Rosewood is now an RV-friendly town

The idyllic country town of Rosewood, 60km west of Brisbane, has been declared an RV Friendly Town by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia.

Rosewood is positioned as an ideal stopping place for travellers looking to stay for a few days. With a range of convenient shops and services and its proximity to Ipswich and Brisbane, Rosewood offers plenty for caravanners and RV owners.

“Rosewood Showground’s recently upgraded facilities meant the town could now offer a convenient, up-to-date and affordable option for travellers,” Ipswich City Councillor David Pahlke said.

It’s not only grey nomads who are visiting – travellers of all ages are arriving with their mountain bikes or hiking gear to explore the tracks, trails, peaks and vast conservation reserves the Ipswich region is home to.

Sitting 20 kilometres west of Ipswich, Rosewood has a population of just under 3000 and is bordered by the Bremer River to the south and the decommissioned Marburg Branch railway line to the north.

The showgrounds sites are $12 per night (unpowered) or $15 (powered) and visitors can stay up to seven nights. A dump point is located at the showgrounds, as is potable water and free wi-fi.

The township offers popular attractions including the Cobb & Co display, Rosewood Heritage Trail and the impressive heritage timber landmark, St Brigid’s Church. Businesses include a café (open daily), country pubs, doctors, pharmacy, supermarket, fashion boutiques, a hair and beauty salon, post office, newsagent and fruit shop. In fact, Rosewood is gaining quite a reputation as a boutique shopping destination and has three op-shops to keep bargain-hunters busy.

Rosewood has a monthly market, regular steam train rides and is close to the historic town of Grandchester and the luxury Spicers Hidden Vale resort with its Hidden Vale Adventure Park – one of the largest and most impressive private mountain bike and trail running experiences in Australia. Spicers is also home to the Good Food Guide hatted restaurant, Homage, a stellar destination dining experience.

For more information in the CMCA RV Friendly Town network see www.cmca.net.au.