Summer is magic in Southern Queensland Country – so come chill out in our ‘backyard’. 
Don't forget to share your finds on Instagram with #sqcountry so we can share the summer love!


Here's our guide to the best of summer:

1. Follow the 'Insiders' Guide'

We’ve collected a swag of insider tips and pics from locals and travellers so you can make the most of our views, tastes, walks, waterways and cooling breezes this summer. 

Download the Insiders' Guide to Summer in SQC


2. Strawberry Sundays

Where do you find the freshest, plumpest, juiciest strawberries this Summer?

Picking your own at Stanthorpe’s Ashbern Farms of course! 


3. Waterfall Wonderland

For one of Queensland’s most scenic (and coolest) drives follow The Falls Drive, east of Killarney into Main Range National Park which takes in Browns Falls, Daggs Falls and the spectacular Queen Mary Falls, where you can sit at the bottom amid the ferns and feel the spray of Spring Creek as it tumbles dramatically over a 40-metre drop.


4. Secret Sunflower Society

This Summer golden fields of blooms will pop up all over Southern Queensland Country…where will they be? Nobody knows!

Our farmers plant different fields each year, so the fun is in the hunt! Take our insider tip and call the Toowoomba and Warwick Visitor Information Centres for the latest on where they’re blooming.

And remember to follow sunflower etiquette on your treasure quest - Respect the farmers, stay to the edge of the fields and take nothing but photos!


5. Cool Mountain High

Escape to the coolness of the Bunya Mountains, where you can walk beneath ancient Bunya Pines, through rainforest to waterfalls and gently trickling streams. 


6. Cold Country Beer 

Some of the best plans are hatched over a beer in a country pub and we’ve got some beauties for you right here in Southern Queensland Country.

So if cold bevys and delicious pub grub is your thing, make sure you check our Top 10 Country Pubs




For more inspiration on where to explore across Southern Queensland Country, check out our handy guide or head to our blog