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Swap the city hustle for a country escape and let us show you how to enjoy the country life in the Southern Downs.

So much Celtic history…….we have the perfect mix of heritage-filled towns and villages, and breathtaking natural landscapes. Welcome to our backyard, where the only thing you need to do is slow down and enjoy the celebration of the region’s history and its natural beauty.

A wonderful way to take in Warwick’s history at your own pace is to follow the Historical Building Walk to get up close with the impressive sandstone architecture of yesteryear. A walk around the town wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pringle Cottage Museum Complex, lovingly looked after by the Warwick Historical Society.

There are also easily to meandering country roads on which to explore the quaint villages and their history, and to take in the mountain and valley views along Australia’s Country Way in your own vehicle.

Our region is bordered on the East by the Great Dividing Range with hills reminiscent of Scotland’s high country and valleys exuding that Irish feel, so much so, that early Celtic settlers named one beautiful village, Killarney. There are National Park walks from easy to challenging across the region - those with waterfalls, hill top views, winding creeks and an abundance of native fauna and flora to enjoy along the way.

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A wonderful way to take in Warwick’s history at your own pace is to follow the Historical Building Walk to get up close with the impressive sandstone architecture of yesteryear. A walk around the town wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Pringle Cottage Museum Complex, lovingly looked after by the Warwick Historical Society.

There are also easily to meandering country roads on which to explore the quaint villages and their history, and to take in the mountain and valley views along Australia’s Country Way in your own vehicle.

Our region is bordered on the East by the Great Dividing Range with hills reminiscent of Scotland’s high country and valleys exuding that Irish feel, so much so, that early Celtic settlers named one beautiful village, Killarney. There are National Park walks from easy to challenging across the region - those with waterfalls, hill top views, winding creeks and an abundance of native fauna and flora to enjoy along the way.

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Visitor Information Centres

 

The Visitor Information Centres are a wealth of information shared by friendly locals who know all you need to know about the region, and may even be able to share some local secrets.

Town Hall, 72 Palmerin St, Warwick
07 4661 3122
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am- 4pm  |  Sun: 9am - 2pm
Parking: Ample parking available on Palmerin St or in the Council carpark accessible off Fitzroy St. Caravan and bus parking available on Palmerin St in front of Leslie Park

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28 Leslie Parade, Stanthorpe
07 4681 2057 

Monday - Sunday: 9am - 4pm
Parking: Ample parking available directly in front of Centre for all vehicle types.

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Making the Journey

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BY ROAD

Enjoy the wide open spaces along the drive from South East Queensland or northern New South Wales in the south. Only 2 hours’ drive south-west from Brisbane or 2.5 hours from the Gold Coast, you’ll enter the Southern Downs with breathtaking views from Cunningham’s Gap. Visitors from New South Wales will cross the border in the south at Wallangarra or come east from Goondiwindi.
The region is well connected via highways and road networks including the Cunningham Highway, New England Highway and Australia’s Country Way. To plan your journey, have a look at Drive Queensland’s site or RACQ’s trip planner.

 

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BY BUS

Daily bus services operate between Brisbane, Toowoomba, Warwick and Stanthorpe through Crisps Coaches. Transfers from both Brisbane Airport and Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport can be booked through CON-X-ION Airport Transfers. 

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BY AIR

Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) is located one hour north-west of Warwick, and offers domestic passenger services between Toowoomba and Sydney, Melbourne, Townsville, Cairns and Western Queensland. You will find car hire companies, taxi services and a licensed cafe is operational for all departing flights
.Other Airports: The Brisbane Airport is a two hour drive from Warwick, while the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Airport is just over two and a half hours away.

Brisbane to Warwick 154 km   |   Toowoomba to Warwick 84 km   |   Gold Coast to Warwick 186 km

 

Adventure at your fingertips

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Find your next adventure online using the NEW Southern Downs & Granite Belt Visitor App

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The Southern Downs and Granite Belt Visitor App is a free travel guide and is the ultimate resource for your next trip. This interactive app can be used 100% offline and features up-to-date information on attractions, accommodation, events, restaurants and more.