Stretching from Toowoomba to Stanthorpe, the Southern Food Trail offers unforgettable flavours from the fertile landscape of the Darlings Downs and the Granite Belt.
Journey down the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, feasting in farming towns and resting at the watering holes of literary greats. Pass fields of golden sunflowers and be welcomed with wholesome fare at each stop along the way.... more
Discover the rich history of settlements like Warwick as you approach Wine Country. Here the air smells like roses and lavender and the climate is just right for growing a variety of delicious produce including olives, apples, berries, and of course grapes!
Sample award-winning wines and get to know the Strange Birds. If you appreciate seasonal produce you'll be keen to try the nude food too!
The Southern Food Trail is a quirky culinary escape, highlighted by nature's beauty and unique events.... less
|Duration||1 Hour 56 Minutes||Itinerary Type||Land
|Distance||147 Kilometres||Itinerary Route||One Way
|Mode of Travel||Car||Level of Difficulty||Unrated|
Your Southern Food Trail begins high on the edge of the Great Dividing Range in Toowoomba. Start at Picnic Point Café and take in the stunning views of the Lockyer Valley.
Work up an appetite exploring the Cobb & Co Museum or Transport and Main Roads Heritage Centre, then head to the famous Weis Restaurant to indulge in the premium Australian seafood buffet.
Further south you can enjoy a picnic basket in the gardens of Preston Peak Winery before rolling by Cambooya's golden fields. Rest at the Bull and Barley Inn surrounded by old-world charm.
After passing Drayton, the birthplace of author Steele Rudd you'll reach Nobby, home to Rudd's Pub, built in 1893. Their playful menu pays homage to the literary icon.
Explore the Southern Downs beginning with 'the best little town on the Downs'. Allora charms with quaint streetscapes and fantastic heritage - as the childhood home of P.L Travers author of the Mary Poppins tales.
Heading southward step back in time at the Glengallan Homestead and Heritage Centre. Uncover the history of the region dating back to the 19th Century.
More fascinating history awaits alongside the willow-shaded Condamine River. Warwick, the 'Rose and Rodeo City' (with annual festivals dedicated to both) is known for its sandstone architecture and hospitable country flavour.
South of Warwick you'll pass the flourishing orchards around Amiens. Grab a local cheese from the Granite Belt Dairy and hide out with a picnic basket at Donnelly's Castle - a fantastic rock formation - just like the bushrangers of yester year.
Enter Queensland's premier wine region, the Granite Belt wine Country, and choose from over 50 wineries, vineyards and cellar doors. The adventurous might try Strange Bird Alternatives - the quirky name given to the region's alternative grape varieties.
Alternatively, experience food as nature intended on the Nude Food Trail. Taste the season's best on this a self-drive tour, offering various delights from paddock to plate.
Highlights include Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery - across the road from the iconic Vincenzo's The Big Apple - an orchard with a boutique juice factory, cidery, distillery, and café serving the best apple pie in the world! The picturesque Bramble Patch is another nude favourite - high in the hills above Glen Aplin. Visit the café for berry delights.
Stanthorpe provides the ideal base from which to explore the many regional highlights, with its restaurants showcasing much of the region's finest.
|Start from:||202 Tourist Road, Rangeville QLD 4350, Australia|
|End at:||New England Highway, Allora QLD 4362, Australia|
|Start from:||New England Highway, Allora QLD 4362, Australia|
|End at:||65-71 Fitzroy Street, Warwick QLD 4370, Australia|
|Start from:||65-71 Fitzroy Street, Warwick QLD 4370, Australia|
|End at:||25-142 Victoria Street, Stanthorpe QLD 4380, Australia|