Walkerston is a town in the Mackay region of Queensland. The town is situated on the Peak Downs Highway 14 kilometres south west of Mackay. To the north of the suburb lies Pioneer River.
The suburb boasts a number of local parks, two primary schools, St John’s Catholic, and Walkerston Primary, Goodstart Early Learning Childcare Centre, a post office, 3 bars including a sports club, a supermarket and local independent businesses for conveniences.
The town which was commonly known as Scrubby Creek, a name well deserved, for the wild bush scrub that grew luxuriantly on the banks of Bakers Creek was discovered around 1886 and has a rich heritage past.
Greenmount Homestead is one of Mackay’s most valued attractions. It was developed by AA Cook on the cattle run first taken up by Captain John Mackay and was gifted to the city by the Cook family in 1984.
The grounds contain a number of buildings including a 1915 Queenslander homestead, which houses intact a collection of thousands of historical items. The gardens and grounds played an important role in the Cook family life, and feature a formal front garden, fernery and arbour.
Walkerston State Butchers Shop on Dutton Street is also heritage-listed.
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