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The little town of Warwick is located in Queensland and became quite famous not only in its country but also around the world when in 1917 the Warwick incident happened leading to the establishment of the Australian Commonwealth Police.
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Warwick is located in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt region of Queensland and experiences four distinct seasons. Generally cooler in the Summer months than coastal areas, Warwick is alive with flowers and a fresh breeze while Autumn gives visitors a stunning seasonal landscape to explore. If visiting during Winter, expect cooler temperatures with the average temperatures ranging between 1°C and 17°C.
It'll take you around two-hours to drive to Warwick from Brisbane or one-hour from Toowoomba. There is ample parking in Warwick CBD which are signposted. Always check how long you can park in the area before leaving your vehicle. The standard speed limit in built up urban areas is 50km/h and 100km/h on highways. Drive to the conditions and signposted speed limits.
Visit Warwick and discover that in November 29, 1917, Prime Minister William Morris Hughes was talking to a crowd gathered at the Warwick railway station and an unknown man from the crowd threw an egg that flipped down his hat. The Prime Minister ordered his arrest and apparently the Queensland State Police refused to arrest the man.
This incident that took place more than 90 years ago and was the first step in the formation of the Australian Commonwealth Police and the first commissioner was named a week and a day later. If you are traveling in a car rental through Queensland or exactly through Warwick it would be a shame not to stop to visit a few attractions here.
Warwick Gardens Galore are a perfect setting with nursery plants, water fountains and garden ornaments. Here can have a romantic dinner here, and you can relax and enjoy over coffee or delicious food and wine from a great and fine selection. Before you leave in your hire car, do not forget to peruse the shelves of the shop with gift ware, plants, seeds, trees, fertilizers, ornaments and other things garden and plant related.
Warwick Historical Society Museum is practically a neighborhood of old buildings filled with furniture and household items depicting life in Warwick in the last 130 years. Visit one of the most interesting buildings which is a sandstone cottage listed on the National trust and built in 1870. Drop your hire car for you can walk alone or you can take a tour with a guide that will show you the most interesting places and will talk about the history of this city.
Main Range National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area and is the place to see old trees, breathtaking waterfalls, amazing forests through challenging hikes that allow you to admire the great scenery. Hop in your rental car and enjoy nature in Main Range National Park.