Inglewood Tourism & Travel
Situated in the Darling Downs some 91 km east of Goondiwindi and 109 km west of Warwick, Inglewood is a few hours drive from Brisbane and the Gold coast.
Inglewood - Texas History
Established in 1865 a flourishing timber industry was developed and the rich, fertile valley of the Macintyre Brook Valley region grew to be the tobacco capital of southern Queensland. In the 1850's the site of Inglewood's twin town was named Texas Station due to similarities with a land claim in the USA. Tobacco growing began in the Texas area in the late 1860's and continued till the late 1960's. After disastrous flooding in 1921, the town was relocated to is present location.
Inglewood - Texas Today
The Inglewood regions extends from the Great Dividing Range in the east to the desert country of Yelarbon some 80 km to the west and to the south, Inglewood's twin town, Texas is situated on the Dumarsq River, the border of Queensland and NSW. The spirited people of Inglewood have created a thriving rural economy, which includes sheep, and cattle grazing, timber milling, extensive irrigated farming of grains and horticultural crops and high quality honey for export. Inglewood intends to be the Olive Capital of Australia with some 350,000 olive trees planted; a major olive oil processing plant has been established in Inglewood and this is expected to become the largest in the Southern Hemisphere; with a unique olive themed centre, featuring many olive products and olive businesses and an annual Olive Festival in the olive harvest season, between March and May.
Inglewood - Texas Attractions
Water based activities can be enjoyed at Lake Coolmunda, some 12 km east of Inglewood on the Cunningham Highway; with some very pretty picnic spots along its shores, fishing is excellent from a boat or off the shore. Fresh water fishing sports abound along the McIntyre Brook. The Inglewood Museum is a good place to learn of the history of the region; there is an extensive Tobacco Museum at Texas and remnants of tobacco-curing barns can bee seen throughout the region. Visitors can tour an Olive Grove, enjoy wildflowers in season or go bird watching. Dedicated drives such as the Tobacco Trail, Silverspur Trail and Dumaresq River Road allow visitors to explore the natural beauty of the area where cattle and sheep grazing are still a major industry and farming exotic animals such as deer, ostrich and goats is emerging as well as fruit, vegetable crops, herbs, peanuts and olives.