Peak Crossing, Queensland
Ipswich Boonah Road, 2015
|Population||768 (2011 census)|
|Location||20 km (12 mi) S of Ipswich|
|State electorate(s)||Scenic Rim|
Peak Crossing is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Ipswich. The town is surrounded by farming land, mostly small cropping. The western boundary is marked by the east branch of Warrill Creek, a tributary of the Bremer River. Just upstream from where the road joining Peak Crossing with Mutdapilly crosses Warrill Creek is the Churchbank Weir.
The eastern parts of Peak Crossing are dominated by the naturally vegetated central peaks of the Teviot Range. These include Mount Goolman, Ivorys Rock (Muntambin), Mount Blaine and Flinders Peak. Also located here is the Flinders Peak Conservation Park and sections of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate. These parks are used for bushwalking, horse riding, mountain bike riding and camping.
The name Peak Crossing refers to a mountain and a once important road crossing. The mountain Flinders Peak is to the east of the township, named in honour of the explorer Matthew Flinders. The road crossing is the intersection of the Ipswich-Boonah Road and the Old Warwick Road (which connected Ipswich to the local towns Boonah and Warwick respectively), which is adjacent to Purga Creek. Today, these roads are of less importance as the Cunningham Highway (approx 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Peak Crossing) carries most of the traffic to these destinations.
Peak Crossing has the following heritage-listed sites:
- 33-35 Fassifern Street: Peak Crossing Public Hall 
- 93 Flinders Street: Flinders Uniting Church 
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- "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
- "Agency ID5615, Peak Crossing State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
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- "Local Heritage Register" (PDF). Scenic Rim Regional Council. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Mobile Library" (PDF). Scenic Rim Regional Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- Peak Crossing State School Parents and Citizens Association; Krause, H. A. (Herbert A.) (1971), A souvenir of Peak Crossing State School centenary, 1871-1971 : a review of the history and development of the Peak Crossing district, Peak Crossing State School Parents' and Citizens' Association
- Peak Crossing State School (Qld.). 125th Anniversary Committee (1996), Peak Crossing State School : celebrating 125 years 1871-1996 : success through diligence, 125th Anniversary Committee
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- "Peak Crossing". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.