Haslemere : Samford Valley

Samford ValleyHaslemere is 25 km from the centre of Brisbane, nestled beneath Mt.Nebo and Mt.Glorious National Parks. The nearby village of Samford has all amenities of shops, restaurants, pub (no accommodation), community halls, RSL, medical centre, museum, petrol station, showground, bowls club, football club, pony club, churches, schools and swimming pools.

The area is predominately a rural residential area of executive type houses set on large acreage blocks. Samford is an expanding village within easy commuting distance to Brisbane.

The airconditioned electric train runs from the end of the line at Ferny Grove 12 minutes from the property giving fast transport to the city centre in 30 minutes, the large station car park is free.

Nearby are the rainforests of Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious National Parks – ideal places to visit for their views, picnic spots, birdwatching and bushwalks. A scenic tourist road runs through the Samford Valley to the summit of the mountain, and then descends to Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams on the western side for fishing, walks and sailing.

At Ferny Grove there is the Australian Woolshed which attracts tourists from around the world.

Wedding venues are at the local churches, halls, bowls clubs, showground, Bickles Restaurant, halls at nearby Samsonvale and Cedar Creek and garden weddings within the picturesque area.

Horse riding at the nearby Samford show ground, Samsonvale and Mt Mee. The Town of Yesteryear at Dayboro is just a short drive away by Lake Samsonvale, where you can visit the craft shops, emu and deer farms and restaurants. From there towards Petrie are the large Sunday markets at the North Pine. The Samford Showgrounds are five minutes away down the road where many shows and equestrian events are held.

Within about an hour's drive are the Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island, Maleny, Flaxton and Mapleton.

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