Things to See and Do

Sitting on the banks of the Condamine River, historic Warwick - known for its roses and rodeo - features some of the state's finest original sandstone buildings.
Known as the ‘Rose and Rodeo Capital’, Warwick was settled over 150 years ago and has an interesting history to tell. Warwick’s famous Rose and Rodeo Festival is held on the last weekend in October. Come and see Australia’s best rodeo riders compete for their share in the glory. Boasting some of the country’s richest prizes, the Rodeo can trace its roots to a professional buck jumping contest of 1857. At the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre you can explore the tales and memorabilia of rodeo pioneers and champions. Warwick’s famous son, Jackie Howe, who still holds the blade shearing world record set in 1892 for 321 sheep shorn in a day, is recognised with two memorials in Warwick. Drop into the Warwick Visitor Information Centre for a copy of the ‘Heritage and Historic Building Trails’ and you’re on your way. The trail takes in well-preserved churches, cottages, railway stations and schools – taking you back to the days when people travelled in horse-drawn carts.

5 Walks of Warwick

The best way to explore the picturesque streets, local secrets and well-known attractions of Warwick is by foot.

The different walks will take you along the beautiful Condamine River, past historic buildings like Abbey of the Roses and St Mary’s Church, and through scenic parks and alleyways fringed with fragrant Crepe Myrtle.

Go on a self-guided walk or follow one of 5 walks mapped by RACQ including:

  • Dairy Walk – along the Condamine River and past the old Butter Factory
  • Weewondilla Hill Walk – up the hill past the State school
  • The River Walk – wheelchair accessible along the river past the Tiddalik and Platypus sculptures
  • The Railway Walk – through Federation Park pask the Warwick Railway Station
  • CBD Walk – through the CBD past many of the beautiful old buildings Warwick is renowned for

View the map of the 5 Walks around Warwick by clicking here!

Explore Queensland's Southern Downs & Granite Belt

The Southern Downs and Granite Belt is known for its rich history, stunning nature, heritage buildings and sculptures. Make the most of your stay in Warwick by using the Heritage & Historic Building Trails book on your next visit.

The online guidebook is the perfect informative guide to all the local highlights for both walks and drives of Warwick and surrounds, including:

  • Warwick City Walk Trail
  • Warwick City Drive Trail
  • Warwick to Stanthorpe Trail

Learn more and explore our wonderful region by accessing the ebook here!

Southern Downs Steam Railway

The Southern Downs Steam Railway (SDSW) is located right here in Warwick and is a must see and do when visiting. The SDSR provides a unique heritage railway experience on the Darling Downs and Granite Belt through the operation of a tourist railway – it’s great for all ages! On site there is also an interesting museum and resides in what was a station building.

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