Glass House Mountains

The Glass House Mountains Visitor Information Centre in Settlers Rotary Park is a delightful gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The centre is on the way into the township of Glasshouse Mountains and has an interpretive centre for the region providing information about the mountains and national parks. The centre provides a free booking service for accommodation, tours and activities, and also showcases local produce. Enjoy the extensive landscaping with barbecue facilities and playground.

The Glass House Mountains are found in the hinterland of Queensland's Sunshine Coast. They are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes, so that the sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only hardened plugs or rock spires.

The Aboriginal dreaming story about these formations gives each of the mountains a name and character in a family, and tells a dramatic story of human relationships.

Captain James Cook gave the area its unusual English name while sailing past, on his way up Australia's east coast, in 1770. From a distance they reminded him of the glass-making furnaces of his home town in Yorkshire.

There are both sealed and unsealed roads through the Glass House Mountains National Park, with spectacular lookouts over the surrounding plains along the way. An excellent day trip could include a lunch stop at picnic grounds, bush trails and rock-climbing.

The area around the mountains produces many tropical fruits such as avocados, pineapples and papaws as well as strawberries, vegetables, nuts and tobacco.

Visitors can stay in the area at the township of Glass House Mountain, which can be reached in about 20 minutes from Caboolture or 30 minutes from Caloundra. Nearby towns are Beerwah, Beerburrum, Landsborough and Mooloolah.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 64 Kilometres.

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Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
23 February – 4 March 2018
This iconic festival is now more than 50 years old. With 10 days of festival fun, culminating in an unforgettable weekend of colourful street carnivals and the renowned wine fiesta, Stanthorpe is the must-visit destination in 2018.

Open Gardens

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$5 - 5
24 – 25 February 2018
There will be several open gardens across the Granite Belt during the 2018 Apple and Grape Harvest Festival. The gardens will be open on the following days: Saturday 24 February from 10am to 4pm. Sunday 25 February from 9am to 5pm.

Stanthorpe By Bicycle

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$30 - 30
3 March 2018
Want to know more about Stanthorpe? Coming to the Apple and Grape Festival this year? This is the tour for you... Kick your festival weekend off with a leisurely morning bicycle ride around the township of Stanthorpe.

Steam Power to Pedal Power

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$180 - 180
18 March 2018
Travel by steam train from Warwick, retracing the path of the Sydney Mail, stepping back into a bygone era. Then hopping off at Thulimbah, you will transfer to a waiting bicycle where the pedal power begins.

Cycle and Stars - your wine and wheels weekend getaway!

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$399 - 399
Monthly from 24 – 25 March 2018
Join their fully guided two-day leisure cycling tour of the Granite Belt to discover some of the area’s little gems. Pedal along quiet country roads enjoying the scenery, sampling local gourmet produce and wines while they take care of the directions.

Sunset Vineyard Walk

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$25 - 25
7 April 2018
Join Tim and Michelle Coelli on a leisurely stroll through their picturesque, hand tended vineyard. Admire the rich autumn colours of the vines set among stunning granite boulders and impressive twisted gum trees.

Opera in the Vineyard

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$110 - 275
6 May 2018
Opera In the Vineyard is a charity event held on the first weekend in May each year in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines. The event is one of South East Queensland's premier cultural events, and the jewel of the Granite Belt's social calendar.

Grazing the Granite Belt

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 120
19 – 20 May 2018
Enjoy two days of lazy grazing with award winning wines and dozens of gourmet food dishes. Spend Saturday on the hop on hop off bus visiting the participating cellar doors and enjoying the wines on offer as well as indulging in the wonderful meals prepared with local ingredients by their food artisans.

Stanthorpe Art Prize 2018

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
15 June – 22 July 2018
Located in the heart of the Granite Belt, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery tempts you to experience quality exhibitions of both national and local importance. The 2018 Stanthorpe Art Prize will showcase traditional and contemporary paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, woodwork, photography, glass and fibre/ textile artworks.

The Johnny Cash Country Festival

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
From AU$35 - 35
2 November 2018
This event celebrates the fact that Johnny Cash and wife June Carter visited Stanthorpe regularly during the 1980s and 1990s. But not for music! They came to visit an American friend of Johnny's, who had moved to Australia for family reasons related to his Australian wife.
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