Ballandean is located about 3 hours south of Brisbane, 20 minutes south of Stanthorpe alongside the New England Highway. It has a population of around 500. Known for it’s growing wine industry, it is where the state’s first commercially grown grapes were harvested. There are also a number of family owned farms in the area harvesting seasonal fruits such as tomatoes, capsicums, zucchini, stonefruit as well as grapes to name a few. Roadside produce stalls can often be found in the area during the season.
Ballandean is a popular destination for tourists all year round, but is most popular in the winter. Visitors come to enjoy the cool days and frosty mornings in front of a cosy fire. With accommodation set in beautiful surrounds it is easy to see why visitors come back year after year.
As well as there being fresh local produce and award winning wine on your doorstep, Ballandean is also close to Girraween and Sundown National Parks and quaint country shops in both Stanthorpe and Tenterfield. There is something for everyone here!