History abounds around this small gracious town located 70 km from
Ipswich and around 100 km from
Brisbane. The area
is home to several historic homes such as the Caboonbah Homestead and the Wivenhoe Homestead, the town itself has
some fabulous examples of Queensland architecture preserved
in all its glory.
Fishing is a popular pastime in the area
with 3 lakes to try your hand, Lake Wivenhoe, Lake Somerset,
and Lake Atkinson, camping is permitted at all three
locations. For day trippers picnic facilities are provided.
Other activities at the lakes are bird watching and water
The area is also home to many deer in fact the
former shire councils logo is of a deer. Queen Victoria gave the
Deer to the Acclimatisation Society of Queensland as a
present in 1873 when two stags and 4 kinds were released at
Scrub Creek on Cressbrook Station. The deer originally came
from Windsor Great Park in England.