Darling Downs Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Darling Downs Area
Darling Downs sits in the midst of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland. The farming region is home to native wildlife and natural reserves and is often referred to as Queensland’s “garden city”. But there’s a lot more to this gem than amazing scenery and native plants.
Darling Downs is surrounded by some of the most popular regional centres of the state including Toowoomba, Darling Heights and Glenvale. The region gives off a real community vibe and visitors and tourists are always more than welcome. Experience the homely hospitality of residents from one of the most beautiful regions in Queensland.
Keep busy and attend some of the most popular events the region hosts all year round. The Mingoola Community Event is free for everyone and includes a free BBQ and free entertainment. Stick around for the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races held at the end of every July or the Chinchilla Melon Festival held every February. No matter what time of year you visit, the region has something on for everyone to enjoy.
Darling Downs has plenty of things to do that are open year round including a visit to Darling Downs Zoo. The zoo is one of the newest in Queensland and is home to animals from all over the world. Have fun with the cheeky monkeys from South-East Asia before you brave the king of the jungle who’s made his way from South Africa.
The picturesque region is situated along the Granite Belt, making the land and soil great for vineyards. Tantalise your tastebuds at the Granite Belt Brewery. Choose from a fresh and local selection of home-brewed beer and wine. When all that wine tasting starts to make your tummy rumble, head over to the restaurant for your pick of local, farm-fresh dishes.
There are plenty of things to do and places to see in the region of Darling Downs. Pack the car and head out on a picturesque drive of a lifetime. What are you waiting for?
Darling Downs Events & What's On
- Australian Army Band Brisbane at Empire Theatre Empire Church Theatre
- Festival Opening: Turning On The Lights, Market Night & Street Events Maryland Street
- Friday at the Flicks: The Big Sleep USQ Arts Theatre
- TOMNET Car Boot Sale TOMNET Toowoomba (The Older Mens Network Inc.)
- Busking At Stanthorpe Maryland Street
- Bush Dance @ Stanthorpe Civic Centre Stanthorpe Civic Centre
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