Summer means food and friends! 

There’s no better place to experience mother nature than in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt, and no better time than leading into summer.

This region’s natural beauty gives visitors the chance to relax and connect with nature – From handpicking the sweetest berries to gaining momentum uphill at Girraween, meeting the makers on a farmstay, to spotting rare birds while trekking to waterfalls – this region not only tastes good but is abundant in fun and free outdoor activities.

Are you ready to meet #TheMotherOfAll nature experiences in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt? 


Welcome to the Wild Wild West… literally!

If mother nature had children, Western Downs would be the spoilt one.

From dense rainforest in the mountains and lush lagoons, to fields as far as the eye can see, you can indulge in it all west of the Great Dividing Range.

With so much at your fingertips, you can choose how to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings; whether it be a relaxing introduction or a busy catch up.

Are you ready to meet #TheMotherOfAll nature experiences on the Western Downs?


Where can you connect with nature without leaving all the creature comforts of an urban city center? 

Find your answer in the Toowoomba Region.

This summer is all about micro-adventures, and Southern Queensland Country’s very own adventure playground, Toowoomba, is less than two hours from Brisbane’s CBD.

Keep reading for heart-pumping, white knuckle-inducing, and thrill-seeking activities put on by mother nature herself in the Toowoomba Region. Hold on tight because you’re about to have #TheMotherOfAll adventures.



See mother nature in all its western country glory. Head west to the Goondiwindi region for a truly inspiring getaway.  

The Goondiwindi region might be best known for a famous grey racehorse and booming cotton industry, but this border-hugging town and surrounds counts stunning river walks filled with art and sculpture, gorgeous gardens and peaceful wetlands in its natural bounty.




Where can you wake up to wallabies at your window and views of endless vineyards? 

Look no further than the South Burnett Region.

These country breaks prove that slowing down, embracing local life and getting back to nature are the best ways to relax and get to know a place. Here’s our guide on what to do in the South Burnett region when you’re looking for a getaway full of nature and good old country charm! 



It’s time to pack your bags for Southern Queensland Country region!  

Now’s the time to plan your summer getaway and leave the stress of the city behind. This summer plan a holiday with a difference, as you get back to nature in our vast Southern Queensland Country Region. Whether it’s hiking, adventure, food and wine or just putting your feet up amongst nature, we have it all here with an abundance of good old fashioned country hospitality.


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.