1925 Model 'T' Ford Truck was restored in the restoration workshop at the Village in 1993, and is one of many vintage vehicles on display. The B.J. Palmer Boot Repair Shop is a real piece of local history and is a reminder of time when life was much simpler.

Billy Tea and Damper served with butter and Golden Syrup is available everyday from 10am to 4pm.

Run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to preserving the history of the Darling Downs for future generations!




73 Wirraglen Road
Highfields, QLD, 4352

Located 23.3K from Oakey

Oakey: Events

The Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears


The Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears is an iconic three day event celebrating the sheep and wool industry of the Darling Downs. The festival is held on the grounds of the original Jondaryan Woolshed and recreates the life of shearers and their families during the 1890's. Relive the 1890's period of Australiana complete with a family day out of shearing competitions, delicious food, family activities and entertainment, steam-powered shearing stands, and a re-enactment of the Woolshed in its heyday with elevated viewing platforms right amongst the shearing action.

The black tie Gala Banquet and Runway to Runway Fashion Show is held on the Friday night within the Woolshed building itself. Enjoy a delicious three course meal and a world class fashion show presented by Colleen Cuneo showcasing the best of Australian designers.


Event Dates
2016
      2nd Sep
      3rd Sep
      4th Sep


264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road
Jondaryan, QLD, 4403

Located 15.3K from Oakey

Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre Open Day


Coinciding with the David Hack Classic Meet, the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre on Mutze Street, Toowoomba is holding a special open day from 8am until 3pm.

Children are invited to join the fun with the cartoon characters along the children's trail as well as test themselves against mum or dad on the brake-testing unit.

The centre's location is ideal for watching the collectable vehicles as they arrive and leave the meet as well as watching the war-birds take off.

Check out the Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre - it's sure to be a great day out for the family.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Apr


2-22 Mutze Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 22.9K from Oakey

Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo


Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo Plus Australian Deer Association Queensland Hunting Expo

The Queensland Outdoor Adventure and Motoring Expo is the regions largest event of it's kind. Over 130 local and regional companies will be involved, displaying thousands of products and services, including the very latest in Caravans, Camper Trailers, Motor Homes, Vehicles and 4WD's, 5th Wheelers, Camping Gear and Accessories. The 2016 Event will also feature the Australian Deer Association Queensland Hunting Expo. This event will showcase businesses providing products and services for hunting and the outdoors, including firearms and associated products, archery, clubs and groups, fishing and tackle, camping equipment, vehicle accessories, taxidermy, safaris, holidays, industry magazines, clothing and more. Visitors will be able to view and compare products from a wide range of leading companies all within the one location. This is a not-to-be-missed event.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Aug
      6th Aug
      7th Aug


Glenvale Road
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 23.2K from Oakey

Toowoomba Spring Home Show and Camping and Leisure Expo


This event is a major shopping experience for Toowoomba and surrounding districts. It will host an extensive range of quality home and lifestyle products including building, renovating, green living, home improvements, homewares, kitchenware, electrical, pools, spas, finance, gardening, solar energy and heating, and loads more.

The Camping and Lifestyle Expo is a huge success and returns with a great range of products and services for getting outdoors and enjoying the warmer months ahead with family and friends. View the latest caravans, camper trailers, auto and 4WD accessories, camping equipment and more.


Event Dates
2016
      7th Oct
      8th Oct
      9th Oct


Glenvale Road,
44 Duhig Street
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 23.2K from Oakey

Oakey: Travel Tips

Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport


The gateway to Toowoomba and Southern Queensland, Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport is Australia's first privately-funded public airport and the first public airport to be built in Australia in 50 years. Hailed as a game changer for the region, the airport has been developed by Wagners, an Australian family-owned Toowoomba-based company providing construction and infrastructure materials and services across the globe.

Qantaslink operate twice daily services to Sydney on a Wellcamp centric schedule. Rex joins the lineup of airlines operating from the airport in January, with services to Western, and North Western Queensland. With a strong commercial proposition, Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport looks forward to welcoming other tails on the tarmac in the months and years to come.

The airport's 2.87 kilometre runway is capable of handling aircraft up to the size of the 747, and is ideally positioned to service freight charters from within Australia, to Asia and beyond. The state of the art terminal is designed to welcome up to 1 million passengers per year and is the second largest regional airport terminal in Australia. Designed with the future in mind, the terminal includes 10 check-in desks with bag-drop facilities, self-serve kiosks, car hire desks, retail and dining options.




Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

Located 15.9K from Oakey

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