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Local Attractions

Local Attractions

There is so much to see and do on the Granite Belt it is impossible to list everything!

Wineries

 There are at least 50 different wineries across the Granite Belt with many winning national and international awards every year for their products.

Dining Out

Fine food, award winning wines, great coffee. Ballandean is a foodie’s heaven! 

 

Girraween National Park

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.

Sundown National Park

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.

 

Opera in the Vineyard

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.

Apple & Grape Harvest Festival

 The Apple and Grape Harvest Festival celebrates and promotes the harvest and lifestyle of the Granite Belt. The region is unique in Queensland: the combination of altitude and granite produces some of the country’s best produce and wine.

 

Cultural Attractions

Stanthorpe’s Make it, Bake it, Sew it or Grow it quality craft market held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Market in the Mountains was brought into being to promote local arts and crafts and to provide a showcase for the many talented people who live on Queensland’s Granite Belt.

With a permanent collection of almost 900 pieces, the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery “tempts you to experience quality exhibitions of both national and local importance”. Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery is open 6 days a week. (Closed Mondays)

Stanthorpe has a rich and varied history and a visit to the Stanthorpe District Historical Museum is just the place to learn more about the people and the industries that helped shape the region.

Stanthorpe has all the conveniences of city shopping, in a small country town. If you’re looking for a unique gift or something special for yourself, you will most likely find it in one of the many diverse shops along the main street.

Musical Calendar

Many talented musicians call the Granite Belt home, including Australian artist James Blundell. There’s something to suit every musical taste and highlights of the musical calendar include:

January – Granite Belt Blues at Lucas Estate Vineyard on New Year’s Day

May – Opera in the Vineyard at Ballandean Estate on May long weekend

June – Rock & Roll in the Vineyard at Lucas Estate

July – Jumpers and Jazz, Warwick

August – Jazz in the Vineyard at Ballandean Estate

October – Brass and Wine at Robert Channon Wines

There are always regular jam sessions, concerts and performances to attend across many venues – view the Granite Belt events calendar to see what’s happening in the next coming months.

Winter is the popular season for visitors and one of the major attractions for foodies are the many “Christmas in July” feasts on offer at various restaurants and cellar doors across the granite belt.

Outdoor Activities

The new Stanthorpe to Ballandean cycling trail takes in 34km of country roads passing award winning wineries, cafes, and restaurants with fresh country air and breathtaking views of granite outcrops. Download the brochure to help plan your route. Or if golf is more your sport, why not have a hit at the Stanthorpe Golf Club where the kangaroos often outnumber the golfers!