Inside Southern Downs and Granite Belt

How to do the Strange Bird Wine Trail

Looking for something beyond Chardonnay and Shiraz? Embark on the Strange Bird Wine Trail, where you can sip and swirl your way through the Granite Belt trying alternative varietals like tempranillo, verdhelo and mourvedre.

7 Southern Downs events you can’t miss in 2022

Planning a trip to the Southern Downs and Granite Belt but don't know when to visit? Tie in one of these awesome events to get the most out of your trip! Fill your calendar with these huge events and get ready for a memorable 2022!

How to Do: Queen Mary Falls Circuit

Visiting Queen Mary Falls is a must do on your next trip. Embark on the easy Queen Mary Falls circuit, a 40-minute walk that takes you from the lookouts at the top of the falls to the creek below.

Art Trails in Spring

Whether you're a practicing artist or you enjoy other people's creative abilites, we have two weekends of art trails to give you the perfect excuse for a country getaway.

Keeping it fresh and Local

In these unusual and challenging times, it’s critical we support our local industries, many of whom can still deliver their products to you.

8 Reasons to Go Chasing Queen Mary Falls

The waterfall chasing in Killarney is next level, with the popular Queen Mary Falls, part of the world heritage listed Main Range National Park, providing plenty of great reasons to jump in the car…

6 Places to Fall in Love this Valentine’s Day

If you think romance is all about chocolates and rose petals, think again. Before you rush off to book another movie night or dinner date, let us play cupid with this guide to the 6 most romantic places to visit this Valentine’s Day.

WIN the Ultimate Country Getaway

Win a long weekend getaway for you and a friend, winding your way through the Southern Downs and Granite Belt! Start with a rainforest retreat to the rolling hills of Killarney

The Ultimate 4 Day Family Country Road Trip

If it’s time for the kids to breathe in some fresh country air, reconnect with nature (and each other!) and go offline, then bundle them in the car and head south west to the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.

A Local’s Guide to Sundown National Park

Want to go remote with zero distractions and the chance of not seeing anyone else? On the Queensland/New South Wales border lies Sundown National Park, a rugged wilderness of spectacular steep-sided gorges, sharp ridges and peaks rising more than 1000m.

24 Hours in Stanthorpe this Winter

Want to experience a true winter this year? Before you start planning a July jaunt to our southern states, simply head two hours south west to Stanthorpe, the coolest place in the State!

Top 7 Must Visit Waterholes

We might be the coldest place in the state, but come December 1, we’re just as ready as the rest of Queensland to head outside, relish the longer days
Quart Pot Creek in Autumn

When to Visit the Southern Downs

With four distinct seasons celebrated across the year, there’s never a bad time to visit the Southern Downs! Each season comes with its own charms, events and unique landscapes.