Southern Queensland Country | Things to do

Be charmed by the gentle pace of Southern Queensland Country. Explore the lush hinterland and national parks in the region, then recharge with world-class food and five-star wines from passionate local producers.

Food and wine

Southern Queensland Country is one of the state’s great gourmet destinations. Follow a food and wine trail through the region, taste cool-climate wines at cellar doors in the Granite Belt, pick your own fresh cherries, apples or strawberries from local growers, and learn from the experts at a cooking school.

Country life

Get a taste of authentic country life. Kids will love feeding the chickens or milking the cows when you spend the night at a family-friendly farm stay and see how working sheep and cattle stations operate. Surround yourself in natural wonders with a visit to the Bunya Mountains and Girraween National Park.

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Seasonal delights

Discover the beauty of Southern Queensland Country’s four distinct seasons. Drive through fields of flowers along the Sunflower Route or eat your fill of watermelons at the Chinchilla Melon Festival in summer. Join in the pumpkin rolling during the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival in autumn and rug up for Jumpers and Jazz during winter. In spring, see Toowoomba in bloom during the annual Carnival of Flowers.

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Queensland Winter Craft Festival

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
17 – 21 June 2019
A showcase for artisans with high end quality crafts, this event provides an opportunity for sharing your passion onto others, as well an opportunity to be inspired by others. Exhibitions at the Queensland Winter Craft Festival include fibre and textile art, ceramics, quilts, paper-crafts and a whole lot more.

Fay Roselt: An Odyssey In Stitch and Fibre

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
18 – 21 June 2019
Fibre Artist, Fay Roselt feels that her practice is intuitive and irresistibly drawn to stitch. A keen recycler, she collects bones, feathers and weathered, rusty, worn and torn things, a Japanese art concept called Wabi Sabi which means impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 22 – 23 June 2019
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools with Terry Drennan. You will make a set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, oval punch, centre punch and tongs.

True Blue Aussie Movie Night

Jondaryan, Toowoomba Area
From AU$5 - 10
22 June 2019
Join them at the Woolshed for a *True Blue* Aussie Movie Night as they screen an Aussie favourite flick. Purchase refreshments from 6.30pm, including hot dogs, a sausage sizzle, ice creams, cold drinks, popcorn and lollies.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 22 June 2019
Old Time Dancing to live music with five different bands on rotation. Delicious homemade supper supplied. Dancing from 8pm until midnight every Saturday night. Lucky door, Monte Carlo, lucky spot and raffle.

Wondai Country Running Festival

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
22 – 23 June 2019
A day of country fun with markets, music, kids entertainment and more. Do come early to enjoy as part of your running weekend. Wondai is a small country town on the Bunya Highway. About 2.5 kilometres from the Sunshine Coast and 3 hours from Brisbane.

Traditional Spoon Carving Workshop

Kearneys Spring, Toowoomba Area
From AU$120 - 120
23 June 2019
Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 2,500 hours experience in spoon carving.

The Little Green Road to Fairyland - St George

St George, Balonne Area
Free Entry
26 June 2019
Enjoy this magical fairytale for the littlest lovers of dance and music. Set in the Australian bush, The Little Green Road to Fairyland takes the audience on a charming musical journey with colourful sets and costumes that will delight all ages.

Cycle and Stars - Two Day Leisure Cycling Tour of the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$490 - 490
Weekly from 28 – 30 June 2019
Let them show you some Granite Belt 'stars' when you join them on their fully guided two-day leisure cycling adventure. Pedal along quiet country roads, enjoy the magnificent scenery, sample local produce and award-winning wines while they take care of the directions.

The Little Green Road to Fairyland - Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
Free Entry
28 June 2019
Enjoy this magical fairytale for the littlest lovers of dance and music. Set in the Australian bush, The Little Green Road to Fairyland takes the audience on a charming musical journey with colourful sets and costumes that will delight all ages.
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