Author: Nicole Franklin

Bargains you can’t refuse – a country shopping spree across the Western Downs

If you thought the finest gifts were found in the big smoke and the best boutique clothing was reserved for the esplanade… think again! The Western Downs isn’t just the home of big skies and hearty hospitality, there’s also many unique …

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If you thought the finest gifts were found in the big smoke and the best boutique clothing was reserved for the esplanade… think again! The Western Downs isn’t just the home of big skies and hearty hospitality, there’s also many unique …

Plan your ultimate Words Out West Fest experience

From the region that brought you your favourite festivals showing off watermelons, camel racing, lantern parades and more, comes the next big event (now in its third year) – Words Out West.  We all know 2020 wasn’t the greatest year on …

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From the region that brought you your favourite festivals showing off watermelons, camel racing, lantern parades and more, comes the next big event (now in its third year) – Words Out West.  We all know 2020 wasn’t the greatest year on …

Another for the bucket list – experience farm life on the Western Downs

Ever wondered what life on the farm really looks like? Wonder no more and venture out to the Western Downs – the gateway to the outback and home to some of our nation’s strongest producers. You’ll find no better place to …

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Ever wondered what life on the farm really looks like? Wonder no more and venture out to the Western Downs – the gateway to the outback and home to some of our nation’s strongest producers. You’ll find no better place to …

Your perfect Valentine’s – right here in the Western Downs

Not just for Valentine’s Day these romantic, adventurous ideas are for any time of the year, day or night.  For young or older couples, you will be surprised by what you see. Roses are red, violets are blue, and we’ve planned …

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Not just for Valentine’s Day these romantic, adventurous ideas are for any time of the year, day or night.  For young or older couples, you will be surprised by what you see. Roses are red, violets are blue, and we’ve planned …

Take a holiday like you used to: A family road trip through the Western Downs

Don’t stay at home when you can take a family holiday across the Western Downs.   Road tripping with frequent stops along the way won’t have the kids saying, “are we there yet”? So, school holidays are back again? Well, don’t press …

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Don’t stay at home when you can take a family holiday across the Western Downs.   Road tripping with frequent stops along the way won’t have the kids saying, “are we there yet”? So, school holidays are back again? Well, don’t press …

Play your cards right with these 11 things to do in Dalby

If you’re coming straight from the big city, it’s a fair bet you’ll land yourself in the town of Dalby – and we can promise you’ll want to stop and stay awhile. You’ll notice on your travels down the Warrego Highway …

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If you’re coming straight from the big city, it’s a fair bet you’ll land yourself in the town of Dalby – and we can promise you’ll want to stop and stay awhile. You’ll notice on your travels down the Warrego Highway …

Where to sink a coldie in the Western Downs

Imagine a cold beer and a meal at the end of a long day driving as well as chat with a local, this pub crawl is one not to be missed.  Don’t forget the designated driver. Forget fine dining and vineyard …

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Imagine a cold beer and a meal at the end of a long day driving as well as chat with a local, this pub crawl is one not to be missed.  Don’t forget the designated driver. Forget fine dining and vineyard …

What’s growing: Things you didn’t know about the crops in the Western Downs

If you’ve got a set of wheels, you’ve got yourself a front row seat to the grow show. From sorghum,  sunflowers, wheat to watermelons, check out what’s growing and when. We all know the Western Downs is full of crop country …

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If you’ve got a set of wheels, you’ve got yourself a front row seat to the grow show. From sorghum,  sunflowers, wheat to watermelons, check out what’s growing and when. We all know the Western Downs is full of crop country …

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Whether you’re embarking on a long road trip out west, or escaping for just a weekend, choosing where to plonk down for the night is just as important as where you spend your days.  From camping and caravanning to holiday homes …

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Whether you’re embarking on a long road trip out west, or escaping for just a weekend, choosing where to plonk down for the night is just as important as where you spend your days.  From camping and caravanning to holiday homes …

Pet-friendly Western Downs: 10 places to stay with your best friend

Don’t leave your best friend at home bring them along to enjoy the great outdoors across the Western Downs, whether camping or staying at a motel there are places for you and your best friend to stay awhile. In the Western …

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Don’t leave your best friend at home bring them along to enjoy the great outdoors across the Western Downs, whether camping or staying at a motel there are places for you and your best friend to stay awhile. In the Western …