PITTSWORTH

Every now and then a traveler is surprised. Pittsworth is one such town. The second of the two Goondiwindi to Toowoomba towns of substance that one passes through. Except Pittsworth is now a ‘bypass’ town, and having to confront the loss of casual, but substantial stop-offs. Pittsworth is an increasingly Toowoomba commute town.

Situated on the Darling Downs, Pittsworth owes its existence to that great explorer and botanist Allan Cunningham who in early June 1827 discovered and named the area around Warwick and to the north, the Darling Downs.

Pittsworth grew up around a hotel (the Beauraba) which attracted itinerant rural workers and local landholders. As such the town was originally known as Beauaraba but the name was changed in 1915 in honour of a prominent local family who took up land at Goombungee in 1854.The hotel and surrounding land was taken over by the Lindenberg family in the early 1940s and was converted into a vintage auto museum which, by the 1960s became the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Now no longer.

A stroll around the streets quickly confirms a prosperous past. The Anglican and Catholic Churches bear testimony to that observation.

Pittsworth today remains as a service centre to local agricultural enterprises and has a small manufacturing base.

The Historic Society and Museum are at work to protect and promote Pittsworth Heritage.

The Pittsworth War Memorial is a worthy acknowledgement.

The Tattersall’s Hotel in Pittsworth has great profile.

This town is too easy to bypass, but two profound and great religious masterpieces determine a stop-over.

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course