Welcome to the InStudio Art Trail, an annual celebration of art that takes place each weekend in August.

As we enter our 13th year, we are thrilled to showcase the talents of forty-four remarkable artists from the picturesque high country region north of Toowoomba. From Highfields to Hampton to Crows Nest, these artists will open the doors to their private and shared exhibition spaces to visitors during the month of August.  We invite you to engage with the artists, appreciate their craftsmanship and learn about their creative processes. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of artistic expression that fills each space, as you uncover hidden gems and form connections with the artists themselves.

The InStudio Art Trail spans over four weekends, providing you with multiple opportunities to embark on this self-drive adventure. From 10am to 4pm each day, you can follow the trail, guiding you to the studios, halls and galleries all brimming with artistic brilliance. No bookings are required and entry is completely free, allowing you to freely indulge in the beauty of art.

Take in the scenic splendor of the Great Dividing Range region, just north of Toowoomba. Embark on a leisurely drive from Highfields to Crows Nest, and venture out to Goombungee and Palmtree. These charming destinations serve as the backdrop for your artistic exploration, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your experience.

Join us on this extraordinary journey through the InStudio Art Trail, where art comes alive in the heart of the High Country Hamlets.




The InStudio Art Trail features across the many hamlets of the high country region such as Crows Nest, Highfields, Hampton, Palmtree, Goombungee, Cabarlah and Meringandan – charming towns and localities in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Situated approximately 150 kilometres west of Brisbane and just north of Toowoomba the picturesque area offers many scenic drives to explore the region and discover the participating artists.



Surrounded by rolling hills, lush green landscapes and a tranquil atmosphere, the High Country Hamlets region offers a delightful escape from the city life. It enjoys an abundance of magnificent natural attractions including nearby national parks, hiking trails, lakes and stunning lookouts.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a serene retreat, the High Country Hamlets region provides a charming setting to explore and indulge in the beauty of its surroundings.


Contact Us

4 + 9 =