Looking for somewhere romantic, but different to go away? We’ve helped you out with our pick of 50 of the most romantic getaways in Southern Queensland Country:

  1. Head to Queen Mary Falls in Main Range National Park, where Spring Creek takes a spectacular 40m plunge over a sheer rock face.
  2. Escape to Mulanah Gardens luxury bed and breakfast cottages, nestled in quiet bushland just a short drive from Kingaroy in the beautiful South Burnett. (736 Deep Creek Rd, Inverlaw via Kingaroy)
  3. Head to Bestbrook Mountain Resort to experience life on the farm – learn how to milk the cows, feed the baby animals and collect fresh eggs. (9790 Cunningham Hay, Maryvale)

  4. Bring your bike for a gentle ride through the Granite Belt’s new 34km Ballandean to Stanthorpe cycle trail, stopping at a café, winery or farm along the way.
  5. Travel to Spring Creek Mountain Cottages near Killarney, situated more than 1000m above sea-level, for the best local produce, amazing flavours, and seriously impressive views. (1503 Spring Creek Rd, The Head via Killarney)

  6. Take in a show. Head to Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre – the largest regional theatre in Australia – where there’s something for everyone this autumn, from comedy to ballet to jazz.
  7. Take a relaxing walk amongst the ancient Bunya Pines in Bunya Mountains National Park. It’s Queensland’s second oldest national park and contains the world’s largest remaining stand of Bunya pine rainforest.
  8. Listen to beautiful live music or thought-provoking conversations by talented international guests at the University of Southern Queensland’s Artsworx Twilight series.
  9. Be amazed by the sheer size of the huge granite boulders towering above open forests in Girraween National Park.
  10. Enjoy a round of golf on one of more than 40 golf courses in Southern Queensland Country. Here, the golf-courses are first-rate and the scenery is sublime – and you might just find that the higher altitude helps your form!
  11. Watch the autumn leaves changing colour out your window at the Best Western Applegum Inn in Toowoomba. (41 Margaret St, Toowoomba)

  12. Take in the tranquil view from the verandah of your cottage at Hillview Cottages in Kingaroy (297 Birt Rd, Kingaroy)

  13. Feeling adventurous? Get your horse-riding gear on and explore the country on horseback.  Head to Cowboy Up Trail Riding at Emu Creek near Crows Nest.
  14. Get away from it all with a weekend of indulgence at Spicers Peak Lodge – try out the onsite day spa Spa Anise, go for a cycle, or simply breathe in the spectacular view. (1 Wilkinsons Road, Maryvale)

  15. Embark on a treasure hunt – stroll through the antique shops and galleries around Toowoomba to discover funky vintage goods, fine antiques and unique works of art.
  16. After a hard day’s work sampling the wines of the Granite Belt, rest up with a stay at Vineyard Cottages in Ballandean. While you’re there, enjoy some fine food from the Vineyard Café. (28126 New England Hwy, Ballandean)
  17. Queensland’s pumpkin capital comes alive each year for the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival. Hurtle your pumpkin down Policeman’s Hill in the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll, show your strength in the Pumpkin Power Shot Put – or simply enjoy the delicious fresh pumpkin scones.
  18. Catch a bite in one of the many dams or creeks. Try one of the picturesque waterways of the Western Downs, or head to Leslie Dam, Bernarkin State Forest or Sundown National Park.
  19. Head to Stanthorpe’s Granite Belt Brewery to sample the unique flavour of beer brewed amongst the granite.
  20. Share in a passion for fine food and wine in the country at Taste South Burnett, based in Kingaroy’s historic old butter factory. It’s the cellar door for local boutique wineries, and a retail outlet for the best in local treats, plus creamy and delicious home-made fudge.
  21. Head to Highfields Pioneer Village to catch a glimpse of life from a bygone era.
  22. Tantalise your tastebuds with a meal at the award-winning The Peak Restaurant at Spicers Peak Lodge. This contemporary Australian restaurant uses premium local ingredients to create eclectic and ever-changing menus – all with the most stunning views over Spicer’s Gap plateau.
  23. Discover towering trees, palm groves, trickling streams and amazing birdlife in Ravensbourne National Park – the best remaining example of the rainforest that originally covered this part of the Great Dividing Range on the escarpment north of Toowoomba.
  24. Southern Queensland Country is famous for its historic country pubs where you can share a yarn and a beer with the locals. Drop into the Nindigully Pub, the Victoria Hotel at Goondiwindi or Rudd’s Pub at Nobby.
  25. Create your own handcrafted masterpiece at Toowoomba’s Cobb + Co Museum workshops, where you can learn leadlighting, silversmithing, millinery, sandstone carving or build your own unique stick furniture.
  26. Gather some friends for a weekend away ‘glamping’ at Spicers Canopy. Here you can experience the serenity of a camping holiday in a luxury setting where all the hard work is done for you. (Gross Road, off South Branch Road, Cunningham’s Gap, Maryvale)

  27. Warm your feet by the fire as you take in the charm, grace and grandeur of the heritage-listed Vacy Hall Historic Guesthouse in Toowoomba. (135 Russell St, Toowoomba)

  28. Breathe in the crisp, clean air as you relax by the water hole, waterfalls and amazing rock formations at Coomba Falls. Located just two kilometres from the heart of Maidenwell, it’s the ideal setting for a picnic and an afternoon of tranquillity.
  29. Enjoy the view from your cottage at the award-winning Bethany Cottages in Kingaroy, located on one of the most famous farms in Australia. The farm has been the home of the Bjelke-Peterson family for 100 years. (218 Peterson Dr, Kingaroy) 
  30. Sample the wines at the cellar door of Crane Wines, and finish up the day with a relaxing stay in the onsite Bed and Breakfast. (162 Haydens Road, Kingaroy)

  31. Bask in the country warmth of Allora with a stay at Reppels B&B, offering quality accommodation in an historic setting. Walk to the local shops, great country pubs, golf course, bowling green and historic sites and meet the locals. (21 Drayton St, Allora)

  32. Explore and discover R on the Downs Rural Retreat in beautiful Yangan, a relaxing and rejuvenating rural retreat that is ripe for romance. (295 Swanfels Rd, Yangan) 
  33. Head to award-winning boutique winery Lucas Estate wines, where the handcrafted wines are made in a state of the art winery, and there’s a cafe and extensive gift shop.
  34. Camp, park your caravan or head to a cabin for the weekend to enjoy the peace and quiet at Goomburra Forest Retreat, where you’ll be surrounded by stunning natural forest and mountains. (268 Forestry Reserve Rd, Goomburra)

  35. Visit the Woolshed at Jondaryan for a slice of history. See sheep being sheared, or take a horse and cart ride around the site to discover the secrets of our heritage past.
  36. Take a trip to Stanthorpe to savour local, seasonal produce at its freshest. Learn where food comes from with a visit to a vegetable farm, have a chat with a winemaker, and taste the freshest fruit direct from the source.
  37. Stay at the Big 4 Toowoomba Garden City Holiday Park for centrally located four-star holiday fun – bring the caravan or stay in a cabin and enjoy all that Toowoomba has to offer. (34A Eiser St, Toowoomba)

  38. Sample the wines at Symphony Hill Estate, the family owned boutique winery specialising in high quality wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Viognier grapes, all proudly grown on the estate.
  39. Visit the Museum of Australian Army Flying at Oakey to experience the adventure and romance of our pioneer military aviators. Memorabilia at this engaging museum date back to 1912, when Australian Army Aviation was then known as the Australian Flying Corps (AFC).
  40. Take a heritage walk through Warwick to discover the graceful colonial homes, superb old churches, majestic sandstone buildings and the railway precinct that give Warwick unique a sense of history.
  41. Get acquainted with the wildlife at EcoRidge Hideaway, offering a world of seclusion and tranquillity just a short drive from Toowoomba. (712 Rockmount Rd, Toowoomba)

  42. Follow the clues and meet the intriguing characters in the interactive National Carriage Gallery at Cobb + Co Museum.  Explore how horse-drawn vehicles shaped our social history and impacted on Australia’s development.
  43. To try out the hottest new tastes in wine, pursue the Granite Belt’s Strange Bird alternative wine trail. Dip into a bottle of Viognier or Mourvedre; learn how to pronounce Gewurztraminer or Barbera and discuss the perfect food match for a bottle of Tempranillo.
  44. Relax on the verandah with a hot cuppa and some freshly home-baked scones at B&B Wanulla in Toowoomba, and marvel at the beautiful gardens. (4 Burns St, Toowoomba) 
  45. Sample the new menu at the charming Girraween Country Inn in the heart of the Ballandean-Stanthorpe wine district. (1793 Eukey Rd, Ballandean)

  46. Be a wine maker for a day at the state-of-the-art Queensland College of Wine Tourism, or simply enjoy a sumptuous meal from the College’s Varias restaurant.
  47. Make a getaway to Deshons Retreat, a boutique hideaway nestled on the slopes overlooking the beautiful Booie Valley. (164 Haydens Rd, Kingaroy)

  48. Rest and recharge at quiet comfortable Crows Nest Motel (7547 New England Hwy, Crows Nest)

  49. Enjoy a great country getaway at Killarney View Cabins, only 10 kilometres from the spectacular  Queen Mary Falls. (55 O’Maras Rd, Killarney)

  50. Sit back on the shady verandah, soak up the sweeping rural views and listen to nothing but the native birds at Hope Cottage on Assmanshausen Winery. (24 Serisier Rd, Leslie via Warwick, QLD.)