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Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, Lockyer Valley Regional Council can not be held responsible for incorrect or misleading information due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Many operators, businesses and listings on this website may be affected – we advise that you contact the relevant businesses or governing bodies to confirm the information is true and accurate before making plans.

From 15 May 2020, you can leave your house for recreational activities within 150km radius of your home. 

If you’ve been missing small country towns, the sights and sounds of nature and the smell of fresh air then we invite you to come and once again explore the beautiful sights and sounds of the Lockyer Valley. If you live within 150km of the Lockyer Valley and are looking to get out of the house for a day then please come and visit. We have open and relaxing parklands, adventure on our bush walking tracks and mesmerising sunsets. 

With plenty of cafes and restaurants offering takeaway you don’t even need to pack lunch!

Although we are excited for you to visit please be aware of your surroundings and do the right thing –

  • Travel within 150km radius of your home
  • Practice social distancing (1.5m apart)
  • Gatherings in public spaces must be limited to a maximum of 10 people within one group

View the below directory for a list of parks, cafes and recreational activities you can do this weekend!

For a full list of Council managed parks and reserves please click here

 

For a full view of the roadmap to easing restrictions please visit: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions

Awassi Queensland

Awassi Queensland

QLD

It's all about the cheese.... Artisan Bespoke Cheeses Discover Awassi Queensland's new purpose-built cheesery, milking palour and farm gate outlet.

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Brightview Tavern

Brightview Tavern

Brightview QLD

Dine in air-conditioned comfort overlooking Howard Lake and the beautiful Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba range. We have an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, 7 days a...

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Bushwalking

Bushwalking

The Lockyer Valley is home to several quality bushwalking locations of various difficulties. Localities include Glen Rock Regional Park, Gormans Gap and Mount Campbell, F...

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Cafe Thirty Three

Cafe Thirty Three

Gatton QLD

Three words that make you smile "Your coffee's ready"

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Caffe Sorella

Caffe Sorella

Forest Hill QLD

Originally an old grocery store that has been transformed into a cafe, Caffe Sorella (meaning sister cafe in Italian) is a unique and warm cafe with vintage furniture. Yo...

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Cunningham's Crest Lookout

Cunningham's Crest Lookout

Cunningham's Crest Lookout is situated on the knoll where explorer Allan Cunningham and his party crossed in 1829. It was on this spot that he stood and named the plains ...

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Fairways Tavern

Fairways Tavern

QLD

The perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy your time.

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Forest Hill Post Office, Gift Shop & Cafe 4342

Forest Hill Post Office, Gift Shop & Cafe 4342

Forest Hill QLD

Fine food and wine - a gourmet experience.

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Glen Rock State Forest Camping

Glen Rock State Forest Camping

QLD

Glen Rock State Forest is situated at the head of Tenthill Valley and adjoins the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. The park, thought to be named after a pr...

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Heifer Creek Cutting- Thiess Memorial

Heifer Creek Cutting- Thiess Memorial

QLD

Drive through the Thiess brothers’ spectacular first major earthworks job, carving out a huge section of stone for road access. The cutting is 104 foot deep and a remar...

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Helidon Heritage Walk

Helidon Heritage Walk

Spend an hour and walk through Helidon's past. See what used to be and what still is. The markers of famous Helidon sandstone will explain it all.

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Jak & Mo Taste Co.

Jak & Mo Taste Co.

Gatton QLD

Fresh local produce dances across our entire menu. All lifestyle choices from vegan to gluten free are available. We pride ourselves on whole foods with lots of raw slice...

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Just Geraniums

Just Geraniums

At Just Geraniums you can bring your own picnic and sit under the shady trees and enjoy the magnificent valley views and view the colourful Geranium gardens. It is th...

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Lake Apex Treasure Hunt

Lake Apex Treasure Hunt

QLD

The Lake Apex Treasure Hunt creates fun and laughter for families and is a great activity to learn unique facts about the area whilst enjoying the great outdoors. This is...

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Lakes Apex & Freeman Parkland

Lakes Apex & Freeman Parkland

Gatton QUEENSLAND

Come and see the birds of Gatton's beautiful lakes.

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Ma Ma Creek Milkbar and Store

Ma Ma Creek Milkbar and Store

QLD

Dine-in or Take-away food served in Historic General Store, operating for over 100 years on one of South East Queensland's great scenic drives through the beautiful Locky...

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Meaning to Stop Cafe

Meaning to Stop Cafe

Forest Hill QLD

Awesome coffee, salad rolls, bohemian clothing homewares, crystals, books & more.

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Mulgowie Hotel

Mulgowie Hotel

QLD

The Greatest Character in the West

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Murphy's Creek Tavern

Murphy's Creek Tavern

QLD

Murphy's Creek Tavern invites you down for a nice cold drink and delicious dinner! Open 7 days a week and has gorgeous views over the Lockyer Valley. They look forward to...

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Narda Lagoon & Lions Park

Narda Lagoon & Lions Park

QLD

Narda Lagoon and Lions Park are peaceful, relaxed location that is ideal for your next picnic destination. The park features shelter sheds, tables and seating, toilets, a...

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Orlando's Pizza & Pasta

Orlando's Pizza & Pasta

Gatton QLD

The menu offers a variety of freshly made gourmet pizza’s made from scratch, with the dough being prepared in store daily and the toppings are prepared with love on a d...

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Pohlmans Nursery

Pohlmans Nursery

Gatton QLD

Pohlmans is the largest wholesale nursery on the eastern sea board. Tour the entire 82 acre site. Purchase some of the wonders of nature or browse through the factory out...

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Porters Plainland Hotel

Porters Plainland Hotel

Plainland QLD

Opening it’s doors over 100 years ago to thirsty commuters of the Warrego highway, this hotel is still serving guests by proud third generation publicans. Stay and enjo...

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Schulte's Meat Tavern

Schulte's Meat Tavern

Plainland QLD

Schulte’s Meat Tavern at Plainland is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1952. They offer a range of the highest quality fresh red meat, pork and...

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Schultz Lookout

Schultz Lookout

Schultz Lookout is situated in the beautiful Blenheim Hills area and boasts views of rich agricultural farmlands. Facilities include a shelter shed and picnic table. For...

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The Floating Cafe

The Floating Cafe

Grantham QLD

In the heart of Grantham. Good old fashioned service.

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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information 
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton 4343

Phone: +61 7 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 3.00pm

Closed - Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre will be closed from 12pm Monday 23 March, until further notice.This is in line with the Australian Government guidelines as of Sunday 22 March.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council owned facilities will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice. 

 

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