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Ravensbourne at it's best! The view from Quingilli at Ravensbourne Escape
Ravensbourne at its best! The view from Quingilli at Ravensbourne Escape

At Ravensbourne Escape we are incredibly proud of the place we call home. The Ravensbourne area is such a huge part of our life and identity, we sometimes forget how few people know about our locality and all it has to offer. If you, like most of our first time guests, haven’t heard of Ravensbourne, then here’s your chance to learn more about the perfect Queensland weekend getaway destination.

1. Where are you located?

Ravensbourne is a locality situated in southern Queensland, Australia. Just 40 minutes away from Toowoomba central, Ravensbourne is part of the Toowoomba Region local government in the Darling Downs region.

2. What are you known for?

Ravensbourne is known for it’s rich fertile soil and temperate climate, which provides ideal growing conditions for a wide range of produce.  Ravensbourne and surrounding areas are known for producing fleshy avocados, zesty limes, organic vegetables, and sweet berries. We are also known for our free-range meats and local wines.

3. Do you have any local attractions?

Most of Ravensbourne is within the catchment of Cressbrook Creek, a body of water branching off from the Brisbane River. Stemming from this is Lake Cressbrook, a beautiful place for boating, camping, fishing, hiking and watersports. Ravensbourne is also home to the magnificent Ravensbourne National Park. Thick with vibrant forest and home to over 80 bird species, you can explore this park via a network of beautiful walking tracks.

4.  What’s the weather like?

Despite being so close to Toowoomba, our micro-region has a unique climate due to the surrounding mountains and forest. Even in the scorching heats of summer, our temperatures tend to remain under 30.0°C. Our warmest months are December, January and February and our coolest are May, June, July, August and September. January through to April and October, to December are the most common times for rain, with February being our wettest month and August the driest.

5. Are there any local events?

There are many annual events that draw crowds to Ravensbourne and the surrounding area. Our main events include, the Ravensbourne Markets held on the 1st Sunday of each month and hosted by our on-site restaurant The Woods, the Hampton Festival (held in May each year) and the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (held in September each year).

6. Where can you stay?

Ravensbourne is home to a range of beautiful chalets, lodges and studios. At Ravensbourne Escape we have 11 luxury houses perfect for couples, groups and families looking to get away from the city for a taste of mountain air.  A great Queensland weekend getaway for Toowoomba locals, our accommodation is perched on the Eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, providing guests with breathtaking views across the mountains.

Want to explore Ravensbourne for yourself? Book a stay at Ravensbourne Escape and fall in love! We are always happy to help you organise an itinerary so you can explore the very best our region has to offer.

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