MISSION COMPLETE: I've gone and ticked the first one off the list and I'm well on my way to becoming a true local.
MISSION COMPLETE: I've gone and ticked the first one off the list and I'm well on my way to becoming a true local. Marian Faa

WARWICK: what haven't you done?

YOU MAY have lived here your whole life, but can you really call yourself a local?

Here's a list of things around town that you may not have done... but probably should have by now.

We're betting no one can tick off all these activities, but if you can you've truly earnt your local badge.

1. Snap a selfie with Tiddalik.

All the tourists do it, but have you had your photo taken with Warwick's most iconic frog?

According to the Aboriginal myth, greedy Tiddalik sucked the river dry but when a silly eel made him laugh all the water came flowing back and the river was replenished.

2. Walk up Weewondilla Hill (no wheels allowed).

Known for its dramatic slope, Weewondilla hill is infamous among the locals. It even has a Facebook page devoted to it.

Riding your bike or skateboard down this scary decline seems to be a rite of passage for many kids around Warwick, but it's not an activity we can actively endorse due to public safety liability.

We think the real challenge is walking up Weewondilla Hill - muscle power only!

FORGOTTEN GEM: You don't need to be a budding Lance Armstrong to get into gear on Warwick's velodrome.
FORGOTTEN GEM: You don't need to be a budding Lance Armstrong to get into gear on Warwick's velodrome. Gerard Walsh

3. Spin doughnuts around the velodrome.

Located at Warwick's Australiana Park, the velodrome is an under-utlized gem of the city.

Get your wheels into action and chuck a few laps around the velodrome.

4. Get your pic in the Daily News.

We can't promise to do you any favours, but if you haven't already made an appearance in the Warwick Daily News it's a sign you probably need to get out a little more.

Don't be camera shy, come and say hi!

5. Ride the lift at Rose City Shopping World.

It's the ultimate novelty.

The lift takes you up one entire level but with a shortage of vertical structures in town it's a unique opportunity.

Do something different. Next time you're in the shopping centre skip the escalator and take the lift instead!

BRIGHT NIGHT: The sky around Warwick is stunning on a clear night. Best seen from Mt Tabor.
BRIGHT NIGHT: The sky around Warwick is stunning on a clear night. Best seen from Mt Tabor. MarcoRof

6. Star gaze from Mt Tabor.

On a clear night, head up to Mt Tabor and take in the beautiful southern sky.

LET OF SOME STEAM: Take a relaxing journey to one of the surrounding towns on the Southern Downs Steam Rail.
LET OF SOME STEAM: Take a relaxing journey to one of the surrounding towns on the Southern Downs Steam Rail. Kevin Farmer

7. Let off some steam on the steam train.

There's no more relaxing way to travel than by steam rail.

If you haven't taken the leisurely trip on the Southern Downs Steam Train you really ought to put aside a weekend and go for a ride.

COOL CONNOLLY: This local lake isn't second best.
COOL CONNOLLY: This local lake isn't second best. Contributed

8. Swim in Connolly Dam.

Lake Leslie is the one that gets all the love, but have you even submerged yourself in the cool, tranquil waters of Connolly Dam?

Connolly Dam is a picturesque lake that is perfect for a summer afternoon dip.

9. Step inside the Council office building.

You don't need to be on official business to discretely pop your head into the Council office and take a look at where your local politicians spend most of their time.

It's an elegant interior that is well worth a squiz.

10. Get creeped out by a real mummy.

Myrtle the mummified cat is the spookiest thing you'll find at Glengallan Homestead, located between Warwick and Allora.

If you don't believe us, go take a look for yourself!



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