An easy two hour escape from Brisbane, the Southern Downs and Granite Belt is just the place to escape to if you’re in need of a scenic change. It’s the ideal spot to fall in love with autumn and its rich colours before rugging up for winter in the coolest place in the State! You can experience distinct seasons here, with cooler temperatures and clear skies providing the perfect conditions for exploring our breathtaking natural landscapes, food and wine experiences, spectacular heritage sites and exhilarating events. Our major towns of Warwick and Stanthorpe are both within an easy drive of the region’s unique villages, with laidback locals and warm country hospitality awaiting you. Welcome to our backyard where the only thing you have to do is slow down, breathe deep and experience the essence of country life.