Food and Wine


From the vineyards and olive trees embracing the highlands of the Great Dividing Range to the open plains out west, Southern Queensland Country serves up a menu ranging from wild adventure to relaxed indulgence.

  • Drive through the vineyards and cellar doors of the Granite Belt where grapes have been grown since 1870 and varieties range from top-shelf Shiraz and Chardonnay to Viognier, Mourvedre and Tempranillo.
  • Relish La dolce vita at a local Italian, family-run restaurant.
  • Experience the historical setting of Steele Rudd’s stories in one of Toowoomba’s many country pubs and dig into a prime cut of locally produced beef paired with a bottle of your favourite drop.
  • Indulge in South Burnett, home to the largest vineyard in Queensland called Murgon, which offers six vineyards and cellar doors within a 15-kilometre radius of the town.
  • Hit the famous peanut van of Kingaroy.
  • Hand-pick your own cherries, apples, or strawberries right off the side of the road.
  • Tempt your taste buds along the StrangeBird wine trail.  A self-drive wine trail for the adventurous alternative variety wine seekers.
  • Keep a look out for wild asparagus, fennel and saffron growing throughout the region.

With the cooler climate, the country setting, top shelf vineyards and fresher than fresh produce, you might just feel like you’ve landed in a little piece of heaven.

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Pterodactyl Helicopters

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Spice up your visit to Ipswich with a thrilling tour of a lifetime courtesy of an unforgettable Pterodactyl Helicopters experience. Just imagine the excitement as you lift off, with friendly Captain Mike Jarvis taking you over the Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Logan and Redlands regions.

Granite Belt Brewery

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
At Granite Belt Brewery you can experience fresh beer on tap, straight from the brewery. See how the brewery works from the viewing lounge. Feel and smell the ingredients and have the brewing process explained by friendly staff or by the brewer.

Crane Wines

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Crane Winery, a small family owned Boutique Winery and Bed and Breakfast accommodation, was the first winery in the beautiful South Burnett. The grand old colonial homestead and rustic cellar door perch high on the Booie Range with breathtaking views east.

Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery

Thulimbah, Southern Downs Area
Sutton's Juice Factory and Cidery, located on a real working apple orchard, is all about apples. Sutton's produce a unique range of gourmet apple juices, with varieties such as Royal Gala, Jonathon, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Sundowner and Pink Lady.

Outback Aussie Tours

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Explore Outback Queensland and beyond with Outback Aussie Tours, a multi-award winning touring company and Savannah Guides accredited operator. They will take you on a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage to favoured Outback places like Longreach, Winton, Birdsville, Corner Country, Gulf Savannah, Cape York and Torres Strait.

Twisted Gum Wines

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Twisted Gum Wines craft small quantities of premium quality single vineyard wines from their hand-tended dry grown Granite Belt vineyard. You will receive a warm welcome when you visit their stylish cellar door, located in a classic 1920s Queenslander with wrap-around verandas on three sides, with views to the vineyards and hills beyond.

Ridgemill Estate

Severnlea, Southern Downs Area
Their Cellar Door is open for tastings and wine purchases Friday to Monday or at other times by prior arrangement. Their Cellar Door Manager, Tara, will introduce you to the range of Ridgemill Estate wines with tasting notes on each from their dry whites and reds to their alternative varieties, sparkling and fortified wines.

Adventure Way, Queensland

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Retrace the tracks of Cobb & Co, as you traverse the unique and fascinating Adventure Way. Bitumen roads now replace the rutted tracks once taken by horse drawn coaches of all but the last 150 km, enabling even those in a two-wheel drive to experience the richness of this route.

Stonestreets Coaches

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Stonestreets Coaches and Stonestreets Travel offer a range of services including day tours, short escapes, extended tours, four wheel drive coach tours around Australia and escorted international tours.

Kingsley Grove Vineyard and Winery

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
Kingsley Grove is a family owned and operated business, established in 1998 by the Berry family. Kingsley Grove take great pride in operating a self-sustaining winery with the concept of From Berry to Bottle.
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