Just 30 minutes drive from Toowoomba, the Oakey area offers a real country experience – genuine country hospitality and the chance to make a deep connection with the town’s rich pioneering history.
The Oakey Historical Museum has faithfully preserved the everyday lifestyle of the town’s forebears for new generations to enjoy. The collection is a must-see for every visitor.
A popular drawcard is the Australian Army Flying Museum where you’ll see every kind of aircraft flown by the Australian Army since World War II, including the latest high-tech military helicopters. Other remarkable flying machines include a replica of the Bristol Boxkite as used to train pilots in World War I.
The area’s most famous sporting son, the mighty racehorse Bernborough, is celebrated in a life size bronze statue that stands proudly outside the Jondaryan service centre. Here a press-button recording lets visitors relive one of Bernborough’s brilliant wins and find out more about his exploits.
Oakey has motels, pubs, a caravan park and bed and breakfast accommodations just a short drive from regional wineries, with restaurants featuring fresh local produce and the finest beef. Or, for a relaxing taste of rural life, you can try a farmstay on a working cattle and grain property.