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From the rugged cliffs of the Great Dividing Range that the explorer Major Thomas Mitchell once crossed, to the open downs country that caught his eye, it is no wonder that Tambo is being discovered by travellers.

Tambo is a living museum of cultural history and a place for the visitor to gain insight into the lifestyle and heritage of Australia’s forebears. There are the sites of the early European settlement that was to lead pastoralists in the 1860s to flock to Tambo taking up land for grazing. The pastoral industry still remains the basis of Tambo’s economy today.

Tambo’s Heritage Walk through the town will take you back in time, visiting old buildings and historically significant places. The Coolibah Walk follows the banks of the Barcoo where the native trees reach out across the river and provide a cool haven for the birdlife.

The Tambo Lake area is the focus for a recreational area offering barbecue facilities, nature walks, native tree forest and water sports.

Visit the Tambo Teddies Workshop and see the sheep skin teddy bears being created and sold. Each bear is named after a property in the Tambo district, giving them claim to some of the oldest settled country in Queensland.

The Wilderness Way Self Drive Tour trail traverses three major river systems, taking you to the top of Queensland’s Great Dividing Range. It visits many places of interest including sites of early European settlement and Aboriginal rock engravings, passing an array of sandstone formations and vast cliff lines. For the nature lover, enjoy sights of native flora, fauna and brilliant wildflowers from August to September. Camp overnight in the beautiful Salvator Rosa National Park. Enjoy the 420 kilometre round-trip at your own pace and discover why this area is one of Queensland’s best kept secrets.

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Hollow Log Country Retreat, The

Mount Byron, Somerset Area
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From AU$45 - 135
The Hollow Log Country Retreat is situated in the secluded valley of Mount Byron, close to Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe and just over an hour's scenic drive from Brisbane. This fully wheelchair accessible, 'gentle bush haven' can accommodate groups or families of up to 12 people in its four comfortable bedrooms and large, unique living area.

Brockhurst Farm Farmstay and Wedding Venue

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$180 - 345
Brockhurst Farm, only one hours drive from Brisbane, with spectacular mountain and rural views. Located on the D'aguilar ranges behind the historic town of Dayboro. At night the Brisbane city lights twinkle in the distance, by day swim in their spring fed dam or relax and enjoy the farm animals and wildlife in their natural surroundings.

Turkeys Nest Rainforest Cottages Mt Glorious

Mount Glorious, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$150 - 215
Relax and forget the pressures of life in a romantic holiday cottage at beautiful Mount Glorious, just 40 minutes from Brisbane - close to the city yet a world away! Turkey's Nest is nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest.

Mt Glorious Getaway Cottages and Conference Centre

Mount Glorious, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$180 - 380
Situated in Brisbane's closest rainforest, only 45 minutes from the city and at an altitude of 680 metres is Mt Glorious Getaway Cottages and Conference Centre. The cottages have been built with every comfort in mind and all have views through the rainforest to Moreton Island.

The Stonehouse Retreat

Esk, Somerset Area
From AU$200 - 440
This place is special.... The Stonehouse is a unique hand-built masterpiece of natural stone, raw timbers, recycled materials and polished concrete, sitting on the edge of the Ravensbourne / Scenic Rim escarpment.

Lake Somerset Holiday Park

Hazeldean, Somerset Area
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From AU$27 - 295
Centrally located between Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast, Lake Somerset Holiday Park is a short drive from the country towns of Kilcoy, Esk and Woodford and is situated in the heart of the Valley of the Lakes.

Cabins@theView

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$190 - 360
Cabins@theView offer luxury accommodation with stunning views, heated spas and fireplaces in every cabin. Each Cabin at Cabins@theView is secluded and private on the 40 acre picturesque property so close to Brisbane yet a world away in every other aspect.

Woodlands of Marburg

Marburg, Ipswich Area
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From AU$175 - 250
The elegant splendour of Woodlands of Marburg, 20 minutes' drive from Ipswich, makes it a must-visit destination for its accommodation, restaurant, venue options and historic tours. Step back in time as you enter this recently restored plantation-style mansion which was built in 1890 and designed by well-known local architect, George Brockwell Gill.
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From AU$66.00 - 88.00
Twilight Grove Farm boasts one of the best Bed and Breakfast guest house properties in the country town of Esk, Queensland. At just over an hour's drive from Brisbane Airport, Twilight Grove Farm is perfectly placed to enjoy all that the Great South East has to offer.

Esk Caravan Park

Esk, Somerset Area
From AU$28 - 235
Surrounded by beauty, Esk is an idyllic destination for short or long term stays in the area. Visitors can take time to explore many of the natural and man made wonders their region has to offer including exploring the beautiful Brisbane Valley Rail Trail by Bike, on Horseback or on foot.
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