Northern Food Trail

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

Launch your regional food extravaganza from the Great Dividing Range in Toowoomba on a 457 kilometre Northern Food Trail circuit through the rich Darling Downs farming land.

Firstly head towards the rural townships of Oakey and Dalby and onto the Bunya Mountains markets to pick up some local bunya nut meal, used in carrot and bunya nut cake and even beef and bunya nut pies and burgers.

Further east, stop at the wafting smells of freshly roasted nuts from the peanut van in Kingaroy and sample their unique flavours, like the peanut prune salad and cherry and peanut cookies.

The South Burnett boutique wine region including nearby Goomeri and Nanango are home to both award winning white and red grape varieties and surrounded by olive groves, country gardens and farming land. Overnight in on-vineyard accommodation or rustic farm stay cottages before setting off to Maidenwell and the Highfields, with charming roadside produce stalls en route back to the 'Garden City' of Toowoomba.

Journey Details

6 Hours
Itinerary Type
Mode of Travel
457 Kilometres
Itinerary Route
Level of Difficulty


  • Animal Viewing
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Farm/Station
  • Wilderness Walking
  • Wine Tasting
588 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

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Cloudlake Mountain Retreat

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$200.00 - 250.00
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.

Riviera on Ruthven Motel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 170.00
Welcome to Toowoomba's best value motel the Riviera On Ruthven Motel, centrally located on Ruthven street (South Toowoomba), close to the Toowoomba city golf club, CBD,education, medical, and sporting facilities. Extensive refurbishment over the past four years gives you a bright new and modern accommodation facility at competitive rates. The Riviera on Ruthven Motel is the first Motel accommodation in Toowoomba to offer 80+ FREE FOXTEL Channels in the comfort of your room. They are rated at the higher end of a three and a half star motel by AAA Tourism in 2014. They're also accredited with T-QUAL (Australian Tourism Quality Assured). Riviera On Ruthven Motel offer excellent Toowoomba accommodation, services and great old fashioned hospitality available right there in the middle of Toowoomba Garden City. They are pleased to announce that they have expanded and can now offer - 28 ground floor Units, Family rooms and 2 bedroom units, Executive Suites, One Bedroom serviced Apartments. Short Stay 3 and 4 Bedroom Fully self-contained, fully furnished Houses. Come and stay whether it be for business, Hospitals, education, Sport , weddings, work or travel. If you're visiting Toowoomba they're sure they can provide you with the Accommodation type for you.

Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$131.00 - 195.00
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
  • Free WiFi
From AU$38.00 - 130.00
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.

Murphys Creek Escape

Lockyer, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$21.00 - 240.00
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.

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$39.00 - 195.00
BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park is your first choice for centrally located accommodation. Toowoomba and the Golden West await your visit. 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. At BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park, you'll find everything that you would expect of a BIG4 Holiday Park and more! Relax and enjoy the heated saltwater pool and spa. You are most welcome to use their barbecues and picnic area. They are big enough to provide a complete range of accommodation options and small enough to give every visitor a high degree of personal attention. They are the "Park with Pride" in beautiful Toowoomba. You can choose from a shady slab site or remain hooked up on a drive-through site. Modern tiled ensuites offer the comfort of having your van right next to your own private facilities. Camp kitchen facilities are available for campers using tent sites. Park cabins are available, while ensuite cabins offer added convenience. All cabins have reverse-cycle air conditioning.

Homewood Cottages

Highfields, Toowoomba Area
From AU$145.00 - 230.00
Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields only 10 kilometres north of Toowoomba off the New England Highway. The cottages border Davidson's Arboretum (Latin for tree garden), an exquisite one hectare of many varieties of trees from around the world. The cottages are ideally situated and offer great ambience for a romantic weekend or a relaxing midweek break. Each cottage is tastefully themed (Australian/English). The Highfields District offers many local eateries, restaurants, old country pubs, arts and crafts shops, art galleries, historical sites and museums, country markets, flower art, pottery, gifts, scrapbooking, quilting, homemade chocolate shops, parks and gardens, national parks and lakes. Many are within walking distance. Suitable for garden weddings with the adjoining Arboretum having a lovely wedding arch set amongst the established gardens also housing a covered rotunda beside a labyrinth maze. Free wi-fi is also available.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$200.00 - 410.00
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.
From AU$19.50 - 135.00
You will love staying at the Woolshed at Jondaryan amongst the serenity of the Australian bush. Dine at the Woolshed Cafe Restaurant with weekly specials and barista-made coffee! Experience a self-guided tour of the Woolshed and museum. Enjoy easy access to the Bunya Mountains, Dalby, Toowoomba and Oakey which has a supermarket, pubs, RSL and many cafe's. They are pet friendly, have meal packs available, and riverside camping access. They offer camping, powered and non-powered as well as self-contained cottages and cabins with access to amenities. Visitors to the region will find the Woolshed at Jondaryan an excellent location to serve as a 'home base' as they go out exploring during the day. Open daily, admission to the Museum grounds is an additional charge upon check-in. They have hardstand powered van park facilities for up to 30 vans on a day-to-day basis with additional facilities available for up to 80 vans. The facilities are fantastic and everything is provided including great amenities, dump point, a coin operated laundromat, a bush kitchen with barbecues, open firepit and refrigeration.

Country Gardens Motor Inn

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$140.00 - 260.00
Country Gardens Motor Inn's award winning design, invites visitors to Toowoomba, be it for business or pleasure, to enjoy the high quality and comfort that they know you have come to expect from their family run business. Their motor inn boasts 18 spacious rooms ranging from Motel to Family (up to six people) to Spa Suites. Ideal for corporates, families, singles, tradesmen, couples needing to escape and weary travellers. They are easily found at the corner of James and Macarthur Streets with their property running along Macarthur and Jennings Streets. Located close to the Central Business District with a host of dining and shopping experiences within a short work or drive. Only 200 metres from the Information Centre.
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