Southern Queensland Country National Parks and Nature

You’ll be surrounded by natural wonders when discovering Southern Queensland Country. Explore huge granite boulders towering above open forests in Girraween National Park, dense subtropical rainforests found in the Bunya Mountains and feel the cool spray of Queen Mary Falls, near Killarney

If you're looking for a weekend getaway or a Sunday drive, you'll be spoilt for choice. From sunlfowers fields lining country roads in summer to enjoying the views of Picnic Point Lookout in Toowoomba or relax at picturesque Lake Boondoomba - delightful!

With everything from waterfalls to swimming holes, picnic spots to breath-taking national parks that form part of the Great Dividing Range, you'll be spoilt for choice with these natural encounters.  So start planning your next weekend getaway or Sunday drive now, it's all just a short drive from Brisbane!

Bunya Mountains

Traditionally a meeting place for Aboriginal tribes, the Bunya Mountains is a natural wonderland and an offshoot of the Great Dividing Range formed about 30 million years ago and shelters the largest ancient bunya pine forest in the world today. This recently declared national park is the second oldest in Queensland where you'll discover dense rainforest, grasslands and water falls which make for unique walking trails where you'll also be able to spot native wildlife from wallabies to 121 species of birds.

Just two hours from Brisbane, the Bunya Mountains makes for the perfect next day trip or weekend escape with various accommodation options also available. 



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Peppertree Cabins Kingaroy

Kingaroy, South Burnett Area
From AU$110 - 350
If you are looking for cabin accommodation in the South Burnett, then look no further than the beautiful Pepper Tree Cabins in Kingaroy. Nestled in attractive landscaped surrounds, Pepper Tree Cabins offers a unique option for accommodation with 32 self-contained cabins that are modern, comfortable and affordable and are conveniently located less than two kilometres from the town centre.

31 The Rocks

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170 - 240
31 The Rocks Stanthorpe accommodation is designed with your comfort in mind. Ideal for a short break, romantic getaway or a longer stay. Each stylish, modern, self-contained villa has a wood burning fireplace and air conditioning.

Nindigully Pub

Nindigully, Goondiwindi Area
From AU$35 - 80
Nindigilly Pub is Queensland's oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer's accommodation for the Nindigully Station.

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.

Applegum Inn

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$115 - 190
Applegum Inn is a 25 room motel conveniently located in a beautiful tree lined street in East Toowoomba only five blocks from the central business district and well away from the noise of highway traffic.

Potters Hotel Toowoomba

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$169 - 320
Potters Toowoomba is a 55 room boutique style hotel providing a range of room options including disability rooms and two bedroom apartments. All rooms have king beds, king pillows, 50 inch flat screen televisions, dining table, tea and coffee facilities, room safe, fridge, air conditioning and more.

Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne, Toowoomba Area
From AU$240 - 890
Ravensbourne Escape is a holiday destination on the Great Dividing Range at Ravensbourne overlooking the Brisbane valley. Only 90 minutes west of Brisbane and 40 minutes from Toowoomba. Enjoy views of neighbouring Ravensbourne National Park and the Brisbane and Lockyer valley whilst relaxing in the serenity of your beautifully appointed holiday home.

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 Boutique Country House Manor Hotel with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

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.

R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170.00 - 330.00
R on the Downs - Luxury Rural Retreat -Bed and Breakfast and Spa Cottages - Relax, Refresh or Romance. Two hours from Brisbane; ideally located near Warwick, Killarney and Stanthorpe is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley, Yangan.
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Girraween National Park

You'll find the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Unlike other national parks, this one replaces rainforests with rocks, and stands alone from its neighbours, Springbrook National Park and Lamington National Park. A bush walkers wonderland, the park has over 30 kilometres of walking trails available from exploring the famed Granite Arch to The Pyramid for great views over the park, it's hard to fit everything in! Rest assured, camping is an option. Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek camping areas or relax with a picnic in the shady Bald Rock Creek day-use area for day trippers.  

Check out our guide to tackling this rugged beauty. 

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