On Saturday the 21st of September at 10am a brand-new attraction will open its doors at Highfields Pioneer Village, the Bushranger CafÃ© will serve amazing coffees, milkshakes and grilled sandwiches with a twist; all named after Australia’s infamous bushrangers.
The cafÃ© (adjacent to the Village office) incorporates art by Australian artists hanging on its walls and the opening will feature bush band â€œBack in the Saddleâ€ on the morning of the 21st. The new cafÃ© will be open to the public every day from 10am to 4pm. Bushranger CafÃ© manager Kristie Bazley says â€œtickets to the Pioneer Village will be optional but we hope that cafÃ© patrons will support the Village, and the services the cafÃ© provides will encourage existing Pioneer Village patrons to stay longer as wellâ€.
The Pioneer Village attracts over 38,000 tourists annually and many visitors are longing for something to eat after having travelled for hours to look through the Village – there are over 70 buildings of historic interest. Kristie says â€œthe traditional Billy Tea and Damper will still be available everyday and for those craving their cappuccino and cake fix we will certainly be here (in the cafÃ©) to help you!â€.
Peter Homan CEO of Southern Queensland Country Tourism will officially open the cafÃ© to the public.
Artworks by David Harriman and Jody Ashford will be on display for the Pioneer Villageâ€™s annual Steampunk Festival which will run over Carnival of Flowers Week from the 20th to the 29th of September 2019. There will be a full program each day of the Festival with working steam engines on display. For more information please contact the Village office on 07 4696 6309.
Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum and Park Inc.
Non-profit organisation run entirely by Volunteers.
Open 10am to 4pm Daily