How to do the Southern Queensland Country National Parks Trail
Stanthorpe & other destinations
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Get ready though, it’s a full sensory experience. See crop country, hear bird calls, breathe fresh air, smell fresh produce and taste it short moments later. Each part of our region attracts a different kind of visitor, whether it’s bushwalkers in the south, adventure seekers in the west or fresh-produce lovers in the north. Where will you start?All Destinations
Get ready though, it’s a full sensory experience. See crop country, hear bird calls, breathe fresh air, smell fresh produce and taste it short moments later. Each part of our region attracts a different kind of visitor, whether it’s bushwalkers in the south, adventure seekers in the west or fresh-produce lovers in the north. Where will you start?
Experience a true taste of country living with a visit to the wide-open spaces and big sky country of the Western Downs.
Spanning some 38,039km2, explore the region to discover the history and heritage of each small community as well as their country pubs and quirky events, all surrounded by vast crop-country.
In the south-west corner of Southern Queensland Country, experience regional Australia at its best in the Goondiwindi Region.
Sitting on the banks of the Macintyre River and surrounded by farmlands rich with cotton, olives and primary production, this region provides a peaceful backdrop to slow down and bask in the quiet surroundings.
As the central hub of Southern Queensland Country, the Toowoomba region combines big-smoke amenities while retaining its country charm and farming traditions.
Prepare to have a blooming good time no matter when you visit with the region home to over 150 parks and gardens to explore and one of the largest floral celebrations each Spring.
The South Burnett has all the ingredients for a foodie road trip through the northern end of Southern Queensland Country.
Eat and drink your way across a region known for producing wine, peanuts and stone fruits before stepping it out on the walking trails of Queensland’s second largest national park.
The closest region within driving distance of Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley is home to rich farmlands producing much of the country’s fruit and vegetables.
Discover why this region is known as Australia’s Salad Bowl, as you taste the fresh local produce from the region served up in charming cafes and along country roadside stalls.
To the south in Southern Queensland Country, you’ll discover Southern Downs and Granite Belt, renowned for its countryside dotted with prehistoric granite boulders.
When you aren’t stepping it out through one of three national parks here, let your tastebuds lead the way through local vineyards, apple orchards or quaint cafes serving up gourmet local produce.
Toowoomba Region & other destinations
Our country gates are now open to visitors who are permitted to travel within Queensland. Sorry to any travellers who can’t visit us right now, but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer before visiting us. We’ll continue to look after everything for when it is safe for you to travel.