Hayden Quinn


road trippin'

southern queensland country

Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, Toowoomba has a pumping café culture and bustling foodie scene.
After a good dose of country air and a quick stop at Ground Up Espresso, I introduce you to Encores chef Darren Watters at The Sauce Kitchen & Cooking School. We whip up a meal using fresh, local ingredients – a treat for the senses!

Just north of Toowoomba is Southern Queensland Country’s crowning glory – the South Burnett.

Only a short road trip from Brisbane you will find great food, amazing wines and beautiful scenic mountains.

Join me as I follow the South Burnett wine trail to Kingaroy and chat to local wine maker Bernie at Crane Wines, stopping in at boutique hideaway Deshon’s Retreat for the night before continuing onto the majestic Bunya Mountains.

Escape the crowds and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city in Southern Queensland Country. A relaxing 2 hour drive south west of Brisbane leads you to Killarney - a South East Queensland scenic gem.

Follow my road trip as I am welcomed by local foodie legend Jocelyn Hancock at Braeside Farm, sample the fresh local produce with Chef John-Paul Fiechtner at Spring Creek Mountain Café and Cottages, and visits the spectacular Queen Mary Falls where Spring Creek tumbles dramatically over a 40 metre cliff