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.
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
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.
Escape to the country and choose from a diverse range of accommodation.
• Guesthouse and B&B
• Luxury Retreat
• Farm Stay
• Caravan and Camping
• 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.