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Guide to winter camping in the Western Downs

Move over five-star accommodation, it’s time to sleep out under a million-star sky, camping in the Western Downs.  Winter is known as Milky Way Season amongst stargazers due to the core of this famous spiral galaxy becoming more exposed and denser …

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Move over five-star accommodation, it’s time to sleep out under a million-star sky, camping in the Western Downs.  Winter is known as Milky Way Season amongst stargazers due to the core of this famous spiral galaxy becoming more exposed and denser …

A beginner’s guide to camping in the Western Downs

Attention all camping newbies, if you’re wanting to get off the grid but not sure where to start, what to pack or where to go, allow us to ease you into the process with our beginner’s guide to camping. Every seasoned …

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Attention all camping newbies, if you’re wanting to get off the grid but not sure where to start, what to pack or where to go, allow us to ease you into the process with our beginner’s guide to camping. Every seasoned …

New campground upgrades: Everything you need to know before you go

Everyone knows the best part about camping is when you get to sit back, relax, and not have to worry about the cooking and cleaning.  In the Western Downs, we’re all about convenience, which is why five of our most popular …

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Everyone knows the best part about camping is when you get to sit back, relax, and not have to worry about the cooking and cleaning.  In the Western Downs, we’re all about convenience, which is why five of our most popular …

School holiday guide: 12 things to do with your family in the Western Downs

If you’ve been searching for a school holiday destination that will inspire, educate and excite, look no further than the Western Downs. Just three hours from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, you’ll find everything from ancient rainforests to heritage-listed …

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If you’ve been searching for a school holiday destination that will inspire, educate and excite, look no further than the Western Downs. Just three hours from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, you’ll find everything from ancient rainforests to heritage-listed …

It’s the people that make it.

When you ask locals and visitors what makes the Western Downs region so special, the answer is usually the same. In 2020 Western Downs Regional Council embarked in a bold initiative to consult with industry, stakeholders, residents and visitors across the …

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When you ask locals and visitors what makes the Western Downs region so special, the answer is usually the same. In 2020 Western Downs Regional Council embarked in a bold initiative to consult with industry, stakeholders, residents and visitors across the …

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 second year) – Words Out West. Now if there’s anything spectacular to come out of …

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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 second year) – Words Out West. Now if there’s anything spectacular to come out of …

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

Roses are red, violets are blue, and we’ve planned the perfect Valentine’s, just for you!… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve put together a few of our favourite date ideas for you and your special someone. We all …

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Roses are red, violets are blue, and we’ve planned the perfect Valentine’s, just for you!… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve put together a few of our favourite date ideas for you and your special someone. We all …

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

School holidays are back … again. Don’t press the panic button just yet. The Western Downs ticks plenty of the ‘escape to the country’ boxes with none of the crowds, long distances or associated costs of getting there. Adventure? Check.Green time? …

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School holidays are back … again. Don’t press the panic button just yet. The Western Downs ticks plenty of the ‘escape to the country’ boxes with none of the crowds, long distances or associated costs of getting there. Adventure? Check.Green time? …