Heading west along the Cunningham Highway, you’ll find the little town of Inglewood, established in 1862. Inglewood is 91 kilometres east of Goondiwindi and 109 kilometres west of Warwick.
Lake Coolmunda, 12 kilometres east of town, boasts some very pretty picnic spots along its shores. Excellent fishing can be enjoyed from either a boat or the shore. Lake Coolmunda Fishing Classic happens each October. Fresh water fishing sports are also abundant along the McIntyre Brook.
Inglewood is emerging as a hub of the olive industry in Southern Queensland Country, with more than 340000 olive trees planted to date. Harvest time is between March and May. Drop into Coolumda Olives (opposite the Lake) to buy and sample local olives and olive oil.
Inglewood is also home to the award-winning Leven K Lavender Farm – their lavender shed shop sells a range of lavender products such as lavender oil, lip balm, hand and body lotion and furniture rub.
The best time to visit is when the crop is flower at its peak between November and February – but phone ahead as it’s open by appointment only.
The town services a diverse rural economy which produces sheep, cattle, timber as well as lucerne, grapes and a diversity of horticultural crops.
While you’re in the area explore the Inglewood Museum, enjoy the spring wildflowers and some excellent bird watching. The Tobacco Trail, Silverspur Trail and Dumaresq River Road allow visitors to explore the area’s natural beauty by car.