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Hatton Vale was home to German settlers who began farming in the 1870s. Although the origin of the name is unknown, it replaced the original name Tarampa Woolshed in the 1880s.

A government primary school opened in 1881 and the Catholic Apostolic Church was established in 1889. In 1950 Hatton Vale became the Queensland headquarters of the Apostolic Church and its cathedral was built here. Seating over 1,200 people the cathedral was designed by Karl Langer.

From the 1990's onwards, affordable residential development and its close proximity to Ipswich, Brisbane and Toowoomba make Hatton Vale a popular locality to reside and commute from.  Hatton Vale is home to Hatton Vale Motel, a local supermarket and Fairways Tavern and Golf Club.

It is conveniently located close to the Warrego Highway, only a short distance from Gatton and other local townships.

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Phone: +61 7 5466 3426
Fax: +61 7 5466 3450

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton 4343


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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton QLD 4343

Phone: 07 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.