Open hours: Open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm (closed 23, 24, 25, 26 December, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day)
Location: The Historical Railway Station on Bridge Street, Oakey, Queensland 4401
Oakey is situated 140 kms west of Brisbane and just 29 kms west of Toowoomba City. Of particular interest in Oakey is the majestic life sized bronze sculpture of Bernborough which is located outside the Toowoomba Regional Council – Oakey Service Centre. Described as ‘arguably Queensland’s greatest horse’ by Queensland Racing, Bernborough was foaled at Rosalie Plains in 1939. He raced from 1941 to 1946 when heavy weights were carried to victory in a winning streak of 15 consecutive wins, which included the Doomben 10,000. Bernborough was one of five inaugural inductees into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
Bernborough memorabilia can be found within' Info 4401'.
Visitors may further explore Oakey with several popular attractions located in close proximity to the township. These include the Australian Army Flying Museum, Oakey Historical Museum and the Woolshed at Jondaryan. Caravans are welcome at Oakridge Motel Tourist Park or alternately, several motels are located within the township. Further afield, the Bunya Mountains and National Park provide bird watching and rainforest walks, and the Cobb & Co Museum in Toowoomba and Preston Peak Winery are also recommended.
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