Southern Downs Attractions

Don’t just visit the Southern Downs for the day, stay a while.

Our diverse region offers experiences to satisfy explorers, foodies, romantics, nature lovers and families. Get back to nature in one of our three national parks, drop a line at one of our well-stocked dams, or explore the colourful history of the region.


Location:Stanthorpe and Surrounds Type: All

Ashbern Farms is open to the public five days a week during the strawberry season which is from October to May each year. The aim is to ensure all enjoy the best strawberry eating experience possible. 

Agri / Mining and Industry

The original bushranger hideout for 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland. Donnelly's Castle is a granite rock formation that you can walk between, around and over! The massive boulders 

National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions, Parks and Gardens

Visit a bushranger hideout! 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland, had one of his hideouts near Pozieres. Donnelly's Castle, as it is now called, is a rock formation that you can walk bet 

Natural Attractions

Saddlery with gallery style retail store, animal park and picnic area. Celebrating old world craft in an exciting modern show room. Custom made saddles and horse equipment, swags, bags, hand bags, bel 

Shopping and Markets

Working dog kennel providing one hour sit down public shows of law enforcement training and demonstrations including protection, detection, agility and obedience. Not just for Dog Lovers, Lawdogs Aus 

Zoo / Sanctuaries / Aquaiums and Wildlife Parks

Come to the Market in the Mountains - If it's Made, Baked, Sewn, or Grown - it's Handcraft Heaven - normally more than 35 stallholders sell a range of unique handcrafted items. Photographs of the area 

Shopping and Markets

The pretty Quart Pot Creek meanders through granite country and natural bushland, passes through the town of Stanthorpe, and continues out through the south-west, where it meets Spring Creek to form t 

Natural Attractions, Parks and Gardens

Local history is alive at Stanthorpe's Heritage Museum. A popular spot for visitors and tour groups, it tells the stories of the people and events that have shaped the area. There are 10 heritage b 

Galleries Museums and Collections, Landmarks and Buildings

The Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery displays quality exhibitions of both national and local importance, as well as fostering a strong program of regional artist exhibitions and displays that are relev 

Galleries Museums and Collections

A white cottage-like pavilion, nestled in a rocky park, provides visitors with a chance to take in the panorama of Stanthorpe and remember the legacy left by men from this area in WWI. Soldier hero 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

Storm King Dam rests in a picturesque rural setting with many water birds (including pelicans) and is an ideal spot for picnics, water sport and fishing. Fish species include golden perch, murray cod 

Natural Attractions, Sports and Recreation Facilities

Journey along back roads to the spectacular wilderness of Sundown National Park on the Queensland–New South Wales border. With its dramatic landscape of sheer-sided gorges, tree-lined ridges and peaks 

Natural Attractions, National Parks and Reserves

The Granite Belt Maze offers an amazing experience, where each customer has to solve their own unique riddle, while navigating their way through the maze. These riddles don't help you find your way,  

Amusement and Theme Parks

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism is a learning centre focussed on all things food, wine, tourism and hospitality. It's award winning Varias Restaurant is renown for showcasing local food and 

Entertainment Venues, Landmarks and Buildings

Interpretive centre open for tours of working Truffiere, truffle dog detection training centre, truffle dog hunts all year round, interactive gallery and gourmet tastings in the gift shop. Located at 

Galleries Museums and Collections

A popular attraction for Granite Belt visitors, this National Park is located just on the NSW side of the border. Granite gardens scatter across picturesque walks, leading to awe-inspiring lookouts ov 

Located in the picturesque hills above Glen Aplin The Bramble Patch is a food lovers paradise. Visitors are offered a range of over 50, multi-award winning, gourmet preserves including jams, coulis, s 

The Bush Rock Gallery is a local art gallery showing original paintings done by resident artist Graeme Schreiber. The gallery is set in a native plant garden and is surrounded by native bush. Paint 

Granite Belt Christmas Farm is renowned for bringing the 'Christmas Spirit' alive all year round! Step through the doors of our Mistletoe Store and capture the magic of Christmas! which stocks a large 

Happy Pig Farm is a self sufficiency farm on the edge of Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt in south east Queensland. FARM TOURS: An opportunity for kids of all ages, from toddlers to 90s, to meet our  

Jamworks Gourmet Foods is a cafe & larder where you can try a selection of our 100 plus preserves made in small batches on site at the tasting bar. Why not enjoy a meal featuring a Jamworks pro 

Stanthorpe Cheese is the region's original cheese factory. We are situated 10 minutes on the north side of Stanthorpe. We are a complete farmhouse factory, processing all the milk from our small herd