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Toowong

Toowong is a very popular, well known Brisbane suburb located five minutes drive west of the Brisbane city centre. The suburb is nestled between mighty Mount Coot-tha and the north bank of the meandering Brisbane River. From the banks of the river beautiful views of the city skyline can be enjoyed.

A cosmopolitan and multicultural part of the city, Toowong still enjoys the kind of friendly, relaxed ambience Queensland is famous for.

Located within Toowong are two of Brisbane's most famous, heritage-listed hotels - the Regatta Hotel and the Royal Exchange Hotel These hotels have been beautifully restored and, along with several others establishments, offer superb dining and wonderful views of the river.

Toowong is a great spot to indulge in a little retail therapy. A large shopping complex in the heart of town offers everything from specialty stores to supermarkets. Nearby shopping precincts offer more variety and interest, with a wide range of gift shops, homewares and designer boutiques.

Every day tastebuds are tantalised at Toowong's lively cafes, sushi bars, bistros, hotels and top notch restaurants.

On the western outskirts of Toowong, at the foot of Mount Coot-tha, are the beautiful Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. This huge garden contains over 5,000 plant species from around the world and offers a number of delightful walking trails with spectacular views. On the Aboriginal art trail you will find fascinating tree carvings and rock paintings. Families will enjoy the astronomy programs offered at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium located within the Gardens.

Accommodation options in Toowong include apartments in riverside high-rises that take advantage of the city views. villas, studio apartments and holiday rentals are also available.

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Goomburra Section, Main Range National Park

Goomburra, Southern Downs Area
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Nested in the western foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Goomburra is one of four visitor nodes of Main Range National Park - part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lookouts, trickling streams and rare wildlife make this a very special place.

Sapphire

Sapphire, Central Highlands Area
Can you guess what kind of precious stone is found in the town of Sapphire? Since the late 1800s fossickers have been finding these beautiful blue gemstones in the fields surrounding the town and now visitors can also try their luck.

Robina

Robina, Gold Coast Area
While much has been written about some of the Gold Coast's older suburbs, little is known about some of the newer destinations such as Robina. When Singapore estate developer Robin Loh purchased some 20 square kilometres of land west of Broadbeach back in 1980, few could have predicted how the suburb of Robina would grow and flourish.
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Expedition National Park is like a three-in-one surprise package. Divided into distinct sections—Robinson, Lonesome and Beilba—the park splays out over more than 1000 km2, bristling with rugged white orange escarpments and deep floors of native forest.

Talwood

Talwood, Goondiwindi Area
When you visit the pretty western country town of Talwood, with its neat lawn and tree lined main street, the thing that will strike you is the friendliness and pride of the local people. It's a small town with a whole lot of community spirit that has grown to service the surrounding rural industry.

Pomona

Pomona, Noosa Area
Nestled at the foot of Mount Cooroora, Pomona is a relaxed country town with some pleasant easy walking tracks around delightful parks. Pomona was first settled in the late 1880s and the railway that arrived in 1891 started the expansion of the agricultural industries.

Wowan

Wowan, Banana Area
In its heyday, Wowan was the dairy capital of the region. With more than 600 farmers on the job, the Dawson Valley Dairy Cooperative was topped up daily with fresh supplies of full cream milk, ready to ship off to towns and cities as far away as England.

Gowrie Junction

Gowrie Junction, Toowoomba Area
Gowrie Junction is located just five minutes drive west from Toowoomba's city outskirts, just off the Warrego Highway. This picturesque country community lies amongst the rolling hills which border the open cropping plains of the Darling Downs.

Cloncurry

Cloncurry, Cloncurry Area
'The Curry', as Cloncurry is affectionately known by locals, is most famous for being the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Conceived and launched by the Reverend John Flynn in the 1920s, this flying medical service is just as integral to the people of the outback today as it ever was.

Crediton State Forest

Dalrymple Heights, Mackay Area
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In Crediton State Forest, dry eucalypt forests contrast with lush pockets of rainforest and dramatic views. Tall, ancient rose gums continue to survive and discover scattered relics from gold mining in the 1800s or take a scenic drive along Cockies Creek Road.
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