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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Science on the Move

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$0 - 12.50
17 December 2019 – 4 May 2020
Enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound, human biology and health, force and motion, ecology and the environment, electricity and magnetism, human population and genetics. Science on the Move’s intriguing exhibit investigations will engage your mind and body.

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

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$572 - 645
Monthly from 14 – 16 February 2020
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.

Old Time Dance

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$10.00 - 10.00
Weekly from 15 February 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.

Blacksmithing Basics

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$410 - 410
Monthly from 15 – 16 February 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.

Wondai Country Markets

Wondai, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 22 February 2020
The Wondai Country Markets are getting bigger and better every month. Managed by the Wondai Regional Art Gallery, the markets operate in Coronation Park, MacKenzie Street, in the Wondai Central Business District every fourth Saturday of the month, from 7am til 12pm.

Toowoomba 5k Colour Frenzy

Newtown, Toowoomba Area
From AU$1 - 190
23 February 2020
Toowoomba Colour Frenzy is coming! A Colourful day for everyone! Their Colour Frenzy Goal is to raise over AUD5000 for Angel Rescue Toowoomba and to raise over AUD100,000 for Animal Rescues across Australia in 2020.

Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
28 – 29 February 2020
The Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival (official organisation name: Stanthorpe Festival Association Inc.) is one of Queensland’s longest running and most successful Festivals! Voted Queensland in the top 10 favourite Iconic Event/Festival during the Queensland Q150 Celebrations, the Festival is a “must do” on the Queensland events calendar.

Country Halls Tour | Warra Memorial Hall

Warra,
From AU$10 - 90
29 February 2020
Fanny Lumsden’s seventh Country Halls Tour is coming to Warra and it’s going to raise the roof! Into the seventh tour, Fanny will have brought joy and music to over 130 halls and communities by its completion next year.

Intersport Peak2Park

Rangeville, Toowoomba Area
From AU$20 - 40
1 March 2020
First formed in 2005, the annual Intersport Peak2Park fun run/walk is organised by HALT (Healthy Active Lifestyles Toowoomba Incorporated), who are an independent not-for-profit registered committee of local people looking to encourage residents of Toowoomba to participate in exercise and to raise funds for local charities.

Mamma Mia!

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$46 - 79
5 – 15 March 2020
The Empire Theatres 2020 production of hit musical Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical based around the hit music by Swedish pop group ABBA. Set on a Greek Island, Mamma Mia! is a heart-warming tale that centres around young bride-to-be Sophie as her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they visited long ago.
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