South East Queensland Country
Only a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, South East Queensland Country is characterised by clean air, four distinct seasons, cottages surrounded by blossomy gardens, a flourishing wine industry, a plethora of galleries and museums and an abundance of fresh produce.
The South East Queensland Country encompasses numerous regions steeped in provincial history and abundant in natural splendour.
Toowoomba and the Darling Downs offer something for everyone, from boutique wineries, stylish cafes and heritage exhibitions to rugged national parks, spectacular lookouts and gracious old hotels.
The adventurous traveller can experience the region from a different perspective embarking on a four-wheel drive tour or even skydiving. There is a vast array of markets and country drives for those wanting to explore at a slower more relaxed pace.
The Southern Downs and the Granite Belt is Queensland’s premier wine growing region with over 48 boutique wineries as well as an abundance of fresh produce and gourmet foods waiting to be discovered.
The region is also home to spectacular National Parks and during the summer months, host to fabulous events including the Granite Belt Blues, Vine to Divine, Sicilian Vintage Lunch and the Killarney Paragliding Classic.