Digital walking trail shows Warwick heritage

Aberfoyle_Credit Johanna Zolg.

A new Warwick digital CBD Heritage Walking Trail on the Southern Downs Regional Council’s official destination app is set to showcase the town’s heritage.

As one of Queensland’s earliest settlements, Warwick is home to some of the state’s most stunning architecture and many of the town’s magnificent heritage-listed buildings still stand proudly today.

The Warwick Town Hall, St George’s Masonic Centre, St Mary’s Catholic Church, St Mark’s Anglican Church and the Warwick Railway Complex are testament to Warwick’s rich history and the easiest way to locate and learn about the buildings that date-stamp intriguing moments in its timeline is to follow the new Warwick CBD Heritage Walking Trail on Council’s official destination app.

Southern Downs Councillor Marco Gliori said the digital trail was an exciting addition to the growing number of online tourism resources available for visitors and locals to explore the region.

“Travel back in time and discover some of Warwick’s grandest heritage buildings with the new Warwick CBD Heritage Walking Trail,” Councillor Gliori said.

“The best way to find and admire all of this magnificent architecture is to download the official Southern Downs & Granite Belt App and start planning your next Southern Downs adventure today.

“Other trails on the app to help visitors and locals explore our wonderful region include the Dunny Dash Arty Trail, the Artistic Stanthorpe Walking Trail and the Artistic Warwick Walking Trail and Council will continue to add to the app to put more information at our fingertips.”

Betty Wells has been volunteering at the Warwick Visitor Information Centre (VIC) for more than ten years.

She said the app made showcasing region’s treasures more accessible and is a great resource for VIC volunteers who are new to the region.

“Warwick’s first land sales occurred in 1850, and as the town became established, stone from local quarries was used to construct the many fine sandstone public and private buildings for which Warwick is justly famous.

Then after 1900, a second building boom gave Warwick a legacy of many fine Federation-era timber and brick buildings,” Ms Wells said.

“If you are not a long-time resident, this knowledge is not readily available and the app now makes this part of our local history accessible to everyone.

“The Warwick CBD Heritage Walking Trail is 6.75 kilometres long and will take just under two hours walking time to complete, plus extra time to read the history and admire the craftsmanship. If the total distance is too far to cover on foot, explorers may prefer to jump in the car to look at some of the buildings that are furthest from town such as the Warwick National School, the National Hotel, the Warwick Railway Complex and Cloisters.”

Everything visitors and locals need to know to follow the Warwick CBD Heritage Walking Trail can be found on the Southern Downs and Granite Belt App which can be download for free from the App Store or Google Play.

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