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Pitch Perfect: Where to camp in the Western Downs

If your regular campsite has you sleeping in conditions that resemble an offshore call centre rather than an agoraphobes worst nightmare, it’s time to start a different pitch-list. Enter the Western Downs, a region with a population proportionate to its land …

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Where to shop and eat local in the Western Downs

Your taste buds will come alive with flavours of the locally produced meat, fruit or vegetables, whether you dine at home or dine-in at one of the hotels and restaurants. When agriculture, farming, and wheat are three of a region’s top …

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The ultimate guide to Big Skies Festival

Name another festival with iconic Aussie rock music, a heritage-listed French colonial home, and a week of one-of-a-kind country events only three hours’ drive from Brisbane? We’ll wait.  The Western Downs’ Big Skies Festival has it all and is an absolute …

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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 a strong connection to our region. While the highway’s history dates back to the mid-1800s, when European explorer …

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The ultimate camping guide in the Western Downs

Whether you prefer to pitch a tent or BYO accommodation on wheels (aka a caravan), head to the Western Downs to one of our camping grounds to overnight under a canopy of twinkling lights. Looking for accommodation in the Western Downs …

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Where to take a picnic in the Western Downs

We have you covered from a water park to bush walking in the National Parks, grab the kids, a picnic basket and explore these diverse picnic spots in the Western Downs. Do you know the recipe to a perfect picnic? If …

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