Thiess Memorial - Heifer Creek

Thiess Memorial - Heifer Creek


Posted 2020-03-11 by Meg Forbesfollow
The Thiess Memorial on Heifer Creek Cutting commemorates the contribution that the Theiss brothers made to Australian earth moving.

The beautiful road the campsite is located on was apparently the Thiess brothers' first major earthworks job, taking 40 men 6 months to open up the route. The route remains a scenic alternative to the main routes from Gatton to Toowoomba and Warwick. The entire area is looking beautiful after the recent rains, with butterflies and wildflowers thriving.

What makes the Thiess Memorial a great weekend trip is the beautiful, free campsite constructed along the creek beneath the memorial.

This campsite is aimed at people seeking short stays of up to 20 hours. The driveway into the grassy sites is excellent. Camping is allowed in recreational vehicles, caravans, camper trailers, and tents. The campground is also accessible to large buses.

The campsites are mostly set under shade trees along the creek, although there are additional grassy areas in the centre of the campground, closer to the amenities (which is a drop toilet). Generators are allowed at this campground.

Along the creek, there are a couple of picnic tables and fire rings. There are also a number of rubbish bins placed conveniently around the campground.

This area is a haven for wildlife. Goannas are frequently seen (so keep your food safe!), birds are plentiful, and if you are lucky you may see an echidna. Occasionally chickens even come to visit! This campground is dog-friendly, although dogs must be kept on the leash at all times.

Being in the Lockyer Valley, and so close to Brisbane, this campground with swimming holes along the creek is a great option for families wanting to get into the outdoors on a Saturday and return home before Sunday evening. However, the facilities also make it an ideal day-use area for families who would like to get out into the country but return home at the end of the day.

[SECTION]Aside from camping accommodation, things to remember are:

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimmers and towels
  • Enough food and drinking water for your entire stay as there are no shops nearby
  • Plan to stay for 20 hours or less

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