Stretching from the border town of Goondiwindi in the south to Expedition National Park in the north, from Dalby in the east to St George in the west, the Western Country has room enough for an ideal country getaway.

The region begins less than a three-hour drive west of Brisbane and can be explored while touring some of Queensland's major arterial highways, including the Warrego Way and the Leichhardt Way.

Travellers can explore wide-open spaces and discover the rich pioneering history of real Queensland country. Whether it’s enjoying freshwater fishing, witnessing a working farm in action or discovering the peaceful lifestyle that rural communities enjoy, there is something for everyone in the area.

A great way to see what the region has to offer would be to base yourself at Kings Park Accommodation in Chinchilla and head out on day trips and be sure to include these three towns on your itinerary.

Dalby

Situated in the black soil plains of the Northern Darling Downs, Dalby is a hive of rural enterprise.

But it's not all work in this picturesque town. Every March, townsfolk celebrate Dalby Cotton Week, a festival run over 10 days.

Thomas Jack Park situated on the edge of the town centre is a good place to stop and stretch your legs.

There is plenty of local history and culture on display at Pioneer Park Museum, with its wide range of exhibits. Follow the Heritage Trail, which takes you past historic, late 19th Century buildings.

Jandowae

North of Dalby, the town of Jandowae welcomes visitors to their friendly country community. The Dingo Barrier Fence - 'the longest fence in the world' has its northern end near Jandowae. The fence is 5600 kilometres long and stretches to the Great Australian Bight. 

A two metre dingo sculpture by Scottish artist, Andy Scott, takes pride of place in Jandowae's main street, and don't miss the monthly country markets.

Jandowae dam is a popular fishing, swimming, skiing and boating spot.  

Miles

Miles was originally named Dogwood Crossing and was established on a track blazed by the explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt in 1884. 

The Miles Historical Village is a big talking point among all who have travelled this way before. Here you will literally step back into history when you step into the many buildings in this turn-of-the-century village. There are more than 20 historic buildings, including a hospital, cafe, bank, post office and bakery. 

Another must see when in town is Dogwood Crossing @ Miles, which is home to the local art gallery, library, IT centre and social history. The lovely staff will be more than happy to help you out with any information.

Miles is the centre of a native wildflower region extending north to the Great Divide. The beautiful Balonne River highlights the beauty of Miles, particularly in September when the wildflowers bloom in abundance.

So get the car ready, pack your bags and–  book your accommodation at Kings Park Accommodation and explore the Western Country.

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