An easy escape from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast, the Southern Downs region stretches to the New South Wales border in the south. Open, sealed roads and a network of accessible highways traverse the region, offering easy access to all major towns, tourist attractions and natural sights.
Only 2 hours’ drive south-west from Brisbane and 2.5 hours from the Gold Coast, you’ll enter our region at the top of the beautiful Cunningham’s Gap. Visitors from New South Wales will cross the border at Wallangarra. The region is well connected via highways and road networks including the Cunningham, New England and Australia’s Country Way. To plan your journey, check out Drive Queensland’s site or RACQ’s easy to use trip planner.
At least daily bus services operate between Brisbane, Toowoomba, Warwick and Stanthorpe on Crisps Coaches. Brisbane Airport transfers can be organised through The Airport Flyer and Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport transfers through Peter’s Coaches.
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB)
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport serves as an excellent access point into the Southern Downs region. Located one hour north-west of Warwick, this gateway airport offers 80+ direct domestic passenger services between Toowoomba and Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Cairns and Western Queensland. All major car hire companies and taxi services are represented at the airport and a full service, licensed cafe is operational for all departing flights. General non-passenger visitors are invited to visit their airport and enjoy the airside glass enclosed viewing area (Subject to standard airport screening procedures).
The Brisbane Airport is a two hour drive from Warwick, while the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Airport is just over two and a half hours away.