Southern Downs Escape

Southern Downs Escape

Staying at Coachman’s Inn Warwick (2 nights).

3 Days

17 – 19 November 2020

From $1,085*

3 days
Share/Double $1085.00 p/p
Single $1217.00
Deposit $200

Itinerary

Day 1: Sunshine Coast to Warwick - Tuesday 17 November

As we leave the Sunshine Coast behind, we travel through Brisbane and head south-west past Ipswich to arrive at Summerland Camels for morning tea and a guided tour of Australia’s largest camel dairy. Set against the majestic mountain backdrop in Harrisville, this is the perfect place to unwind before boarding our coach to head south through Boonah to The Dugandan Hotel. Offering a quintessential country pub experience in the heart of the gorgeous Scenic Rim region, “The Dugie” is a great place to have a hearty lunch before we travel south-west through the Fassifern Valley, and some of the area’s most beautiful landscapes, towards Warwick. From Dugandan we will follow the Lake Moogerah scenic drive offering stunning views across the lake to the surrounding mountains before traversing the Great Diving Range via the historic and picturesque mountain pass, Cunningham’s Gap. From here, we travel south through the Darling Downs, arriving in Warwick in the late afternoon.

2 nights | Coachman’s Inn, Warwick
Lunch at Dugandan Hotel

Day 2: The Southern Downs - Wednesday 18 November

Today we experience the heart of the Southern Downs, enjoying the majesty of the Queen Mary Falls, breathtaking vistas across the Condamine Gorge, the historical beauty of the Abbey of The Roses and the preserved heritage of Warwick. In the morning, we will travel east into the Main Range National Park through the old timber and dairy town of Killarney. We will continue east through this picture-perfect region to arrive at the Queen Mary Falls picnic area for morning tea. Following this, we will take a leisurely stroll through the forest to the top of the lookout and witness the majesty of Spring Creek plunging 40 metres over the falls. From here, we will travel further east to Carr’s Lookout where we will enjoy spectacular views west over Condamine Gorge. After this, we will head to the breathtakingly beautiful Abbey of the Roses for lunch and a tour before enjoying an afternoon tour( with local guides) of Warwick taking in the historical sights of this heritage town.

Coachman”s Inn, Warwick
Breakfast at hotel | Lunch at Abby of the Roses

Day 3: Warwick to Sunshine Coast - Thursday 19 November

We start our day by travelling north from Warwick towards Toowoomba along the New England Highway to visit the Glengallen Homestead and Heritage Centre. This partially restored and well-renowned homestead showcases the grandeur of Queensland’s agricultural and wool industry past. We will enjoy morning tea at the Glengallen Café before continuing our journey north through the historic rural towns of Allora and Clifton, before arriving in Nobby. In Nobby, we will view the Sister Kenny Memorial before stopping at Rudd’s Pub for lunch. Reputed as being the location where Steele Rudd wrote his famous Australia “Dad & Dave” series, Rudd’s Pub is home to a collection of historical photographs and memorabilia from the region, including about Sister Kenny who pioneered a treatment for polio. After lunch we will continue our journey home, travelling down the Great Diving Range into the Lockyer Valley where we will stop for afternoon tea in Gatton before arriving back in Coolum in the late afternoon.

Breakfast at hotel | lunch at Nobby Hotel (Rudds Pub)

All itineraries are subject to change due to occasional restrictions in opening times or days of some attractions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes due to closures or inclement weather.

Tour Highlights

  • Summerland Camels | morning tea & farm tour
  • Dugandan Hotel | Lunch
  • Lake Moogerah
  • Queen Mary Falls
  • Condamine Gorge
  • Main Range National Park
  • Spring Creek
  • Carr’s Lookout
  • Abbey of the Roses
  • Glengallen Homestead | morning tea & tour
  • Allora, Clifton & Nobby
  • Rudds Pub | Lunch
  • Sister Kenny Memorial
  • Gatton

Tour Inclusions

  • 2 night’s motel accommodation at the Coachman’s Inn Warwick
  • 2 cooked motel breakfasts
  • 2 motel dinners
  • 3 included lunches

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