Gladstone Region Menu

When September rolls around we all let out a collective YAY!  Kick off the doona and make the most of warmer days, the new season’s food and wine, fun festivals and of course our stunning parks and gardens bursting with blooms.


Tick off our top 10 this Spring:


1. Spring Festival Fever

Get your crew together and get along to a colourful Spring Event - Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, the Australian Camp Oven Festival, Warwick Rodeo, and Cobb+Co’s Lost Trades Fair.



2. The best bloomin’ camping and caravanning spots

Warm sunny days and nights just cool enough for a fire are perfect camping and vanning weather…pack the fishing rods and your free spirit and hit the country roads!



3. Long weekend in wine country

Set off on a wine trail adventure in the Granite Belt or around the vineyards and cellar doors of Kingaroy and Booie. There’s plenty of top places to stay from Crane Wines B&B overlooking the vines and Booie Range, to Ridgemill Estate’s on-vineyard studios and country cottages like Maric Park, dotted along the winery trails.


4. Pack a Spring Picnic

Visit the region’s providores, farmers markets and farm gates to gather a feast or cheat and order lunch to go from one of our cafes and find a spot under the cherry blossoms in Laurel Bank Park, next to a towering pine in Bunya Mountains National Park or beside beautiful Queen Mary Falls.



5. Wander in the Wildflowers

Set out to see the wildflowers of  the Western Country’s Gurulmundi Wildflower Trail – pick up a trail guide from Miles Visitor Information Centre; or the delicate native blooms dotted in Girraween National Park’s granite landscapes - connecting with the fresh air and flowers is what the season is all about!


6. Sink your teeth into Spring

Don’t miss Carnival’s Food & Wine Festival, or sample new Spring menus in Stanthorpe at Varias, McGregor Terrace Food Project and the Barrelroom & Larder; or in Toowoomba at Little Seed, Encores, The Woods at Ravensbourne or Hampton’s Emeraude Bistro.



7. Spring Sleepover

Enjoy crisp country air, the smell of fresh coffee brewing and delight in local hospitality. Get between the soft sheets of the region’s best and rest your weary head in comfort and style. To get you started why not start with our top 4 country hideaways.


8. Play and explore

Indulge your senses in natures playground. Enjoy bushwalking adventures in the pristine rainforests of the Ravensbourne National Park, spot native birds and wildlife at Bunya Mountains National Park, or discover the valley of the diamonds in Crows Nest National Park.



9. Pet Friendly Digs

Leaving your best friend behind when you go on holidays is not easy. So don’t do it! Pack up your pooch and head to a dog-friendly getaway in Southern Queensland Country. Fresh air and room to roam come with the territory.



10. Take a Big Sky Country Drive

Follow the Adventure Way Discovery eight day self-drive itinerary. Discover Australian stories, adventures and starry night constellations. Highlights of the journey include the historic Glengallan Homestead, Rudd’s Pub, the Woolshed at Jondaryan and a sunset river cruise in St George.


What's happening this spring #SQCOUNTRY