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
1 June – 31 July 2020
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.

Lorraine Moll - Cloudland and Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Collection

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
25 June – 2 August 2020
“Why do I paint clouds? I can’t help myself. I feel compelled to capture their fleeting beauty: sometimes frail, sometimes threatening, always beautiful. I love painting approaching rain, and mist. It’s all about the horizon, the big sky and the clouds.

St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival

St George, Balonne Area
From AU$25.00 - 25.00
29 June – 5 July 2020
It's the best week in country music, bush poetry, food, drink, camping, fishing, friends and country hospitality. Come along to St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival and be part of this annual week long event.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 4 July 2020
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.

Nips and Nosh Mediterranean Food/Wine Pairing at Heritage Estate Wine

Cottonvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$22.50 - 22.50
4 – 5 July 2020
Flights of flavour for two people, choice of two wine flights. Patatas Bravas - Paprika Spiced Wedges with Tomato Aioli Sparkling Chardy Pinot Melanzana ai Ferri – Grilled, marinated eggplant

Blacksmithing Teen Workshop

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$95 - 95
9 July 2020
Create a custom project in this three hour workshop designed for teens aged 13 to 17 years. Join Australian Champion Blacksmith Terry Drennan for a short lesson in the custom built blacksmithing shop.

Yarraman Markets

Yarraman, Toowoomba Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 11 July 2020
Yarraman Markets are situated on the corner of the New England and D'Aguilar Highways, on the second Saturday of each month from 7am to 12pm. The Yarraman Progress Association do an all morning barbecue breakfast.

Heritage Estate Christmas in July

Cottonvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$80 - 80
12 July 2020
Approximately every four years Stanthorpe experiences a White Christmas in July, and they give "thanks" with their second Christmas, which they celebrate with fine food, desserts and drinks in the cooler weather, and by the roaring fires.

Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
16 – 26 July 2020
It is with heavy hearts that the Jumpers and Jazz in July Inc Management Committee have announced the cancellation of the JJJ festival for 2020 due to Covid 19 pandemic. The committee are committed delivering a quality festival 2021 and invite all their old and new friends and supporters and visitors to come and join them in July 2021.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 18 – 19 July 2020
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.
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