Welcome to the Western Downs!

Big Skies is an annual event celebrating the sights, tastes and unique experiences that our region, the Western Downs, has to offer.

Beneath the grandeur and beauty of Jimbour House, the Jimbour Amphitheatre hosts ‘Day on the Plain’, an exciting line-up of rock artists to entertain music lovers in this iconic location.

Experience our Big Skies up close and personal with a relaxing balloon ride over the breathtaking countryside or explore the endless blanket of stars during an evening of guided stargazing.

Indulge in the workshops and market stalls showcasing our locally produced foods and fibres, handcrafted wares and artisan pieces.

For those wanting to camp, camping is conveniently located onsite to enjoy the HUGE program of events on offer.

Motel accommodation will also be available and details on where to stay and how to get to our region will be added soon.

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The Western Downs

The Western Downs is located on the Darling Downs, approximately 207 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and 83 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba. The region encompasses the larger centres of Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Miles, Tara, and Wandoan in addition to our many charming townships and unique villages.

Set against a breathtaking backdrop of dense pine and eucalypt forests; quilted expanses of sorghum, wheat and cotton ready for harvest; rock-rimmed gorges and meandering rivers and creeks; the Western Downs region is an idyllic location providing the perfect country experience.

It is a place of vibrant and distinctive festivals that capture our living history and country ambience; a host to showcase our arts, music, culture and cuisine.

The Western Downs is the perfect place to indulge in the quiet calm of country living and immerse yourself in the natural splendour of a country landscape.

There is lots to see and do in the Western Downs and we look forward to welcoming you to our region.