If you’re planning a trip to Queensland, there’s one location you shouldn’t miss—Stanthorpe. Stanthorpe is a small and lovely rural town in the Southern Down’s area of Queensland. Though it was first known as a mining town, it is now famous as the Granite Belt Region.

Nowadays, the Granite Belt Region is the place to be if you’re seeking beautiful landscapes, romantic weekend getaways, vineyards, and gourmet food experiences. For those hoping to spend a couple of days in Stanthorpe, make sure you make the most of the trip by checking out some fun activities you shouldn’t dare miss.

1. Get a Taste of the French Black Perigord Truffle

Stanthorpe is home to the French Black Perigord Truffle—a rare mushroom you can find there all year. The best way to try out the underground delicacies is by taking a guided tour at The Truffle Discovery Centre. There, you can explore the rest of the truffière and get some truffle smelling and tasting activities done.

2. Visit the All Year Round Christmas Farm

Do you feel like getting some holiday cheer? There’s no need to go to the North Pole; the Granite Belt Christmas Tree Farm can make you feel like it’s December all year round. At the farm, you can enjoy a Christmas sensory overload, from the crunch of pine needles to the smell of the pines surrounding you.

The Granite Belt Christmas Tree Farm gets busy caring for about 10,000 Christmas trees for eleven months, ensuring they are primed for harvest each December. But, even if you don’t get to visit during the holidays, there are also reindeer you can feed so you can feel like caring for Santa’s helpers.  With loads of other farm animals for the kids to feed and cuddle, it is a great spot for the whole family.

3. Have a Picnic at Storm King Dam

If you’re thinking about sharing a meal with your friends or family while checking out a scenic view, go on a road trip to visit Storm King Dam. The spot is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, and watersports, too, so you can consider making it a full day of fun with the people you love. 

4. Experience Getting Lost at the Granite Belt Maze

Do you need a combination of physical and mental exercises for you and your young ones? Take a visit to the Granite Belt Maze, one of Australia’s highest mazes. The maze is made of timber, so though you are in a maze, you can still observe your surroundings and watch over the people you’re with even while trying to figure out the solution to a puzzle.

5. Unwind and Relax at the Granite Belt Retreat & Brewery

Get a place for a romantic weekend getaway or a relaxing family holiday when you book a stay at Granite Belt Retreat & Brewery. There you can explore a 1,000-litre microbrewery and drink all the ales, lagers, and craft beers imaginable.

You can also stay at one of the twenty cedar cabins, which, aside from being beautifully rustic, is a pet-friendly accommodation in Stanthorpe, perfect for you and your furbaby to enjoy.

Visit Stanthorpe Soon!

If you’re in search of a place to visit for a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, Stanthorpe is an excellent choice. It allows you to break free from the hustle and bustle of urban life and gives you time to reconnect with yourself and spend time with your loved ones.

Now that you know what to do in Stanthorpe, it’s time to book a stay at Granite Belt Retreat & Brewery. It’s the perfect Stanthorpe accommodation whether you want to spend time alone, with your partner, or with the entire family. Check out our available rooms and facilities and find the perfect match for your needs!