APPROX. 201 KM / 2 HRS 45 MINS
Take the State Route 85 to depart the Sunshine Coast via Kilcoy. After ascending the Great Dividing Range, make a stop at the Pechey Distilling Co. in Crows Nest, then grab lunch at The Curly Carrot, also in Crows Nest. Stay at any of the accommodations in High Country Hamlets micro-region.
APPROX. 77 KM / 1 HR 5 MINS
Continue on State Route 85 to enjoy a scenic walk at Ravensbourne National Park before heading to Toowoomba. Check into a hotel in the heart of town and spend 24 hours exploring Toowoomba’s impressive laneway art and the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, café scene and wine bars before you call it a night.
APPROX. 221 KM / 2 HRS 56 MINS
Start your day with sunrise views of the valley from Picnic Point on the escarpment. Enjoy a walk in Queens Park and the Botanic Gardens, followed by a hearty country pub lunch before returning to the coast via Gatton, taking a detour to explore the Queensland Transport Museum before continuing onto Esk.
The Gumbi Gumbi Gardens:
University of Southern Queensland, West St Darling Heights
20 Regent St, Darling Heights
162 Tourist Rd, Toowoomba
Laurel Bank Park:
50 Hill St, Toowoomba City
Peacehaven Botanic Park:
56 Kuhls Road, Highfields
QLD state rose garden, Newtown Park:
147 Taylor St, Newtown
43–73 Lindsay St, East Toowoomba
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers