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Southern Queensland Country

From Stanthorpe inorth to Kingaroy, and from Toowoomba west to Mitchell, Southern Queensland Country has crisp clean country air, award-winning wines, fresh local produce and time with some of the friendliest locals around. And because you can drive there in less than two hours from Brisbane, it’s somewhere that’s easy to sneak away for a weekend with friends or a short break with the family.

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A picturesque country town about an hours drive north of Crows Nest. 

South Burnett

Queenslands wine and lake country. Blackbutt, Yarraman, Nanango, Kingaroy. Bunya Mountains, Lake Boondooma, Bjelke-Petersen Dam

Somerset Region

Valley of the lakes. Lake Somerset, Lake Wivenhoe. Esk, Toogooloowah.

Lockyer Valley

The valley of variety. Laidley, Gatton, Helidon.



The Garden City on the edge of the Great Dividing Range. 130 km west of Brisbane.

Darling Downs Tourism

Local Tourism Organisation covering Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe and the Lockyer Valley.

Darling Downs Tourism Collective

Local Tourism Organisations cooperating to enhance the development of Tourism in the Darling Downs. Current members are Crows Nest and District Tourist and Progress Association and Pittsworth District Alliance.

Granite Belt

A premium food and wine destination surrounded by stunning national parks and prehistoric granite formations.


The Sunshine State:comprehensive travel information here to help you prepare for a great holiday in Queensland.


Tourism Australia: About Australia; Plan your trip; Vacations and deals; Places to go and things to do; Festivals and events.


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Southern Queensland Country (eastern part)