Granite Belt

Play amongst a smorgasbord of cellar doors, distilleries, dairies and orchards within Queensland’s premier food and wine region, known as heaven or the Granite Belt.

Drive through country roads from Stanthorpe to Ballandean, stopping for decadent chocolates, homemade apple pie and wine tasting along the way. Then swim in the refreshing waterholes nestled amongst granite boulders and rich soil in Girraween National Park and be inspired by endless fields of wildflowers in spring with numerous walking trails to choose from.

Stanthorpe

At the heart of the Granite Belt, Stanthorpe gives easy access to big sky panoramas, spectacular countryside dotted with precariously balancing prehistoric granite boulders and a generally cooler, temperate climate with the occasional snow fall!

You’ll be in food and wine heaven with apple and berry picking in Autumn straight from the vine or swirl bold reds such as Mourvedre or Tempranillo along the Strange Bird alternative wine trail. Meet local produces and stock your picnic basket with local artisan cheeses, olives, figs and cured meats as you sip on sparkling apple cider and lemoncello from Thulimbah. And this is just a taste!

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Diamondvale Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$175 - 250
Diamondvale Cottages - privacy, tranquillity, comfort and only two kilometres from town. They have five self-contained cottages, amidst 30 acres of unique granite bushland, along Quart Pot Creek. Snuggle up with someone special next to the romantic log fires.

Girraween Environmental Lodge

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$250 - 295
Experience the Granite Belt from a secluded chalet at the Girraween Environmental Lodge. Set on 400 acres, abundant with native wildlife, surrounded by National Park. Close to wineries and Ballandean restaurants.

Dillons Cottage

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$150 - 220
Escape to Dillon's Cottage, a 100 year old family home, ideally situated in a tranquil country environment, perfect for romantic couples, groups of up to six friends, or a family getaway. Dillon's Cottage is a beautifully appointed and renovated cottage and has three bedrooms, two fireplaces, electric blankets and heaters, a fully self-contained kitchen, laundry with washing machine and dryer, microwave, television and DVD player.

Apple and Grape Motel

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$110 - 180
The Apple and Grape Motel in Maryland Street offers quiet, comfortable and affordable accommodation right in the heart of Stanthorpe. Their prime location in the Central Business District allows you to walk to parks, shops, quality restaurants, traditional country hotels, clubs and cafes.

Granite Belt Brewery Retreat

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 300
Granite Belt Brewery Retreat is the only resort in Queensland that boasts it's very own onsite brewery - Granite Belt Brewery. With 19 cosy timber cabins including spa and family cabins - all with log fires, a house that sleeps 10 guests, an onsite restaurant and bar and a brewery and function room, Granite Belt Brewery Retreat really does have it all.

James Farmhouse and Cottage

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$400 - 475
The James' Farmhouse and Cottage is set on six acres of land and provides a serene and comfortable base from which you can experience the beautiful and fascinating Granite Belt. The Granite Belt has 40 wineries;

Sundown National Park Camping

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Journey along back roads to the spectacular wilderness of Sundown National Park on the Queensland–New South Wales border. With its dramatic landscape of sheer-sided gorges, tree-lined ridges and peaks rising over 1000 metres above the Severn River, discover for yourself the park’s wild isolation.

31 The Rocks

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$170 - 240
31 The Rocks is stylish, modern Stanthorpe accommodation in deluxe villas only minutes from Granite Belt wineries set amongst granite boulders with individual bush settings. The self-contained cabins are located on a 10 acre property located within the Stanthorpe Township, making it the perfect place for special occasions, short breaks or extended stays.

Girraween National Park camping

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
Girraween, meaning 'place of flowers', is a park of massive granite outcrops, large angular tors, and precariously balanced boulders. Spectacular wildflower displays splash colour among the granite in spring.

Alure Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$360 - 495
Alure Stanthorpe is exclusively for couples who want to indulge in a sublime, romantic retreat and experience the ultimate in sophisticated, self catering bed and breakfast accommodation. This first class luxury tent camping/glamping experience is complete with every convenience you could never imagine you'd find in a tent.
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