Only a short drive away from Brisbane and the coast, and you're in Southern Queensland Country. Welcome to four clearly defined seasons, clean air, a burgeoning wine industry, galleries and museums, and the freshest and tastiest produce. It's all waiting for you to explore. Key areas to visit include Toowoomba in the darling downs region as well as the only place in Queensland where you may see snow, Stanthorpe, known for its wineries and locally grown food.
Comprised of six regions, Southern Queensland Country is a refreshing change of pace from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you like wine, the South Burnett and Granite Belt regions offer a variety of vineyards and cellar doors. The Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Greater Brisbane Country offer wild expanses of national parks and the cheery hubbub of country markets, folk music festivals, fine dining and freshwater fishing. And Toowoomba and the Darling Downs offer heritage-rich history and dramatic mountains and beautiful parklands. This is a part of Queensland where a visit should not be hurried.
The laid-back country roads and designated scenic routes make travelling in this part of the state a real pleasure. There are plenty of bed and breakfast options sprinkled among the more than 50 cellar doors and a choice of cafes and delis to make your meals memorable.