The Golden West encompasses a vast expanse of rural Queensland including some of the friendliest and prettiest country towns in Australia. This region is better known to many as the "Darling Downs", one of the richest agricultural areas in the world. Major highways traverse the whole of the Golden West region, allowing easy access into some of the most scenic and spectacular country Australia has to offer.

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The Golden West provides diversity in accommodation, attractions, activities and scenery. Accommodation ranges from fully restored heritage listed homes, to host farm and station holidays, to modern and spacious motel rooms, country pubs, camp sites in National Parks and caravan parks.

Attractions include the numerous museums in the area that preserve the heritage of our pioneers. Activities are plentiful, with bushwalkers, horse riders and fishing enthusiasts particularly well catered for. Wonder at the scenic beauty of the region as the crest of the Great Dividing Range lowers itself into undulating hills and then creates a vast expanse of rich, open plains.The region abounds with industry, agriculture and country style hospitality.

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If you would prefer to rough it a little, the region is plentiful in unspoiled National Parks and reserves where camping is permitted, this is a nature-lovers' paradise.

Go fishing in the Golden West. Many people may not know of the wonders of the fishing world that lie west of the Great Divide. Some of the biggest catches and biggest stories to match, come from the 'watering holes' of this Golden West region.

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Experience the true country lifestyle on a farming property. Hearty home-cooked meals, evening drinks on the verandah, mustering cattle like a long-lost cowboy and feeding the resident kangaroo. This describes a typical day in the life of a host farm visitor.

Most country towns display great pride in their pioneering heritage through the maintenance of a museum or historical village. One could spend hours at each small museum, absorbing the history of those pioneers who opened up great tracts of land across the Darling Downs.

Whatever your taste, you will find that a slice of the Golden West is definitely a slice of 'Queensland country at its best!'

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