Southern Queensland Country 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 experience what it’s like to live in the country - feed the chooks, milk a cow, crack a whip (or try to!). Then wrap up your day with a horse ride through the blissful country side.

If you’re short on time, jump in the car for some of the most scenic drives Queensland has to offer and be sure to pack a picnic as you’ll be spoilt for choice to eat amidst lush tranquillity from Girraween National Park to the Bunya Mountains or Queen Mary Falls.

Whether you’re after a weekend getaway or you just have an afternoon to explore there’s more than enough on offer in this region to get you back to basics and enjoy the simple things.



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Accommodation Creek Cottages

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$190 - 330
Imagine relaxing in a country cottage nestled just outside the Granite Belt village of Ballandean in the beautiful Sundown Valley! All the comforts to make your stay as memorable as possible await you at Accommodation Creek Cottages.

Pelican Rest Tourist Park

St George, Balonne Area
From AU$30 - 145
Pelican Rest Tourist Park, St George look forward to welcoming you and extending their renowned hospitality to you and your family. Set amidst eight acres of grassed landscaped lawns and gardens, the well appointed modern spacious air-conditioned cabins are inviting for short or longer stays.

McNevins Warwick Motel and Gunyah Restaurant

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 160
McNevins Warwick Motel and Licensed Gunyah Restaurant features beautifully appointed facilities, with a range of rooms including spacious, luxury spa suites and huge family rooms. Austar is available in all rooms.

Room Motels Kingaroy

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$129 - 159
Room Motels Kingaroy is considered to be Kingaroy's best kept secret; a friendly and affordable motel that can be your home away from home. Room Motels Kingaroy is located 225 kilometres north-west of Brisbane in the heart of the South Burnett region with Dalby, Chinchilla, Toowoomba and Gayndah as close neighbours.

Highlander Motor Inn and Apartments

South Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$139 - 240
After a hard days work or a tiring days driving, relax and revitalise in a spa or enjoy a dip in the solar heated saltwater pool at Highlander Motor Inn. Relax with a beer and a gourmet meal in your spacious suite.

Crows Nest Motel

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$130 - 190
Crows Nest Motel is set on two acres of gardens and lawns and offers suites in a quiet country atmosphere. Just 1.2 kilometres from the town centre of Crows Nest and a two hour drive from Brisbane (taking the Esk route is a very picturesque way to travel) - situated 40 kilometres north of Toowoomba along the Great Dividing Range.

Girraween Environmental Lodge

Wyberba, 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.

MaricPark Cottages

Diamondvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$230 - 280
A Perfect, Peaceful Getaway. Maric Park offers two, very modern, delightfully appointed, one bedroom self contained cottages set amongst tranquil beautiful natural bushland. The ideal spot for your next romantic getaway or relaxing escape.

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

Vacy Hall Toowoomba's Grand Boutique Hotel Since 1873

Toowoomba City, Toowoomba Area
From AU$108 - 353
Vacy Hall is a small and charming historic hotel with soul. Guests love their beautiful rooms, delightful art, magnificent garden and warm and friendly hospitality. In 2018, Tripadvisor admitted Vacy Hall into it's Hall of Fame.
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