Australian Towns & Cities
Queensland: Esk
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Esk, located in the heart of the Brisbane Valley is a picturesque town, located on the Brisbane Valley Highway 45km north of Ipswich. Established in the 1870's as a result of a copper deposit to the west, the town grew further once the railway from Ipswich was extended. Now the principal centre in the shire, Esk provides for the surrounding dairying and beef industries. With the monstrous Glen Rock providing an awesome easterly backdrop, the town main street is lined with shops ranging from cafes through to art/craft and gift outlets and enhanced by a series of street gardens and parkland along Creek Street. Of interest in the area are Lakes Wivenhoe and Somerset, which are Brisbane's primary water supply, also provide a series of bushwalks and picnic areas.


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NEW Entering Esk:
Heading northwest along the Brisbane Valley Hwy approaching Esk, July 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Esk:
Looking southeast on Brisbane Vly Hwy at Esk, July 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Entering Esk:
Entrance to Esk from Hampton (State Route 85) with Glen Rock in the background, July 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Esk Town Centre:
Brisbane Vly Hwy (Ipswich St) travelling through the Esk town centre, July 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Esk Town Centre:
Looking south-east along Ipswich St (Brisbane Valley Hwy) between Peters and Hassall St, Esk, July 2004.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
View of Lake Wivenhoe, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
Looking northwest from Lumley Hill, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
View of Lake Wivenhoe, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
View of Lake Wivenhoe towards Captain Logan's Camp Recreation Area and Logan Inlet Boat Ramp, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
View of Lake Wivenhoe, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
View of Lake Wivenhoe, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW! Lake Wivenhoe:
View of Lake Wivenhoe, November 2013.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats, Esk SSC

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