Winter in South East Queensland means farmers are harvesting potatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli and silverbeet in the Lockyer Valley, less than 90 minutes west of Brisbane. For any day trip taking an esky is compulsory for purchases from road side stalls including fresh eggs and honey. I’m making fortnightly trips out that way following our Premier’s advice to “re-ignite the economy”.
My most recent find in the Lockyer Valley was Scotty’s Barn And Garage at 1709 Flagstone Creek Road, Upper Flagstone which is one of those spots that are worth a visit, particularly if you aren’t concerned about being separated from your partner for hours.
You see, Scotty’s Garage is a showcase of automotive memorabilia with vintage cars and motor bikes and everything in between. There are pumps, petrol signs, workshop tools and car paraphernalia that I am unable to name ( and don’t care). The Love Of My Life, an old bikie in a previous lifetime, lost hours lusting over the 1939 Lincoln Zephyr and an Indian motorcycle.
Then when the Barn Doors are opened you’ll be gobsmacked by the replica 1950’s diner with dance floor, jukebox and pinball machines.
No milkshakes sadly, but you can cross the lawn for Lunch or a Devonshire Tea with Homemade Ginger and Walnut Scones. I sampled more than I should have waiting for the boyo to emerge from his Fantasy Land.
This is a family friendly venue with areas to picnic and playground equipment for the Little People.
As with all places post Covid you need to book in advance http://www.thebarnandscottysgarage.com.au 07 4697 5334
You know, I’m sad my trips to PNG, Longreach, WA and Darwin have been cancelled this year, but I am loving discovering new places closer to home:)
9 thoughts on “Another Day Trip To The Lockyer Valley”
Nothing like a fresh breath of winter on a day where it is nearly 40 C in Indiana 🙂
Sounds like our summer – just add 80 or 90 percent humidity. Maybe drought, .a flood or even a bushfire. Mother Earth has certainly been mixing it up lately.
Anyway, its good weather for fishing 🙂
Did the gas have vintage prices?
School holidays just started. Our petrol went from $1.00 per litre to $1.50 per litre overnight. Take a road trip they said. See your own country first, they said.
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Looks like the kind of place the men would enjoy!
Good place for the whole family really. Lovely to drink tea and eat scones in fresh country air. Doesn’t hurt to keep the fellas onside occasionally 🙂
Another gem you have found May. Jack rode a Norton in his misspent youth and occasionally daydreams about hitting the road (figuratively) again. Dream on Jack I say. We had a pleasant day out in Canungra on Friday. It was buzzing. Plenty of visitors helping boost the economy.
Canungra is a nice spot, Pauline. Good second hand bookshop from memory. My Longreach trip was back on for early August. Just discovered that although we are being pushed to visit these towns not everything is open for business yet. Longreach trip on hold once again:(
These little trips of yours sound good, May. Let’s go and see what’s happening on the islands at the moment.