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Explore the High Country

The Darling Downs, Southern QLD Country region, is a vibrant and growing community, with a blossoming food and wine culture.

There are amazing places to eat and drink after a day exploring the region. From the great outdoors to our amazing theatre shows, hiking and fishing to horse riding, there's a little bit of something for everyone!

Rosalie House Cellar Door Restaurant

Eats & Drinks

Rosalie House

Award-winning Cellar & Door Restaurant  

10% guest Discount

Please book ahead if possible

3 min drive

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Myrtille & My Little Blueberry

Must Try!

Chef Amanda Hinds' European inspired menu at Myrtille Bistro &

My Little Blueberry patisserie & cafe.

The Nolans Block shopping precinct, Crows Nest

30 Min drive.

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Meringandan Pub

Famous Meringandan Pub 

(bookings preferable)

Bottle Shop, Pub & Restaurant

6 min drive

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The Chocolate Cottage

Cafe Restaurant & Chocolate Shop

Located in Highfields Village Green among lovely retail shopping.  

15min drive

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Pechey Distilling Co.

Artisan Spirits & Tastings

29 min drive

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Monty Brewing Company

Award-winning Craft Brewery

15 min drive

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Experiences

Cobb & Co Museum

Home of the National Carriage Collection and focuses on horse-drawn vehicles and heritage trades.

25 min drive

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Highfield Pioneer Village

Historical living museum

with Billy Tea & Damper

15 min drive

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Empire Theatre

Toowoomba's premier theatre

with Encores Restaurant. 25 min.

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Cowboy Up

Horse riding. 50 mins drive or end of your High Country Travels. Please book.

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Gummingurru

Historic Aboriginal Site

10 min drive

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Kiambram Experiences

Relax, Connect & Rejuvenate with onsite experiences at Kiambram

Onsite Experiences

Empire Theatre
Crows Nest Falls

The Great Outdoors

Para/Hang gliding

 Winter fun from Mt Storey

5 min drive

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Birnam Golf Driving Range

Toowoomba's longest driving range at 285m.

15 min drive 

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Crows Nest National Park

Beautiful hike to Crows Nest Falls & picnic areas 

36 min drive

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Picnic Point Lookout

Lookout, picnic area, hiking, cafe

31 min drive

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Annual Events

APRIL

MAY

Toowoomba Royal Show

The very best in entertainment and agriculture displays on the Darling Downs since 1860.

22 min drive

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Hampton Festival

Celebrate the unique local micro-region's food and wine each May

23 min drive 

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AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

InStudio Art Trail

Experience the enchantment of the InStudio Art Trail, a remarkable free self-drive event presented by Crows Nest Community Arts & Crafts Inc.

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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
September is the prettiest time of year in Toowoomba!
22 min drive
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Carnival of flowers picture of beautiful garden of flowers
Highfields Shopping Village

Conveniences

Meringandan Produce & Trading Place

Convenience store/fuel/takeaway

4 min drive

Highfields Village Shopping Centre

Medical, Pharmacy, Woolworths, BWS and more

12 min drive

Toowoomba Farmers Markets

Toowoomba's only weekly farmers' markets. Meet regional farmers and food makers, every Saturday 7am-Noon

25 min drive

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