If you’re looking for a place to relax and recharge your batteries, then look no further than the Granite Belt in Stanthorpe. The region offers a large number of hotels, restaurants, and fun activities that you will wish you had stayed longer. 

In addition, Granite Belt is also home to a huge array of fresh produce producers, wineries, and beautiful national parks. With large granite boulders scattered all across the region, there is no guessing where the name Granite Belt came from.  The region is blessed with 4 unique seasons, each offering a unique reason for visiting. 

Cabins and Retreat Locations in Granite Belt

If you’re looking for a cabin in the woods vibe, there are several rustic cabins in the area. Whether you are going there alone, with your significant other, or with your entire family, there are a number of accommodation options for you to relax in and enjoy the countryside that the Stanthorpe cabins offer.

At Granite Belt Retreat, there are large cabins scattered across their 30 acres of bushland. Each cabin comes complete with a wood fire to create a cozy atmosphere. There are also pet-friendly cabins for your fur babies with a fenced area they can play and roam.

Their 20 private cabins offer seclusion, allowing you to take in the bushland that encompasses your cabin. Aside from cabins, if you want to feel more in touch with nature, there are also camping sites in the region. If you prefer to stay at a winery, Heritage Estate Winery is for you, with its five-star winery rating and gourmet dining.

The Numerous Granite Belt Dining and Lounging Experience 

If you only plan to visit the Granite Belt for the day, there are also a range of fine restaurants, bakeries, and other eateries in Stanthorpe. As the home to many orchards and wineries, many restaurants offer good food to match your choice of drink in a homey and cozy atmosphere and service.

Farm fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance in the region, so you can be assured a great meal at any of the local restaurants.  Ashbern Farms is one local grower that allows you to pick fresh strawberries straight from their fields.  They also offer a small range of take away yummy treats, including our homemade ice cream and coffees. Strawberry jam and strawberry gifts are also available.  For those wanting something with a little more history, there are also some historical establishments dating back to the 19th century. The Abbey Boutique Hotel in particular accommodates private event reservations and dining, providing a unique luxurious stay for its guests. 

A Variety of Recreational Activities in the Granite Belt

Aside from accommodation and restaurants, there are also a lot of activities you can do in Stanthorpe. Aside from sightseeing the stunning local national parks, you can opt for a vineyard, farm or orchard tours. Most wineries and farms are still run and managed by families who are keen to share their knowledge and passion with visitors.

In the Granite Belt Farmers Market, you can support local family farmers and buy farm fresh produce, direct from the grower. If you are looking for a place to dine with your dog, Sutton’s Juice Factory, Cidery & Café has a dog park area where your pets can explore and play. It is also near an outside dining area, so you can eat while enjoying the view of your happy pet.

There are also local arts and crafts shops for you to explore and buy souvenirs. One of the favourite outdoor destinations in the Granite Belt is the Pyramid at Girraween National Park. The summit showcases a great view of the park and surrounding area. Don’t forget to snap a picture in these locations.

In Conclusion

If you want a rustic getaway, you can never go wrong with Granite Belt as your destination. If you prefer outdoor activities or simply enjoying natural scenic views, there are a lot of options for you to choose from.  

For Stanthorpe cabins and accommodations, try booking a reservation with Granite Belt Retreat. Our cabins are made to accommodate you with a homely atmosphere, whether with your family, partner, or pets. We aim to make your retreat to nature a welcoming and comfortable experience. Book a reservation with us today!