duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Discover Queen Mary Falls, where Spring Creek tumbles 40 metres to the valley below. Choose from the Cliff or Queen Mary Falls circuits or, if you’re keen, do both!
Strange Bird is the quirky name given to the Granite Belt’s self drive alternative wine trail. A delicious change from the everyday – take the Granite Belt’s Strange Bird Alternate Wine Trail and discover a whole new world of wine.
Call in for a refreshment at Queensland's oldest hotel, still in it's original condition. In it's past life the pub was a Cobb and Co change over station. These days it's famous for it's huge road train burger.
Call into Riversands Winery in St George for a wine tasting. There's also a great cafe on site.
Get involved in the daily activities at Bonus Downs Farm Stay near Mitchell.
Make time to take a free tour of the Roma Saleyards, the largest cattle selling facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
Make a stop in Chinchilla, Australia's melon capital. Pick up some fresh watermelon to take home.
Enjoy a picnic at the stunning Ravensbourne National Park's Beutel Lookout
Travel south via the Ipswich Boonah Road to Boonah, heart of the Scenic Rim with its stunning mountain and country scenery. Follow the Falls Scenic Drive via Lake Moogerah, Carr’s Lookout and the spectacular Queens Mary Falls to Killarney. Enjoy lunch at Spring Creek Mountain Cafe with spectacular views over Condamine Gorge, Wilson’s Peak, The Border Ranges and World Heritage listed rainforest. Continue your drive to Stanthorpe in the heart of the Granite Belt Wine Region.View Accommodation & Activities in the Granite Belt
Follow the Granite Belt Strange Bird Alternative Wine Trail to discover Queensland’s premier food and wine region. Sample cider and apple pie at Sutton's Apple Farm and visit Stanthorpe Cheese which features a range of handmade farmhouse cheeses. Explore the spectacular Girraween National Park. Taste locally-made jams and conserves at Jamworks before enjoying lunch at Barrel Room Café and choose from the fresh seasonal menu.
Travel west towards big skies and cotton country today. Follow the Stanthorpe-Inglewood Road to the pretty township of Inglewood. Visit nearby Coolmunda Olives, walk through the beautiful olive grove and sample some delicious organic olive products. Pass through the quaint wheat village of Bungunya then call into Queensland’s oldest hotel, the Nindigully Pub for a cold drink and old-fashioned pub food. Drive a short distance to St George, the inland fishing capital of Queensland.View Accommodation & Activities in St George
Spot local birdlife during a morning cruise on the Balonne River with Sandytown River Cruises or join a 4 hour guided bus tour* hosted by cotton and vineyard farmers. Discover how cotton and grapes are grown, irrigated and harvested. Enjoy a wine tasting and delicious lunch at the Riversands garden. (*tour operates most Thursdays). Travel through Mitchell to Bonus Downs Farm Stay, a privately owned property built in 1911 by one of this country’s most famous landholders.View Accommodation & Activities in Mitchell
Start the day with a Bonus Downs Jackaroo Breakfast and relax in your authentic station accommodation. The day is yours to wander the tranquil bush walks, take in the day’s activities and enjoy the warm country hospitality of your hosts.
Travel into Mitchell for a therapeutic soak in the Great Artesian Spa. Visit the original courthouse where local bushrangers the Kenniff Brothers were committed to stand trial. Drive east on the Warrego Highway to Roma where twice weekly you can join a free tour of the Roma Saleyards, the largest cattle selling facility in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy an amazing theatrical presentation, recreating the story of Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry at the Big Rig Night Show.View Accommodation & Activities in Roma
Continue along the Warrego Highway towards Toowoomba. Along the way visit the Miles Historical Village, one the Australia’s leading regional museums. Take a break in Chinchilla the country’s melon capital en route to the Garden City of Toowoomba in time to explore Australia’s largest and most traditionally designed Japanese garden or stroll the magnificent Queens Park. Tonight, dine at one of Toowoomba’s trendy restaurants offering fresh local produce menus.View Accommodation & Activities in Toowoomba
Take a scenic drive through the Toowoomba highlands to the picturesque villages of Highfields, Hampton and Cabarlah. Wander the enticing specialty, arts and crafts shops, purchase seasonal produce and share a meal in a cosy café. Breathe in the panoramic views and enjoy a picnic at Ravensbourne National Park. Follow the scenic country drive via Esk back to Brisbane.