Historic Old Church
The Church at Milford was built in 1874. It was originally a Methodist Church servicing the folk of the area now known as Milford. The congregation also included families who settled the valleys around Cannon Creek. It was built by the local people many of them early German pioneering families. The timbers were logged and milled locally. Hoop pine was used for the flooring and interior walls and eucalypt hardwoods for the stumps, framing and exterior cladding. All of the old existing building has all the original timbers.
The Church eventually became a Uniting Church, until it was sold in the year 2000. The building was then converted to be used as a weekender. We purchased the Church in 2007 and have since added on extensions at the rear of the Church. These extensions include 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a living area and a new kitchen.
The grounds were originally a paddock which served as a parking area for horse and carts and as a picnic area. A roofed area next to the Church was used as an undercover picnic area, including housing the "Scrub Club", a Friday evening social occasion for the local children. Today the grounds have been converted to landscaped gardens with a mix of cottage garden and native plants. The picnic shed is now a self-contained studio room and workshop.
Milford village predates Boonah township. It had a school and a local shop both of which are now homes. There was also a cream factory which has been demolished and parts of the building were used in the new Boonah township. Originally Boonah was founded on the new rail line going through the Fassifern Valley to Ipswich. The rail line has long been removed and the old rail track is now used as a local walking trail.
The area boasts three large storage and recreational dams - Moogerah, Maroon and Wyaralong. These are used extensively for water sports, fishing and camping. Wyaralong also boasts a world standard mountain bike track as well as many more recreational activities.
The area is famous for it's National Parks and natural beauty. There is a rich history in agriculture including timber logging, sawmills, dairy farming and horticulture. More recently these have been complimented with wineries, horse studs and tourist accommodation. Visitors can choose from a large range of activities and discovery adventures.
Boonah is a beautiful rural township with lots to see and do, including cafes, restaurants, country pubs, shops and art gallery that service the local community as well as the growing tourist trade.