Just 60 minutes from downtown Brisbane Laidley Shire greets visitors with good old-fashioned hospitality in some of the richest farmlands and most magnificent scenery. Imagine an early morning hot air balloon flight over picturesque farmlands of the Lockyer Valley or an exhilarating skydive for the more adventurous.
There are so many attractions for visitors to enjoy, from the preserved heritage at the pioneer village, to the local arts and crafts plus the Shire's oldest home, Das Neumann Haus. The shire bed and breakfasts, motel, country style hotels, backpacker hostels, caravan and camping grounds and offer visitors a wide choice of accommodation for that relaxing country break.
To appreciate this beautiful region, take a scenic drive through the Laidley Valley via Mulgowie Road, or Laidley Creek Road and gaze across the colourful landscape of the valley from the Shire's two lookouts. Relaxing by the bank of Lake Dyer (Bill Gunn Dam), or picnicking in the Lions Park and viewing Narda Lagoon from the suspension bridge, is an idyllic getaway.
Laidley has so much to share, and boasts the seventh most fertile valley in the world all an hour's drive from Brisbane. Laidley has so much to share, and boasts the seventh most fertile valley in the world. Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 80 kilometres.