Warwick

Population 12564

Warwick is an attractive city set alongside the willow-shaded Condamine River. It is known as the 'Rose and Rodeo City', as the Warwick Rodeo dates back to the 1850s, and the parks and gardens have an abundance of roses. There is even a red rose cultivated especially for Warwick – the City of Warwick Rose (or Arofuto Rose). The area was explored by Allan Cunningham in 1827, and in 1840 the Leslie brothers established a sheep station at Canning Downs. Warwick was eventually established in 1849 on the site that Patrick Leslie selected. The surrounding pastures support famous horse and cattle studs.

Visitor Information

49 Albion St (New England Hwy); (07) 4661 3122 or 1800 060 877

www.southerndownsholidays.com.au

Nearby national parks

  • Main Range National Park

    Stretching for 55 kilometres along the Great Dividing Range, World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park forms the western part of a...more

  • Moogerah Peaks National Park

    This small national park includes a number of isolated mountain peaks such as Mount French (579 metres), Mount Edwards (632 metres), Mount...more

  • Mount Barney National Park

    As one of the state’s largest areas of pristine vegetation, World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park on the...more

Nearby towns

  • Allora

    Allora is a charming town in the Darling Downs, central to its rich agricultural surrounds. Explored and settled with stud farms in the...more

  • Killarney

    The attractive small town of Killarney is on the banks of the Condamine River close to the New South Wales border. It is appealingly...more

  • Clifton

    Clifton is south of Toowoomba in the fertile agricultural lands of the Darling Downs. The town's charming street facades have been a popular...more

In Town

Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre: follow the history and relive the glory of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association's greatest champions; open 10am–3pm Mon–Sat or by appt; Alice St.

Pringle Cottage: historic home (1870) housing large historic photo collection, vehicles and machinery; closed Mon–Tues; Dragon St.

Warwick Regional Art Gallery: local and touring exhibitions; closed Mon; Albion St.

Jubilee Gardens: see the displays of roses that Warwick is famous for; Cnr Palmerin and Fitzroy sts.

Lookout: viewing platform for regional views; Glen Rd.

Historic walk or drive: self-guided tour of historic sandstone buildings dating from the 1880s and 1890s; brochure from visitor centre.

Nearby

Leslie Dam: watersports, fishing and swimming; 15 km W.

Main Range National Park: 61 km NE; see Boonah and Killarney.

Heritage drive: 80 km cultural drive in region; brochure from visitor centre.

Cafes & restaurants around town

Spicers Peak Lodge 
Restaurant

Sample the delights of this very luxurious lodge by enjoying a five-course degustation lunch or seven-course degustation dinner, including pre-meal drinks and wine with food. The theme is fresh, simple yet stylish modern... Find out more


Campsites around town

Washpool Camping Reserve 12 km

Washpool’s 25 ha campground is well grassed, shady and has 40 powered sites. The scenic Leslie Dam nearby is well known as a good fishing spot for golden perch and is popular for canoeing and sailing. The camping... Find out more


Rocklands Camping Reserve 19 km

This 8 ha campground is a little more secluded than nearby Washpool Camping Reserve, and is suitable for tents, camper trailers and small caravans. It is 18 km west of Washpool on Rocklands Rd, off Glen Rd. Campers are... Find out more


Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park and Cabins 36 km

Great for kids, you can handfeed king parrots, take a twilight animal-viewing walk or stroll to beautiful Queen Mary Falls opposite this caravan park. The office has an adjoining cafe, there’s a laundry and... Find out more


Bush camping areas (walk-in camping) 39 km

There are 11 bush campsites in Main Range National Park (Davies Ridge, Knoll E12, Knoll T30, Lizard South, Lower Panorama Point, Mt Huntley Saddle, Mt Steamer Saddle, Mt Superbus – South Peak, Panorama Point,... Find out more


Poplar Flat camping area 40 km

On the banks of Dalrymple Creek in the Goomburra section, this large grassy campsite is big enough for 100 campers. You’ll need to bring your own firewood if you want to use the BBQs, or purchase it locally, as... Find out more


Spicers Gap camping area (walk-in camping) 42 km

Spicers Gap is a small walk-in campground on the eastern side of the gap, with good walking trails nearby. A maximum of 50 campers is allowed, but there’s the freedom of setting up anywhere in the mown area. Boil... Find out more


Koreelah Creek camping area 44 km

This is a dry-weather access only site – to get here, follow the Mt Lindesay Hwy 10 km west of Woodenbong and turn onto Mt Clunie Rd, then left onto White Swamp Rd. Look for Trough Creek Rd on the left. Both... Find out more


Lake Moogerah Caravan Park 54 km

On the shores of Lake Moogerah, this large caravan park is packed with top-grade facilities for a comfortable stay in the region. There’s a kiosk, 2 boat ramps, laundry, campfire pits, 2 amenities blocks, cabins... Find out more


Centenary Park camping area 56 km

This campground features 8 powered sites, a laundry and an electric BBQ. For stays more than 1 night, the second night is free; maximum stay is 7 nights. Visitors can throw a line in at nearby Lake Dyer or enjoy the... Find out more


The Gorge camping reserve 56 km

Camp by the water at this campground on Reynolds Creek, a fantastic swimming spot near Lake Moogerah. It is 3 km south of Aratula on Gorge Rd, off Charlwood Rd from the Cunningham Hwy. You need to bring your own firewood... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Kahler’s Oasis Caravan Park 2 km

Located on the south side of town, this is a spacious park with good amenities best suited to the touring caravans and motorhomes passing through the area.... Find out more


Rose City Caravan Park 3 km

Located on the northern outskirts of town, this is a smaller, good quality, dog-friendly park. It is ideally located for an overnight stay but would be very comfortable for a longer period.... Find out more


Washpool Camping Reserve 12 km

Lake Leslie, a popular fishing destination, lies 14 km from town at the end of a sealed road. The park has numerous powered and unpowered sites spread across a large acreage alongside the dam. Normally a quiet peaceful... Find out more


Glendon Caravan and Camping Grounds 34 km

This park is 38 km north-west of Warwick and 2 km south of the Cunningham Highway along a good unsealed road. Situated on a 1600-acre property, the well-shaded, quiet camping area boasts modern amenities, a shop, a golf... Find out more


Top of the Town Caravan Park 48 km

This good quality park is ideally located in town for a short stay or a longer period to explore the granite belt region. Facilities include a pool and barbecues. Bookings are recommended during the fruit-picking season... Find out more


Lake Moogerah Caravan Park 54 km

In a picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Moogerah, nestled among the rugged peaks of the Scenic Rim, the park is 9 km south of Aratula along a sealed road. The lake is a popular destination for waterskiers.... Find out more


Country Style Tourist Accommodation Park 58 km

Adjacent to the highway, this park is 9 km south of Stanthorpe. The spacious, wellcared- for establishment is an ideal base from which to explore the region’s vineyards and national parks. Bookings are recommended... Find out more


Girraween National Park 69 km

Girraween National Park has camping areas that provide space for caravans and motorhomes. The camping area is 10 km from the New England Highway along a sealed road. There is a minimal amount of unsealed road within the... Find out more


Toowoomba Motor Village Caravan Park 70 km

Located on the southern approach to Toowoomba, this is an older established park but has good facilities and amenities and is an ideal base for exploring the local area.... Find out more


BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park 71 km

Colourful, manicured gardens greet you at the entrance of this high-quality park in a quiet location, about 3 km from the city centre. The park has great amenities and is a good base for exploring this wonderful city and... Find out more


Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Coachman’s Inn Warwick

Opened in 2008, the Coachman’s Inn is at the crossroads to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and has been carefully designed to provide the right acoustics for a sound night’s sleep. It is 2 kilometres from the... Find out more


Spicers Peak Lodge

It’s a steep drive to the top but worth every bit of it to get to this superb mountain lodge surrounded by World Heritage–listed Main Range National Park. You can also arrive by helicopter from Brisbane or... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Destiny Boonah 63 km

Set on 80 hectares of Land for Wildlife property, this self-contained three-bedroom cottage is solar- and wind-powered. You are encouraged to bring a mountain bike or go bushwalking on the property, which is located near... Find out more


What's on around town

Rock Swap Festival: Easter.

Jumpers and Jazz: July.

Campdraft and Rodeo: Oct.

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