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Spend Winter like this in Southern Downs and Granite Belt!

Queensland might be best known for its endless summer, but in the south-east corner, there’s a pocket of countryside that gloriously celebrates all four seasons, the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.

Hugging the border of Queensland and New South Wales, this destination is defined by its seasonality, which provides for farm-fresh produce, an award-winning wine trail and a natural playground that’s best explored with boots and a backpack.

If you’re looking for something new to do this holiday season, spend winter like this in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.


Winter like this in the Western Downs!

The temperature might be dropping, but when it comes to things to see and do, it’s only heating up in the Western Downs.

It’s a balancing act of nature and nurture, as cooler days are all about exploring the great outdoors, while nights are best spent curled up around a fire, wine, whiskey, or hot chocolate in hand.

If you’re looking for a winter like this, start loading up your favourite playlist and set the GPS to Western Downs, where the country views start just 3.5 hours drive from Brisbane.

Let us show you around.

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7 cool-climate experiences to enjoy in Toowoomba

There are two types of travellers in the world – those that love spending time in a cooler climate and those perpetually chasing summer.

If you fall into the first category, then read on because Toowoomba is perfectly seasoned in winter.

Think crackling wood fires, moody and surreal landscapes, explosions of naturally occurring colour combinations, and moreish seasonal produce that feeds the soul.

Sounds enticing right? Discover these 7 cool-climate experiences in Toowoomba.

Embrace the cool change in the Lockyer Valley with nature like this!

We see your weekend plans and raise you a slice of countryside just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley, which stretches out in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range between Ipswich and Toowoomba.

This unassuming destination has much to shout loud and proud about. Did you know the Lockyer Valley is one of the top 10 most fertile farming regions in the world and grows more than 95% of all winter crops in Australia?

Considering this crop-country flourishes in winter, we think it’s high time you discovered why there’s lots to love in the Lockyer Valley with this guide.


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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.