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Hampton Festival

The picturesque hamlet of Hampton in Queensland will celebrate their creative culture, regional produce and gourmet industries in May when the annual Hampton Festival is held.

The 14th Festival promises plenty to see, taste and enjoy. Food enthusiasts will have the opportunity to buy fresh produce, chat with local growers and explore the many restaurants, wineries and market retailers.

The Festival is also home to the annual Hampton Art Exhibition featuring over 50 artists from the very creative local community. In addition, there will be an Artist In Residence program, art demonstrations and live art happenings throughout this site.

Celebrity chefs will present lively cooking demonstrations in the covered marquee featuring key ingredients from local farms and producers. Farmers will be on hand to chat to the chefs and audience about their produce including growing methods, uses and nutritional values.

Event Dates

15 May 2016

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $10 - $10

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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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. Cloudlake provides secluded romantic accommodation for a weekend escape or a longer recharge. Only half an hour from Toowoomba and two hours from Brisbane, Cloudlake Mountain Retreat is centrally located for further exploration to nearby National Parks, lakes, vineyards, antique shops and cafes.

Bunnyconnellen Olive Grove and Vineyard

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$150 - 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. Ideal for couples, it consists of a small kitchen, ensuite, living space, pot belly stove, music system and two porches, one of which has a barbecue. Wander amongst the vines and olive trees or just 'chill out' and put your feet up. There is an abundance of flora and fauna to enjoy and space to do exactly what you want. Perhaps enjoy a game of croquet, boules, a swim, picnic, or a stroll down to the dam. Failing that, see their pop-up cooking school schedule - there is something for everyone. Experience the quiet, the stars, shade under the porch or take in the ambience whilst sipping a chilled white, or robust red in the rustic Cellar Door just a short stroll from ones back door. The Cellar Door (Who'd Have Thought It) is open every Sunday between 10am and 4pm for tastings and simple but innovative lunches - the choice is yours.

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. It is surrounded by 175 acres of beautiful Australian Bush and neighbours the Deongwar State Forest Reserve. Travel time from Brisbane is approximately 80 minutes via Esk. Originally built as a private, fully solar powered, eco-lodge, the house is, for the first time, open to the public and available for short term rentals and getaways. By day the views stretch for hundreds of kilometres around the Scenic Rim and over a number of lakes including Wivenhoe. By night the stars and moon spectacularly dominate! They have three magnificent bedrooms (two kings and one queen), a modern well equipped kitchen, large comfortable rustic lounge including a fire place and huge decks set the scene for relaxation, conversation and memories which will stay with you forever. Sleeps nine if the optional bunk room is included. Special events by arrangement. There is a waterhole stocked with Bass and a mountain biking state forest. They are also dog friendly. Glamping at its very best. Fantastic all year round.

Whispers of the Valley

Grantham, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$150 - 295
Imagine the magnificent, tranquility of flourishing flora and fauna, opulent cottages featuring sumptuous furnishings, glorious sunsets with loved ones, whilst relaxing on your secluded veranda, overlooking pristine waters, encompassing lush gardens. Welcome to "Whispers of the Valley", just half an hour to Toowoomba, one hour Brisbane and one and a half hours Stanthorpe. Indulge on 40 acres of paradise or venture surrounding countryside that is Lockyer Valley. Radiating indulgenced, each cottage embraces its own characteristics, both containing: a fireplace, double spa, barbecue, queen bed, ensuite, private courtyard, plush robes and linen. Cherish these surroundings within your own solitude or allow them to help you with indulgent catering packs. The three 'R's' - Relax, Reflect and Renew - are waiting for you!

Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$131 - 195
Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast is a totally luxurious fully self contained accommodation. Guests will enjoy privacy, style, comfort and serenity. Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast is 15 kilometres from the centre of Toowoomba and five kilometres from the hamlet of Highfields. The dream was to create a place where couples could revive and re-energise. Sensational views were a part of the dream as was a desire to create a luxurious escape. Blue Ridge Manor is a picturesque setting where guests can relax on their own private deck with freshly brewed coffee and enjoy the views.

Toowoomba Motor Village

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$38 - 130
Toowoomba Motor Village Tourist Park offers a wide range of accommodation, including spacious two-roomed units, self-contained cabins, on-site vans and landscaped powered and unpowered sites with concrete slabs. Located a few minutes' drive south from the city centre, the Motor Village is just across the road from a large parkland and playground with access to West Creek Reserve and walking/cycling tracks at the rear of the property. You can also enjoy the convenience of a major shopping centre, restaurants and many fast food outlets within easy walking distance.

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. All six "couple get away chalets" have double spa bath, log fires, reverse cycle air conditioning, full kitchen with a dishwasher, barbecue on secluded verandah and carport. The three deluxe queen spa chalets have a queen bed and the three deluxe king spa chalets have a king bed, surround sound, washing machine and dryer. Awaken to the call of the whip bird or cat bird, enjoy the relaxation of your own chalet or venture out to Lake Cressbrook or Ravensbourne National Park, both located only minutes away. Only 90 minutes from Brisbane, this getaway location offers the ultimate romantic experience with privacy and tranquillity. Ravensbourne Forest Chalets are nestled in a private rainforest, 600 metres above sea level, on 40 acres of picturesque undulating native forest. Ravensbourne is in the Crows Nest area of the Toowoomba Regional Council, 45 kilometres north of Toowoomba on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. Delicious breakfast, picnic lunch or barbecue dinner hampers are available as are massages.

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. Take a dip in the billabong, try one of their adventure activities - abseiling, 235 metre Flying Fox, archery, mountain biking and a ropes course. Enjoy a barbecue or picnic, relax under a tree with a book, or cook a damper and spin a yarn around your own camp fire. Numerous bird species fill the air with their calls. Murphy's Creek Escape is dog friendly. Facilities include clean amenities (hot showers), camp kitchen/barbecue area, shop (stocks ice, gas, firewood, basic stores), washing machines and dryers. Activities on site include Flying Fox, archery, bird watching, swimming, horse riding (bring your own horse), orienteering, camping, painting, abseiling, and swimming. There are also numerous nearby attractions to keep you entertained! Overlooking Murphy's Creek from an escarpment, luxuriously appointed Safari tents are the ultimate experience in glamping. King size beds, claw foot baths, rain shower heads, luxurious linen - fully self contained luxury glamping.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$200 - 410
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. Accommodation ranges from a romantic studio home with on-deck spa to 4 bedroom lodges. Guest facilities include golf course, tennis court, conference and meeting facilities and on-site restaurant where you can enjoy a relaxing meal and sweeping views.

Stockton Rise Country Retreat

Glen Cairn, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$120 - 190
Located within a short one hour drive west of Brisbane and less than 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast, you can find Stockton Rise, a peaceful Country Retreat set amongst farmland in the picturesque Lockyer Valley. Close to the small town of Forest Hill but also close to larger centres Laidley and Gatton, you can discover the delights of this rich agricultural area by taking a farm drive; visiting local markets or farm gate stalls to buy the freshest and best of Queensland produce. Alternatively, sit in comfort on the large deck of the retreat and watch over the day's activities from afar. There is much to do and you may just want to stay longer to explore this very historical area. Stockton Rise is a self contained house comprising three bedrooms in a spectacular position overlooking farmland. The accommodation is perfect for a family or for friends/groups to spend time together or for couples wanting to spend time away in the countryside. If you are feeling adventurous, bring a rod, your canoe or push bikes and explore the surrounding farmland including the large irrigation dam, or take a leisurely walk to enjoy spectacular sunrise or sunsets over the water.
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