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Plaintree invites you to visit the stud at any time of the year. Please contact the office to make an appointment a few days prior to your intended arrival.

Plaintree map

From the east and the south

From Toowoomba city, get onto James Street heading west. You will pass Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre on your right, Ford dealership on your left and cross the lights at Anzac Avenue. You will continue ahead until you see a BP service station on the left approaching a set of lights. Turn left here into Hursley Road.

You will pass the Toowoomba racecourse and continue due west until Hursley Road joins the Cecil Plains Road on a T-junction. Turn left here: you will see on your left Gainsborough Lodge stud.

Continue due west for 6.8kms. You will see Wagners Quarry on your left. The farm entrance is 1.3kms on the right past this sign.

From the west

Take the Warrego Highway through Oakey heading towards Toowoomba. Turn right at Brimblecombes Road which is 2.7kms past Gowrie Creek. The turn off is beside a farm with a large Santa Gertrudis sign. You will continue down Brimblecombes Road until you see a T-junction. Turn left here (sign says Toowoomba – Cecil Plains Road). It is 1.2kms to the farm entrance on your left.

Travel times to Plaintree

From Brisbane CBD 2 hours
From Oakey 10 minutes
From Toowoomba CBD 20 minutes
From Toowoomba Airport 15 minutes
From Brisbane Airport 2 to 2.5 hours

It excites me that no matter how much machinery replaces the horse, the work it can do is still measured in horsepower…even in this space age. And although a riding horse often weighs half a ton, and a big drafter a full ton, either can be led about by a piece of string if he is wisely trained. This to me is a constant source of wonder, and a challenge.

—Marguerite Henry