Experience Warwick and the Southerns Downs
Stay with us at the Abbey and explore Warwick and the Southern Downs, here are our top things to do in Warwick!
Explore Historic Warwick
The Abbey is not the only stunning sandstone building Warwick has to show. Get your walking shoes on, then click below and see the 5 walks of Warwick map. Folow the CBD walk and explore the sandstone heritage buidings at your own pace. Take a stroll around the Condamine River or if you need a work out take the climb up Weewondilla Hill. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
Guided 4WD tour
Take the road less travelled while visiting us, choose from 2 fully guided 4WD tours. Book with your friends for great package deals! Tour 1 – Leaving Warwick at 9am head south and visit the unique Undercliffe Falls, Boonoo Boonoo Falls, Bald Rock National Park and Sundown National Park. Or Tour 2 – Leave Warwick at 9am and head east and visit Queen Mary Falls, Condamine River Gorge (17 river crossings), Dagg Falls and Teviot Falls, Mt Barney National Park and Main Range National Park.
Visit the historic pubs
WARWICK has an abundance of old world charm, grand country pubs. Check out this list of Warwick pubs to see which one best fits your mood Or hit the road and visit the smaller town pubs, like the Killarney Hotel or the historic Rudd’s pub in Nobby. Folklore has it, this is where Steele Rudd wrote his famous Australian ‘Dad and Dave’ stories!
Main Range National Park
If you drove from Brisbane or the Coast then you have already seen a tiny glimpse of this beauty. Broken down into 3 main visiting areas; Cunningham’s Gap and Spicers Gap, Queen Mary Falls (this is a must see!) and lastly Goomburra. All 3 areas have tracks suitable for all fitness levelss. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
Darling Downs Zoo
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One for the animal lovers, the Darling Downs Zoo is a short half hour drive north of Warwick. Open every day except Christmas Day the zoo is a great place to see animals big and small. Show your Abbey Boutique room key or receipt for a 2 for 1 adults entry deal. Click on the below link to see what on!
Morgan Park Raceway
There is always action happening at Morgan Park Raceway, including the Queensland Super Sprints Series (QSSS) These meets are action packed with cars from all classes competing at the circuit - Lotuses, Cobras, Porsches, Open Wheelers, Formula Vee and Formula Ford, Improved Production. Visit the raceway website for events.
Main Range National Park.
If you drove from Brisbane or the Coast then you have already seen a tiny glimpse of this beauty. Broken down into 3 main visiting areas; Cunningham's Gap and Spicers Gap, Queen Mary Falls and Gomburra. Check out the link to see the walking tracks, there is something for every fitness level. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
Dunny Dash Art Trail
& Art Gallery
We have transformed our public toliets into public art! Check out the link to use the interactive map to plan your loo and mural trip around the Southern Downs, including Stanthorpe. Dont forget to check out the art and cultural activies at the local art gallery too.
Pringle Cottage Museum.
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Just a short stroll down Dragon Street from the Abbey is Pringle Cottage, run by the Warwick and District Historical Society Inc. The museum has an extensive collection of historical household and industrial items, photographs and farming machinery on display. The cottage itself is another of Warwick's stunning sandstone buildings built by John McCullock who also built the Abbey! Show your Abbey Boutique room key or receipt for a 2 for 1 adults entry deal.
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This homestead sat uninhabited for almost 100 years, before a team of volunteers in the 1990’s stepped in. Today you will find an innovative restoration, complete with period furniture (even some Glengallan originals!). There's plenty of signage telling the story of a riches to rags past, and you can read and watch the story unfold as you wander the house and grounds. Stay for lunch or book in advance for high tea. Show your Abbey Boutique room key or receipt for a 2 for 1 adults entry deal.
Warwick is home to Australia's most famous rodeo, so it is only fitting to also be the home to the Australian Rodeo Heritage Centre. Pop in and relive the glory of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association's greatest champions and rodeo history. Make sure you add the Warwick Rodeo to your bucket list, held every year on the last full weekend in October.
Enjoy a Beer at the Local
Warwick has an abundance of old world charm, grand country pubs. Check out this list of Warwick pubs to see which one best fits your mood. Or hit the road and visit the small town pubs, like the Killarney Hotel or the historic Rudd’s pub in Nobby. Folklore has it, this is where Steele Rudd wrote his famous Australian ‘Dad and Dave’ stories
The Abbey's special adventure experience packages.
Make a weekend of it and let us do the organising for you!
Food and Wine Lovers
Escape to the country with your friends and experience the Southern Downs through food and wine! 2 night stay (Friday and Saturday) 3 course dinner on Friday at the Abbey Light breakfast each morning Chauffured bus trip from 9-5 including lunch, visits to local attractions, winery's and brewery tour Minimum 6 people required Prices start from $680 per couple.
Warwick is home to the Southern Down Steam Railway Association. Experience the magic of steam railway with a train journey through our picturesque countryside. The Abbey is offering some unique packages to experience a true heritage weekend with options to Stanthorpe or Clifton. 2 nights accommodation 3 course dinner the first night at the Abbey Return train tickets Lunch or dinner at the destination (depending on trip) Light breakfast one morning Prices start from$630 per couple.
Yearly Festivals in Warwick
Add these two events to your bucket list!
Australia's Most Famous
The Warwick Rodeo
The "Rose and Rodeo City" of Warwick really shines in October, The roses bloom and the dust gets kicked up at the Warwick Rodeo! Held on the last full weekend in October each year, this is the rodeo where the nation's top rodeo riders, best broncs and bucking bulls gather. The action starts Monday bright and early with the Gold Cup Campdraft, also known as the "Melbourne Cup of Campdrafting" with the rodeo starting Thursday night and the action continues until Sunday afternoon, with live music Friday and Saturday nights. Warwick also holds a Street Parade on the Saturday along with markets in the park. Put the Warwick Rodeo on your bucket list!
Jumpers and Jazz in July
Our winter festival
Known as Queensland's quirkiest winter festival, this event has something for everyone! Bookended by two jam packed weekends the festival has over 100 experiences, from tree jumper exhibitions, a laneway party, artisian markets, live concerts, a bonfire night, grand automobile display, street markets for local primary producers and so, so, so, much more! Make a weekend of it or avoid the weekend crowds and experience the mid week events. This is the perfect chance to experience winter in Warwick, one of Queensland's coldest cities. 2023 dates are July 20 - 30