From locally grown fruit and vegetables and award-winning wines, to coloured Autumn leaves and Spring flowers, Southern Queensland Country offers a great country escape any time of the year. Located only a short drive from Brisbane, it's a great location for a short break. It’s time to slow down and take a deep breath of country air.
A guide to Southern Queensland Country
Swap the bustle of the city for rolling hills, friendly country towns, wineries, cottage stays and fresh local produce – all just a short drive from Brisbane in Southern Queensland Country.
Where is it?
- Brisbane to Toowoomba: 1.5 hours
- Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast to Warwick: 2.5 hours
- Caloundra, Sunshine Coast to Kingaroy: 2.5 hours
Experiences you can discover
- Peanuts – Kingaroy
- South Burnett Wine Trail – Kingaroy
- Fishing – Proston
- Explore Ancient Pines – Bunya Mountains
- Pumpkin Festival – Goomeri
- Antiques – Crows Nest
- Summer Sunflowers – Felton
- Autumn Leaves – Toowoomba
- Picnic Point Lookout – Toowoomba
- Jondaryan Woolshed – Jondaryan
- Camel Races – Tara
- Historic Churches – Warwick
- Warwick Rodeo – Warwick
- Queen Mary Falls – Killarney
- Granite Belt Wineries – Stanthorpe
- Local Producers – Stanthorpe
- Granite Boulders – Girraween National Park
- Melon Capital of Australia – Chinchilla
- Nindigully Pub – St George
- Historical Museum – Miles
- Cotton Growing – Goondiwindi
- Country Horse Races – Throughout the region
Southern Queensland Country enjoys four distinct seasons and breathtaking natural beauty all year round.
- Summer – Jump in the car, pack a delicious picnic and head for the nearest waterfall for a refreshing swim and beat the summer heat.
- Autumn – Deciduous trees show their true beauty during the crisp autumn months as they transform into an array of golden colours.
- Winter – Keep warm beside the fire while the chilly outdoor temps sprinkle the land with frost that glistens in the sun.
- Spring – Savour the sweet scents of freshly bloomed flowers at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
Escape to the country and choose from a diverse range of accommodation.
- Guesthouse and B&B
- Luxury Retreat
- Farm Stay
- Caravan and Camping
- Bunya Mountains National Park is perched 1100 metres high and shelters the world’s largest stand of ancient Bunya Pines Araucaria bidwillii
- Nindigully Pub is Queensland’s oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River (1864). Try the famous Road Train burger!
- The huge granite boulders of Girraween National Park are the result of earth movements approximately 225 million years ago.
- More than 40,000 seedlings and 7000 bulbs are planted for the Toowoomba Carnival of flowers each year.