The Clifton Historical Museum is a worthy tribute to the district's pioneering past. Housed in the old butter factory, you can take a step back in time and visit a 1930s dining room, a pioneer bedroom, an early hospital ward, kitchen and children's room.
The Heritage room allows access to original records of local businesses and schools. Read the memoirs of long-time residents, browse through the photographic collection, or look for your forebears on the database.
An extensive range of early agricultural tools and machinery will evoke memories of yesteryear.
Old movie memorabilia, communication, history, musical pieces; there's something for everyone, discover it for yourself....
If you think of the quintessential country town streetscape you've got Clifton in mind. Dating back to 1875, this classic little town 45 minutes' drive south of Toowoomba (about half way to Warwick) has been used in a number of Australian movies including 'The Thornbirds'.
Set on the wide fertile plains of the Darling Downs, the town began as Clifton Station, running cattle in 1840, the first year of the downs' settlement. Wheat was grown for many years and nowadays it's an agriculturally diverse producer of cattle, cereal crops, sunflowers and honey.
The Clifton and District Historical Museum, located in the former Butter Factory building has a wide collection of household and agricultural items providing an insight into the area's pioneering past.
Just a short drive north of Clifton is the village of Nobby and the well known Rudd's Pub, which has an extensive display of historic memorabilia and photographs of the area's pioneering past. The Pub is dedicated to Steele Rudd, who lived in the area, and found inspiration there for his stories in 'On Our Selection'. Just a short stroll from the Pub is the Sister Kenny memorial. Sister Elizabeth Kenny also lived in the area and was known for her revolutionary treatment for the victims of polio.
Accommodation in the Clifton district ranges from farmstays, bed and breakfasts, pub stays and a caravan park....
Originally built in 1889, this historic hotel is the oldest hotel in the heart of Clifton maintaining its yesteryear charm with all the modern conveniences. There are stories to tell about the fires, a friendly ghost, the horse that drank at the bar, another that slept upstairs while his owner drank. During its life, The Club has hosted several prominent film personalities such as Rebecca Gibney and Matt Day with Richard Chamberlain and his crew dining at The Club.
Set on the main street opposite the working railway station and bus stop, it is within walking distance of the local attractions and shops.
The boutique rooms feature beautiful furnishings some with private bathrooms, seating areas and veranda access, along with Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, fans, and televisions in all rooms. There is also a guest laundry and kitchenette with fridge, microwave, complimentary tea and coffee making facility.
Parking is free, and other amenities include onsite gaming machines, keno, restaurant and bar. Guest can also enjoy in-room service and takeaway meals including a packed lunch or upgrade to a picnic. The Club can organise a romantic dinner or birthday function, just let them know what would make your visit one to remember....