Things to See and Do

Sometimes all you want is to get away from the city’s busy pace; to find the space your work week doesn't allow. Southern Queensland Country offers the slow pace of country life in the elegant setting of rolling hills, boutique vineyards, antique shops and fresh, local fare.

  • Taste a drop from one of five, James Halliday rated five-star wineries in the Granite Belt and South Burnett.
  • Pick your own apples, berries or other locally-grown produce at one of the farm stays of the region. 
  • Chase a waterfall or two in one of the National Parks.
  • Cosy up to a loved one or a good book with a fireplace and a glass of red.
  • Take a leisurely drive through the greenery of the Bunya Mountains.
  • Say “yee-haw” in the rodeo capital of Warwick.
Whether you’re after peace and quiet or indulging your country side, these friendly villages are all easy to reach from the doorstep of Brisbane.

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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.

Empire Theatre

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Toowoomba's Empire Theatre is a heritage listed art-deco venue that provides a wide variety of performing arts for every taste. The Empire is Australia's largest regional performing arts complex and stages world class shows from leading national and international performers as well as showcasing a wealth of local talent.

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.

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.

Outback Aussie Tours

Multiple Locations
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.

Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery

Chinchilla,
Free Entry
The Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery is a community-run gallery presenting touring exhibitions and artworks from local and visiting artists. Entry is free to all. Activities at the gallery include monthly exhibitions, official exhibition previews, guided tours for community groups and schools, arts and crafts for kids, workshops for artists, a Teen Art Gallery, arts and crafts for sale, and information sharing about the arts in the local community.

Mount Norman Track

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Begin the walk to Mount Norman, Girraween's National Park's longest walk, from the southern side of Pyramids Road opposite the Girraween information centre carpark. Continue past Castle Rock and trek to the rocky slabs below Mount Norman, where the gradient varies from gentle to moderate.

Rainforest Circuit - Main Range National Park

Multiple Locations
The Rainforest Circuit commences at the eastern end of the car park at Cunningham's Gap in Main Range National Park. It passes the Allan Cunningham monument, and is the beginning of an extensive track system on the northern side of the Gap.

Reg McCallum Park

Nanango, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Located in Henry Street, Nanango, this attractive park, Reg McCallum Park, is named after the Mayor of the Nanango Shire, Reg McCallum, who has been the Mayor for over 25 years. The facilities include public toilets with wheelchair access, parenting rooms, free showers (need to get key from the South Burnett Visitor Information Centre - Nanango), playground, tables and chairs.
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