My husband has taken charge of this trip and those who know him, know he loves a good pub. No surprise then that he’s an ardent convert to the FB site country pub camping and elevated it to biblical proportions. The pubs listed on the site offer camping areas for free or a small charge in the hope that campers will drink and eat there.
The Linville Hotel built in 1911 is a beauty. Credit must go to the owners who bought it a year ago, recognised its potential and restored it to its former glory. It’s a particularly good sign when you walk into a pub and see it heaving with people, substantial plates of food and a roaring fire out the back.
Before arriving in Linville, we stopped off at our old stomping grounds; Esk and Toogoolawah. Small in size these towns may be, but they’re big on memories given we lived here when we were younger. Both towns looked good – pretty with their flowers, swathes of colour with their cafes, galleries and weekend markets. Well worth stopping and looking around.
I can highly recommend a trip through the Brisbane Valley to Linville for those seeking a tree change holiday within a couple of hours from Brisbane. There’s plenty to see, plenty to do.