Head true west for about an hour from Ipswich into the region known as “Australia’s Salad Bowl”, the Lockyer Valley.
Possessing some of the most fertile soil in the world, the Lockyer Valley has a rich natural beauty and interesting history.
Take the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive that follows the railway line and original road from Ipswich to Toowoomba, traversing the Lockyer Valley. You will see heritage-listed pubs and hotels constructed as resting points for travellers heading west.
Turn off onto Murphys Creek Road and drive into the beautiful town of Murphys Creek. Stop at Jessie’s Cottage, an original pioneering-era house museum. Then continue along Murphy’s Creek Road to Spring Bluff Historic Railway Station. This heritage-listed venue features beautiful landscaped gardens, spectacular valley views and excellent public picnic facilities.
From Spring Bluff, loop back to the Lockyer Valley via Toowoomba, considering the efforts of past workers constructing nine tunnels and 47 bridges to bring the railway up the range.
Download a driving map here
This is just one of the tourist drives available in this area. For more information see Luvya Lockyer Valley
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