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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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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

Diamondvale Cottages

Diamondvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 790
Diamondvale Cottages - privacy, tranquillity, luxurious comfort and only three kilometres from town. They have four self-contained cottages, amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, along Quart Pot Creek.

Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$118 - 193
The Centre Point Mid-City Motor Inn has 19 well appointed quiet units built away from the highway. Offering a large salt water pool and two bedroom family rooms, and for those who like a little bit of luxury, there are deluxe rooms with king sized beds.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$195 - 360
Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed country house manor Bed and Breakfast with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

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.

Cypress Ridge Cottages

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170.00 - 260.00
A cosy fire in winter, a shady veranda in summer, savouring the local wines and gourmet foods, your cottage set amongst the tranquil bush setting; this is what awaits you at Cypress Ridge Cottages. Just three hours from Brisbane, they are situated in Ballandean, the heart of Queensland's Granite Belt wine country.
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