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Warwick Queensland

A beautiful inland town full of heritage and history, boasting titles as the “Rose City” and the “Horsepower Capital of Australia”.


At a Glance

Warwick is situated near the Condamine River in the fertile Darling Downs region, the town itself features a very distinct sandstone architecture. The historic buildings of the town are well preserved, allowing the buildings to each tell a story of its own. There are two ‘Rs’ that the town is popular for: roses and rodeos. Withstanding its title as the “Rose City”, Warwick’s CBD is dotted with beautiful rose plots, adding to the city a touch of romanticness.

As a testament to its second title as the Horsepower Capital, Warwick is known for its yearly held Warwick Rodeo, which has recently snatched the title of being the biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to that, Warwick is also home to the Morgan Park Raceway which hosts motor sport events.


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Where is Warwick?

 

Warwick is 130 kilometres southwest of Brisbane.

Warwick is an inland town located on the Condamine River south of Toowoomba in the Southern Queensland Country near the border with New South Wales. The quickest way to get here from major cities of Australia is via flight to Toowoomba to the north and transfer to a coach service to Warwick.


 

Things to see in Warwick

 

The Granite Belt

At 1000 metres elevation, the air seems fresher, the sky more blue. Discover a landscape of dramatic beauty and diversity with four distinct seasons – log fires (and occasional snow) in winter, cool summer nights where you can escape the swelter of the coast.Explore our unique National Parks where giant granite formations emerge from thick forests. There are tours to take and excellent places to stay. Wines to taste. Food to enjoy. Trails to walk or cycle. The Pyramid to climb. Everything to make your visit satisfying and memorable.

The Granite Belt

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Yearly Rodeo

Buckjump competitions near Warwick were recorded as long ago as 1857 at Canning Downs, Queensland’s first pastoral run, only 5km up the Condamine River from the centre of town and just across the river from the rodeo grounds.n the last full weekend of October every year, the nation’s top rodeo riders and the best broncs and bucking bulls gather for the Warwick Rodeo – known far and wide as “Australia’s Most Famous”. The riders and the bucking stock come together to try and prove the old saying wrong – “never the horse that couldn’t be rode, never the rider that couldn’t be throwed”.

Yearly Rodeo

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Condamine River

The headwaters of the river rise on the slopes of Mount Superbus, part of the Main Range, before passing through Cambanoora Gorge. The river flows through the towns of Killarney and Warwick, while the tributary Gowrie Creek drains the slopes around Toowoomba. Time in Warwick can be well spent on the Condamine River Walk. Although there is a bit of a chill in the air the day we are here the sky is cloudless. A great day for a leisurely stroll. We begin at Federation Park where information boards along the path tell some of the town's history.

 

Main Range National Park

Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lookouts and rare wildlife feature in this prestigious Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area park. Main Range National Park covers 30,170.5 ha. A mosaic of vegetation types occurs in the park. Rainforests grow in moist or sheltered locations, with open eucalypt forest occurring on the drier ridges and valleys. Montane heath vegetation grows on the cliffs and rocky outcrops. These diverse habitats shelter much wildlife, including the seldom seen Albert's lyrebird, the endangered eastern bristlebird and the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail. Populations of these birds and other wildlife have been threatened by land clearing and inappropriate fire regimes in South East Queensland. A restricted plant species, the giant spear lily Doryanthes palmeri, also occurs in the park. Careful management is essential for the continued survival of the park's habitats and the wildlife that lives in them.

Main Range National Park

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What's the weather like?

 

While Warwick lies on the subtropics, its weather is noticeably cooler compared to other locations in the region. Its climate is very optimal for agricultural endeavours and thus is the agricultural centre in the area. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 17°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 18°C with an average minimum of 4°C.

 

Get to know Warwick's history

 

Warwick was first settled by Patrick Leslie and his brothers, who built their residence on the Darling Downs in 1847. The town boomed in the 1870s, with railway networks, a brewery, flour mill and brickworks being completed. Warwick is notable for its role in the formation of the federal Commonwealth Police force as the Queensland State police refused to arrest a man who threw an egg at the Prime Minister during his speech at Warwick in 1917.