A select group of guests welcomed Autumn to Southern Queensland Country recently with a lunch celebrating local produce at the Killarney home of Jocelyn Hancock, acclaimed as Brisbane’s first lady of cakes, and a Killarney local. The Autumn campaign features 15 Breathe breaks throughout the region, all aimed at welcoming visitors to the region where Autumn is such a wonderful time.
From stays in heritage B&Bs to cedar cottages, converted churches, mountain cabins and a luxury pet-friendly experience in the heart of Queensland’s wine country, the 15 Breathe Breaks include two in the Toowoomba area, six across the South Burnett, and seven in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.
It’s the perfect season to watch the leaves turn golden, lie in hammocks secreted away in Eucalypt forests, take wattle walks, food and wine trails and taste local produce from Southern Queensland Country’s extraordinary producers and winemakers or just lie by a cozy log fire, star gaze, adopt a grapevine or even pamper your pet – all in Southern Queensland Country just 90 minutes from Brisbane.
“Life happens at such a fast pace these days, there often seems little time for connecting – with loved ones, with the stars above, the food we eat, the ground we walk on. Autumn Breathe Breaks in Southern Queensland Country are all about slowing down, reconnecting and taking moments to just. breathe, and we invite the rest of Australia to join us,” said Mary-Clare Power of Southern Queensland Country Tourism.
Jocelyn Hancock's Baked Fig Apple Tart
Dr Jane Summers, Jocelyn Hancock and Mary Clare Power
Egg farmer Randal Breen
Pork Pistachio Terrine
Lunch with a view of Killarney
Ballandean Estate Slylvaner, havati-style cheese, raw honey and quince paste
Beef rib, tomato and basil salad
Chris Stamnas, Jocelyn Hancock and Mary Clare Power
Images by Jane Hodges