Prince Charles Invitation to Jondaryan Woolshed Historical Village

RSS Author RSS     Views:N/A
Bookmark and Share          Republish
Prince Charles Invitation to Jondaryan Woolshed Historical Village

Located in the heart of the Darling Downs, Jondaryan Woolshed is of great historical interest. Easily accessible on a day trip from all parts of south-east Queensland, Jondaryan Woolshed is of particular interest to people fascinated by rural heritage. The attraction features historic buildings, machinery, equipment and collections which have been obtained and restored over the past 30 years. Jondaryan Woolshed is also the base for tours of modern farming on the fertile and diverse Darling Downs, including grain growing, cotton, dairying, cattle, alpacas, pigs, goats and others.

Jondaryan Woolshed is the centrepiece of Jondaryan Woolshed, Open Air Working Museum of Rural Australian Life, which was established in 1975 to show-case the history of Jondaryan Station and its role in the development of pastoralism on the Darling Downs. Jondaryan Woolshed is located three kilometres south of the Warrego Highway at Jondaryan - an easy 45 kilometre drive west of Toowoomba over the Great Dividing Range. It is only two and a half hours drive from Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia. Basic accommodation is available on-site at the Shearer's Quarters. Motorhomes and caravans are most welcome.

Children Friendly

Facility caters for children with various activities.
Accessibility (Wheelchair Friendly)

Disabled toilets and access. Some grassed and gravelled areas.

History comes alive at the annual 9 day Australian Heritage Festival at the Jondaryan Woolshed in August. See and experience what life was like before technology took over. Enjoy the sheep shearing, blacksmithing, working horses, sheep dogs and more. Be sure to stay long enough to enjoy some billy tea and damper, or stay even longer and lodge overnight in the dormitory or shearers quarters. Don't miss out on the daily grand parade of old machinery, wagons, vintage cars, bullock teams and a host of other things. See the cheese making demonstrations, bee-keeping, milking the cow and blacksmith shop.

Report this article

Bookmark and Share

Ask a Question about this Article