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Just off the Warrego Highway, Helidon is a small little village best known for its high quality resources. Originally an agricultural settlement, beneath lush green pastures lay world-class sandstone and mineral water.

Helidon sandstone has been mined since the 1880’s and has been used to build Brisbane’s City Hall, Central Post Office, Treasury Building and Parliament House. Today it’s exported around the world and has become the international benchmark for grading sandstone.

There were once several active mineral spas around Helidon and local mineral water was bottled as far back as 1879. The indigenous people of the area bathed in the water to ward off illness and promote healing. Helidon mineral water was marketed across Australia under several brand names and continued to be sold for over 120 years.


Whilst in town ensure you take a trip to see the beautifully crafted Town Clock, which was unveiled in 2011. There is also a heritage walk that travels through town, showcasing Helidon’s rich history. Pick up a copy of the brochure at the local general store, which is also a 'white i' information centre.

Looking to relax? Why not take a drive around the beautiful Helidon Hills.


Click here to access the most up to date town maps of the Lockyer Valley Region.





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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.