A new podcast series has launched showcasing the Southern Downs and Granite Belt as what producers say is the ultimate Queensland adventure destination.
The Queensland Adventures is touted as a “go-to-guide for road trippers, travellers and anyone planning to explore the great Australian state of Queensland”.
Listeners can expect to hear about secret locations, scenic gems, amazing flavours and incredible activities in places they may have never heard of: all insights from the locals who love it.
The podcast was produced Grizzly Bear Media’s editor Marc Wright and artist Luke Seib. It was written, produced and presented by journalist Sally Eeles.
Four episodes specifically focus on the attractions and businesses of the Southern Downs and Granite Belt: Food Glorious Food, Active Adventures, Sights and Scenery and Culture and Heritage.
Each podcast goes for roughly 25 minutes and can be downloaded from Spotify, Apple podcasts, Acast and all other podcast streaming platforms.
“What better way to learn about the Southern Downs and Granite Belt than from the friendly and knowledgeable people who live there,” Sally Eeles (pictured) said.
“Our team discovered so much about the sights, activities and flavours in this incredible part of Queensland, we’ll be coming back again and again.”
Among the region’s locals who feature in the podcast are Girraween National Park ranger Jolen McLennan (pictured above), Queensland College of Wine Tourism executive chef Andrew Simpson and Gleneden Family Farmer owner Rohan Morris.
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Vic Pennisi said the podcast series was a “fantastic” initiative.
“The locals who have been interviewed in each podcast, present as passionate ambassadors for the region, whether they be in the food, entertainment, sport or tourism industry,” Cr Pennisi said.
“We are so delighted to have welcomed Sally and her crew into our region and share some of our local hero’s stories through her podcast.
“We have a region filled with hidden treasures – from farm stays, to truffle growers, to some of the best restaurants in Queensland and attractions that you won’t find anywhere else.
These podcasts is aimed to help people from outside the region discover a variety things to do and see when they visit.
“Southern Downs is a great place to live, work, play and stay,” Cr Pennisi said.