Follow the autumn leaf trail
Admire them, crunch your way through them, watch them flutter to the ground – we all agree the best thing about autumn is the gorgeous leaves that turn from green to all shades of yellow, orange, red and purple. Colour your world on a self-guided top spots autumn leaf tour!
1. National Parks
Rug up for a leisurely stroll or lace up your hiking boots and hit a National Park trail to see the colours change in Girraween, The Bunyas, Main Range, Ravensbourne or Crows Nest National Parks.
Walk in Queens Park, Laurel Bank Park and Lake Annand Park, and picnic amid stunning liquidambars, maples and ginko bilobas at Ju Raku En Japanese Gardens.
Plan a trip to the Toowoomba Regional Gallery and get a selfie up against the autumn colours of the vine-covered wall that adjoins Ruthven St Park or sit for a while under the canopy of colourful Liquidambar trees in Art Gallery Park on the corner of Ruthven and Little Sts.
Take your time exploring Cobb+Co Museum and then wander down gracious Campbell St under the many autumn trees.
Admire golden robinias along High St between Brock Ave & Plant St, or head for Rotary Park on Quart Pot Creek, near the Visitor Information Centre and frolic amid the leaf litter with or without the kids!
Combine some wine tasting with viewing beautiful autumn trees along Sundown Road - the stretch between Bents Rd and Puglisi Lane has some pretty roadside plantings and you can drop into the cellar doors at Golden Grove Estate or Ballandean Estate. Take a stroll in the vineyards too - they’ll be turning all shades of red, yellow and orange.
To see more vines in full colour and learn a little about a boutique, small production winery, book in for a sunset vineyard walk and talk with winemaker Michelle Coelli at Twisted Gum Wines – after a stroll you get to try the wines paired with some beautiful cheeses.
Admire the trees along Willow St or take a scenic 10 minute drive to the village of Tannymorel to see the colour of the tree-lined Kurrajong Street or set off on the Falls Drive stopping to walk at Queen Mary Falls before taking in the autumn trees growing in paddocks along Spring Creek Road between Carr’s Lookout and The Head.
For more inspiration on where to explore across Southern Queensland Country, check out our handy guide or head to our blog.