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Leyburn

Leyburn's stately heritage streets roar to life each August, when thousands come to watch cars race in the Historic Motor Sprint. Stop for a beer, a yarn and some real country cooking at the historic Royal Hotel. Built in 1863 this pub is one of Queensland's oldest. It is now owned by former Brisbane Broncos player, Shane Webcke. Your heritage trail should include Leyburn School, circa 1862; Leyburn cemetery, St Matthew's Catholic Church; Liberator Park which has a memorial to 'Z special unit' stationed here in World War II; and Leyburn airstrip.  
 
Nearby Pratten was once a bustling goldfield.  Visitors can still try their luck at Thane's Creek fossicking reserve.