About Our Area

Things To Do

Brisbane Valley Ostrich and Fish Farm

View this awesome Totally Wild edition from 12 March 2012.

Totally Wild Episode   – click on Video Menu – Full Episodes – Scroll to S2 Ep.47 (2/3)

Stroll along and view the other farm yard animals. You can also view our display of egg artistry, blown eggs, feathers and other hand made craft.

Come visit our Ostrich and Fish Farm!

You get a guided walk and talk about ostriches with your hosts – Alan & Patti Jaenke. You can also meet and get your photo with our pet ostrich “Jill” or just feed her and pat her.

There are also orchards (Olives) and small crops (e.g Watermelons) grown on the farm for visitors to view and learn about.

You can feed our pet emu – “Lou Lou”, black swans, geese, cape barren geese, guinea fowls, ducks and you might even see a koala. We now have a beautiful pair of mute swans (large white swans).

For the adventurous you may Catch, Kiss & Release fish back into the water from our large lakes. We supply rods with barbless hooks (as this doesn’t harm the fish), or you may want to try your own fishing gear, or just sit back and watch the fun & wildlife.

Patti is also a wildlife animal carer and often has many interesting native fauna under care that you may find interesing!

For more information on Brisbane Valley Ostrich and Fish Farm

Skydiving with Ramblers

The Ramblers Drop Zone at Toogoolawah, near Brisbane in Australia is Queensland’s largest and longest established skydiving operation. We have been teaching people to jump out of aeroplanes since 1972 and taking people for tandem jumps since 1984. We love our job and we would like to take you skydiving too!

You can learn to skydive in one day or you can do a tandem in one hour.

For more information on Skydive Ramblers

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail will recycle the old Brisbane Valley rail line. The 148 kilometre recreation trail from Ipswich to Blackbutt will provide walkers, cyclists and horse riders an opportunity to experience the history and landscape of the Brisbane River Valley.

The trail will follow the old rail line along the western side of the Brisbane River and will travel through farming landscapes, native and plantation forests, rural, residential and country towns. Currently the Fernvale to Lowood and the Linville to Blackbutt sections of the trail are open.

Cyclists, walkers and horse riders will be catered for by a range of services, accommodation and facilities in towns along the trail. Due for completion in 2012, it will be the one of the longest rail trails in Australia.

For more information on Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Toogoolawah Pictures

Every Saturday, Alexandra Hall, Cressbrook Street, Toogoolawah

Child to High School $6, Adult $8, Family $25

Snack Bar, Hot Dogs, Popcorn

For more information contact: 0438 149 954

Esk Markets

Every Saturday between 7am and 12 noon, Pipeliner Park., Highland Street Esk

Fernvale Country Markets

Every Sunday between 6am and 12 noon, Fernvale School, Main Street Fernvale

Coominya Markets

1st Sunday of month from 6am – 12 noon.  (07) 5426 4885

Laidley Country Markets

Every 4th Saturday


Every Thursday 11am, Esk Bowls Club, Hampton Road Esk

Glen Rock Stitchers Group

Phone:  Lynne (07) 5424 1382

Water Aerobics Classes

Contact Patti (07) 5424 1146

Zumba Classes


Gardening Club


Starlight Dancers

Miss Shandell 0437013198