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.