Stanthorpe and the Beautiful Granite Belt
Stanthorpe is only a short 2 and ½ hour drive south-east of Brisbane and is the gateway to Queensland’s premier wine region in the Granite Belt. Wine lovers and foodies alike flock to this region to enjoy an extensive variety of wine, as well as beautiful, fresh, seasonal produce. Read more about the region’s wine accolades, or check out the Granite Belt Foodies Produce Calendar to see when your favourite produce is in season.
Located on the New England Highway, near the NSW border, Stanthorpe itself is a thriving township with an interesting history. It has an unusually cool climate for Queensland and boasts a number of attractions to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Sutton’s Juice Factory is a family favourite, incorporating a juice factory, cidery, distillery and Shed Café. Enjoy a wide range of apple juices, sample award winning ciders, conserves and apple brandy, or indulge in a piece of famous apple pie in the Cafe.
The Aloomba Lavender Farm, part of a 4000 acre cattle property, is another popular destination. Enjoy the beautiful lavender gardens, relax with a Devonshire Tea, or purchase a variety of lavender products, many of which are made on the farm. There are many other attractions in Stanthorpe, including Quart Pot Creek which can be viewed from your room at the Boulevard Motel. If you are looking for clean, affordable accommodation in Stanthorpe, you will be pleasantly surprised by our well-appointed rooms, and our friendly service. We speak your language!