Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a world of fascinating history, scenic drives, charming towns and breathtaking views less than one hour from Brisbane.

Want to immerse yourself in some real country atmosphere? Take the picturesque inland route by travelling along the Cobb & Co Tourist Drive, one of South East Queensland’s hidden gems. Travelling from Brisbane or Ipswich this beautiful drive takes you through fertile farmland  and charming towns before arriving at Gatton. Step back in time while walking the wide historic streets, be greeted by the friendly locals, drop in at the numerous historic tourist attractions and have ‘one off the wood’ at a country pub. Want some of the freshest and tastiest fruit and vegetables at market prices? … of course you do … take advantage of roadside farm stalls, numerous fruit and vegetable shops, or other businesses along the way.

While in Gatton take a break at the sign posted Cobb & Co Staging Post, at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre. There is plenty of parking available for tour buses,  caravans and motor homes. Browse the Queensland Transport Museum, Lockyer Legends Hall of Fame and the Lockyer Valley Art Gallery before dining beside the lake at the Staging Post Cafe for a paddock to plate meal featuring fresh local produce.

Caravan and motorhome travellers can rest their heads (and wheels) whilst visiting the relaxed, and friendly Lockyer Valley. A number of locations are available to suit all tastes and budgets. Why not stay a couple of nights and continue your journey along the Cobb & Co tourist drive? Take a day trip through Grantham and Helidon before crossing to the northern side of the Warrego Highway and checking out beautiful Murphys Creek and the stunning gardens and railway heritage of the historic Spring Bluff Railway Station. The steepness of the roads to Spring Bluff make them unsuitable for towing your caravan

For a full list of places to see and things to do on your next visit to the Lockyer Valley call in to one of our  Visitor Information Centres at Lake Apex – Gatton or Plainland; or give our friendly staff a call on 07 5466 3425 or visit

Lockyer Valley Visitor Information Centre

Ph: 07 5466 3425 W:

Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre (Gatton) Opening Hours:

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday

8.30am – 4.30pm Saturday to Sunday

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