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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Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

The Falls, Southern Downs Area
From AU$250 - 270
Indulge yourself in one of three, fully self-contained escape cottages at Spring Creek Mountain. 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!

Ridgemill Estate- Cabins

Severnlea, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 285
Relax in one of their eight intimate contemporary self-contained studio cabins, enjoy spectacular vineyard views with interiors that exude luxury. Complement the pristine natural environment and provide a private place to rest, relax and refresh.

Homewood Cottages

Highfields, Toowoomba Area
From AU$165 - 240
Homewood Cottages are situated in the heart of Highfields only 10 kilometres north of Toowoomba just off the New England Highway. The cottages border Davidson’s Arboretum (Latin for tree garden) an exquisite one hectare of many varieties of beautiful autumn trees from around the world.

Grovely House Bed and Breakfast

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$165 - 290.00
Grovely House Bed and Breakfast is a four star contemporary bed and breakfast, nestled on the southern edge of Stanthorpe, on the Granite Belt Queensland. Sit on the deck with a glass of local award winning wine and take in the views of the Severn Ranges to the south west.

Bestbrook Mountain Farmstay

Tregony, Southern Downs Area
From AU$40 - 490
Bestbrook is a farmstay the whole family will enjoy. They have accommodation to suit all budgets from bush camping, to their bunkhouse and up to their self contained cabins. Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air and, after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience.

Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$148 - 424
Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Central Business District. The hotel offers studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment suites and penthouses. Enjoy the heated pool and spa, gym, barbecue area, conference facilities and day spa.

Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$29 - 270
Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park is set on five acres of land with spectacular views of Killarney and the surrounding mountains. Killarney View has seven modern fully self-contained Cabins catering for couples and families;

Diamondvale Cottages

Diamondvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 850
Diamondvale Cottages, Stanthorpe's best location for ultimate privacy, tranquility, and luxuriously appointment Australian country cottages, only 3km from town. They have four self-contained cottages, amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, along Quart Pot Creek.

BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$41 - 221
BIG4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park is your first choice for centrally located accommodation. Whatever your taste, whatever the time, this region of South East Queensland has something special to offer both the day tripper and the holiday-maker.

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.
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