Put the wild back into your life in Queensland’s Southern Downs, a region with breathtaking rugged mountains, exhilarating experiences, and sweeping views across pristine Gondwana Rainforest filled valleys, all just 90 minutes from Brisbane.
Granite boulders and towering outcrops invite exploration and trails lead you into a spectacular wilderness filled with unlimited possibilities that implore you to lace up your boots and head outdoors. Wildflowers splash colour across the landscape. Glittering waterfalls cascade out of the forest. Lush, riverine gorges offer perfect opportunities for connecting with unique wildlife, hugging ancient trees, and having the adventures you’ve always dreamed about. Refresh your spirit and soak up the untamed beauty. A journey of discovery is at your fingertips when you escape from the everyday and step out into Queensland’s wild country.
Choose your wild…
The Southern Downs is well-known for its breathtaking natural landscapes and rugged adventure opportunities. We’ve crafted a guide to help you explore the wild side of the region and navigate its many natural wonders. You can use the guide to discover new adventures in our area and help map your trip itinerary, from outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and boating, to rare and memorable wildlife encounters.