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Kilcoy | Queensland

This small town, 95km NW of Brisbane, is a good base for a variety of daytrips to cities and towns located within a 2hr drive, including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Kingaroy and Caloundra.

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The hills surrounding this town are reputed to be the home of the legendary Yowie; the Australian version of North America's Bigfoot. Over 3000 sightings of the half-man-half-beast were recorded 1975-1979. A statue, based on the descriptions of those who claim to have seen the beast, stands in Yowie Park on Hope St. The Craft Cottage, located in Yowie Park, is home to a variety of crafts.

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Peachester SF, just north of Kilcoy, offers natural fresh-water swimming holes and bushwalking tracks. Lake Somerset, also close to the town, is well stocked with perch and bass, and is a popular fishing, waterskiing and sailing venue. Boat ramps, fish cleaning facilities, camping and picnic areas line its western shore. Follow the Kilcoy Shire Wine Trail and sample the fruits of the vine along the way.

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Copyright 2007, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource. cmsadmin. (2005, May 20). Kilcoy. Retrieved January 30, 2015, from Plan Book Travel Australia Web site: http://www.planbooktravel.com.au/australia/qld/kilcoy. This work is licensed under a Universal Publishers. Universal Publishers

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Region: South East Country

The natural beauty of the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, South East Queensland Country, inspires the thriving local arts community, and the Brass Monkey Season represents the peak of the region's cultural calendar. more

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The Craft Cottage, Yowie Park, Hope St, Ph: (07) 5497 1888

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