Welcome to the granite belt 1000 metres up.......

The Stanthorpe region is rich in natural beauty and has a very well known culture of top shelf wineries. Come to Queensland's premier wine region. At 1000 metres above sea level, the air is fresh and is intoxicating. We have four distinctive seasons, cool summer nights and frosty winter mornings. Come and see the autumn colours and gorgeous spring gardens. 

                               Relax, breathe and embrace a memorable experience

Unique and memorable experiences around the granite belt region

 

  experiences to enjoy during your stay

Day 1

On the north side
  • · Kent Saddlery
  • · Lawdogs Australia Dog Show and Truffle discovery centre
  • · Stanthorpe Cheese Factory
  • · Boireann Winery
  • · Heritage Winery
  • · Summit Estate Winery
  • · Sutton’s Apple Farm
  • · Glass Shokunin Studio – Handmade Glass Art
  • · Granite Belt Christmas Farm

Day 2 

On the south side
  • · Ridgemill Estate
  • · Brass Monkey Brew House
  • · Whiskey Gully Wines
  • · Ugg Boot Lady
  • · Jamworks for lunch
  • · Bramble Patch
  • · Masons Wines & Cafe
  • · Rumbalara Estate Wines

 

Day 3

In town for the day

  • · Stanthorpe Art Gallery
  • · Stanthorpe Historical Museum
  • · Mount Marlay Lookout
  • · Brinx Deli
  • · Cafe 77 - great burgers
  • · Walk along Quart Pot Creek to Red Bridge
  • · Visitor Information Centre
  • · Take a photo next to The Big Thermometer
  • · Do some retail therapy in our shops on the main street
  • · Drop in for a beer with the locals at O’Mara’s Hotel
  • · Lunch at Varias Restaurant
  • · Ashbern Farms to pick Strawberries

Day 4

Drive to Tenterfield for the day

  • · Stop in at Wallangarra Railway Museum
  • · Photo opportunity at Sunnyside rail bridge over Tenterfield Creek built in 1888
  • · Tenterfield Saddler shop
  • · Pick Cherries at Cherrydale Orchard ( season Nov – Dec)
  • · Antique Shops
  • · The oldest Cork Tree in Australia on Wood street - 1861
  • · Visitor Information Centre
  • · Railway Museum
  • · Historic Walks of the town
  • · Thunderbolt’s Cave – 12 km from Tenterfield
  • · Have a beer at Jennings Hotel on way home, it’s the first hotel in NSW
  • · Drop into Balancing Rock Wines

Day 5

Day trip to Girraween National Park

  • · Photo opportunity at manmade Pyramid of Granite Rocks at Ballandean
  • · Balancing Rock Wines
  • · Pyramid Roads Winery
  • · Girraween National Park – Plenty of tracks to walk, have a swim, flora and fauna
  • · Heavenly Chocolate Shop
  • · Washpool Farm Soaperie

Day 6

Down Eukey Road, Ballandean
  • · Storm King Dam – our water supply, recreational dam
  • · Symphony Hill Winery
  • · Twisted Gum Wines
  • · Hidden Creek Winery & Cafe
  • · Just Red Wines
  • · Ballandean Tavern for a beer

Searching for the strangebird 

Granite Belt Wine Country

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The region has a growing reputation as one of Australia’s top producers of alternative variety wines – known here as Strange Birds. To be called an alternative, a variety must represent not more than 1% of the total bearing vines in Australia as defined by Wine Australia.

A host of cellar doors offer a personal and friendly wine experience where you are likely to meet the vignerons and winemakers who grow the fruit or make the wine you are sampling. Enjoyed in Europe for generations, these alternative varieties are now emerging as Australian favourites due to their ability to match perfectly with our food preferences. You can taste alternative varieties at dozens of our cellar doors.

 

 

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  • We had an absolutely fantastic stay!

    Thankyou for your hospitality, the room was excellent, the food divine and your knowledge of the area and the friendliness made for a relaxing stay. We can't wait to come back and will be telling all our friends about Grovely House. 

    Melissa & Adam- Palmwoods

     

     



  • Thankyou Faith & Stephen!

    For your hospitality, everything was just wonderful, I will be back.

    Ruth - Yandina

  • We enjoyed our stay very much!

    Thankyou so much for the warm welcome at Grovely House. It is so pretty and quiet. We stayed in the "Green Room", it was wonderful.

    The kangaroos in the garden were just beautiful. The bike trail tour is great too.

    Thankyou so much again

    Dorien & Johan - The Netherlands

  • We had an absolutely fantastic stay!

    Thankyou for your hospitality, the room was excellent, the food divine and your knowledge of the area and the friendliness made for a relaxing stay. We can't wait to come back and will be telling all our friends about Grovely House. 

    Melissa & Adam- Palmwoods

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