Stanthorpe is nestled amongst the rocky outcrops of the Granite Belt in Queensland’s Southern Downs region. This rural town is home to 5,500 people and is a 3-hour drive from Brisbane. Stanthorpe is abuzz with cafes, boutiques, and galleries. It’s the gateway to the natural wonders of the Girraween National Park and boasts an abundance of boutique food and wine producers. Explore the many hiking trails and dominating boulders of the national park in Stanthorpe, or take an entirely different kind of trail. The food and winery tours Stanthorpe has on offer are truly world-class. There are no fewer than 50 boutique wineries and craft breweries. Visitors can also stop for farm gate tastings of apples, stone fruit, honey, olives, truffles, berries, jams and artisan cheeses. Your tastebuds will love a holiday in Stanthorpe.
Join our 4-Day Queensland Adventure for an unforgettable journey filled with culture, delicious food, and heritage exploration. Sip on Devonshire tea, discover Warwick's history, and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Dive into the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival, where grape crushing, parades, and live music await. Handpick your own apples, take in scenic Picnic Point, and relish a visit to Schulte’s Meat Tavern. This is a delightful Queensland experience you won't want to miss.
A winery tour is a must when you visit Stanthorpe. Jump on board a minibus and let your guide introduce you to a selection of local vineyards. You’ll meet the winemakers, taste the results of their hard work, and have the chance to purchase a bottle or two to take home. Make sure you book in advance as tours are popular and fill up fast.
For those more interested in a brew of a different kind, there are several liqueur producers and breweries in and around Stanthorpe making award-winning ales, ciders, single malt whiskies, and ginger beers.
Aside from the pleasures of food and drink, there are plenty of Stanthorpe attractions to keep you busy. The Girraween National Park offers 17 km of walking tracks through eucalypt forest and Triassic boulders, and the Christmas Tree Farm provides year-round yuletide joy. There’s a maze to get lost (and found) in, cycling tours, the Stanthorpe Museum and Stanthorpe Art Gallery. Finally, make sure you pay a visit to local icon Kent Saddlery and pop into the College of Wine & Tourism for a fine dining experience matching food with wine.
Our selection of Stanthorpe tours will keep you and your tastebuds happy. So come and see the Granite Belt with like-minded travellers.
You can visit Stanthorpe throughout the year, and each season offers a unique experience. In summer, escape Queensland’s coastal humidity to pick berries and see sunflower fields in bloom. Come for the grape harvest in autumn and see falling leaves and hues of gold and burnt orange. Cosy up by the fire in winter, enjoy the Jumpers & Jazz Festival and perhaps catch a flurry of snow. And those who arrive in spring can appreciate apple blossoms and new-release wines, and it’s the perfect temperature for exploring the local national parks.
Accommodation options are plentiful in and around Stanthorpe, with something to suit all budgets. Aside from motels, you can camp, glamp, tuck in at a B&B or enjoy boutique villas. Long weekends tend to be popular in Stanthorpe and across the Granite Belt, so book early.
Stanthorpe is known for its cool climate and being a major centre of the Granite Belt wine region in Queensland, Australia. It's renowned for producing a variety of high-quality wines, especially notable for its reds. The region is also known for its apple and stone fruit orchards, charming countryside, and proximity to national parks.
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