Take the scenic route from Stanthorpe to Ballandean, via Storm King Dam and the area of Eukey. Turn left into Eukey Road, just past the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre on the southern side of town. This drive is perfect for nature lovers and finishes with some great wineries.
Storm King Dam is a short drive southeast from the centre of Stanthorpe town. The dam is well-stocked with Murray Cod, Yellow Belly, Silver Perch, Spangled Perch and Eel-tailed catfish with fishing permits available locally from sporting stores and service stations. It is also a popular spot for water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and rowing. Canoes are available for hire from Sommerville Valley Tourist Park and Storm King Cottage is a great little hideaway.
From Eukey you can enter the northern part of the renowned Girraween National Park.
Now we start entering winery country, with Twisted Gum that focuses on the creation of premium-quality, single vineyard wines using sustainable agricultural practices; and Just Red, that as the name suggests, specialises in red wine enroute.
The route ends in the village of Ballandean where an array of award winning wineries like Ballandean Estate Wines and Golden Grove Estate offer a true taste of the Granite Belt.