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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Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$148 - 424
Toowoomba Central Plaza Apartment Hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the Central Business District. The hotel offers studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment suites and penthouses. Enjoy the heated pool and spa, gym, barbecue area, conference facilities and day spa.

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.

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.

Diamondvale Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 850
Diamondvale Cottages, Stanthorpe's best location for ultimate privacy, tranquility, and luxuriously appointment Australian country cottages, only 3km from town. They have four self-contained cottages, amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, along Quart Pot Creek.

Crows Nest Motel

Crows Nest, Toowoomba Area
From AU$130 - 190
Crows Nest Motel is set on two acres of gardens and lawns and offers suites in a quiet country atmosphere. Just 1.2 kilometres from the town centre of Crows Nest and a two hour drive from Brisbane (taking the Esk route is a very picturesque way to travel) - situated 40 kilometres north of Toowoomba along the Great Dividing Range.

Briar Rose Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$140 - 350
Briar Rose Cottages consists of three quaint cottages on the edge of Stanthorpe in the Granite Belt Region. Mulberry Cottage is a two bedroom cottage, Silky Oak Cottage is a one bedroom cottage and their newest cottage Cedar Cottage is a three bedroom cottage (sleeps six).

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.

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.

Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
From AU$29 - 270
Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park is set on five acres of land with spectacular views of Killarney and the surrounding mountains. Killarney View has seven modern fully self-contained Cabins catering for couples and families;

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$145 - 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.
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