Warwick is situated 160 kilometres south west of Brisbane
and borders on fertile farmlands and the rolling hills of the Great Dividing Range. The Town is strategically located at the junction of major highways from Melbourne
The area was discovered in 1827 by explorer Allan Cunningham and settled in 1840 by the Leslie brothers who began the tradition of the pastoralist, sheep and wool industry in Queensland
Warwick Shire boasts some of Queensland
's finest historical sandstone
buildings, which were made from local sandstone
and now stand today as reminders of their pioneering past.
Known as the 'Rose and Rodeo City', Warwick hosts one of Australia
's oldest and most famous rodeos each year in October. The Warwick Rodeo can trace its roots back to 1857 where records indicate the first professional buckjumping contest. Each year riders from around the nation compete for their share of the prize money.