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Published September 12th 2020
A day in the country without the cow pats
Have you ever been gobsmacked when you've driven into an unfamiliar town and found its charm totally engaging?
Harrisville is a quaint country town only an hour drive from Brisbane, an hour from the Gold Coast, and only a little more from Toowoomba, making it on the fringe of Ipswich. Named after the Harris brothers, John (1819–1895) and George (1831–1891), who established a store and cotton ginnery in the area at the time when the American Civil War had created a worldwide shortage of cotton.
There are numerous Heritage sites within Harrisville including:
13 Church Street: Courthouse and Police Lock-up
5 Hall Street: School of Arts
16 Hall Street: Masonic Hall
34 Queen Street: Commercial Hotel
35 Queen Street: Former Royal Bank
43–47 Queen Street: Memorial Park
54–58 Queen Street: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1–5 Wholey Drive: Royal Hotel
Harrisville is flat which makes it ideal for walking along the main street. Allow a couple of hours to investigate as there are places for refreshments and retail outlets that will pique your interest and are quite busy on weekends.
May, I love Harrisville and Monika and Patrick at the Royal Hotel have terrific meals. Plus thereâ€™s also Summerland Camels definitely worth a visit. I must get back out there again for a meal at Royal Hotel.