Western Downs is a gateway to the Queensland outback. Take a slow, relaxing drive through the Western Downs, and you will get a real taste and experience for the classic country lifestyle. Situated only an hour west of Toowoomba, you will get a whole new perspective on the Australian outback when travelling through the Western Downs.
Start in the small town of Chinchilla, and visit the Chinchilla Historical Museum to learn about the fascinating history of the Western Downs District. Make your way down to Roma and gaze in wonder at the stunning gorges of Carnarvon National Park. Along the walking trails of the Carnarvon National Park, be sure to stop at the Art Gallery, and be amazed by the Aboriginal rock art. Head to Dalby to walk through the glorious Bunya mountains, and try some of the beautiful wines from the wineries in St George's.
Part of the joy of visiting the Western Downs is to soak up the true country lifestyle. Sit by a lake a try catch some fish, or head down to the local country pub and experience some great country hospitality first hand. Try the delicious local bush tucker to see what true Aussie fare tastes like...and wash it down with an true country style, don't forget to wash it down with and ice cold beer!
There is accommodation for everyone in the Western downs. From backpackers to families and even corporate visitors, the friendly country hospitality will ensure you love your stay in Western Downs. There are numerous hostels as well as budget hotel and motel options. For families, there are are self-contained apartments and cottages available, and plenty of charming country houses and hotels to provide you with the perfect country escape.