[APPROX. 56 KM / 1 HR]

Take the A21 to Gatton and visit the Qld Transport Museum, followed by Tins and Trays for lunch. Stop into the local markets for some treasure hunting. Make your way to various farm gates such as Awassi Cheese and 9Dorf Farms. Book into a farm stay or B&B such as the Stockton Rise Country Retreat in Laidley.

Make your way back to Helidon via Ma Ma Creek and Lilydale to White Mountain State Forest to try and spot some of the local near-threatened bird species.

If you are a car and engine lover, make a detour via Flagstone Creek Road on your way back to Toowoomba to visit The Barn and Scotty’s Garage for some nostalgia.

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Toowoomba QLD

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Journey duration

2 hours

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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.