Top 10 Autumn Getaways To Southern Queensland Country

The only place in Queensland to experience a real autumn with the crisp, cool air and red and golden leaves is just 90 minutes from Brisbane, in beautiful Southern Queensland Country.

With so much beauty to take in and stunning nature, eateries, and wineries to explore, here are 10 of the best places to stay and get a taste of autumn: 

Vineyard Cottages

Seven beautiful cottages nestled in established gardens that maintain their beauty and perfume all year and host a variety of birdlife. Situated near the small village of Ballandean, just south of Stanthorpe with views across the Ballandean valley to the Roberts Ranges, they are perfectly positioned for visiting Queensland's 50+ premier wineries and for enjoying Girraween and Sundown National Parks...more

Bestbrook Mountain Retreat

Wake up to the crisp morning air and, after a fun-filled day, relax as you watch the sunset on another splendid Southern Queensland Country day. Whether it's a weekend away with the kids or a time to catch-up with friends, Bestbrook is a farm-stay for everyone. Learn how to milk a cow and churn the cream into butter which you will enjoy with your damper and billy tea. Rest your head in your self-contained 2 or 3-bedroom cabin, or enjoy some of the best bush camping around...more

Ravensbourne Escape 

Nestled on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range and bordered by the magnificent Ravensbourne National Park, Ravensbourne Escape offers an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located just outside of Toowoomba, these holiday homes and luxury studios have breathtaking views and are within easy reach of quaint country towns, national park trails, and Lake Cressbrook...more

Ridgemill Estate

A boutique winery located near Stanthorpe in the heart of the Granite Belt - Queensland's premium wine growing region, Ridgemill Estate is just 2½ hours from Brisbane, and an ideal location for a weekend away. Relax in a contemporary, self-contained studio cabin with luxurious interiors and spectacular vineyard views and enjoy the freshest local produce, beautiful scenery, gourmet delights and a diverse range of award-winning wines...more

Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre 

Just 3 hours' drive from Brisbane, the Bunya Mountains is a truly special place featuring the world's oldest Bunya Pines Forest. Here, you'll find cosy accommodation for couples, houses for families and group-sized chalets in the cool, peaceful air of the mountains. Discover the ancient rainforest, savour Bunya Nut delicacies and, if you visit on the last Sunday of the month, the village comes alive with the Bunya Mountains Markets from 9am - 2pm...more

Quest Toowoomba Apartment Hotel 

Quest Toowoomba Apartment Hotel, in the heart of Toowoomba's CBD, stands out from the street with the heritage-listed church facade. These 4.5-star serviced apartments, which are stylishly furnished and fully-equipped, are within close proximity of shopping and dining along Margaret Street, Queens Park and the Empire Theatre - the perfect base for visitors to the region...more

Diamondvale Cottages

These five self-contained cottages, set amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, are nestled along Quart Pot Creek, just 2km from Stanthorpe. They're the perfect place to snuggle up with someone special next to the roaring log fire and enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast in your cottage each morning. Diamondvale Cottages are conveniently located close to restaurants, shops, wineries, but no main roads, ensuring peace and tranquillity...more

The Woolshed at Jondaryan 

More than just a place to stay, The Woolshed at Jondaryan is the spot to explore and encounter a different way of life. With a range of accommodation, you're sure to find the perfect fit, from self-contained cottages and rustic cabins to authentic shearer's quarters, or camp under the stars. Entry to the museum and Woolshed grounds is also included in the accommodation fee...more

Highlander Motor Inn

After a hard day's work or a tiring day's driving, relax and revitalise in a spa or enjoy a dip in the solar-heated saltwater pool at Highlander Motor Inn. Relax with a beer and a gourmet meal in your spacious motel suite or self-catering 1, 2 or 3-bedroom apartment, with hot breakfast available daily and room service dinner from Monday-Thursday. This 4-star accommodation is located just a short distance from the centre of Toowoomba...more

Find more inspiration on where to explore, dine and relax across Southern Queensland Country

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