Highland Drive

31km via Storm King Dam, Eukey and Ballandean

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 it features a superb collection of wineries.

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Route highlights

  • Storm King Dam is a short drive southeast from the centre of Stanthorpe town. The dam is well-stocked with Murray cod, yellowbelly, 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.
  • From Eukey, you can enter the northern part of the renowned Girraween National Park.
  • Now, we start entering winery country, with:
    • Serrena Que Estate Winery – emerging, unique varietals that have been carefully chosen for the Granite Belt soil and climate.
    • Symphony Hill Wines – has three wines selected for Qantas Business Class and is the exclusive wine sponsor for the QLD Ballet.
    • Twisted Gum Wines – focuses on the creation of premium-quality, single vineyard wines using sustainable agricultural practices.
    • Hidden Creek Winery – wines are mostly small batch, and speak of their origin, an avatar of place so to speak.
    • Just Red Wines – specialises in red wine, as the name suggests.
    • Dear Vincent Wines – wines designed with sun-soaked, long lunches in mind, surrounded by friends and family; they’re playful, interesting and made with love.
  • The route ends in the village of Ballandean where more wineries complete this true taste of the Granite Belt.