The southeastern region of Queensland offers some of the most beautiful terrain and natural attractions in all of Australia, and when you stay in a Stanthorpe hotel, you’ll be within driving distance of so many gorgeous sights that it’ll be hard to choose which to see. In fact, when you stay at Boulevard Motel, on Quart Pot Creek, you’ll be surrounded by so much beauty right outside your bedroom door that you may not even want to leave the motel at all.
Of course, you can’t spend all of your vacation time at your accommodation in Stanthorpe. You’ll want to get out into the countryside and see some of the most breathtaking scenes and views of your entire life. Here are just a few of the places you can enjoy nature at its finest near Stanthorpe.
Sundown National Park
Just southwest of where you’ll be staying in your Stanthorpe hotel, you’ll find Sundown National Park. Depending on where you park and what you want to see, you can enjoy rugged terrain that’s a bit challenging to even experienced bushwalkers, or you can enjoy shorter walks that are a bit more hospitable to less experienced hikers. Either way, you can see rivers, gorges, and beautiful flora and fauna. Sundown National Park is most definitely a must-see attraction.
Main Range National Park
About an hour away from your Stanthorpe accommodation, Main Range National Park has numerous breathtaking sights to behold. This ancient rainforest lies between Gondwanda-lined ridges and peaks to the west and Queenland’s Scenic Rim to the east. The circuit through the rainforest here has amazing volcanic views over such features as Lake Moogerah, Fassifern Valley, and Queen Mary Falls.
Ravensbourne National Park
Ravensbourne National Park is both majestic in its own right and rich in history and culture for the Aboriginal people of Australia. For many years they would traditionally stop here on the way to the Bunya Mountains for annual festivals. Now Ravensbourne National Park is open to the public, and everyone can enjoy the gorgeous rainforest with its numerous species of beautiful birds, as well as its orchids, its incredibly dense canopy, and all of its gorgeous plant life.
Visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch at either Cedar Block or Blackbean, and there are multiple short tracks to explore nearby, as well. Ravensbourne National Park is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from Stanthorpe, so you’ll want to get an early start and make a full day of your visit.
Benarkin State Forest Park
About three hours north of your motel in Stanthorpe, Benarkin State Forest Park is a beautiful place to do some fishing, plan a picnic, go for a hike or a bike ride, and see a platypus or two. The rainforest here is made up of a number of beautiful species of trees and plants, including eucalypt, blackbutt, white mahogany, tallowwood, ironbarks, and more. And, if you decide to make more than a day of it at Benarkin State Forest Park, there are camping areas, as well.
Whether you camp or head back the same day, you’ll be glad to return to your warm and inviting accommodation in Stanthorpe at Boulevard Motel. Whether it’s just the two of you or you’re bringing the whole family, Boulevard has rooms for two to five people, along with electric blankets, in-room wireless broadband Internet, en-suite baths, coffee and tea service, and more. After a day of exploring the rugged and breathtaking sights of southeast Queensland, you’ll be more than happy to sink into a comfortable bed in the best Stanthorpe hotel, the Boulevard Motel.