FOREST HILL

Forest Hill is a very small town midway between Gatton and Laidley. Forest Hill is also a ‘food basket’ provider to the greater Brisbane region. Unlike Gatton and Laidley, Forest Hill has retained its small town qualities, but business factors are under stress.

Forest Hill is a town in the Lockyer Valley. The town is in the Lockyer Valley Region local government area, 83 kilometres (52 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane and 53 kilometres (33 mi) east of the regional centre of Toowoomba. At the 2006 census, Forest Hill had a population of 342.

During the 2010–2011 Queensland floods, much of the population of Forest Hill was required to be evacuated by helicopter to nearby Gatton to avoid rapidly rising floodwaters.

Forest Hill has two century old classic pubs.

The Forest Hill War Memorial is located opposite the xxx Hotel. This is the traditional WW1 acknowledgement.

Forest Hill has an Anglican and Catholic Churches. Both wooden and very old.

The traveller has to take short diversion to Forest Hill, and if the timing is right refreshment at the pubs may be in order.

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course