Southern Queensland Country Drive

Now that travel restrictions are easing up, it’s the perfect time to start planning a driving holiday. The great resource is the Caravan Queensland website. It has information on caravan parks, destinations around Queensland, a huge list of attractions and things to do and much more.  

A popular region for caravanners is Southern Queensland CountryIt covers a huge area, from Stanthorpe in the south to Kingaroy in the north to St George in the west. It’s populated with beautiful country towns and amazing scenery.  

A great way to get around is in a motorhome. You can take all the comforts of home with you and enjoy the ease of having a home on wheels. Apollo has a big range of motorhomes, campervans, caravans for rent and for sale. When you pick one up, they make the process very easy and they’ll show you how everything works.  

A popular destination in the region for fishers is Lake BoondoomaIt’s a beautiful spot with plenty of fish to catch. Going with a guide on a chartered fishing expedition is always a good idea and Matthew Mott operates Matthew Mott Sports Fishing. If you want to catch plenty of fish, he’s the man for the job.  

The town of Kingaroy is always a good spot to pull up. And when you do, pay a visit to The Peanut Van. It’s been operating since 1969 and offers over thirty varieties. Everything from chocolate coated to BBQ pork ribs!  

A good place to call home in Kingaroy is the Kingaroy Holiday Park. It’s pet friendly and has 24 cabins, lots of powered sites for vans and motorhomes and great amenities

A big attraction in town is the Kingaroy Observatory. The nightly shows last for two hours and cost $35 for adults and $15 for youngers aged between 5 and 17. 

In the town of Yarraman, the best place to call home is the Yarraman Caravan ParkThe park has a big range of accommodation options; unpowered and powered sites, ensuite sites, and single and family cabins.  

There’s a real sense of community in the town and that community spirit has taken to the airwaves thanks to Wild Horse FM. It’s run by volunteers and is a great way to keep up to date with everything that’s happening in the area.  

The most popular attraction in the region is the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. It’s Australia’s longest rail-trail at 161kms. It’s tailored for cyclists and it traverses some of the prettiest countrysides in the region. Out There Cycling offers a shuttle bus service so people can cycle sections of the rail trail with ease. After a big day of cycling, why not enjoy a huge steak at the Royal Hotel in Yarraman. 

There are plenty of amazing flavours to be enjoyed in Southern Queensland Country. The Pink Flamingo in Yarraman does amazing breakfasts and also serves gelato.  

Macbeth Farms in Cabarlah grows ruby red rhubarb and visitors are invited to pull up at their honesty box and pick up some. They also provide recipes!  

Nearby is Hampton Blue, the only certified organic blueberry farm in Australia. Visitors are welcome by appointment and on Saturdays, during the season they open their farm gate.  

Crows Nest Soft Drinks have been opened since 1903 and they sell over 200,000 bottles a year. Everything is made on-site and over twenty flavours of drinks are for sale.

When in the area, the top place to stay in is the Crows Nest Tourist ParkIt has about 100 camping and caravan sites, 28 cabins, a restaurant and even a bird aviary!  

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