It is a friendly country town with nice polite people. I think you need to go visit for a few days before you make any decisions because what suits one person won't suit another. Nice pubs and grub too. Nice homes on big blocks. My take is this: if you go and get involved in the community and contribute then you'll be accepted and fit in. We are moving there. We'll be getting involved in the community: running a wildlife rescue center and teaching yoga. Also, there's work for folk on a seasonal basis in the citrus industry!
hahaha i love it how you consider yourself a "poor city folk" why? Because you looking to escape lockdowns bahaha. Its qld all country towns are akin to movies where people will look at you in disgust and question your motives. Its just part of life. Eventually they will get sick of it and maybe accept you. But dont expect it to be quick.