A region is a vast inland area of rural Queensland encompassing the
central section of Queensland on and to the west of the Great Dividing
Range. The eastern section of this region is often referred to as the
Golden West but 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 to a most scenic part of inland Queensland.
Attractions include numerous museums in the area that preserve the
heritage of the pioneers. Activities are plentiful, with bushwalkers,
horse riders and fishing enthusiasts particularly well catered for.
The Darling Downs is a farming region on the western slopes of the
Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland. The landscape is dominated
by rolling hills covered by pastures of many different vegetables,
legumes and other crops including cotton, wheat, barley and sorghum.
Between the farmlands there are long stretches of crisscrossing roads,
bushy ridges, winding creeks and many herds of cattle.
The region is popular with tourists because of its many natural and
heritage attractions, including the Goomburra State Forest,
Cunningham's Gap, Spicer's Gap and the Queen Mary Falls near Killarney
in the Main Range National Park. The Cobb & Co Museum at Toowoomba
has displays of horse drawn vehicles and material on the history of the