Dayboro

About Dayboro

The scenic drive to Dayboro, is worth the day trip for the stunning mountain views and to discover this beautiful town that has maintained its country feel. Good old-fashioned values are dear to the residents of Dayboro.

The township lies to the north of the D’Aguilar range, nearby towns are Petrie and Samford.

Dayboro has been growing in popularity for those looking to make a lifestyle change and weekend day trippers looking to escape to the country.

Facilities

In town centre you’ll find a supermarket, local cafes and eateries and a range of boutique stores to browse and shop. For local arts and crafts a stop into the Hay Cottage and Dayboro Arts Gallery is a must. Dayboro State School offers primary school education to the young children of Dayboro, neighbouring suburbs cater for high school education.

Major events

Dayboro has a number of major events every year that celebrate the town’s country lifestyle and history. These events include:

  • Dayboro Rodeo
  • Dayboro Show
  • Dayboro Day

Things to see and do in Dayboro

History of Dayboro

Dayboro was first known as Hamilton, having been so named after a farmer, Hugh Hamilton, who was appointed Receiving Officer for mail in 1875. In 1892, it became known as Terrors Creek from the creek on which it is situated.

In 1917, however, as the Postmaster General declared that Terrors Creek sounded too much like Torrens Creek, once again, the township acquired a new name. Although the first known inhabitant, John McKenzie, operated a pit sawmill just south of the townsite from 1866, the third and final name selected for Dayboro honours another notable early settler, William Henry Day. Day was Clerk of Petty Sessions and later Police Magistrate in Brisbane.

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