We sat down with Riley Burling, Manager of The Arbour Boutique Apartments to find out what he likes most about the Downs region.

What do you like most about the Downs region?
Relaxed lifestyle with plenty of amenity and lots to do. The welcoming and engaging community makes you wonder why people would live anywhere else.

Who inspires you?
The people of Stanthorpe for their resilience, and the tourism leaders amongst them who are engaging with Queenslanders to stop by and visit their beautiful region and help keep their economy going. Goes to show that tourism is more than just a place to stay and things to do; it really has the power to help keep a community going.

Favourite foodie haunt in the Downs region?

If I had to pick one it would be Fitzy’s on Church. Their Chicken Parma is definitely in the top 10 things to try if you come to Toowoomba.

This Summer, I will be spending more time …

Exploring the Darling Downs and experiencing the unique experiences that we have on offer. I sometimes forget that I do not have to travel to the city to find new things to do.

The best way to unwind after a busy week?

Nothing beats a drive out to Ma Ma Creek to take your mind off work; winding through the Lockyer Valley is very therapeutic.

Ultimate holiday destination?

Ravensbourne and Sunshine Beach.