The Somerset community is a resilient one and that camaraderie is integrated into an artistic display in Fernvale’s CBD known as the Fernvale Murals.
The murals were created post 2011 floods. Through difficult times, the Fernvale community and Somerset Regional Council banded together to create something incredible. The Fernvale Murals, a touching ode to Fernvale’s strength and community spirit were designed by the community to help re-establish pride and confidence in the town after the floods.
THE FERNVALE MURALS
The design of the murals is not intended to show the town exactly as it was but rather to illustrate the life of the growing community. The buildings that can be seen in the murals are taken from photographs of actual buildings that stood in Fernvale in the early days, some of which can still be seen in the town today. When you next visit see if you can spot which buildings these might be…
WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?
There are three murals located around the Fernvale Memorial Park along the Brisbane Valley Highway. Facilities at the park include a barbecue, picnic area, plenty of parking and public restrooms. After you visit the murals, why not stay a little longer and enjoy the park and a picnic or one of the famous pies at the Fernvale Bakery!
If you’re travelling with a group and need a place for morning tea, this is the perfect place for it! Take advantage of the coach car parking; enjoy a cuppa while you wander the park taking in the scenery and its murals.
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VISIT THE FERNVALE MURALS
Drop into the Fernvale Visitor Information Centre for more information on the murals and to pick up a town map to explore on your own.
Fernvale Visitor Information Centre
1483 Brisbane Valley Highway
(07) 5427 0200
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday to Sunday 9am to 2pm
Open public holidays 9am to 2pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day