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Getting Here

Point your bonnet west along the Warrego Highway, 80 kilometres from Toowoomba and 200 kilometres from Brisbane to discover the wide open spaces of the Western Downs.

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If you’re looking for a holiday destination that’s got room to move, check into the Western Downs. Spanning from Dalby in the east to Meandarra in the west, as north as the Bunya Mountains and as south as Westmar, the Western Downs spans some 38,039 km² of crop-country.

Agriculture might be its most famous industry, but don’t dismiss this country escape as just fields. You’ll find history and heritage in every small town, with the pages of Australia’s pioneering history written within the Western Downs’ borders.

Explore the region by road, taking one of Queensland’s major arterial highways that cut right through it – the Warrego Way and the Leichardt Way.

When you’re not exploring the centrepoint of each of the 26 towns that make up the Western Downs – their pub, enjoy life in the country – kicking back at a rural retreat, opting for the road less travelled or casting off at one of the region’s inland rivers.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Southern Queensland Country Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways that run through these regions. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.