Enjoy your fill of farmers’ markets, pretty parks, and bush trails!

Less than an hour west of beautiful bustling Brisbane, Gatton is a charming country town with plentiful produce and activities. The area is primarily known as agricultural, with vegetables making up the majority of crops, and beef and dairy cattle farming.

Fast Facts

  • Humid climate
  • Rural Queensland
  • Less than an hour from Brisbane

The history of UQ Gatton dates back to 1897, when the Queensland Agricultural College (QAC) opened as a combined agricultural college and experimental farm.

The University of Queensland Gatton Farms is located on the UQ Gatton Campus 80 kilometers west of Brisbane. The farms cover 1064 hectares and includes a dairy, piggery, poultry unit, sheep and goat herd, horticultural fields, plant nursery, post-harvest facilities, research laboratories and greenhouses, and an extensive range of plant and farm machinery. UQ Gatton Farms is spread across two locations. The main area of activities is on the Gatton Campus with another farm, Darbalara located 10 kilometers from the main campus.  Darbalara is 184 hectares in size and will be the home of the School of Veterinary Science Droughtmaster herd.

Check out UQ Gatton’s Places of Interest.



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