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Where to shop and eat local in the Western Downs

When agriculture, farming, and wheat are three of a region’s top industries, you know your tastebuds are in for a good time. Not only can you sam...

The ultimate guide to Big Skies Festival

Name another festival with a heritage-listed French colonial home as your backdrop that serves up a five-course luncheon and is only three hours’ dr...

Your ultimate guide to the Bunya, Bell, Jimbour, Jandowae tour

Looking for a road trip that combines Queensland’s second oldest national park with the world’s longest man-made structure, a French-style country...

How to do the Leichhardt Highway

Stretching close to 700 kilometres from Goondiwindi to Yeppoon, and running through the Western Downs from south to north, the Leichhardt Highway has ...

The ultimate camping guide in the Western Downs

Looking for accommodation in the Western Downs that offers a million-star-rating? Whether you prefer to pitch a tent or BYO accommodation on wheels...

chinchilla botanical garden
Where to take a picnic in the Western Downs

Do you know the recipe to a perfect picnic? If it includes a beautiful Western Downs setting, perfect weather, great food and good company – we t...

dulacca hotel
Country Pub Guide: The off the beaten track pub tour

Who doesn’t love a bit of country hospitality when it’s paired with a pint and a parmi? Get to know the town beyond the guide book by pulling u...

warra hotel
9 things to see along the Western Downs Military Trail

Like many Australian towns whose local men and women served during both World Wars as well as welcoming returning soldiers taking up land as part of t...

jimbour house
10 things to see along the Western Downs Heritage and History Trail

With a strong pioneering history, the Western Downs has many historical tales to tell – but not all of them can be told through words or images. ...

life-sized bronze sculptures of Hugh Sawrey and Nelson Dwyer
11 places to have an arts and cultural experience in the Western Downs

While the art galleries in the Western Downs region may hang the works of some of Australia’s best-known artists, this region’s connection with ar...


For more information on experiencing the Western Downs contact one of our friendly Visitor Information Centres
Ph: 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)
(07) 4679 4000 for interstate callers or email:

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