4 Breathtaking Places to See in Southeast Queensland

By / 18th December, 2015 / Stanthorpe Accommodation / No Comments

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.

3 Tips for Flying to Australia During the Holidays

By / 18th November, 2015 / Stanthorpe Accommodation / No Comments

People around the world enjoy flying to Australia for the holidays. The warm weather, beautiful, highly varied terrain, and all of the amazing wildlife here make it an incredible destination. Of course, if you’re planning a trip to Australia during this busy tourist season, you might be bracing yourself for lots of crowds, long lines, and a lot of hassles that you really don’t want to deal with when you’re trying to enjoy some time off with the people you love. Fortunately, though, if you choose accommodation in Stanthorpe at Boulevard Motel and follow these handy travel tips, you’ll be able to skip all the stress and get straight to relaxing and enjoying your vacation.

Plan Ahead – Book Your Trip and Hotel Early

First of all, you’ll get the best rates on airfare if you book your flight a minimum of six months in advance. Second, if you’re planning on staying in a Stanthorpe hotel, you’ll want to ensure that you can book the right room for yourself and your family. Boulevard Motel has a variety of rooms to meet your needs, whether you’re travelling alone, with your spouse, or with the whole family.

The spacious and beautifully decorated rooms here are designed to accommodate anywhere from two to five people comfortably, and they feature a number of amenities, including air conditioning, wireless broadband Internet, coffee and tea services in each room, and much more. Planning ahead and booking in advance will ensure that you get the perfect room and that you’ll have nothing to worry about when you arrive.

Stanthorpe is less than a three-hour drive from Brisbane International Airport, so you should have plenty of time to get to the hotel and settle in for the night when you arrive. Depending on when your flight arrives, you may even be able to take a leisurely stroll to one of the delicious restaurants in the area, as your accommodation will be centrally located in Stanthorpe CBD.

Pack for a Mild Summer Trip

As you get ready to leave, you won’t want to pack a lot of heavy winter clothing, as you’ll be travelling to Australia during the peak of summer here. However, you should be aware that Stanthorpe has very mild summers, so you might want to include some jeans and a sweater for evening outdoor activities.

Plan to Visit Applethorpe and Other Destinations in the Granite Belt

When you arrive at your hotel in Stanthorpe, you’ll no doubt want to relax and enjoy yourself for a while, but you won’t want to stay put for very long. There’s a lot to see and do in the area. Boulevard Motel is near Applethorpe, and here you’ll be able to tour apple farms and juice factories, pick your own apples, and more. You’ll also have some of the best backpacking opportunities in Queensland in this area, as well.

The Granite Belt is a beautiful destination for nature lovers, as it’s known for its expansive granite shoals, gorgeous flowers, and beautiful views. You’ll have no shortage of breathtaking things to see and fun things to do for the whole family when you stay in a motel in Stanthorpe.

Planning a vacation in Australia should be easy and fun, and when you stay at Boulevard Motel, you’ll enjoy all of the amenities you could ask for from any motel in Applethorpe or Stanthorpe. If you want to really relax and enjoy your holiday vacation, choose this amazing destination and the best hotel in the area. You won’t have any crowds or hassles, and you’ll have lots to see and do.

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