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 make friends with the farm animals!

  • Experience what it’s like to live in the country - feed the chooks, milk a cow, crack a whip (or try to!).
  • Ride a horse through  the magical country side.
  • Stop and smell the roses at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in Spring.
  • Embrace rural life at a peaceful hinterland farm stay
  • Delve into the rugged Outback lifestyle at a working cattle or sheep farm.
  • Cruise through the lush greenery of the scenic rim on a Sunday Drive.
  • Pack a picnic and eat amidst the tranquillity of a National Park.

Whether you’re after a weekend getaway or you just have an afternoon to explore there’s more than enough on offer in Queensland to get you back to basics. It’s as easy as apple pie.

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Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$250 - 270
Indulge yourself in one of three fully self-contained 'escape' cottages. 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!

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 elegant suites and private lodges, enjoy an award-winning gourmet experience, unwind in Spa Anise or choose from a host of invigorating outdoor activities.

Quest Toowoomba Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$189 - 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.

Diamondvale Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$175 - 250
Diamondvale 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.

Girraween Environmental Lodge

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$250 - 295
Experience the Granite Belt from a secluded chalet at the Girraween Environmental Lodge. Set on 400 acres, abundant with native wildlife, surrounded by National Park. Close to wineries and Ballandean restaurants.

Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$130 - 190
The Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn opened in July 2004 and offers quality accommodation at affordable prices. It is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday, fun filled adventure or business travel.

Cypress Ridge Cottages

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170.00 - 260.00
A cosy fire in winter, a shady veranda in summer, savouring the local wines and gourmet foods, your cottage set amongst the tranquil bush setting; this is what awaits you at Cypress Ridge Cottages. Just three hours from Brisbane, they are situated in Ballandean, the heart of Queensland's Granite Belt wine country.

Hillview Cottages

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$140 - 295
Hillview Cottages is a unique Booie Range retreat and is the perfect place to stay while you discover the beautiful 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 57 acre property which has views that will make you sigh and are so good for the soul.

Grovely House Bed and Breakfast

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$155.00 - 290.00
Grovely House Bed and Breakfast is a contemporary Bed and Breakfast nestled on the southern edge of Stanthorpe township, on the Granite Belt Queensland. Sit on the deck with a glass of local wine and take in the views of the Severn Ranges to the south west.

Homewood Cottages

Highfields, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 235
Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields only 10 kilometres north of Toowoomba just off the New England Highway. The cottages border Davidson’s Arboretum (Latin for tree garden) an exquisite 1ha of many varieties of beautiful autumn trees from around the world.
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