Accommodation and what to do guide to the Western Downs, QLD
Head into the wide open spaces and the rich pioneering history of real Queensland country. The principal towns with a range of accommodation are Roma, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi & St George.
This local accommodation in the Western Downs ranges from beachside bed and breakfast to country farmstay, motel or motor inn. Motor-homes and tourers will find a caravan park in St. George, Miles, Chinchilla and Roma.
Luckily traveller today have a more relaxed topic of conversation than the pioneers of yesteryear; the famous transport company Cobb & Co had rules for passengers displayed on notices in its carriages. These included - no discussion of bushrangers, accidents, politics or religion, and no snoring or removal of shoes!
Visitors can find out more about early traditions and heritage at the Cobb and Co Museum in Toowoomba, The museum houses Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn carriages, as well as historical displays of Toowoomba.
Other Popular activities for visitors to the Western Down area include, Bushwalking in the Bunya Mountains National Park, to enjoy rainforest walks and towering bunya pines; 'hitting the tiles' in Toowoomba to watch a performance at the Empire Theatre.
Other nearby attractions include the well known wineries of Rimfire, Preston Peak and Governor's Choice.
Visitors to the Western Downs will find visitor information centres in Toowoomba, Dalby, Roma, Chinchilla with other tourist offices in smaller towns.
- Located in rugged country in the Western Darling Downs, 295km NW of Brisbane, Chinchilla is largely reliant on primary production from the excellent grazing and grain-growing pastures and on sawmilling.