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Top 10 ’Must take’ snaps in SQC

The best places in Southern Queensland Country to take photos! 
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1. Sunflowers 

Get in amongst them around Allora from December to February.  


Standing in the Sunflowers (c) @littlegreybox_matt
Image credit Little Grey Box

Selfie in the sunflowers (c) @adventures_with_dave_
Image credit @adventures_with_dave_

2. Girraween National Park 

At the top of 'The Pyramid' with the amazing rock formations in Girraween National Park – try ‘holding up’ a giant boulder! 

Holding up the boulders in Girraween National Park (c) @_windyridge_
Image credit @_windyridge_

Taking a break at the top of the pyramid in Girraween National Park (c) @arii_1
Image credit @arii_1

3. Bunya Mountains

Anywhere in Bunya Mountains National ParkTry for a wallaby selfie, climbing a tree or simply enjoying the view. 

Lazing around in the Bunya Mountains (c) @insta_lamb
Image credit @insta_lamb 

4. Nindigully Pub

With a monster burger at the bar of the famous Nindigully Pub

Grant Denyer and the road train burger at the Nindigully Pub
Image credit Nindigully Pub

5. Granite Belt 

On the Stanthorpe to Ballandean cycle trail, between the vines in a vineyard or grab a selfie with the winemaker, or ‘holding up’ the big apple at Vincenzo’s!  

Riding through the Granite Belt (c) @gbbth
Image credit @gbbth


Relaxing in the Granite Belt (c) @anniezsong
Image credit @anniezsong

6. Killarney 

Get up close with the very friendly king parrots and crimson rosellas or if your camera is waterproof, capture a shot at the base of Queen Mary Falls...if you can time it after rain, even better!  

Feeding the birds at Queen Mary Falls (c) @fourlovedsouls
Image credit @fourlovedsouls

7. Wombat in Thallon

Meet William the giant hairy-nosed wombat in Thallon, he loves to pose for a selfie!

Sitting ontop of William
Image credit: Leanne Brosnan

8. Picnic Point 

Head to Picnic Point Lookout and grab a selfie - make sure you get Tabletop Mountain in the background or better still climb it at sunrise. 

View from the top of Table Top Mountain (c) @karamello_
Image credit @karamello__ 

9. Dalby

Sitting on the fence at the Dalby Cattle Sales.

10. Crows Nest National Park 

Walking the trails or picnicking beside the creek.

Overlooking the valley of the diamonds (c) @lukep101
Image credit @lukep101


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