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Discover the Lockyer Valley, sitting at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range just a short one hour’s drive from Brisbane and Toowoomba.

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If you’re looking for a town that’s a cocktail of farming and agriculture with country-charm, set your sights on the Lockyer Valley Region.

Only one hour’s drive from Brisbane, you’ll find everything from restaurants, art galleries, road side stalls, national parks and bushwalking trails that call for a weekend away to discover. The Lockyer Valley didn’t earn its moniker as the ‘salad bowl of Australia’ for no reason – it’s one of the 10 most fertile farming areas in the world.

Its location in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range makes this region such prime agricultural land, with its mineral-rich alluvial soil responsible for more than $342 million worth of produce sold each year.

Plan your visit around the roadside produce stalls or weekly markets, which cut down the food miles between paddock and your plate.

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Travel notice

The southern end of Southern Queensland Country region runs along the NSW border with border crossings at Wallangarra, Texas, Goondiwindi and Legume near Killarney. In the current Covid-19 climate, travel and border restrictions change regularly so we recommend checking the Queensland Health Website before traveling to our region. For current lock down restrictions click here and for travel restrictions to and within Queensland click here. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Queensland Country when restrictions are lifted.