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Malanda

Nestled high in the Atherton Tablelands of Tropical North Queensland and surrounded by lush rainforest, the picturesque village of Malanda seems an unlikely place to find a dairy. But find one you will. In fact you'll find dozens around this small community known as the dairy capital of northern Australia.

Located 10 minutes from the town of Atherton and just under an hour from Cairns, there are many reasons to include Malanda on your holiday itinerary.

Right on the edge of town are the Malanda Falls where you may be lucky enough to spy a platypus, tree-kangaroo, birds, butterflies or dancing Brolga in the surrounding forest. Enjoy a picnic on the bank or go for a refreshing dip in this crocodile-free section of the Johnson River.

In town, be sure to follow the Malanda Art Trail, a series of painstakingly crafted mosaics that takes followers on a journey through the rich history of the area. Pay attention to the intricate detail in the designs and see if you can find the blue butterfly hidden in each mosaic!

Pay a visit to the Dairy Centre and learn more about the industry that put Malanda on the map. Take a stroll through the quaint country town past its many historic buildings, including a huge hotel complete with grand staircase and ballroom. It's said to be the largest wooden structure in Queensland.

Just 10 minutes from Malanda you'll find the Mt Hypipamee National Park, home of the beautiful rainforest-shrouded Dinner Falls and a huge water-filled crater created many thousands of years ago by a volcanic explosion.

Accommodation in Malanda includes motels, hotels, lodges, guesthouses, bed-and-breakfasts and camping.

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Murphys Creek Escape

Lockyer, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$21 - 240
Murphy's Creek Escape is an exciting waterfront camping park 20 minutes from Toowoomba and one and a half hours from Brisbane. There are generous sized powered and un-powered sites and group camping areas all in a natural bush setting.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$220 - 580
Ravensbourne Escape is a holiday resort high up on the mountain range at Ravensbourne only an hour and a half west of Brisbane and 40 minutes from Toowoomba. Enjoy views of neighbouring Ravensbourne National Park whilst relaxing in the serenity of your beautifully appointed home.

Ravensbourne Forest Chalets

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$210 - 275
Located only 35 minutes north of Toowoomba, Ravensbourne Forest Chalets allows you to relax and revitalise in the clear, fresh mountain air - and for those romantic summer evenings you can escape from the coastal humidity.

Athena Motel Apartments

South Toowoomba,
  • Free WiFi
From AU$149.00 - 250.00
Premium self-contained accommodation in Toowoomba, Roma and Chinchilla. Providing studio rooms, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments. Facilities include free airport shuttle to and from Wellcamp Airport, restaurant offering classic Australian meals at breakfast and dinner, 24 hour gym, heated bar side pool, conference room, bar, barbecue and free wifi.

Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove and Vineyard

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 165
Feeling stressed? Lost focus, or just need some time to think? Come and enjoy a little seclusion, tranquillity and more importantly, take time to recharge life's batteries. The Studio is an old farm building, renovated, to include the necessities of life whilst retaining simple charm and character.

Homewood Cottages

Highfields, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$165 - 240
Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields only 10 kilometres north of Toowoomba just off the New England Highway. The cottages border Davidson’s Arboretum (Latin for tree garden) an exquisite 1ha of many varieties of beautiful autumn trees from around the world.

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$41 - 214
BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park is your first choice for centrally located accommodation. Whatever your taste, whatever the time, this region of South East Queensland has something special to offer both the day tripper and the holiday-maker.

Cloudlake Mountain Retreat

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$225 - 245
Cloudlake Mountain Retreat is a 65 acre organic/biodynamic farm property, at 2,000 feet in a secret valley in the mountains near Ravensbourne National Park. It offers guests a blissful escape from their busy lives, so wake up to a water view in either of the two fully self-contained cottages, The Boathouse or Mother of Ducks Cottage, situated on their private lake.

Highlander Motor Inn

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$139 - 240
After a hard days work or a tiring days driving, relax and revitalise in a spa or enjoy a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool at Highlander Motor Inn. Relax with a beer and a gourmet meal in your spacious suite.

Quest Toowoomba Serviced Apartments

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$189 - 919
Quest Toowoomba is conveniently located on Margaret Street and is one of Toowoomba's newest accommodation providers. Comprising 74 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with kitchen facilities, WiFi, air-conditioning and work desk.
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