South East Queensland Country
Only a short drive from Brisbane and the coast, and you’re in South East Queensland Country. Welcome to four clearly defined seasons, clean air, a burgeoning wine industry, galleries and museums, and the freshest and tastiest produce. All this wrapped up in warm hospitality makes South East Queensland Country an ideal holiday destination.
South East Queensland Country is steeped in provincial heritage and abundant natural splendour. The area is renowned for its panoramic mountain vistas, spectacular natural attractions, boutique wineries, fertile land and warm country hospitality from B&Bs.
The Scenic Rim – Part of South East Queensland Country
The Scenic Rim is an arc of spectacular mountains lying from south of Beaudesert, around to the area south west of Ipswich, in south east Queensland, Australia. It is situated within Australia’s Green Cauldron which stretches from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast and west towards the Great Dividing Range. The sheer size of the caldera is breathtaking andshelters a huge diversity of rare flora and fauna, andsubtropical rainforests within the rim of mountain ranges.
A pleasant hour's drive from Brisbane, and one and a half hour's drive from the Gold Coast, The Scenic Rim is so easily accessable.
The Scenic Rim offers so much. Stunning mountain and country scenery, a large range of accommodation, food & wine, wineries, art galleries, bushwalking, national parks, country pubs and much more.
Perfect for a day trip, a weekend or even longer.
Toowoomba and the Darling Downs – Part of South East Queensland Country
Whatever your mood or fancy, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs has plenty to see and do – from boutique wineries, stylish cafes, galleries, heritage exhibitions and museums to rugged national parks, antique stores, spectacular lookouts, gracious old hotels and stunning gardens.
For the adventurous traveller, there are 4WD tours, skydiving and more, plus a vast array of markets and country drives for those who want to unwind and further explore the region.
Toowoomba and the Darling Downs is steeped in heritage and natural beauty, just an hour and a half west of Brisbane and two hours from the Gold Coast.
Southern Downs and the Granite Belt – Part of South East Queensland Country
This holiday discover the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, Queensland’s premier wine region.
The Southern Downs and Granite Belt region encompasses an area that stretches from Cunningham’s Gap (120 kilometres south west of Brisbane) in the east, north to Allora and Clifton, south to the border town of Wallangarra, and to Inglewood and Texas in the west.
Whether it’s spectacular National Parks situated close to Warwick and Stanthorpe, or a little pampering in a cosy B&B, Queensland Southern Downs and Granite Belt will amaze you. And choosing a scenic drive can be half the fun!
There are over 48 boutique wineries as well as an abundance of fresh produce and gourmet foods waiting for you to discover.
During the Summer months, the region is host to many fabulous events including Granite Belt Blues, Vine to Divine, Sicilian Vintage Lunch and the Killarney Paragliding Classic, as well as many markets and much, much more.
Toowoomba and Golden West Regional Tourist Association, Southern Downs Tourism Association and Fraser Coast South Burnett Regional Tourism Board Ltd are the official Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) responsible for the marketing of South East Qld Country.