APPROX. 56 KM / 1 HR
Take the A21 to Gatton and visit the Qld Transport Museum, followed by Tins and Trays for lunch. Stop into the local markets for some treasure hunting. Make your way to various farm gates such as Awassi Cheesery and 9Dorf Farms. Book into a farm stay or B&B such as the Stockton Rise Country Retreat in Laidley.
Make your way back to Helidon via Ma Ma Creek and Lilydale to White Mountain State Forest to try and spot some of the local near-threatened bird species. If you have time, explore White Mountain State Forest before you head back to Toowoomba. If you are a car and engine lover, make a detour via Flagstone Creek Road on your way back to Toowoomba to visit The Barn and Scotty’s Garage for some nostalgia.
Accommodation on the east side includes some charming B&B’s and properties to rent such as Frangipani House on Mary Street. Grab your morning coffee at Finch Café on the Range before you hit the road.