Country Charm™ Discovery Tour

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For ecotourism seekers, the Country Charm™ Discovery Tour is an eco-certified, self-drive tour of the beautiful Scenic Rim region of South-East Queensland, part of one of Australia's exciting National Landscapes - the 'Green Cauldron'. The discovery tour can commence in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. The eco tour itinerary includes a variety of wonderful experiences featuring visits to national parks, with specialised interpretation of the flora, fauna and landscapes (including a vineyard tour), as well as a tour of a fascinating heritage site. High quality accommodation at award-winning, advanced ecotourism resorts (Mt Barney Lodge and Binna Burra Skye Lodge) and all meals are also included in one of two packages.

Details of the tour itinerary are included in supplied maps and 'easy to follow' navigation instructions for the entire journey, including Everythere smartphone based guidance. For travellers requiring a rental vehicle, special rates have been negotiated with Avis Australia. The assigned exclusive travel agency, Wye and James Travel Associates can also arrange all travel requirements to and from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Documentation in Mandarin language available for Chinese travellers.

Internet Access

  • Paid Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Enjoy the beautiful mountains within Australia's Green Cauldron National Landscape on the door-step of the Gold Coast. Country Charm Discovery Tours are self-drive with a customised itinerary provided, including visits to natural areas with ecological interpretation of this magnificent setting, wildlife encounter experiences, a vineyard and a heritage destination.

Three or Four Day self-drive tour packages offer an exciting itinerary with 'Everythere' smartphone guidance and which links a variety of natural and cultural heritage experiences within world-heritage listed national parks, including quality accommodation and all meals at advanced ecotourism resorts. Documentation available in mandarin for Chinese travellers.

Three Day/Two Nights Tour: Accommodation (four star) at the Advanced Ecotourism Mt Barney resort located next to World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park near Rathdowney.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$889 $1309

Four Day /Three Nights Tour: An extra one night's accommodation in the fabulous luxury Sky Lodge Studio Apartment at the Advanced Ecotourism Binna Burra Lodge located adjacent to the Lamington National Park.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$1139 $1709

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Dalveen

Dalveen, Southern Downs Area
Just off the highway at the start of Granite Belt Drive, Dalveen is a growing artisan village. You can buy work by local artists and craftspeople including leadlight, handmade porcelain dolls and unique fashions.

Wallangarra

Wallangarra, Southern Downs Area
The village of Wallangarra is one of the most southern towns in Queensland and lies on the state border with New South Wales. It is a town split down the centre with half of the historic railway station in each state!

Sundown National Park

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Journey along back roads to the spectacular wilderness of Sundown National Park on the Queensland–New South Wales border. With its dramatic landscape of sheer-sided gorges, tree-lined ridges and peaks rising over 1000 metres above the Severn River, discover for yourself the park’s wild isolation.

The Summit

The Summit, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt village of The Summit, located off the New England Highway between Dalveen and Applethorpe (to the north of Stanthorpe) is so called due to its elevated position at more than 900 metres above sea level.

Quart Pot Creek, Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
The pretty Quart Pot Creek meanders through granite country and natural bushland, passes through the town of Stanthorpe, and continues out through the south-west, where it meets Spring Creek to form the Severn River.

Donnellys Castle

Pozieres, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
The original bushranger hideout for 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland. Donnelly's Castle is a granite rock formation that you can walk between, around and over! The massive boulders are just as spectacular as some of the rock formations in Girraween National Park, and is far more accessible for young adventurers.

Ballandean

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Ballandean has the largest cluster of wineries on the Granite Belt. Stop over at Vineyard Cottages and Café on the highway, then head west to Ballandean Estate, Golden Grove Estate, Bungawarra and Tobin Wines.

Glen Aplin

Glen Aplin, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt town of Glen Aplin, south of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway, is famous for its fruit orchards and wineries. If you are in the area in the right season you will be able to savour the taste of fresh stone-fruits (November to March) and berries (November to early March).

Amiens

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
Heading west along Amiens Road you’ll find an area of post-World War I soldier settlements: Fleurbaix, Bullecourt, Passchendaele, Bapaume, Messines and Pozieres. Along this drive route are also many fine wineries.

Girraween National Park

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Camp at Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek camping areas or relax with a picnic in the shady Bald Rock Creek day-use area.
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