Granite Belt

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

Foodie heaven

  • Pick your own crisp autumn apples and berries straight from the vine, or swirl bold reds such as Mourvedre or Tempranillo along the Strange Bird alternative wine trail.
  • Meet local producers and stock your picnic basket with cheeses, olives, figs and cured meats and sip on sparkling apple cider and limoncello from Thulimbah.
  • Sit by the fire in a cosy cottage or go glamping and awaken to crisp mornings and fresh country air.

Get moving

  • Cycle country roads from Stanthorpe to Ballandean, stopping for decadent chocolates, homemade apple pie and wine tasting along the way.
  • 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.
  • Hike the impressive Granite escarpments in Girraween National Park.

Plan your holiday

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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.

Diamondvale Cottages

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 790
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.

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.

Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$90 - 145
Twinstar Guesthouse and Observatory is a unique accommodation featuring an astronomical observatory near Girraween National Park. It is a great base for stargazers, astro-photographers and nature-lovers.

Granite Belt Motel

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$110 - 165
Granite Belt Motel is a 19 room property situated on the southern approach to Stanthorpe. The motel is approximately 500 metres to the Main Street, Creek Park-lands, Visitor Centre and the Big Thermometer, with ample free parking.

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.

Accommodation Creek Cottages

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$190 - 330
Imagine relaxing in a country cottage nestled just outside the Granite Belt village of Ballandean in the beautiful Sundown Valley! All the comforts to make your stay as memorable as possible await you at Accommodation Creek Cottages.

Country Style Caravan Park

Glen Aplin, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 130
Country Style Caravan Park offers self-contained Cabins, Camping and Caravan accommodation and is situated in the heart of the Granite Belt Wine Country, only three hours from Brisbane and five minutes south of Stanthorpe.

Foxbar Falls Campground

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
From AU$20 - 33
A 48-site campground settled amongst granite landscapes, native Australian bush and a working vegetable farm. The property offers a unique camping or caravanning experience for nature-lovers, adventure-seekers and families alike.

Vineyard Cottages

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$245 - 420
Relax in comfort in their cosy, very comfortable private cottages with a choice of room and facility options. Quality bedding, linen and furnishings. Complimentary breakfast basket, toiletries, in-house movies, games, books and wi-fi.
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