LOWOOD

Lowood is a small town encounted when traveling the Brisbane River region of Qld. Lowood is a quite pretty little town. Lowood is also still just enough to Brisbane and Ipswich to be a commute centre. There is very little heritage factors in Lowood.

Lowood was established as the first terminus of the Railway in 1884 and the town grew from the subdivision around the new station. The name is derived from the "low woods" of brigalow in the Lowood area, as opposed to the taller trees elsewhere in the Brisbane Valley.

 

Intact but abandoned Lowood railway station. The railway line and grassed area are now the Jean Brak  Carpark.

Due to its proximity to Brisbane and Ipswich, Lowood is becoming an area for hobby farmers and residential commuters. Nearby Lake Wivenhoe is a popular place for activities such as boating and fishing.

 

During World War II, an airfield called Lowood, which was actually located nearby and, was the site of a military airfield operated by the RAAF. The RAAF operated from the airfield during 1943, conducting coastal patrol and naval convoy escort missions. After the war the airfield was converted into a motor racing circuit. The 1960 Australian Grand Prix was hosted at Lowood.

The Lowood War Memorial is located at the somewhat isolated Memorial Bowling Club. Signs are in place to guide the traveler.

The main congregational religions are all represented at Lowood. The Anglican being the oldest original.

Lowood has two pubs. The newer tavern and the much older Lowood on the eastern approach.

Lowood is a short distance from the Brisbane Valley Highway, and is worth a visit for a coffee or if the timing is right refreshment.

Heritage diary

 

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