TOP 10 THINGS TO SEE & DO


The Golden Guitar, Tamworth

The Big Golden Guitar that greets you as you drive into the southern side of Tamworth lets you know how you’re in country music territory. Standing 12 meters tall, this eye-catching monument to Tamworth’s country heart signposts the Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre and Country Music Gallery of Stars Wax Museum.

 

Wine Growing/Vineyards

Explore the wine regions all the way along Australia’s Country Way, from the Hunter Valley, through the New England and Tamworth regions, and into the vineyards of the South East Queensland Countryside. The Granite Belt, South Burnett and Southern Downs’ weather, well-drained soil, and viticultural expertise have transformed the region’s wine community into a burgeoning industry.

Standing Stones, Glen Innes

Glen Innes’ Celtic heart is manifested physically in the Australian Standing Stones. A monument to the pioneering Celts of the New England Tablelands, the 40 giant granite stones are solar aligned and function as a clock, calendar, and compass. The Standing Stones are located in the Centennial Parklands overlooking the town.

Girraween National Park

This stunning landscape of Girraween National Park is characterised by massive granite monoliths perched precariously on smooth granite footholds, swathes of rock interspersed with wildflowers and native plants, quiet rock pools and sweeping panoramic views. Spend a day walking, or a week camping, and enjoy an unparalleled sense of space.

Picnic Point Lookout, Toowoomba

This landscape lookout over the city of Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley is the perfect location for a lazy picnic lunch atop the Great Dividing Range. Picnic Point features landscaped gardens, waterfalls, a playground, picnic and BBQ facilities, and access to fantastic walking tracks.

Bunya Mountains National Park

Once an important ceremonial place where Aboriginal Tribes would meet, the Bunya Mountains exudes a serene spirituality. Waterfalls and creeks break up the landscape and the majestic ancient Bunya Pines tower over the lush undergrowth and walking tracks. Share the park with the birds and wildlife and leave feeling rejuvenated.

Timber Museum, Wondai

The Timber Museum located in a beautiful timber shed proudly celebrates Wondai’s roots. The museum is jam-packed full of photos, memorabilia, locally crafted timber products and a magnificent diorama depicting the region’s pioneering past. Life-sized sculptures of a bullocky and his bullocks mark the site, and the Visitor Information Centre is also found within.

Citrus Growing Areas

Gayndah and Mundubbera are the community hubs of the largest citrus farming areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Roadside stalls offer oranges, mandarins, and lemons, and if you’re driving through in Spring the air is scented with the sweet smell of the entire region in bloom.

Cania Gorge National Park

The idyllic Cania Gorge National Park protects 3000 hectares of dramatic sandstone cliffs, rainforest, and open woodland, providing a sanctuary for native wildlife. With superb bushwalking on established tracks, and Lake Cania adjacent, spend a few days at the private camping grounds and caravan park.

Mount Morgan Mine Tour

The Mount Morgan Mine tour takes you right into the site of the now dormant open-cut gold mine that yielded 225,000 kilos of gold. The tour takes in the mine site, historical buildings, and the man-made caves where dinosaur footprints have been found.