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Bursting with history, Leyburn has many intriguing buildings. The school, circa 1862, has a bell from 1872 and a shingled roof play shed. Henry Kirby’s grave and the cemetery are also worth visiting. A former butcher shop is now an art gallery while St Matthew’s Catholic Church and St Augustine’s Anglican Church remain active. Liberator Park has a memorial to ‘Z Special Unit’, stationed at Leyburn in World War Two, and the historic Royal Hotel is Queensland’s oldest continually licensed establishment and is owned by Bronco’s star, Shane Webcke.

The Leyburn airstrip was the site for the first Australian Motor Racing Grand Priz in 1949. Today, the annual Historic Motor Sprint through the town’s main streets attracts thousands each August.

Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield. Visitors can still try their luck at Thane’s Creek fossicking reserve.

Activites and Experiences at Leyburn

  • Camping
  • Driving
  • Fossicking
  • Motor racing
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports Participate
  • Sports Viewing
  • Accommodation
  • Public Bar
  • Public Telephone
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Places of Worship
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Rural/Country
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Sport
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Southern Downs Tourism

Nearest Airport: Warwick

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