Imagine, 20 million years ago, a volcano erupted, lava flows formed the bulk of mountain ranges including Main Range while running plumes solided into rock cliff.
While lava flows covered some part of the Lockyer Valley and Fossifern Valley, the volcanic dust created fertile black soil for the farming land of valley.
Great Bauer’s organic potato grows at the foot of Mount Sylvia in the Lockyer Valley; while carrot grows vastly in the Fossifern Valley. Lockyer valley grows corn, pumpkin, cauliflowers, lettuce, soggrum, lurcene…The photo of Fossifern Valley was taken on the highway down the Gap.
Image of Bauer’s farm
Recently there was an open day just passed. It was end of July.
Horse riding in the Mt Sylvia is part of the bicentennial track of Australia. You could book with Bauer’s farm. It would be be fun.
Deeper into the valley down the Tenthill creek, the regional park in Lockyer valley, Glen Rock state forest is just a stone’s throw away to the Main Range.
The South East towns of Lockyer Valley, Laidley, Mulgowie and Thornton have back sitting view of Main Range.
The Cunningham’s crest lookout in Laidley gives great view of Lockyer Valley and Cunningham’s Gap.
So far, I visited the above mentioned places, I am happy to be close to the Main Range.