About 3 hours outside Brisbane, situated in the rugged Western Downs region, is the friendly country town of Chinchilla. For those looking for an escape from city life, Chinchilla is the perfect town to start your country holiday.
While at Chinchilla, be sure to visit the Chinchilla Historical Museum. The museum provides the opportunity to learn about the districts rich history in cattle, grain, sheep and timber. Discover how people made a living out in the country 100 years ago and see for yourself how much country life has changed. The biennial melon festival is always worth a laugh, so be sure to check when that is on and plan your trip accordingly. The Chinchilla Weir is popular with locals for various water sports and fishing ventures, so drop a line, sit back, relax and see what you catch as you breath in the beautiful country air in Chinchilla
Try out the local pub for some fantastic country meals, and first class country hospitality. You will also find some great accommodation options for all types looking to soak up the country atmosphere. Couples will love the charming bed and breakfasts, while families will love the self contained holiday houses and cottages available. There are also budget options for backpackers, or those looking for an affordable getaway.