Things to Do: Granite Belt Food, Wine & Attractions
Granite Belt Wine Country is Queensland’s leading wine destination with more than 40 cellar doors, fabulous gourmet produce, inspiring art and culture, and stunning nature. There are many activities and things to do in the local area. Sitting high on the Great Dividing Range, more than 1000m above sea level creates a region of four seasons and a climate a world away from Queensland counterparts.
The Granite Belt in Queensland has more than 150 years of wine making history; sprawling with green vineyards dotted with granite boulders, fresh produce, and boutique wineries, this is fast becoming one of Australia’s premier wine regions. – Australian Traveller
While the region’s reputation for award winning wine has gained national momentum in recent years, it’s the people who bring the story to life and offer an intimate experience unlike any wine region in Australia. The seasons and our rich heritage guide our life, which we celebrate with great food and wine.
There is so much to do and see in the Granite Belt that you will always discover a new experience and unique memories to share.
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Restaurants and Cafes
Alure Stanthorpe is surrounded by cafes and multi-award winning restaurants; all are within a few minutes drive. Once you have decided on what gourmet treats you would like to experience we will be more than happy to check availability for you and reserve your table.
From olives to ice-cream, chocolates, cheeses, jams and pickles the Granite belt offers the best in homemade goodies and first class produce.
Alure Stanthorpe is surrounded by award-winning wineries, all with their own touch of magic in a bottle. Many of the local wineries have won prestigious awards and are recognised nationally as offering premium wines. Discover the StrangeBird, the quirky name given to the Granite Belt Wine Country’s self-drive alternative wine trail. With more than 25 varieties on the trail, pursue a StrangeBird and discover wines you’ve never tasted. The Granite Belt, steeped in European influence, and with similar soils and climate to our European counterparts, is ideally suited to producing these amazing wine varieties and is quickly gaining recognition as Australia’s favourite for alternative wine varieties. We can also design a self-drive itinerary for you or book a wine tour when you book accommodation with Alure Stanthorpe. View a list of local Stanthorpe wineries.
Alure Stanthorpe is located in the heart of nature’s finest landscapes. Spend the day walking through these national treasures that are thick with native flora and fauna. Alure is only minutes away from the renowned Girraween National Park. Take a short drive over the border into NSW and you can visit Bald Rock National Park or a little further afield is the Sundown National Park. See Nature for more information – you are spoilt for choice with nature’s finest.
The Granite Belt is renowned for its Lavender. Take a trip to one of our lavender farms to experience the beauty an discover some of the finest lavender in the world.
Art and Craft Trail
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery boasts showings from both regional and national artists. It also houses an excellent permanent collection of more than 900 works, including pieces by William Robinson, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott and David Aspden, Shona Wilson, Avital Scheffer and Karla Marchesi Charles Blackman, Margaret Olley, Jon Molvig, Sam Fullbrook, Joe Furlonger, James Fardoulys. Generous donations from Pamela Bell O.A.M., and William Bowmore A.M. have added considerable depth to the Stanthorpe collection with a number of European artists including Pablo Picasso represented.
Local Attractions & Events in Stanthorpe
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