When travelling around Southern Queensland Country there is an abundance of charming B&Bs which make the perfect base for exploring the food, wine, nature, festivals and attractions that the stunning region has to offer, as well as relaxing retreats from the bustle of city life.
Here are 10 of the best:
Situated in Toowoomba's heritage neighbourhood, the Caledonian Estate, B&B Wanulla offers luxury accommodation less than 10 mins walk from the CBD's restaurants, shops and the Empire Theatre. The magnificently restored home combines the best of contemporary comforts with traditional elegance, offering 2 deluxe suites with exclusive use of a formal lounge and dining room and a wide, sun-drenched traditional veranda overlooking a pretty garden. Congenial hosts, Steve and Margaret, are on hand to make sure everyone's stay is a memorable one....more
Grovely House Bed and Breakfast is a contemporary Bed and Breakfast nestled on the southern edge of Stanthorpe township, within the scenic Granite Belt. Only five minutes to the town centre's restaurants and ten minutes from wineries, this B&B is also the go-to for amazing sunsets, beautiful fauna and gorgeous gardens to stroll. Guests can enjoy sitting on the deck with a glass of local wine and taking in the views of the Severn Ranges to the south west whilst experiencing the old-fashioned hospitality from hosts Faith and Stephen and their friendly dogs Sparky and Diamond...more
Wiikirri, an aboriginal word from the Ngiyampaa people, means to sit quietly or to sit down and there's no better place than Wiikirri Retreat to relax, sit still and take it easy. Here, surrounded by native Australian bush, you can listen to native birdsong, breathe the fresh mountain air, dine under a star-studded night sky or sink into the hammock by the creek. Take the opportunity to explore the local and wider region with its art, wine or food, bush walking and mountain biking. The resident holistic dietitian-nutritionist can also design tailor-made rejuvenation programmes...more
Crane Wines Boutique Winery and B&B offers a memorable stay in two beautifully-furnished, self-contained rooms in a private wing of the old homestead. A substantial continental breakfast is provided, plus a bottle of Crane Wines on arrival. The grand old colonial homestead and rustic cellar door are perched high on the Booie Range with breathtaking views east. Crane's is just eight kilometres from Kingaroy, and less than an hour to the majestic rainforests of the Bunya Mountains, making it the perfect place to base your stay while exploring the region...more
Award-winning Mulanah Gardens Bed and Breakfast Cottages is set in idyllic surrounds within 200 acres of picturesque rural countryside, just outside of Kingaroy. The owners and hosts, Lindsay and Rhonda Kath, have created a beautifully-landscaped garden, which is the setting for two luxury, well-appointed cottages, where guests are encouraged to relax and pamper themselves...more
Perched on the highest hill of the Kingaroy district, these self-contained and pet-friendly cottages offer panoramic views from private verandas. It's an idyllic place to simply take time out and relax, or take advantage of the close proximity to town and local attractions. Visitors can choose from a one, two-bedroom or spa cottage, each of which caters for one to six. There's also a rustic 3-bedroom 'Farm House' with full kitchen, laundry and yard for the children and dogs, available for long and short-term stays...more
Nestled into 120 acres of "once-upon-a-time" dairy, now a working farm with sheep and cattle, The Studio is the perfect couples' retreat. Wander amongst vines and olive trees, take a swim, picnic, or a stroll down to the dam, gaze up at the stars, hang out on the porch or sip a chilled white or robust red in the rustic "Old Machinery Shed" Cellar Door nearby. The Studio is an old farm building which has been beautifully renovated to include all of the necessities of life whilst retaining charm and character...more
Anduramba Homestead is a gorgeous country house built in 1907, nestled on the Great Dividing Range with an easterly aspect overlooking a beautiful Protea farm and a deep forest of eucalyptus trees. Offering old-fashioned country hospitality and accommodation for up to six guests, Anduramba features wide verandas for guests to sit and relax overlooking the established gardens. A real treat is the full English breakfast which is served on fine china using local produce in a beautifully furnished formal dining room...more
Heritage-listed Vacy Hall is Toowoomba's finest historic accommodation and an absolute 'must-stay' when visiting the garden city. Set in over an acre of beautiful gardens, Vacy Hall is a small and charming boutique hotel which is superbly located and an easy 300-metre stroll to the CBD. Widely regarded as "One of Australia's great historic hotels", Vacy Hall offers guests a rare chance to experience history close up, as well as being a perfect base to explore Toowoomba and the Southern Downs...more
Set in a 40-acre bush paradise, splendid R on the Downs features a luxurious, spacious Grand Federation Homestead Bed and Breakfast, a secluded Tree-House Hideaway and an intimate Early Settler's Cottage. Guests can enjoy double spas with superb views, rustic fireplaces, strolls through the gardens and country-style, home-cooked meals or the option to cook their own BBQ. R on the Downs is also a great starting point to explore the many attractions of the Southern Downs...more
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