This may feel more like a trip back in time. Westwood was probably first visited by shepherds from properties nearby as a staging point for horse and bullock teams. It will remain in the history books as the first town that was gazetted by the newly established Queensland Government. It was a town of bushrangers and stagecoach robberies and once had up to 10 hotels operating at one time.

Even today Westwood has a little romance of the wild west about it and is a definite pit stop on your way to Rockhampton.