Off the Warrego Highway, south-west of Ipswich, Rosewood is a quiet little town in the Lockyer Valley, renowned for its vast vegetable cultivation.
Rosewood’s main claim to fame is its lovely Saint Bridgid’s Church - an extraordinary wooden structure built in the early part of last century and still the biggest wooden church in the southern hemisphere.
Back down the road, Ipswich holds many historic attractions for the visitor. Founded in 1827 as a convict settlement, the area flourished from the mining of its huge coal deposits. There is a wealth of historic - and typically Queensland - architecture to be seen in Ipswich itself, and the many small towns and villages which dot this scenic area.
Rosewood is at the eastern gateway to the Lockyer Valley which stretches westwards through a lush, agricultural corridor to the Great Dividing Range and Toowoomba. It is also at the doorstep to the Rosewood Scrubs, an area settled and developed by one of the greatest concentrations of German migrant farmers in Queensland.