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Top Five Places to Visit in Harrisville

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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.

1. Lavender Leadlights - Glass Art Studio

Handcrafted Leadlight panels and Workshops.
28 Queen Street, Harrisville. 07 5467 1899
Refer here.

2. Upcycled Treasure - Reloved, Refinished, Repurposed Furniture and Gifts

30 Queen Street, Harrisville. 0481 813 692
Refer here.

3. Lizzie's Kitchen @ Mackaways Cafe
Extra points if you are a movie buff. Bonus points if you are a fan of Errol Flynn

33 Queen Street, Harrisville. 07 5467 1751
Refer here.

4. Commercial Hotel

32 Queen Street, Harrisville. 07 5467 1223
Refer here.

5. Royal Hotel

1 Wholey Drive, Harrisville. 07 5467 1882
Refer here.

Enjoy your day out. I'de love to hear if you found any other interesting places to visit in Harrisville.
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Why? Supporting local whilst learning our history
Where: Harrisville, Queensland
Your Comment
May, I love Harrisville and Monika and Patrick at the Royal Hotel have terrific meals. Plus there’s also Summerland Camels definitely worth a visit. I must get back out there again for a meal at Royal Hotel.
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|2546) 614 days ago
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