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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Girraween Environmental Lodge

Ballandean, 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.

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.

Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn

Goondiwindi, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$130 - 190
The Best Western Ascot Lodge Motor Inn opened in July 2004 and offers quality accommodation at affordable prices. It is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday, fun filled adventure or business travel.

Diamondvale Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$175 - 250
Diamondvale Cottages - privacy, tranquillity, comfort and only two kilometres from town. They have five self-contained cottages, amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, along Quart Pot Creek. Snuggle up with someone special next to the romantic log fires.

Quest Toowoomba Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$189 - 919
Quest Toowoomba is conveniently located on Margaret Street and is one of Toowoomba's newest accommodation providers. Comprising 74 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments, each with kitchen facilities, WiFi, air-conditioning and work desk.

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$250 - 270
Indulge yourself in one of three fully self-contained 'escape' cottages. Take in the fresh air and wonderful views that can only be found one kilometre above sea level. Enjoy a log fire - winter or summer!

James Farmhouse and Cottage

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$400 - 475
The James' Farmhouse and Cottage is set on six acres of land and provides a serene and comfortable base from which you can experience the beautiful and fascinating Granite Belt. The Granite Belt has 40 wineries;

Accommodation Creek Cottages

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 310
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.

Grafton Rose Bed and Breakfast

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$65 - 190
Warwick's only Bed and Breakfast to include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast in the tariff. Grafton Rose is nestled in the heart of Warwick township, only one block from the main street. This gracious Queenslander style home has been restored to its former glory and provides a perfect setting for guests to enjoy its comforts.

Bunyip Springs Farmstay

Maidenwell, South Burnett Area
From AU$140 - 500
Bunyip Springs Farmstay provides visitors with genuine farm experiences and the unique attractions nearby make Bunyip Springs the perfect place to holiday. The 251 hectare farm is a grazing property and paddocks near to the accommodation facilities are home to the farm animals.
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