Your most recent picnic might not have been too long ago, but it’s never too early (or too late) to try picnicking in the beautiful countryside. In Stanthorpe, you can have access to local cheese, wine, olives and a host of other delicious treats. 

Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt is the perfect spot for your next picnic. You can explore vineyards, enjoy locally grown foods, and meet the artists before relaxing on your blanket with a freshly made hamper. Buying your own snacks, smallgoods, and wine is half the fun and definitely a great option with such wonderful wares available in the area!

Read on to discover some picnic ideas you should try in Stanthorpe.

Grab Your Supply of Local Cheeses

Stanthorpe Cheese is the Granite Belt’s original farmhouse cheesemaker and the home of many Jersey Girls. Every day, the tasting room offers a selection of delectable cheeses for sampling. Crumbled Stanthorpe Pepper, double brie, aged, smoked, and blue cheese are all on this dish.

Chutneys, relishes, cured meats, pastes, fruits, and wines are also available in the store. If you’ve been on the road all day, ask for cold packs.

Get a Bottle of Your Favourite Local Wines

To fuel your picnic, pick up a few bottles from a vineyard in the Granite Belt. With such a variety of wines available in the region, a visit to a cellar door is a great way to sample a few wines before you buy.   

Before you go, look into the region’s best wines. Ballandean Estate, Twisted Gum, Savina Lane, and Tobin Wines are among the most popular labels. 

Dip Your Snacks 

A picnic in Stanthorpe would be incomplete without fresh bread, fresh fruit, and an abundance of food to pair those with. You can design your own gastronomy tour at a variety of local establishments.

Sam’s Fresh Fruit & Veg sells fresh vegetables from the area, as well as bread, preserves, jellies, and other items. Brinx Deli in Stanthorpe delivers picnic-friendly fare.

Moreover, every Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Farley Street Piazza hosts the Stanthorpe Seasonal Feast Markets. Try to arrive early for a chance to grab the best selection of fruits and vegetables.

Get Sweet with Dessert

The best apple pie and apple juice in the region can be found at Sutton’s Juice Factory and Cidery. These are perfect for those with a sweet tooth!

Know Your Picnic Spots in Stanthorpe and Granite Belt

The final step is to find the appropriate picnic area. Visit Quart Pot Creek, Lions Park, Mt Marlay Lookout, and Donnelly’s Castle. The Bald Rock day use location in Girraween National Park includes picnic tables. Brave visitors may want to bring their basket to The Pyramid for the best sunset vista in Southern Queensland.

Summit Estate Wines hosts sunset events on Friday and Saturday evenings. Bring a picnic, buy some wine, and relax on the lawn.

Your Best Spontaneous Picnic Trip Yet

For a spontaneous picnic trip, order a winery’s gourmet basket and bask in the views of a beautiful vineyard.

Hidden Creek Vineyard & Café is popular for its outdoor eating, but it also offers picnic baskets. Start your picnic at Ballandean Estate with a free wine sampling, then locate a spot in the vineyard.

On request, Ridgemill Estate creates exquisite picnic packages. Here, you can simply borrow a picnic blanket or sprawl yourself beneath a tree overlooking the vineyard to bid the goats farewell.


For your picnic, make Stanthorpe your go-to place. Here, you can spend your weekends enjoying the community’s regional favourites while making the best memories. What a lovely plan!

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