Rosewood is the last of the Lockyer Valley food basket towns. Rosewood, because of its very close proximity to Ipswich is also a quickly growing centre. Rosewood is also a part of the ‘food basket’ supply basin for Greater Brisbane.

The origin of the suburb name is from the Rosewood (Acacia harpophylla) tree.

Rosewood is a small town in the Bremer Valley At the 2006 census; Rosewood had a population of 1,966

The New Oakleigh Mine is located close to the town. This is the last remaining active coal mine in the area.

The first coal mine in the Lanefield district, west of Rosewood, commenced production in 1918. As part of these workings, two railway branches from the Brisbane to Toowoomba main line were constructed to the mines at Lanefield Colliery (1934 to 1965) and Westvale Colliery (1929 to 1960).

Rosewood has three hotels that are all old classic type century old pubs that give testimony to the town being quite old.

Rosewood also has three congregational churches. The xxx being the mist historic.

The War Memorial is yet to be photographed, and there was no indication of a museum.

Should Rosewood be an on route visit, then take the time to check out those great pubs.




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