Great Autumn Escapes To Southern Queensland Country

Experience the splendour of autumn in scenic Southern Queensland Country with ten of the 'must do' places to stay, wine, dine and visit:

Spring Creek Mountain Café and Cottages

With breathtaking views of the Condamine Gorge, Wilson's Peak, World Heritage listed rain forests and the Border Ranges, Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages makes an idyllic base for exploring this beautiful region.

Stay in one of three fully self-contained 'escape' cottages that are one kilometre above sea level and indulge in contemporary Australian cuisine prepared from local produce, including the famous Killarney beef and lamb...more

Potters Hotel Toowoomba

Toowoomba's charming new boutique hotel is located in the CBD with views to historic Queens Park and a stone's throw from cafes, laneway bars, theatre and the newly refurbished Grand Central Shopping Centre. 

With classic chic décor, quality inclusions and unique personal touches, Potters Hotel makes an ideal and convenient base for exploring the beautiful garden city...more

Vacy Hall

The only heritage-listed accommodation in Toowoomba, Vacy Hall (circa 1873) is surrounded by over an acre of exquisite country gardens in a quiet historic residential neighbourhood in the CBD.

The city's very first boutique hotel offers guests the best of both worlds - the convenience of being on the doorstep of a vibrant urban landscape whilst enjoying the spoils of a gracious bygone era...more

Homewood Cottages

Situated in the heart of Highfields only 10km north of Toowoomba, Homewood Cottages have a gorgeous secret right on their doorstep - Davidson's Arboretum - an exquisite 1ha of many varieties of beautiful autumn trees from around the world.

The well-equipped cottages make a great retreat for a romantic weekend or relaxing midweek break and are also available for longer stays...more


An oasis of rustic, country bliss on 120 acres of "once-upon-a-time" dairy (now a working farm with sheep and cattle), Bunnycollen offers accommodation in The Studio, an old farm building, which has been renovated to include the necessities of life. 

Guests can revel in the quiet and the stars, wander the olive grove or soak up the ambience whilst sipping a chilled white, or robust red in the rustic " Old Machinery Shed" Cellar Door nearby. The Cellar Door is open every Sunday between 10am and 4pm for tastings...more

31 The Rocks

These stylish deluxe villas, located within Stanthorpe township, are set amongst granite boulders with individual bush settings and gourmet breakfast included.

Situated on a 10 acre secluded hideaway only 2km from the centre of town, the superbly appointed open plan one of two bedroom villas are ideal for couples or a relaxing getaway...more

Ridgemill Estate

A boutique winery located just 10 mins from Stanthorpe in the heart of the Granite Belt, Queensland's premium wine growing region, Ridgemill estate is an ideal location for a weekend away.

Guests can relax in a contemporary self-contained studio cabin with luxe interiors and spectacular vineyard views, whilst partaking in the freshest local produce, beautiful scenery, gourmet delights and a diverse range of award-winning wines...more

Barrel Room and Larder

Situated in the heart of award winning Ballandean Estate Winery, this casual fine dining restaurant offers an eclectic modern Australian menu.

Using local produce sourced within a strict three hour radius of the restaurant, Barrel Room and Larder supports free range and sustainable farming practices, as well as organic where possible...more

Deshons Retreat

Deshons Retreat near Kingaroy offers boutique hideaway stays with panoramic views of the picturesque Booie Valley, in the heart of this emerging food and wine country.

The designer, self-contained, king sized retreats have two unique open plan styles to choose from: zesty or luxe. Each features an eclectic mix of modern art, designer stylings and playful vintage pieces, making Deshons Retreat a favourite for those visiting the region for either work or play....more

The Bunyas

The Bunyas, incorporating Bunya Mountains accommodation, Elz Bistro and Lyrics Restaurant, are right on the doorstep of Bunya National Park, making an ideal base for bushwalkers and nature lovers.

Accommodation options in the Dandabah Getaway Units include one room studios or 2 bedroom apartments and here guests can enjoy the best of both worlds, with both the General Store and serene surrounds of the Bunya Mountains National Park nearby...more 

To plan your perfectly seasoned Autumn Getaway in Southern Queensland Country, click here

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