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New England Highway at Hampton, 2014
Hampton is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 356 (2016 census)
 • Density 13.59/km2 (35.2/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4352
Area 26.2 km2 (10.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
County Cavendish
Parish Crows Nest
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Hampton:
Pechey Grapetree Perseverance
Merritts Creek Hampton Perseverance
Mount Luke Fifteen Mile Palmtree
White Mountain

Hampton is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Hampton had a population of 356 people.


Hampton Post Office opened on 19 May 1913 (a receiving office had been open from 1887) and closed in 1977. In 1886, the Crows Nest railway line reached the town.


There are three local dams that supply water to the surrounding area, all within a short distance of Hampton. These are Cooby Dam, Perseverance Dam and Cressbrook Dam. Recreational activities are available on some of the dams.


Hampton has moderate summer temperatures with high temperatures around 27 °C (80.6 °F). The summer low temperature is around 16 °C (60.8 °F). Hampton also has mild winters with temperature highs close to 17 °C (62.6 °F), and low temperatures around 6 °C (42.8 °F). The local flora and fauna are abundant to include many species of birds and mammals. Eucalypt and pine forests as well as grass land are present in this area.


Hampton is known for the antique shop and gift stores as well as local produce, including citrus and avocados grown on the many farms located around the district. The Hampton Information Centre is located on the New England Highway at the junction of the Esk–Hampton Road. The road provides access to Ravensbourne National Park and connects Hampton to Esk. Ravensbourne National Park features short bushwalking tracks, a scenic lookout and picnic facilities. In May the park surrounding the Visitor Information Center plays host to the Hampton High Country Food and Art Festival. The festival gives local producers from all over the Darling Downs a chance to showcase their produce.

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