An unexpected stop in Warwick, Queensland, Australia.We chose to stay at the Horse and Jockey Hotel/Motel....my man had noticed the name on a 'pass through' a few weeks back....it was OK...and the manager was efficient...and it was last minute.Then it was to Warwick RSL for a meal and a 'flutter' on the gaming machines...no dancing here...Well I...more
Leslie Dam is located ten kilometers from Warwick Central Business District. Drive west towards Allan on the Cunningham Highway and take the Leslie Dam Road to the left. It’s bitumen all the way. Mind the railway crossing. The turn is at 28º12’01.26”S,151º57’06.50” (approx) just past Link Road. It's well sign-posted.Approaching the dam wall the...more
Warwick, Queensland, Australia is a great place to take a steam train ride.....The rides go in all directions. Warwick to Clifton......We saw the train arrive in Clifton on St Patrick's Day and everyone joined in the fun at the Irish Pub across the road.Warwick to Toowoomba....Toowoomba is the Garden City ....so look out the window of the train to...more
We are in Warwick...Queensland , AUSTRALIA.Brysons Place....for coffee...fine food....gifts...and flowers.When we are on our own we never go into the first coffee shop we find....we search out for something special and in Warwick we were not disappointed. This little place had tables in all sorts of nooks and crannies...and some outside. And so...more
A lovely time to come to Warwick, is late December/early January when the Crepe Myrtles are in flower. These are small Trees that line quite a few of the streets in this Town. Even though I have been here lots of times, it was the first time I had seen them in full bloom and at their best. It was a real picture, and worth the drive along the side...more
Coming from Brisbane, this park is located on the right hand side as you come down the hill and into Warwick.We often stop here, as during the holiday period and on holiday weekends, the Driver Reviver station is here, so we stop for our coffee and break.The park has free toilets and a nice picnic area. It is named after Jack Howe, a legendary...more
Entering Warwick from Brisbane, you will find Rotary Park located on the left hand side of the road, just as you cross the Condamine river bridge.Follow the no- through road to a free parking spot.This is the ideal place to have a family bbq as these are supplied, so are shelters, free toilets and an excellent playground, which is fully fenced and...more
A new addition to the park, is the flood level tower. It has markers of all the flood levels that Warwick has experienced. As you can see in the photo, there have been some amazingly high floods, with February 1976 being the highest, about 9.5 metres above the normal level.Time to head for higher ground!more
Federation Park is located beside the Condamine River, as you enter Warwick from the Brisbane end of the town.We parked our car here, and then went for a walk. On the walk, are some unsual "dreamtime" sculptures, each with a description beside them.My 1st photo is of Muggil, a juvenile presence for the beginning of Dreamtime. As it is Federation...more
During the Warwick Rodeo festival, a street parade is held on the final Saturday at 12noon.Once again, the main street is closed to traffic so the parade can come along. Bring your own seating or be prepared to stand for approx 3/4 hour. As the road is divided, the parade goes up one side and back down the other, so everybody has a close look.This...more
Another event that is held every year on the Saturday when the Rodeo is on, is the huge Craft Market in Leslie Square.These markets are more country style, with country type craft items on sale that I haven't seen elsewhere. Country music dvds, country singers, food and lots of different items, one of the best craft markets to go to.Parking is free...more
When the Warwick Rodeo is being held during the last week in October, several other events take place, including the Warwick Mardi Gras along the CBD streets on FRIDAY NIGHT.The Main street is closed to traffic, then from about 6.30pm, entertainment began. Infront of the Town Hall was a stage and seating, this was where the young Warwick dancers...more
The Warwick Rodeo is held on the last full weekend of October, and goes for a whole week.This is one or the top Rodeo in Queensland, the other is at Mt. Isa. The nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls come for the Warwick Rodeo. Now this large country town, or small city comes alive at this time of the year, so if you want...more
This museum is entirely dedicated to the Rodeo and Cowboy. In here, we found everything I wanted to know and see. My husband does leatherwork, and what great examples there were here. The winning saddles were stunning! I was able to see the trophies winners receive, learn about the events, see what the cowboys wear including some great buckles, and...more
The Condamine river runs through Warwick. We came from Brisbane, so we crossed the River bridge and the green belt of parklands alongside the river.A stop was made here, there are Toilets, plus I wanted to check out the Sculpture of Tiddalik, the mythical frog that drank all of the fresh water and caused a drought, in an Aboriginal Dreamtime...more
This is a pretty little Church is opposite the old Court house. It was a bit difficult to get a decent photo of it.This Church was built in the Gothic style between 1869-1870, and also contains a parish hall (1998) and a manse (1940).Another lovely sandstone building, it is the second church on this site. A sawn slab and shingle church was...more
These are another two historic buildings in Warwick.........The old Court House (1885) and the Police Station (1890)More nice local sandstone was used in these buildingsThe Court House, And you may notice in the photo, it has a Clock tower. The decision to incorporate this was actually made during the construction. By late 1887, a shed and stables...more
The name JACK HOWE & SHEEP SHEARING are synonymous!Jack "Jackie" Howe was a legendary Australian sheep shearer at the end of the 19th century, who became a recognized Australian name back in 1892 when he broke the daily and weekly shearing records across the colonies.Jack Howe was the greatest shearer of his generation, known as the "Bradman of the...more
A trail guide of historic buildings is available from the Tourist information centre. There are some lovely, interesting old buildings to see on this walk. The Post Office, is built of local sandstone, is two stories high, has Saracenic arches on the 1st floor, a large cupola and Tuscan columns on the first floor, a beautiful building. Further on...more
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You are in Queensland Australia...on the Darling Downs.....Well my friends I was not very impressed with the eating places we found in Warwick...please correct me if I am wrong. The one and only worthy of a mention IMO was not open on Sunday...see my other review on Bryson's Place.Good news I have just been talking to a local so read on for some...more
The Warwick RSL Club on a Saturday night, has a Buffet for $15.50 in 2012You have the choice of three different Roasts, eg Pork, Lamb & Beef, plus self serve of a variety of Roast Vegetables, Chinese style food and Salads. There is also Soup, and a big choice of Desserts. All was cooked lovely.In 2012, we returned again, only this time we decided...more
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What fearless men these clowns are!Years ago in Australia, rodeo clowns were hired to entertain the spectators between events and to help manage the bullocks, steers or bulls in the arenas at Agricultural shows and Rodeos. In the 1930s, aggressive Brahman bulls and Brahman crossbreds were introduced, and the job became much more serious. The rodeo...more
This is another team event at the Rodeo, only this time, perfect timing and team work between a steer wrestler and his helper, a mounted 'hazer' is the key to fast times in this event. If the contestant has a very good Horse with the ability to 'rate' the steer and place the contestant just right for his leap and catch, this is a great advantage. ...more
This Rodeo event is built on teamwork. There are two ropers - a 'header' and a 'heeler,' who work as a team to catch and control a steer. As the steer leaves the chute, it has a slight head start before the barrier is released. Out the two Cowboys come, with the header trying to rope the Steer around the neck, horns or head. The header then turns...more
There are warning signs at Leslie Dam ( and other Queensland waterways) about the possible risk to your health from Blue Green Algae Blooms. Due to the toxins they may produce, blue-green algae can affect water consumers in a number of ways. They have been associated with nausea, headache, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis, muscle weakness, pneumonia and paralysis...............But wait there's more:
Body Contact with blue-green algae (toxic and non-toxic forms) through water-based activities can cause problems such as skin rashes, swollen lips, eye irritation and redness, ear ache and itchiness, sore throat, hayfever symptoms, asthma and possibly promotion of skin tumours.
Risk Level depends on the Activity involved.
lHigh Risk - Swimming, diving, sail-boarding, water-skiing,paddlingl
Medium Risk - Canoeing, sailing, rowing (assumes avoidance of algal material when launching and landing and no rollovers or capsize)
Low Risk - Fishing, pleasure cruising, passive shoreline recreation (picnicking, walking, etc.)
Interestingly, boiling water which is affected by the BG algae increases the toxins produced by the organisms.
Don't you just love Australia and the risks to the residents and tourists?
If the salt water crocs, sharks, rips, stone fish and Iracongi jellyfish don't get you the blooming blue algae goes for your throat just when you think it's safe to enter the water in an inland dam!!.
Leslie Dam is the water supply for Warwick.
It is located only 12 kilometres west of Warwick, and is an area that has an abundance of nice picnic areas.
Not only that, it is very good for fishing, as the local fish stocking group have stocked it with large numbers of Golden Perch, Silver Perch and Murray Cod. Other Fish that can be caught are Spangled Perch and Eel-Tailed Catfish.
If you have a Boat, all the better, as there are no boating restrictions on Lake Leslie.
There is concrete boat launching ramp not far from the dam wall. You can enjoy water-skiing, fishing on the dam in your boat, and enjoy other water sports.
There are many large boulders around the fringes, I did notice some people had been dropped off by boat, and were fishing here, perhaps it is a good area.
I went for a walk along the Spillway wall, as far as I could go. The dam wasn't very full, but still picturesque.
Location is at.....578 Leslie Dam Road, 12km from Warwick
So after seeing the mush served for a meal at the local RSL I did a bit of sussing out with a friend who lives in the Warwick area.So here are the suggestions as at July 2013:Horse and Jockey Hotel/Motel....serve pretty good basic meals (we stayed there and we by passed it for the club!...not my fault)Warwick HotelCondamine ClubGunya...more
This stall at the Warwick craft markets was a favorite of mine.The stall sold all types of garden ornaments made from steel. I was talking to the producer of these ornaments, and he said he had to buy new steel as he run out of the scrap. This is why the prices are higher.The work is so cleverly done! There are Kangaroos, Emus, Crocodiles,...more