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Spring Bluff
ToowoombaQueensland
Spring Bluff 1.jpeg
Spring Bluff railway station
Established: 1860s
Postcode: 4352
Location: 14 km (9 mi) NNE of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Toowoomba North
Federal Division: Groom
Suburbs around Spring Bluff:
Highfields Highfields Cabarlah
Highfields Spring Bluff Murphys Creek
Highfields Ballard Ballard

Spring Bluff is a locality in the Toowowomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is situated 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of the city centre via New England Highway, and is adjacent to the town of Highfields.

History

The area is named after a railway station in the area. The Spring Bluff railway station located on the boundary with Lockyer Valley Region local government area, was built in the 1860s to allow trains a place to stop during the steep climb from Brisbane to nearby Toowoomba. In 1890, it was named Spring Bluff after the spring water and the sandstone bluff in the area.

The railway station closed in August 1992. The station and its gardens are heritage listed, and are maintained by a trust consisting of the regional councils of Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley along with Queensland Rail, who also operate a cafe at the site. Due to the floods at Spring Bluff and nearby Murphys Creek in early 2011, the station was closed for repairs for several months.


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