This well preserved historical park was originally settled in 1847 by Robert and Alex Lawson who were granted a lease of land which spanned an area of one thousand square miles. The price of entry includes an informative guided tour by one of the volunteers who work hard to maintain Boondooma Homestead and Museum.
Located about 4 hours north west of Brisbane, and on the gateway to and from the South Burnett, this is a perfect distance to head off for a weekend, with camping located within the grounds. Boondooma Homestead is in a convenient location, with natural grassy sites for tourists. Toilet facilities are provided, but no showers, and pets are welcome.
Each building is a museum of itself, and prime examples of early pioneer architecture in Australia. Lose yourself in a time long ago, with the historical memorabilia and photographs on display in the main museum. The Stone Store was built to store and dispense supplies to the workers on the station and to local settlers. Constructed of random stone around 1855 by German stonemason Wilhelm Brill. Like most of the stations during this time, sheep were pastured and wool and tallow being the main income. Shepherds for the sheep were of Chinese and German origin.
If you’re a history lover, and would like to explore the countryside, then put this weekender on your Camping Bucket List! Head out there after some good rain, let the dust settle, then step back in time.