[APPROX. 127KM / 1 HRS 45 MINS]
Beginning in Brisbane, head west towards Toowoomba where you’ll spend 24 hours exploring this beautiful Garden City perched on the edge of the Great Dividing Range – don’t forget to pack your winter woollies! Queens Park and the Botanic Gardens are a great way to spend a sunny morning outdoors – grab a takeaway coffee from nearby Burrow Café or indulge in exceptional pastries at The Bakers Duck. Cobb and Co Museum is great for history buffs, where you can also board a sightseeing bus for a tour of Toowoomba. Take a spectacular brisk sunset stroll exploring the laneway art walks downtown and round off the day with a cleansing ale at Volcanic Brewing craft beers and 4 Brothers Brewing, both in the CBD. Looking for a great bar and dining option? Fitzy’s offers an extensive list of wines and cocktails, and a comprehensive dining menu. Catch a late show at the Empire Theatre with a variety of entertainment options such as musical performances, live theatre or dances, or even a comedy show. Soak up the lively atmosphere before retiring to one of the many central accommodation venues in the CBD such as Oaks Toowoomba Hotel or Potters Boutique Hotel. Like more classic accommodation? Vacy Hall is one of “Australia’s Great Historic Hotels”, full of charm and soul- close to the CBD too!
[APPROX. 242KM / 2 HRS 48 MINS]
Journeying on from Toowoomba, take the A39 west to Goondiwindi, visiting Pittsworth, 39km southwest of Toowoomba, to tour its rich pioneer history at the Pittsworth Pioneer Historical Village. Continue to Millmerran for the views at Commodore Peak Lookout and then follow the historical mural walk in town. The next stop is Inglewood, where you’ll visit the Australian Tobacco Museum and Inglewood Heritage Centre before checking into your accommodation in Goondiwindi.
[APPROX. 356 KM / 4 HRS 22 MINS]
Start your day with Goondiwindi Cotton Tours to explore a local cotton farm and immerse yourself in history of the cotton industry for this region, before enjoying a refreshingly pleasant riverside walk back in town. The cotton ginning season begins from September/ October (planting) through to March/ April for harvesting. Stay on the lookout for quirky laneway art and build up your appetite before a hearty and wholesome lunch at the historic Victoria Hotel. With your belly full, your body warm and your soul nurtured, finish your journey off with a drive to the Yelarbon Silos prior to your return to Brisbane.
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