Gatton Tourism & Travel
Situated in the fertile Lockyer Valley with a backdrop of the Great Dividing Range; only some 60 minutes west of Brisbane, Gatton is located in a beautiful area of Queensland.
Gatton - History
The rich farmland of Gatton was one of the first rural settlements in South East Queensland. The much recorded and debated 'Gatton murders' that occurred in 1898 were the subject of Australian writer Rodney Hall's novel 'Captivity Captive'.
Gatton - Attractions
The beauty of Lake Apex Park at Gatton offers Aboriginal carvings and abundant birdlife; perfect for a picnic besides Black Duck Creek. Lake Apex Park is complete with The Gatton Historical Village, BBQ shelters, playground equipment for the kids, skate ramp and walking track. If you are looking for somewhere to stop and revive or a place to take the family for the day, the Gatton Lake Apex Park is the place to visit. See also the grounds of the original Agricultural College, first opened in 1897 and now the Gatton regional campus of the University of Queensland.
Gatton - Nearby Attractions
Nearby to Garron is Helidon, a town noted from its historic sandstone buildings. The Glen Rock Regional Park offers bushwalking and swimming at the head of East Haldon Valley Tourist drive, 82km long circuit. Perhaps visit Spring Bluff Railway Station - this famous railway station is heritage listed and is located on the main railway line between Ipswich and Toowoomba. The significance of Spring Bluff Railway Station stems from 130 years of railway history and the attraction of its landscaped gardens. The gardens are a popular wedding location and annually attract thousands of visitors.