Southern Downs is situated 1 hour South of Toowoomba and 2 hours South West of Brisbane in Queensland. The major centres include Warwick, Allora, Killarney and Stanthorpe, with the region stretching along to the New South Wales border and covering 7,122 km2.
Southern Downs region boasts a vibrant rural lifestyle with many things to do and see. The four season climate is a world away from typical Queensland regions and offers a variety of scenery, flora and fauna.
Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt
Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt are a premium food and wine destination renowned Australia wide. It is the home of the Queensland College of Wine Tourism and fifty-plus wineries.
As well as many activities to tantalise your taste buds, the area has access to the Girraween National Park which hosts at least 800 species of flowering plants. The region is liked by bush-walkers and rock-climbers are attracted to the granite boulders.
Warwick and Allora
The town of Warwick and its surrounds present a historical and charming earliest settlement of Queensland. Heritage buildings and distinctive streetscapes are the hallmark of the towns and villages of the region.
Discover the history of Warwick through heritage walks, steam train travel, museums and historic buildings.
Take the Sunflower Route to Allora, the Sunflower capital, and spend some time in this beautiful little town that showcases late 1800 buildings, peaceful parks and delightful gardens.
Warwick offers many amenities and is the main centre of the region.
Killarney is like a little green gem hidden in the foothills of the range. Although the town is small, it is picturesque with it's old pub and buildings, mostly colonial style with original shop-fronts.
Enjoy spectacular scenery, bush walking, exploring the villages of the cedar route, cycling, Bird Watching, swimming, taking a tour, eating, golfing, flora & fauna discovery, camping. It is the centre point to access the Queen Mary's Falls and the Head.