Southern Downs Attractions

Don’t just visit the Southern Downs for the day, stay a while.

Our diverse region offers experiences to satisfy explorers, foodies, romantics, nature lovers and families. Get back to nature in one of our three national parks, drop a line at one of our well-stocked dams, or explore the colourful history of the region.


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Heritage Listed 1891 ex convent for the Sisters of Mercy. This sandstone Victorian/Gothic building is a fantastic testament to the people who assisted in planning and building her. Original stain gla 

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Ashbern Farms is open to the public five days a week during the strawberry season which is from October to May each year. The aim is to ensure all enjoy the best strawberry eating experience possible. 

Agri / Mining and Industry

A pretty park of some historical significance, the first of three soldier statues erected in Queensland after the Boer War (1899-1902) is found in Allora's War Memorial Park in Warwick Street. Col 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

Accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only, the Condamine Gorge's '14 River Crossings' track is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of th 

Natural Attractions, National Parks and Reserves

Visit a bushranger hideout! 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland, had one of his hideouts near Pozieres. Donnelly's Castle, as it is now called, is a rock formation that you can walk bet 

Natural Attractions

Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park outside Stanthorpe. Camp at either Castle Rock and Bald Rock Creek camping areas or picnic in the  

Natural Attractions, National Parks and Reserves

After more than 70 years of decline and dereliction, Glengallan emerges from the ruins of the 1867 sandstone mansion as a unique heritage experience. Walk through time and re-live the Glengallan story 

Galleries Museums and Collections, Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Nested in the western foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Goomburra is one of four visitor nodes of Main Range National Park - part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Rug 

Natural Attractions, National Parks and Reserves

Saddlery with gallery style retail store, animal park and picnic area. Celebrating old world craft in an exciting modern show room. Custom made saddles and and Horse equipment swags bags belts and mor 

Shopping and Markets

Main Range National Park traverses the Cunningham Highway near Ipswich and Warwick in the Southern Downs Area. This heritage-listed ancient rainforest links South East Queensland's Scenic Rim in the e 

Natural Attractions, National Parks and Reserves

Come to the Market in the Mountains - where they Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It. More than 45 stallholders sell a range of unique handcrafted items. Leather belts and bags, clothing, knitted items, 

Shopping and Markets

Morgan Park is a major sport and recreation facility and houses a range of sport clubs and organisations, as well as a reserve which is home to a wide range of bird species. Morgan Park is known as 

Natural Attractions

The pretty Quart Pot Creek meanders through granite country and natural bushland, passes through the town of Stanthorpe, and continues out through the south-west, where it meets Spring Creek to form t 

Natural Attractions, Parks and Gardens

All aboard the Southern Downs Steam Railway! This Mainline Tourist Heritage Railway and rail museum was established in Warwick in 1995. SDSR has restored a Heritage C17 Steam Locomotive to operation 

Galleries Museums and Collections, Landmarks and Buildings

The Stanthorpe Museum is situated on the main street travelling north through the town and it is a popular place for visitors and tour groups. There are 10 heritage buildings on site, with over 20, 

Galleries Museums and Collections

The Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery displays quality exhibitions of both national and local importance, as well as fostering a strong program of regional artist exhibitions and displays that are relev 

Galleries Museums and Collections

A white cottage-like pavilion, nestled in a rocky park, provides visitors with a chance to take in the panorama of Stanthorpe and remember the legacy left by men from this area in WWI. Soldier hero 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

Storm King Dam rests in a picturesque rural setting with many water birds (including pelicans) and is an ideal spot for picnics, water sport and fishing. Fish species include golden perch, murray cod 

Natural Attractions

High, remote and rough, Sundown National Park (south west of Stanthorpe) entices both self-sufficient campers and experienced bushwalkers to explore its rugged ridges and gorges. Camp at one of five c 

Natural Attractions, National Parks and Reserves

The Granite Belt Maze offers an amazing experience, where each customer has to solve their own unique riddle, while navigating their way through the maze. These riddles don't help you find your way,  

Amusement and Theme Parks

Opened in 2007, The Queensland College of Wine Tourism is a branch of The University of Southern Queensland, Stanthorpe State High School and The Queensland Government especially built as a unique tra 

Landmarks and Buildings

The Warwick Art Gallery is at the forefront of cultural activities in the Southern Downs. Especially committed to community activities, the Gallery aims to identify, promote and celebrate the communit 

Galleries Museums and Collections, Landmarks and Buildings

The Warwick Historical Society Museum is a collection of buildings which features furniture and household items representing more than 130 years of family life in the Warwick district. Most notable is 

Galleries Museums and Collections, Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings, Parks and Gardens

A solid marble honour board at Warwick Railway Station notes the contribution of 101 local railway workers who enlisted in WWI - seven of them dying in the conflict. They were among more than 3,000 Qu 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

A Celtic cross tops the impressive 10.7 metre high sandstone and granite monument serving as a grave for 122 Warwick men who died in WWI. Governor Sir Matthew Nathan unveiled the memorial 5 Decembe 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

Abbey of the Roses is a grand 1891 sandstone 'Country Manor House' that was once upon a time a convent for Sisters of Mercy. You can now view (by appointment) the ground floor and marvel at the craftm 

The Allora & District Historical Society operate two museums in Allora, the Old Allora Shire Hall and the School of Arts, both which have a collection of memorabilia depicting the early history of 

The Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre (ARHC) is solely dedicated to the spirit of rodeo and the cowboy. A place to follow the history and relive the glory of the Australian Professional Rodeo Associati 

A popular attraction for Granite Belt visitors, this National Park is located just on the NSW side of the border. Granite gardens scatter across picturesque walks, leading to awe-inspiring lookouts ov 

Located in the picturesque hills above Glen Aplin The Bramble Patch is a food lovers paradise. Visitors are offered a range of over 50, multi-award winning, gourmet preserves including jams, coulis, s 

The Bush Rock Gallery is a local art gallery showing original paintings done by resident artist Graeme Schreiber. The gallery is set in a native plant garden and is surrounded by native bush. Paint 

Carr's Lookout is located on Spring Creek Road, approximately 8km north east of Queen Mary Falls. Stop a moment to take in the stunning view from Carr’s Lookout - there is an easily accessible carpark 

Granite Belt Christmas Farm is renowned for bringing the 'Christmas Spirit' alive all year round! Step through the doors of our Mistletoe Store and capture the magic of Christmas! which stocks a large 

Jamworks Gourmet Foods is a cafe & larder where you can try a selection of our 100 plus preserves made in small batches on site at the tasting bar. Why not enjoy a meal featuring a Jamworks pro 

The Killarney Heritage Centre is located on one of the main streets of Killarney. The Heritage Centre specialises in researching local family history and has a grand collection of local historical pho 

Stanthorpe Cheese is the region's original cheese factory. We are situated 10 minutes on the north side of Stanthorpe. We are a complete farmhouse factory, processing all the milk from our small herd  

This Heritage Listed house, built in 1879, was the former home of PL Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Enjoy a guided tour by appointment only. The house was originally the Australian Joint Stock B 

An eclectic collection of all things secondhand some dating back to 19th century. 

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