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As you prepare to tick off your list of gifts this Christmas, think about how you can make a difference to a Lockyer Valley farmer or producer.
The Lake Apex Visitor Centre is home to many great locally grown and sourced products. From stylish jewellery to mouth tingling chilli chocolate, we’re sure you’ll find something you like.
How about some delicious liquid gold honey from Dunlop Apiaries* or some sweet Geranium Jelly from Just Geraniums. We also have an assortment of savoury smallgoods from Schulte’s Meats.
How about the dark deliciousness of a hand-made Christmas cake from Baked by Brooke? An investment of $35 will have friends and family raving when you show up with this beauty on Christmas Day!
The Lake Apex Visitor Centre also has an array of luxurious beauty products including Holmwood Lavender Body Wash and Eye Pillows and some stylish handmade soaps from Froth and Bubbles that look just as great as they feel on your skin. 
The Awassi Cheesery have created an amazing ALL NATURAL 'Awassi Beauty' range just in time for Christmas. Awassi Sheep Milk 'From the Farm' products are so good for your skin they’ll be the perfect present for her. Buy from the Visitor Centre or shop their range online at
Wanting to go green this Christmas? Why not purchase one of Bee Clever’s Beeswax Wraps or perhaps a Keepcup or reusable hessian bag, perfect for a market lover.
Why not give an experience instead of a present this year? Awassi offers amazing farm tours including the chance to be part of the cheese making process as they teach you how to milk a sheep. Afterwards settle down for a delicious cheese tasting underneath the tranquil Avocado groves.
Just Geraniums offers visitors exceptional views of the Lockyer Valley as well as a wide variety of jellies and geraniums plants. Bring a picnic and enjoy the scented gardens. Visit the website for more info:
You can also book a farm tour of Holmwood Lavender Farm and share a basket of delightful homemade lavender scones. Meet Basil and Polly, the farm donkeys and browse through the farm shop full of handcrafted products. To make a booking visit
9Dorf Farm Tours offers its visitors a taste of life on a working property. Come and experience a diverse farm, touring the fish shed and roaming through the Lucerne crops to paddocks where chickens roam and cattle graze. Visit the website to learn more:
This Christmas #buyfromthebush

*Due to ongoing drought within the Lockyer Valley region supply of honey is limited

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


Christmas Closures:

1:00 pm Tuesday 24th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

Re-open Thursday 2nd January 2020

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