Southern Queensland Country National Parks and Nature

You’ll be surrounded by natural wonders when discovering Southern Queensland Country. Explore huge granite boulders towering above open forests in Girraween National Park, dense subtropical rainforests found in the Bunya Mountains and feel the cool spray of Queen Mary Falls, near Killarney

If you're looking for a weekend getaway or a Sunday drive, you'll be spoilt for choice. From sunlfowers fields lining country roads in summer to enjoying the views of Picnic Point Lookout in Toowoomba or relax at picturesque Lake Boondoomba - delightful!

With everything from waterfalls to swimming holes, picnic spots to breath-taking national parks that form part of the Great Dividing Range, you'll be spoilt for choice with these natural encounters.  So start planning your next weekend getaway or Sunday drive now, it's all just a short drive from Brisbane!

Bunya Mountains

Traditionally a meeting place for Aboriginal tribes, the Bunya Mountains is a natural wonderland and an offshoot of the Great Dividing Range formed about 30 million years ago and shelters the largest ancient bunya pine forest in the world today. This recently declared national park is the second oldest in Queensland where you'll discover dense rainforest, grasslands and water falls which make for unique walking trails where you'll also be able to spot native wildlife from wallabies to 121 species of birds.

Just two hours from Brisbane, the Bunya Mountains makes for the perfect next day trip or weekend escape with various accommodation options also available. 



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Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$122 - 200
The Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn has 19 well appointed quiet units built away from the highway. Offering a large salt water pool and two bedroom family rooms, and for those who like a little bit of luxury, there are deluxe rooms with king sized beds.

The Bunya's Accommodation

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
From AU$110 - 210
Accommodation options at Dandabah Getaway Units are the one room studios or two bedroom apartments. The contemporary studio rooms comprise a comfortable queen size bed, an en suite and kitchenette. The two bedroom apartments are appointed with a range of functional features such as fully equipped kitchen, lounge with fireplace, separate dining room space and two bedrooms - one with queen bed, the other with two singles.

R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170.00 - 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.

Peppertree Cabins Kingaroy

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$110 - 350
If you are looking for cabin accommodation in the South Burnett, then look no further than the beautiful Pepper Tree Cabins in Kingaroy. Nestled in attractive landscaped surrounds, Pepper Tree Cabins offers a unique option for accommodation with 32 self-contained cabins that are modern, comfortable and affordable and are conveniently located less than two kilometres from the town centre.

McNevins Warwick Motel and Gunyah Restaurant

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 160
McNevins Warwick Motel and Licensed Gunyah Restaurant features beautifully appointed facilities, with a range of rooms including spacious, luxury spa suites and huge family rooms. Austar is available in all rooms.

31 The Rocks

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170 - 240
31 The Rocks Stanthorpe accommodation is designed with your comfort in mind. Ideal for a short break, romantic getaway or a longer stay. Each stylish, modern, self-contained villa has a wood burning fireplace and air conditioning.

Warwick Freedom Lifestyle Caravan Park

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$31 - 195
Warwick Freedom Lifestyle Caravan Park is situated on the south side of Warwick on the New England Highway (Wallace Street). They offer a variety of accommodation from Budget Cabins to Two Bedroom Holiday Units.

Quest Toowoomba Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$199 - 919
Quest Toowoomba is conveniently located on Margaret Street and is one of Toowoomba's newest accommodation providers. Comprising 74 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with kitchen facilities, WiFi, air-conditioning and work desk.

Crows Nest Motel

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$130 - 190
Crows Nest Motel is set on two acres of gardens and lawns and offers suites in a quiet country atmosphere. Just 1.2 kilometres from the town centre of Crows Nest and a two hour drive from Brisbane (taking the Esk route is a very picturesque way to travel) - situated 40 kilometres north of Toowoomba along the Great Dividing Range.

Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$148 - 424
Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Central Business District. The hotel offers studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment suites and penthouses. Enjoy the heated pool and spa, gym, barbecue area, conference facilities and day spa.
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Girraween National Park

You'll find the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Unlike other national parks, this one replaces rainforests with rocks, and stands alone from its neighbours, Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park. A bush walkers wonderland, the park has over 30 kilometres of walking trails available from exploring the famed Granite Arch to The Pyramid for great views over the park, it's hard to fit everything in! Rest assured, camping is an option. Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek camping areas or relax with a picnic in the shady Bald Rock Creek day-use area for day trippers.  

Check out our guide to tackling this rugged beauty. 

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