Located between Warwick and Stanthorpe, Dalveen heralds the start of the Granite Belt Drive, which takes you through Cottonvale to The Summit.
Travel along the back roads through orchards, wineries and vegetable farms with plenty of photographic opportunities. In Thulimbah, don’t miss the opportunity to snap a pic with the Big Apple!
Located just over the state border to the east and technically in Tenterfield Shire, Liston forms an important part of Granite Belt life. Highlights of the area include Aloomba Lavender — the perfect place to pick up a beautiful gift and learn about the value of Lavender. Undercliffe Falls, located on the Bookookoorara Creek, descend 150m over a 30m wide rock face into a deep pool ideal for swimming in summer.
Uncover treasures in artisan wares at local stores, such as Vintage at Dalveen. Enjoy local delicacies at a range of cafes in the area.
West of Thulimbah, the Passchendaele State Forest is ideal for orienteering and bike trail riding. Feeling lucky? Within the forest is the Swipers Gully Fossicking Reserve.
Make sure you stop at Stanthorpe Cheese & Jersey Girls Café, near Thulimbah, where a single herd of Jersey cows is the source of delicious cheese.
Discover our famous granite boulders at Donnelly’s Castle, near Pozieres, west of Cottonvale. Said to be the original hideout of the notorious bushranger, Thunderbolt, it’s only a 200m walk to the top where breathtaking views await.