Infographic: A guide to Southern Queensland Country

From locally grown fruit and vegetables and award-winning wines, to coloured Autumn leaves and Spring flowers, Southern Queensland Country offers a great country escape any time of the year. Located only a short drive from Brisbane, it's a great location for a short break. It’s time to slow down and take a deep breath of country air.

Southern Queensland Country Infographic

A guide to Southern Queensland Country

Swap the bustle of the city for rolling hills, friendly country towns, wineries, cottage stays and fresh local produce – all just a short drive from Brisbane in Southern Queensland Country.

Where is it?

  • Brisbane to Toowoomba: 1.5 hours
  • Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast to Warwick: 2.5 hours
  • Caloundra, Sunshine Coast to Kingaroy: 2.5 hours

Experiences you can discover

  • Peanuts – Kingaroy
  • South Burnett Wine Trail – Kingaroy
  • Fishing – Proston
  • Explore Ancient Pines – Bunya Mountains
  • Pumpkin Festival – Goomeri
  • Antiques – Crows Nest
  • Summer Sunflowers – Felton
  • Autumn Leaves – Toowoomba
  • Picnic Point Lookout – Toowoomba
  • Jondaryan Woolshed – Jondaryan
  • Camel Races – Tara
  • Historic Churches – Warwick
  • Warwick Rodeo – Warwick
  • Queen Mary Falls – Killarney
  • Granite Belt Wineries – Stanthorpe
  • Local Producers – Stanthorpe
  • Granite Boulders – Girraween National Park
  • Melon Capital of Australia – Chinchilla
  • Nindigully Pub – St George
  • Historical Museum – Miles
  • Cotton Growing – Goondiwindi
  • Country Horse Races – Throughout the region

Four Seasons

Southern Queensland Country enjoys four distinct seasons and breathtaking natural beauty all year round.

  • Summer – Jump in the car, pack a delicious picnic and head for the nearest waterfall for a refreshing swim and beat the summer heat.
  • Autumn – Deciduous trees show their true beauty during the crisp autumn months as they transform into an array of golden colours.
  • Winter – Keep warm beside the fire while the chilly outdoor temps sprinkle the land with frost that glistens in the sun.
  • Spring – Savour the sweet scents of freshly bloomed flowers at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Accommodation Options
Escape to the country and choose from a diverse range of accommodation.

  • Guesthouse and B&B
  • Cottage
  • Luxury Retreat
  • Farm Stay
  • Hotel
  • Caravan and Camping

Fun Facts

  • Bunya Mountains National Park is perched 1100 metres high and shelters the world’s largest stand of ancient Bunya Pines Araucaria bidwillii 
  • Nindigully Pub is Queensland’s oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River (1864). Try the famous Road Train burger!
  • The huge granite boulders of Girraween National Park are the result of earth movements approximately 225 million years ago.
  • More than 40,000 seedlings and 7000 bulbs are planted for the Toowoomba Carnival of flowers each year.

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