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Forest Hill

Just five kilometres south of the Warrego Highway, and around 40 minutes from Ipswich, lies the tiny but interesting town of Forest Hill is a remarkable hint of a yesteryear town. However, Forest Hill is not make-believe. It just so happens to be a town where much of yesteryear still survives by way of two beautiful heritage-listed pubs, a craft shop, antiques and collectables centre, two cafes and more, this little town is well worth a day drive. Moreover, it is on the Cobb and Co Tourist route, so it is little wonder that it has something for the history buffs as well as those that appreciate the fact that in Forest Hill the things of yesteryear mingle nicely with the things of today. As an alternative to the hurly-burly of the highway, take the more leisurely and more scenic route from Ipswich to Forest Hill via Rosewood and Laidley.

Forest Hill

Forest Hill: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Forest Hill War Memorial


An ex-serviceman who fought with the Australian Light Horse in WWI is believed to be the sculptor of Forest Hill's war memorial in the Lockyer Valley.

The 4.5 metre monument, a life-size soldier standing on a tall sandstone pedestal with classically carved colonnettes, was unveiled in 1921 by five mothers whose sons had died at war.

Monument masons PJ Lowther and Sons of Brisbane were commissioned to create the ?300 cenotaph for the Forest Hill Memorial League. It's believed the family firm's sculptor son Charles Lowther actually did the carving.

The finely carved grey sandstone monument faces east, towards the rising sun. Inscribed on the stone are the names of 97 soldiers who served including 11 who did not return.

It's located in a small park adjacent to a railway line.

A plate with the names of WWII servicemen has been added.




Gordon Street
Forest Hill, QLD, 4342

Located 0.1K from Forest Hill

Lake Dyer


Escape to the picturesque Lockyer Valley to camp on the banks of the Laidley Creek. Situated about 24 kilometres south of Laidley, this small, rural campground is framed by the Little Liverpool Range and Great Dividing Range. Lake Dyer is a popular fishing, boating and day trip spot. There are secure camping amenities, town water, showers, powered and unpowered sites, free barbecues, disability facilities and a children's playground. Covered barbecue areas and water activities are available.







Lake Dyer
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 4.6K from Forest Hill

Das Neumann Haus Museum


Das Neumann Haus, hand built by German immigrant Hermann Neumann in 1893, is located in Laidley, a town that retains a nostaligc feel. The house has been restored to its former condition, refurnished in the style of the 1930s and opened to the public as a house museum.

Once considered the cultural hub of the community, now volunteers enthusiastically tell the stories of the Neumann family and the history of Laidley.

Relax on the deck or under the shade of the 100 year old Jacaranda tree in the park whilst you sample delicious cakes, smoothies and more from Annie's Place Coffee Shop. Free wifi is available.

Special events include the Heritage Festival, held annually in April and the Laidley Spring Festival, held annually in September.




Patrick Street,
Corner of William Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.8K from Forest Hill

Forest Hill: Events

Forest Hill Christmas Festival


Forest Hill Christmas Festivities has been a long standing family Christmas event for over 80 years. Come and join the fun with Ham Wheels, Santa and family, rides, food and drinks, free entertainment and loads more.

Fun starts at 5:30pm and the ham wheels start spinning at 6pm.


Event Dates
2018
      7th Dec


Victoria Street
Forest Hill, QLD, 4342

Located 0.1K from Forest Hill

The Handmade Expo Market Forest Hill


Set in the gorgeous Lockyer Valley in the Forest Hill School of Arts precinct, the markets are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown along with a few quality crafting supplies for you to create your own 'Handmade experience'. This is both an indoor and outdoor market with up to 70 amazing stalls of products and food.

More information about the market can be found on their website.

It is free entry and loads of easy access free parking. Come along and join them for a handmade adventure at the market.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Jun
      24th Nov


Railway Street
Forest Hill, QLD, 4342

Located 0.7K from Forest Hill

Laidley Christmas Street Festival


Santa Clause is Coming to town Friday, 30 November 2018 from 5.30pm to 8pm. Patrick Street will be closed from 4pm to 10pm as Laidley town hosts the Christmas Carnival.

Events include: Twilight trading of local businesses, jumping castle, ham wheel, circus street performers, face painting, kids activities, market stalls and displays, food stalls, ambulance, police and fire truck displays.

Santa will be available for you to take your own photos with your family and friends.


Event Dates
2018
      30th Nov


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.8K from Forest Hill

Crome and Clutter Retro Festival


The Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival has something for everyone - Classic Cars, Rockabilly, Retro, Markets, Car Boot Sales, Garage Sales, Swap Meet and more.?

Start saving all your unwanted goods for one of the largest garage sale weekends in South East Queensland! Saturday there is heaps to do if you are into classic cars. From mid afternoon the street will close and host over 100 cars in the Show 'n Shine, market stalls, things for the kids and some great music and dancing on the stage. And it's all free to go along and enjoy.

Sunday will have an event for the motor enthusiasts and much more.


Event Dates
2018
      23rd Jun
      24th Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 5.8K from Forest Hill

Laidley Village Markets


The Laidley Village Markets are held from 7am to 1pm on the corner of Patrick Street and The Mall. Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.




Event Dates
2018
      4th May
      11th May
      18th May
      25th May
      1st Jun
      8th Jun
      15th Jun
      22nd Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 6.0K from Forest Hill

Ferrari Park Markets Laidley


Take home some fresh local produce and home-made treats from one of their local country markets. You'll also find collectables, arts and crafts, books and lots of other goodies.

Laidley Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of the Month in Ferrari Park Patrick Street, Laidley from 6am to 12pm.


Event Dates
2018
      28th Apr
      26th May
      23rd Jun


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 6.0K from Forest Hill

Laidley Spring Festival


There is plenty to see and do over three days at the Laidley Spring Festival with something for the entire family to enjoy.

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, visit the Quilt and Craft Expo, Orchids and Flowers Show, displays at all the churches - Laidley Uniting Church, Laidley Anglican Church, Laidley Lutheran Church - visit the historic museum, markets and cafe at Das Neumann Haus, the eclectic shops in the Laidley central business district, and Laidley Pioneer Village and Museum.

Don't miss a full morning of fun filled entertainment at the free Family Fun Day on Saturday, including the street parade with up to 40 floats and the Make It, Bake It, Grow It markets!

There is a free shuttle bus which visits all of the venues every 30 minutes for patrons, so you can park at the Laidley Cultural Centre and enjoy the service! For more information, visit the website.


Event Dates
2018
      6th Sep
      7th Sep
      8th Sep


Patrick Street
Laidley, QLD, 4341

Located 6.0K from Forest Hill

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