Southern Queensland Country Country Life

These days it’s easy to get caught up in the productive buzz of the city and eat sleep and breathe your inbox. If you’re in need of less screen time, then a taste of the country life might do you some good.

Hightail it to your closest farm stay and experience what it’s like to live in the country - feed the chooks, milk a cow, crack a whip (or try to!). Then wrap up your day with a horse ride through the blissful country side.

If you’re short on time, jump in the car for some of the most scenic drives Queensland has to offer and be sure to pack a picnic as you’ll be spoilt for choice to eat amidst lush tranquillity from Girraween National Park to the Bunya Mountains or Queen Mary Falls.

Whether you’re after a weekend getaway or you just have an afternoon to explore there’s more than enough on offer in this region to get you back to basics and enjoy the simple things.



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Accommodation Creek Cottages and Sundown View Suites

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$150 - 330
Imagine relaxing in a country cottage and luxury King Suite nestled just outside the Granite Belt village of Ballandean in the beautiful Sundown Valley! All the comforts to make your stay as memorable as possible await you at Accommodation Creek Cottages and Sundown View Suites.

Potters Hotel Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$169 - 320
Potters Toowoomba is a 55 room boutique style hotel providing a range of room options including disability rooms and two bedroom apartments. All rooms have king beds, king pillows, 50 inch flat screen televisions, dining table, tea and coffee facilities, room safe, fridge, air conditioning and more.

Highlander Motor Inn and Apartments

South Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$139 - 240
After a hard days work or a tiring days driving, relax and revitalise in a spa or enjoy a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool at Highlander Motor Inn. Relax with a beer and a gourmet meal in your spacious suite.

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

The Falls, Southern Downs Area
From AU$250 - 270
Indulge yourself in one of three, fully self-contained escape cottages at Spring Creek Mountain. Take in the fresh air and wonderful views that can only be found one kilometre above sea level. Enjoy a log fire - winter or summer!

Apple and Grape Motel

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$110 - 180
The Apple and Grape Motel in Maryland Street offers quiet, comfortable and affordable accommodation right in the heart of Stanthorpe. Their prime location in the Central Business District allows you to walk to parks, shops, quality restaurants, traditional country hotels, clubs and cafes.

R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$220.00 - 330.00
R on the Downs - Luxury Rural Retreat -Bed and Breakfast and Spa Cottages - Relax, Refresh or Romance. Two hours from Brisbane; ideally located near Warwick, Killarney and Stanthorpe is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley, Yangan.

Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$1199 - 2599
Stunningly situated on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, only a two hour drive south-west from Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge is as far from the pressure of everyday life as it’s possible to be. Let your cares melt away in their luxurious suites and private lodges, enjoy an award-winning gourmet experience, unwind in Spa Anise or choose from a host of invigorating outdoor activities.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$240 - 890
Ravensbourne Escape is a holiday destination on the Great Dividing Range at Ravensbourne overlooking the Brisbane valley. Only 90 minutes west of Brisbane and 40 minutes from Toowoomba. Enjoy views of neighbouring Ravensbourne National Park and the Brisbane and Lockyer valley whilst relaxing in the serenity of your beautifully appointed holiday home.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$145 - 360
Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed Boutique Country House Manor Hotel with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

Alure Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$360 - 495
Alure Stanthorpe is exclusively for couples who want to indulge in a sublime, romantic retreat and experience the ultimate in sophisticated, self catering bed and breakfast accommodation. This first class luxury tent camping/glamping experience is complete with every convenience you could never imagine you'd find in a tent.
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