War Cemeteries

Japanese War Cemeteries in Cowra

Cowra was one of five locations with a detention camp detaining Japanese prisoners of war and civilian internees. There were 18 camps throughout Australia, prisoner of War camp number 12 in Cowra had a capacity of 4,000 prisoners. The Japanese compound had a capacity of 1,000 and the population increased to 1,100 by July 1944. … Read more

P.O.W. Campsite

POW campsite in Cowra NSW

When you think of POWs and Australia’s involvement in World War II, it usually brings thoughts of Australian’s being held in POW camps in Japanese-occupied territories. There were 28 major camps established in Australia. The Cowra Prisoner of War Camp was camp 12, opening in June 1941, even though it hadn’t been completed. Prisoners didn’t … Read more

Historical Feature

Rocks that are a historical feature, surrounded by a log fence and a plaque placed in front of it

Located in the Wamuran Basin, the spot where the first settlers used their camp oven remains. If it wasn’t for the plaque, you’d be forgiven for walking by it without noticing. At most, you might see an odd pile of rocks. The Anderson Family used this site before 1907. There isn’t any further information I … Read more

Scenic Lookout (Dahmongah Park)

Scenic view of green grass farmland, blue skies, distant mountain peaks, bench set in the foreground to observe the view, taken at Dahmongah Park, Mt Mee Lookout

On the way to Mt Mee along the Mt Mee Scenic Drive, Dahmongah Park showcases the stunning panoramic views over the Glasshouse Mountains and the coastline of the Sunshine Coast. The stop has some parking space and a rotunda shelter with information about D’Aguilar Range and the early days of Mt Mee and Dahmoungah. A … Read more

Dead Man’s Pass

Walking track across a creek, creek is running high almost over the ford, taken at Dead Man's Pass in Gawler, South Australia

Riverside shared pathways is a feature of Gawler with a series of trails called the River Path, or Tapa Pariara. Dead Man’s Pass is along the South Para River with paths connecting through to Clonlea Park on North Para River and Gawler River. Deadman’s Pass is a popular spot for picnics, strolling or cycling along … Read more

Air Museum

CAC CA-22/25 Winjeel training aircraft from the 1950s, at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra

Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or not, the Queensland Air Museum is sure to be an experience to interest everyone. The collection of aircraft is impressive with a combination of enclosed display areas, covered displays, and open air displays. Most of the really large aircraft are understandably in the open air, except for the … Read more

The Valley Rattler

Steam engine venting steam, Class C17 Amamoor at Gympie's Mary Valley Rattler

The Mary Valley Rattler is a railway museum with an operating rail fleet for railway journey experiences. Located at the historic Gympie Station, the building also contains the Rusty Rails Cafe. 7 days a week, the museum and cafe are open for a look around and getting a coffee fix. We dropped in for coffee … Read more

Lake Borumba

Borumba Dam on Lake Borumba looking from above the boat ramp towards the dam wall

Lake Borumba is formed by Borumba Dam, located west of Imbil and roughly between Amamoor and Kenilworth. It is an un-gated dam built in 1963 and upgraded in 1997, primarily to provide water to the Mary Valley irrigation scheme. The lake is a stocked impound, which means fish are supplied into the dam to provide … Read more

Imbil Lookout

Imbil Lookout is located at the top of a steep climb from next to the town’s IGA store with views over the area, in particular towards the coast and the north. The lookout is only 800 metres from the main road through Imbil but you climb up quite high providing great views of the surrounding … Read more