Southern Queensland Country

Swap the hustle of the city for lush green hills, award-winning wineries, farm stays, glamping and roaring fireplaces in friendly country villages – all just 90 minutes from Brisbane in Southern Queensland Country.

Perfectly seasoned

There’s only one thing you need to do here and that’s breathe in the fresh country air and take in the wide, open spaces. The rest is taken care of.

  • Experience a year-round festival calendar, with events celebrating the humble pumpkin in Goomeri right through to jazz music in Warwick and Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers.
  • Get a history lesson in the heritage buildings and woolsheds that give nod to Australia’s pioneering past.

Savour food, wine and fresh produce

Connect with the farmers and producers behind the outstanding local produce as they open their kitchens and cellar doors to you.

  • Pick your own apples or berries in Stanthorpe or just sample the hearty home-cooked dishes on offer in cosy cafes.
  • Soak up the atmosphere beside the fire in an authentic Australian pub with a glass of local wine from the Granite Belt or South Burnett in hand.

The scenic route

After a good dose of country air and pioneer history in Toowoomba, there’s no better place for a leisurely road trip, venturing out to explore the rest of this environmentally-blessed region.

  • Visit the rodeo capital of Warwick, fish for perch or join in the action of a country race meet in Western Country.
  • Bushwalking, birdwatching and waterfall chasing are the pastimes du jour – whether among the giant boulders of Girraween National Park or the beautiful Bunya Mountains.

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Diamondvale Bed and Breakfast Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$122.5 - 225
Diamondvale Bed and Breakfast Cottages - privacy, tranquillity, comfort and only two kilometres from town. They have five self-contained cottages, amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, along Quart Pot Creek. Snuggle up with someone special next to the romantic log fires. Sumptuous cooked breakfasts can be delivered to your cottage each morning of your stay. They are conveniently located close to restaurants, shops, wineries, but no main roads, ensuring peace and tranquillity. Take the Heritage Trail walk to town along the waterworn boulders of Quart Pot Creek. Enjoy the Pioneer hut with barbecue and open fire place, ideal for small group gatherings. Diamondvale - not just a place to sleep - a total experience. Walk to town along the "Heritage Trail" or stroll around the property, admiring the native flora, fauna and farm animals. Choose a romantic cottage for two, a family cottage with a loft, or share with friends in a cottage with two bedrooms, two ensuites, two verandas with large living, kitchen and dining areas. They now have a new "lodge" for four couples - absolute decadence four queen bedrooms and three bathrooms! Spoil yourself at Diamondvale Bed and Breakfast Cottages.

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.
From AU$110 - 110
Enjoy your farm stay activities and accommodation at Chinchilla, the beginning of the outback. In 1990 Shirley and Brian returned to the family property (settled in 1905) to build their Bimbimbi home. Later they restored the original pioneer family home complete with original furniture at Little Hollow. They now can share with guests their love and enjoyment of country life either at Bimbimbi which offers full accommodation or self-catered accommodation at Little-Hollow. The 2,500 acre Hereford grazing property is situated 20 kilometres west of Chinchilla and is only a three and a half hours drive from Brisbane. When you step out of your car the peace and tranquility of the views, bush and wilderness areas will enfold you. Guests can walk to explore or just watch the Hereford cows and calves graze. Bordering on the Condamine River this property has preserved a major part of the original bush and wilderness areas. It has been recognised by Greening Australia and is registered as “Land for Wildlife”.

Birdhouse Cottage and Bed and Breakfast

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 140
Birdhouse Cottage and B&B welcomes it's guests' into a quiet country environment. Whilst still only being a short five minute drive to the city of Warwick. Birdhouse Cottage offers it's guests clean country style self-contained living for up to four people. The suite in the main house features a queen bedroom, sitting room with tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, television and microwave and private bathroom. Both bedroom and sitting room have french doors leading onto verandahs which overlook a scenic garden. Enjoy your breakfast here or in the house with the availability of your continental breakfast or a cooked Country style breakfast as required. Added features are all there for the guests' use including a barbecue, campfire and outdoor bar area. Various farm activities are available (depending on availability of farm animals). Warwick is growing to be a hub of tourism boasting it's famous Jumpers and Jazz in July festival, Rodeo, Motorsport, Equestrian and other sporting events adding to a thriving business centre. The scenery and friendly country hospitality leave guests with a relaxed feeling and a yen to visit Warwick once again.

Hillview Cottages

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
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From AU$140 - 270
Hillview Cottages is a unique multi award winning Booie Range retreat and is the perfect place to stay while you discover the South Burnett and Bunya Mountains. There are three self contained and fully equipped air conditioned cottages (all with double spa baths and wood fires) overlooking this magnificent 160 acre property which has with views for miles. Each cottage has its own historic charm - from a converted dairy and a workers cottage to a historic church (circa 1912) If you're looking for peace and quiet and star-filled nights, then this is the place. The area has everything you need for a great weekend away. Only two and a half hours drive from Brisbane, Hillview is the perfect destination for that short break to recharge the batteries. The view is wonderful and the serenity and ambience of the property is good for the soul. Chris and Sandy invite you to share their piece of paradise and enjoy the magic of Hillview.

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$30 - 370
Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air, and after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a meal in the restaurant, time to catch up with friends or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you. Ray and Elise would like to welcome you to Bestbrook, a farm-stay were everyone is encouraged to have fun. They have owned and operated Bestbrook for 10 years, building a strong customer base by making everyone feel like part of their family. Along with their children and their committed staff, they aim to provide you with memories you will remember long after you have returned home. During the weekends and on school holidays listen to Cyril, a long time member of the Bestbrook family, recall snippets from the past. He will show you how to milk a cow and churn the cream into butter which you will enjoy with your damper and billy tea. Bruce and Laura will gain your confidence and teach you the art of horse riding, how to crack a whip, how to throw a boomerang and have it come back.

Oaklea Bed and Breakfast and Cottages

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$85 - 95
Oaklea is a 300 acre working farm east of Killarney in the majestic mountains of the Scenic Rim. Picturesque, peaceful, and cooler than the lowlands due to their elevation, they are seemingly closer to the stars at night! Their garden is shaded by 100 year old Oak trees, under which they have planted camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. The property has a significant stand of remnant rainforest and eucalypt forest, ideal for a quiet walk. From both cottages there are excellent views of the mountains, and when you walk around the property you will experience views that are unsurpassed anywhere in the region. Close to the Main Range National Park and Queen Mary Falls, they are ideally located between Boonah and Killarney for sightseeing, bushwalking, photography, bird watching, mountain biking, or just plain relaxation. Comfortable accommodation is available in two self contained cottages sleeping up to seven, or in the homestead itself.

Mallow Cottage

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$192 - 359
Mallow Cottage opened in April 2011 as self contained accommodation on the Granite Belt in South East Queensland. It is located on a certified organic farm, just 19 kilometres from Stanthorpe. The cottage has been recently renovated using, where possible, sustainable or salvaged materials and furnishings. It is warm, welcoming, tastefully decorated and in keeping with their philosophy of creating a 'lighter footprint' on the environment. Mallow has many features for you to enjoy during your stay. The lake on Mallow is a short walk from the cottage and offers a canoe, fishing and bird watching. Within a 20 minute drive of Mallow Cottage are quality wineries, restaurants, cafes' and food producers - cheese, olives, berries, fruit, and more. The operators are also food producers - of award winning certified organic lamb. You can try their tasty tender lamb in their organic hamper breakfast or order a bulk pack of lamb to take home. They supply several local restaurants and outlets. Mallow Cottage is also an ideal venue to practice yoga or meditation. A wellbeing program is available on request during your stay, and focuses on learning relaxation techniques to better manage stress.

R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$160 - 255
R on the Downs is an eco-friendly four and a half star, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley. It is the ideal home away from home ... to escape, rest and relax ... or ... re-ignite that something special. Rejuvenate in the luxurious and spacious Grand Federation Homestead Suites (ensuited); Secluded Tree-House Hideaway; or Intimate Early Settler's Cottage. The Tree-House, Cottage and some suites have private double spas, all with superb views. Rustic fireplaces add extra charm and ambience, whilst Romance is always in the air. Raise a glass to the spectacular views. Savour country cooked meals - home grown and local produce or cook yourself a barbecue. Rendezvous in the courtyard or gardens, enjoy the diversity of the native fauna and flora on this 40 acre bush paradise and Reinvigorate your senses. Use R on the Downs Rural Retreat as a starting point for your memorable experience and to discover the many attractions of the Southern Downs. Couples, Groups, Honeymooners all catered for. So...Slow down, breathe deep, enjoy quality time - with a taste of life in the country at R on the Downs.

Happy Valley Retreat

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
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From AU$120 - 300
Happy Valley Retreat nestles amongst the hills surrounding the Queensland border town of Stanthorpe. Tranquility is assured as the 20 private timber cabins and suites are scattered throughout 30 acres of beautiful Australian bushland. Yet they are only a five minute drive from Stanthorpe town centre. Kangaroos, wallabies, possums and an array of native Australian birds call Happy Valley home and can be seen throughout the property during your stay. To see even more native flora and fauna, enjoy a stroll along one of the walking tracks that lead from the property into the Broadwater State Forest. As the sun goes down, join them in the main homestead for a drink at the bar. The rustic ambience, open fireplace and piano ensure a relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind before moving to the dining room for a heart-warming meal showcasing the local produce.
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