HOME AND AWAY
JUDITH ELEN TOOWOOMBA, southeast Queensland’s regional hub for business, farming and education on the Darling Downs, is preserving the memory of its Scottish settlers in the Caledonian Estate, now a heritage district with a 23-point, self-guided walk. B&B Wanulla, a gracious family home with one queen-bed ensuite guestroom (more accommodation plans are afoot), nestles in cottage gardens here, beside Queens Park. Wanulla is gracious in every sense, with discreet antique furnishings, artworks and broad iron-lace trimmed veranda. Owners Margaret and Steve Savage are gentle perfectionists. Breakfast, indoors or on the veranda, starts with staples — bircher muesli, yoghurt, fresh fruit, local preserves, warm toast in a basket on a napkin-topped, terracotta hot-stone and the national and local morning papers, all of which is laid on a side table detailed with silver and starchy lace. There is also a cooked-to-order menu. A house key is provided for guests’ private comings and goings. More: bandbwanulla.com.au.