Think hinterland drive, and the ‘green’ country behind the Gold or Sunny coasts usually springs to mind. But Brisbane has its own hinterland to explore. It lies less than an hour north-west of the city and is sprinkled with farms, forests and sweet rural villages.
But Brisbane has its own hinterland to explore. It lies less than an hour north-west of the city and is sprinkled with farms, forests and sweet rural villages.
The little town of Dayboro is one of them. Its streetscape of classic country pub, cafes and boutiques make it a great choice for a day drive or weekend away.
The newest retail hub is the town’s Old Butter Factory – an historical building rescued from ruin and transformed into a collection of interesting retail outlets.
Entangle Living Art is at the heart – an interior design store where bespoke furniture and indoor plants mingle in an Eden-like atmosphere.
Other stores in the Old Butter Factory include a wild-west themed barber shop called Dirty Hairy’s; Dayboro Lolly Lovers; Bohemian Décor; Grate Life Café; and Sue’s Gluten Free Shop.
Over the road is Dayboro’s Butchery where the famous Sausage Man hand-crafts gourmet snags for your dining pleasure.
About 5 minutes from town you’ll find Dayboro Cottages and Llama Walks. Each self-contained hideaway enjoys sweeping views of the Dayboro Valley. But the big appeal is sharing this country farmstay with a dozen llamas, those curious creatures from the mountains of South and Central America.
Both in-house guests and day visitors can have an encounter with the gentle pack animals – hand-feeding them and taking them for walks across the property.
Dayboro Butter Factory
38 Williams Street, Dayboro
Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks
3229 Mount Mee Road, Dayboro