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Tour Packages

There are many aspects to life on the Western Darling Downs and with this in mind AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY TOURS can tailor tours to accommodate your special interests. These include Lifestyle, Culture, History, Agriculture, Industry, Nature. Ask us to create your special tour.

Sample tours are set out below

These can be tailored to incorporate special interests such as a game of golf, a gourmet meal under the stars, an evening at a local country dance, a visit to see wild kangaroos in their natural habitat - to name just a few
Weekend Escapes
Exchange the glow of the city for the glow of the Milky Way when you and 5 or more friends find yourselves dining al fresco with panache in a farm paddock on the Western Darling Downs.

Weekend Escapes from City Lights

Day One - Brisbane (BNE)/Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) to Jondaryan Woolshed to Dalby

  • Visit Jondaryan Woolshed to get in the mood.
  • Arrive Country Pathfinder Motor Inn, Dalby
  • Visit Jimbour House gardens
  • Move on to your farm-dining experience as the sun sets over the Jimbour plain.

DAY TWO

  • Relaxing breakfast al fresco in the motel garden walk along the Myall Creek
  • Enjoy a languorous lunch at Urban Paddock Café
  • Return to Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne (why not? It's so easy to fly to Wellcamp Airport where we can collect you).
Note: There are variations on this theme with flexible tailored 1- or 2-night weekends, self-drive or pick-up from Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. Please enquire about prices as they vary according to each tour plan.
 2 Nights, 3 Days Tour

As group tour facilitators in our area, we share the beauty and wonder of our extraordinary region – easily accessible from Brisbane airport/Toowoomba Wellcamp airport which is accessible from major cities. Our scope ranges from the breathtakingly beautiful and rich Darling Downs to Australia’s best-kept secret, the fabulous rainforest and native animals of the nearby Bunya Mountains (an ancient Aboriginal meeting place).

2 Nights, 3 Days Tour

Day One - Travel to Dalby
(½ day ex Brisbane, ½ hour ex Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport) - The East

  • Visit and explore JONDARYAN WOOLSHED historical village with live demonstrations of bush skills.
  • Travel on to Dalby, your base for your country adventure.
  • DINE al fresco at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.

Day Two - Garden Tour, Jimbour House, Bell
- North West

  • BREAKFAST smorgasbord at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.
  • Visit Maclands farm & its beautiful garden.
  • Go on to the magnificent Jimbour House for a leisurely exploration of its gardens and history displays. (Optional tour inside the house can be arranged).
  • PICNIC LUNCH in the lovely Jimbour garden.
  • Move on to the lovely town of Bell.
  • Visit Bell/Bunya Community Centre art gallery.
  • Visit the extraordinary Catholic Church at Bell and marvel at its frescoes & biblical garden created by exceedingly talented locals.
  • AFTERNOON TEA Pips n Cherries café.
  • Return to Dalby for dinner at a local bistro.

Day Three - Explore Dalby & Return Home
- Dalby

  • Optional creek walk.
  • BREAKFAST bbq at Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.
  • Board bus for DALBY PIONEER PARK.
  • MORNING TEA at Pioneer Park.
  • DEPART for home.
 2 Nights, 3 Days Tour

There is so much to do, see and experience here! We are able to facilitate your group tour, or tour-within-a-tour, to capture a slice of a very special part of the world according to your interests.

Oozing with Australian stories, rich with plenty, under a huge blue sky by day and a plethora of stars by night, tailor-made to fit your group, your experience with us is as Australian as Anzac biscuits and as Queensland as Bunya nuts.

We cater with delicious local produce for group picnics, camp oven dinners, bbqs, farm and garden tours, race meetings – whatever your group’s interest, ask and we shall find.

Contact us to plan a unique insider’s view of the ‘real’ Australia.

4 Nights, 5 Days Tour Sample

Day One - Travel to Dalby
(½ day ex Brisbane, ½ hour ex Wellcamp International Airport) - The East

  • Visit and explore JONDARYAN WOOLSHED historical village with live demonstrations of bush skills.
  • Travel on to Dalby, your base for your country adventure.
  • DINE al fresco at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.

Day Two - Garden Tour, Jimbour House, Bell
- North West

  • BREAKFAST smorgasbord at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.
  • Visit Maclands farm & its beautiful garden.
  • Go on to the magnificent Jimbour House for a leisurely exploration of its gardens and history displays. (Optional tour inside the house can be arranged).
  • PICNIC LUNCH in the lovely Jimbour garden.
  • Move on to the lovely town of Bell.
  • Visit Bell/Bunya Community Centre art gallery.
  • Visit the extraordinary Catholic Church at Bell and marvel at its frescoes & biblical garden created by exceedingly talented locals.
  • AFTERNOON TEA Pips n Cherries café.
  • Return to Dalby for dinner at a local bistro.

Day Three - Kogan, Bronze Statues, Power Station, Gas Wells
- Dalby and West

  • BREAKFAST smorgasbord at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.
  • Visit DALBY PIONEER PARK’s stunning display of History, aboriginal artifacts, fossils, gems.
  • Board Bus for Kogan.
  • Stop at Kumbarilla Lane to look at gas wells – ½ way to Kogan Notice change from rich farming to totally different countryside; sandy, pine- tree country, heartbreak blocks.
  • KOGAN – bronze tableau Hugh Sawrey & Darky Dwyer (once home of bush artist Hugh Sawrey) - Wonderful life-sized art work by sculptor Bodo Muche + Hugh Sawrey art works in hall.
  • Be entertained by local characters with stories of life in the bush.
  • LUNCH & a beer or cuppa KOGAN PUB Timber Etchings, ambiance, a true-blue Aussie bush town.
  • Board bus for Kogan Creek Power Station.
  • Guided tour of power station.
  • Board bus for return trip to Dalby via Brigalow and Warrego Hwy Completes the circuit to Brigalow & Warrego Hwy and back into rich farmlands as you approach Dalby from the west.
  • Arrive motel, afternoon tea, freshen up.
  • Board Bus for YATHONG (farm tour and dinner) Walking tour of farming enterprise of Steve & Chris Williams – see cattle, dogs, tractors, working farm & hear about how farming is done.
  • EVENING MEAL - Yathong Home cooked meal in country farmhouse.

Day Four - north to the Bunyas
- The North

  • Optional creek walk.
  • BREAKFAST al fresco/smorgasbord at Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.
  • Board bus for Bunya Mtn National Park.
  • Arrive at Bunya Mountain village World’s oldest trees, 220million years, once fed dinosaurs; ancient Aboriginal meeting place.
  • MORNING TEA – Poppies on the Hill Huge slice of scrummy Bunya nut/carrot cake & coffee, or Devonshire tea.
  • Walk, wander, enjoy, visit galleries, *wagon rides Walks, feeding birds, enjoy wallabies, visit galleries, enjoy view.
  • LUNCH – Elz Bistro (plus gallery, gift shop & bird feeding).
  • Board Bus for return journey.
  • PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Call in at Fisher’s Lookout opposite TV towers magnificent view of the foothills & plains all the way to Dalby.
  • Head for Kaimkillenbun, a ‘blink & you miss it” town in the foothills with a rich history of farming & logging.
  • EVENING MEAL – The Bun pub for a roast dinner (Kaimkillenbun).

Day Five - Explore Dalby & Return Home
- Dalby

  • Optional creek walk.
  • BREAKFAST smorgasbord at Country Pathfinder Motor Inn.
  • Explore Dalby haunts with booklet – self- guided walking tour.
  • Morning Tea at a local café (voucher provided).
  • DEPART for home.

Queensland Weekender – Big Skies Festival

Pricing varies according to the itinerary; we welcome your enquiry.
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Weekend packages include options such as a visit to Jondaryan Woolshed on the way, a visit to the gorgeous gardens at Jimbour House, your Starry Night Farm Dining Experience, breakfast al fresco at the Country Pathfinder Motor Inn and many more...

Weekend Escapes