Oakey

Oakey, a 20 minute drive west from Toowoomba and Jondaryan an additional 15 minutes drive, offers a rich history set amongst a patchwork of paddocks and crops.

  • Museum Australian Army Flying with displays of every kind of aircraft flown by the Australian Army since World War 11 as well as other models from 1912
  • Jondaryan Woolshed, Australia’s oldest woolshed still in working order celebrates the role of the wool industry in Australia with historic buildings, machinery, equipment and collections
  • The annual Australian Heritage Festival and the Jackie Howe Festival of the Golden Shears held at the Jondaryan Woolshed brings history alive with re-enactments of the lifestyles and skills of our rural pioneers.
  • Darling Downs Soaring Club is at McCaffrey field , Bowenville near Jondaryan for a silent gliding birds eye view of the region
  • Bunya Mountains National Park is home to the world’s largest bunya forest with a network of walking tracks through a range of forest types formed 30 million years.

Meeting venues in the Oakey area include:

  • Oakey Cultural Centre has the capacity to accommodate up to 600 people and is a suited to conferences, displays and exhibitions. The centre facilities can also be augmented with meeting rooms and is fully air conditioned. On-site amenities include a commercial kitchen, bar, stage, sound and lighting.
  • The Oakey Community Centre can cater for up to 60 people for dinner or theatre style and includes a commercial kitchen, toilets, tables and chairs, a piano and heating.
  • The Jondaryan Woolshed Historical Museum and Park is available for hire for functions with on-site accommodation options including shearer’s quarters, campsites, caravan sites, self-contained cabin and safari tents.
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