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WWI Memorial Journey - Brisbane to Warwick
1 Day  / 355 Kilometres



Description

The Brisbane to Warwick journey provides the opportunity to visit war memorials in Logan and the northern Gold Coast before taking country roads to the regional towns of Beaudesert and Boonah.

From Boonah in the Scenic Rim, head to Maroon, and then through the Moogerah Peaks to the Cunningham Highway and on to Warwick.

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Cunningham's Gap is part of the Main Range National Park and there are numerous bushwalking and accommodation options en route to Warwick.

Warwick is a great location for an overnight stay (or two).

You may then choose to take the Great South Western Circuit visiting memorials in western locations such as Goondiwindi, Cunnamulla and Charleville, or take a more leisurely drive from Stanthorpe to Toowoomba, covering part of the circuit.

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Beenleigh Memorial Park
Beenleigh Memorial ParkPimpama & Ormeau War Memorial
Pimpama & Ormeau War MemorialBoonah War Memorial and Memorial Park
Boonah War Memorial and Memorial ParkWarwick War Memorial and Gates
Warwick War Memorial and Gates


Journey Details

Duration1 Day Itinerary TypeLand
Distance355 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelCar
Level of Difficulty Unrated

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park

Activities

  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


WWI Memorial Journey - Brisbane to Warwick Full Itinerary

Brisbane to Beaudesert

Driving south on the Pacific Motorway from Brisbane, take the Beenleigh exit to the intersection in the heart of the town. Beenleigh, the southern centre of Logan City, was once the main regional centre of the district. Memorial Park on the corner of James and Crete Street is the location for Beenleigh's 'rising sun' memorial. Enjoy a coffee break in this vibrant town.

As you merge back onto the Pacific Motorway heading south near Yatala, you will find Australia's oldest rum distillery located on the banks of the Albert River. There are still sugar cane plantations in the district which supply the Rocky Point sugar mill.

The township of Pimpama is emerging as a rural residential area. Its war memorial is co-located with a typical timber country church.

Travel along the Albert River through the picturesque cattle grazing and horse breeding country to Beaudesert. The Centre, in the former Beaudesert Shire Council chambers, is the heart of the art and craft activities of the Scenic Rim.

The Beaudesert War Memorial is in the town centre, close to Jubilee Park and the Historical Society Museum.


Beenleigh Memorial Park
Beenleigh Memorial Park
Pimpama & Ormeau War Memorial
Pimpama & Ormeau War Memorial
Beaudesert War Memorial
Beaudesert War Memorial


Route Details

Duration: 1 Hr 18 Mins
Distance: 96 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Beenleigh War Memorial
- Pimpama and Ormeau War Memorial
- Beaudesert War Memorial

Experiences
  • Defence Tourism
    Defence Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage


Level of Difficulty
Unrated



Beaudesert to Warwick

The road from Beaudesert to Boonah traverses lush grazing country fed by the Logan River and its tributaries and passes the new Wyaralong Dam.

The Boonah War Memorial is on the corner of Park Street and Yeates Avenue, just one street back from the funky shops on High Street.

The Scenic Rim region boasts numerous picnic spots, country style accommodation, camping areas and seven National Parks. The rugged mountains provide an amazing backdrop to any drive through the area. A drive west to Maroon passes the Maroon Dam where outdoor activities are the order of the day.

Maroon State School, established in 1891, is home to a soldier statue memorial.

Travel through the Moogerah Peaks to Aratula and up Cunningham's Gap towards Warwick, with a short detour to Glengallan Homestead.

The Warwick railway station has a WWI Honour Board and an interpretation sign referring to Prime Minister Billy Hughes' attempt to gain support for conscription in November 1917.

There are two war memorials in Palmerin Street Warwick, one in the Town Hall foyer dedicated to the Rugby League footballers who served during WWI and the Memorial Gates to Leslie Park, nearby.

Warwick has a range of accommodation and dining options.


Boonah War Memorial and Memorial Park
Boonah War Memorial and Memorial Park
Maroon State School War Memorial
Maroon State School War Memorial
Warwick Railway Memorial Honour Board
Warwick Railway Memorial Honour Board
Warwick War Memorial and Gates
Warwick War Memorial and Gates


Route Details

Duration: 3 Hrs 25 Mins
Distance: 259 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Car
Route Type: One Way
Suggested Stops:
- Boonah War Memorial and Memorial Park
- Maroon State School War Memorial
- Warwick Railway Memorial Honour Board
- Warwick War Memorial and Gates

Experiences
  • Defence Tourism
    Defence Tourism
  • Historic/Heritage
    Historic/Heritage


Level of Difficulty
Unrated




Driving Directions

1 - Brisbane to Beaudesert
Start from:217 George Street, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
End at:5 William Street, Beaudesert QLD 4285, Australia
Distance:65.4 km
Duration:57 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on George St toward Burnett Ln
  2. Turn left onto Ann St
  3. Turn left to merge onto Pacific Motorway
  4. Take exit 11-Klumpp Road-Mains Road toward Metroad 2
  5. Merge onto Mains Rd
  6. Continue straight to stay on Mains Rd
  7. Continue onto Pinelands Rd
  8. Continue onto Calam Rd
  9. Slight right to stay on Calam Rd
  10. Turn right onto Compton Rd
  11. Turn left onto National Route 13
  12. Turn left onto Eaglesfield St
  13. Turn right onto Anna St
  14. Take the 1st right onto William St
2 - Beaudesert to Warwick
Start from:5 William Street, Beaudesert QLD 4285, Australia
End at:28 Palmerin Street, Warwick QLD 4370, Australia
Distance:121 km
Duration:1 hour 29 mins
Directions:
  1. Head northwest on William St toward Brisbane St
  2. Continue onto National Route 13
  3. Turn right onto Bromelton St
  4. Continue onto Beaudesert-Boonah Rd
  5. Slight left to stay on Beaudesert-Boonah Rd
  6. Continue onto Ipswich-Boonah Rd
  7. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Boonah-Fassifern Rd
  8. Turn left onto National Highway A15 (signs for CUNNINGHAM Hwy/A2/Warwick)
  9. Slight left to stay on National Highway A15
  10. Turn right onto Albert St
  11. Take the 1st left onto Palmerin St

Other Information


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