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Just outside the tiny town of Jimbour in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, lies the historic Jimbour House. Built in 1876, visiting the heritage-listed home and its expansive grounds is like stepping back in time. The house itself is still a private residence and tours of the interior are only for special events.
The gardens and grounds however are open to the public to explore, and are open daily with a small donation required for entry. This also includes access to the Living History Walk, which offers an insight into Jimbour’s history throughout the years.
The property is also a popular location for weddings and events, such as the Big Skies Festival, Opera at Jimbour and the Women in Ag Day (which I attended).
There certainly is something special about the stately manor overlooking the gardens and plains beyond.
A visit to Jimbour House to simply spend a lazy hour wandering through the magnificent grounds, is a must-do item to add to your list when exploring Southern Queensland.
Jimbour House is a 90 minute drive from Toowoomba, and a 3 hour drive from Brisbane.