October 2022

Follow the Country Pubs History Trail

Bring Southeast Queensland’s rich local history to life with stories of adventurous pioneers, tenacious gold hunters, outstanding authors and life in the days before big or small screens ruled the world. Here’s where to go.

Whether you are fascinated by pigeon shooting safaris or gold fossicking fields, dating from 1869, the Darling Downs Hotel (AKA Sandy Creek Pub) in Alan has a story to share.

Hop on your horse and follow the Cobb & Co Coach route with a stop at the Forest Hill Hotel or The Lockyer Hotel in Forest Hill.

Pretty as a picture, the Maryvale Crown Hotel in Maryvale has a classic 100-year-old pub exterior.

The walls inside Rudd’s Pub at Nobby are covered in memorabilia. This is where famous Australian author Steele Rudd penned his iconic Dad & Dave stories.

Farmers Arms, Cabarlah dates from 1863 and calls itself the oldest continually established licensed pub in Queensland.

Spit-spot, make your way to The Railway Hotel in Allora and see the childhood home of Mary Poppins author, PL Travers in the town.

Southern Queensland Country Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways that run through these regions. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.