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.


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A local museum. About 14 km south-west of Stanthorpe is the village of Amiens where over 100 years ago, returning soldiers from the Great War toiled to bring the Pikedale Soldier Settlement into bein 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Stanthorpe through the artistically expressed thoughts, feelings, and dreams of the town's talented creative community. Murals, sculptures, and mosaics a 

Galleries Museums and Collections

It’s certainly a surprise to encounter a giant stone pyramid south of Stanthorpe near the village of Ballandean! Built from blocks of local granite, the pyramid stands 17.5 metres in height, 30 metre 

Landmarks and Buildings

The Baronio family has been growing fresh Australian produce in the Stanthorpe district since the 1930s and at Applethorpe since the mid-1970s. Over the years, they’ve developed many different types o 

Agri / Mining and Industry

Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Camp at Castle Rock or Bald Rock Creek camping areas o 

National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions

Nestled in the heart of the Granite Belt wine region, South East Queensland is family owned and operated Granite Belt Christmas Farm. Renowned for bringing the ‘Christmas Spirit’ alive all year roun 

Shopping and Markets

Weekly Farmers market, various stalls selling local, seasonal fruit, vegetables, berries, plants, herbs, meat, value added items (juice/vinegar), eggs, baked goods. They have a good variety of organi 

Shopping and Markets

Sit at the 17-seat rosewood and leather table, that seated the Executive Council when Queen Victoria declared Queensland a colony in c1859! See original pictures of the government’s Executive Council. 

Agri / Mining and Industry, Entertainment Venues, Galleries Museums and Collections, Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Jamworks Gourmet Foods Café and Larder is a fully licenced café and manufacturer of artisan preserves. They produce 70 plus products which are gluten and preservative free and are made on site usin 

Shopping and Markets

At their Stanthorpe store on the New England Highway, Kent Saddlery invites visitors to experience their distinctive gallery style retail area; drop in say G'day, and smell the leather. Reminiscent  

Shopping and Markets

If it's made, baked, sewn, or grown on the Granite Belt! A market where artisans, farmers, crafters and hobbyists come together to showcase the region. Held on the second Sunday of each month and on 

Shopping and Markets

For a panoramic view over Stanthorpe, Mt Marlay's lookout and picnic area is the spot to drive to. Located within Stanthorpe itself, the lookout is only a short yet fairly steep and winding drive a s 

Landmarks and Buildings, Natural Attractions

Discover the fun of mountain biking on granite at Mt Marlay in Stanthorpe, where you’ll find trails to match all levels of difficulty, from beginners to experienced riders. Mt Marlay is so close to  

Natural Attractions, Sports and Recreation Facilities

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

Retro Arcade Stanthorpe is the most in-land arcade and pinball venue of its kind in Queensland, and it offers sessions of retro fun for kids and kids-at-heart of all ages. Challenge your date, frien 

Entertainment Venues

Take an easy walk through clusters of giant granite boulders along the bush walking tracks at Sentimental Rocks. This location is not well signposted and parking is unmarked but available on the road 

National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions

The Award winning Stanthorpe Heritage Museum has two collections of national significance and one of state significance. Subjects include pastoral, tin mining, orcharding, military, Aboriginal, Italia 

Galleries Museums and Collections

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

Stanthorpe’s CBD is scattered with street art between its boutique shopping and cafes. However, the giant murals are striking features that tell the story of the town and done by esteemed local and Au 

Galleries Museums and Collections, 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

Stanthorpe is where all of Queensland’s apple crop is grown, with more than one million trees surrounding the area it's no surprise this is where you can find The Big Apple. Stanthorpe’s Big Apple is 

Landmarks and Buildings

Stanthorpe is Queensland’s colest town and this is marked on the readings shown on Stanthorpe’s Big Thermometer. See the Big Thermometer next to the Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre, with toilet 

Landmarks and Buildings

The Folly is Queensland's first commercial truffle farm, situated in Ballandean, Queensland, at the heart of Granite Belt Wine Country. The Folly Truffles welcome visitors to their truffiere on weeke 

Agri / Mining and Industry

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 Brass Monkey statue in Stanthorpe’s CBD is a famous little fellow that marks the town’s claim to get ‘cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey’. Stanthorpe district celebrates four seaso 

Landmarks and Buildings

Dine, wine taste and experience the amazing facility that is Stanthorpe's own Queensland College of Wine Tourism, a learning centre focused on all thing's food, wine, tourism and hospitality. It's aw 

Entertainment Venues, Landmarks and Buildings

Sitting astride Quart Pot Creek in Stanthorpe is the historic and truly impressive Red Bridge, accessed by a short walk. The bridge, which is no longer red as its name suggests, was built in the mid- 

Landmarks and Buildings, Parks and Gardens

This quaint railway siding has photographers stopping in their tracks, literally. The view down the railway track with rustic, character-filled buildings flanked on either side makes it a favourite w 

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Landmarks and Buildings

Interpretive centre offering viewing of Queensland's first open-to-the-public Truffiere, truffle dog detection training centre, detection dog demonstrations, interactive gallery and gourmet condiment  

Agri / Mining and Industry, Galleries Museums and Collections

Washpool Supply Co. is a natural soap, skincare, home health and giftware store in Stanthorpe, southern Queensland, which is part of the Granite Belt wine region. The purpose built store opened in Ju 

Shopping and Markets

The main purpose at Zenik Hippy Shop is to provide each person who walks through our door with a positive, uplifting and enlightening experience. It is a space to relax, unwind and have a chat. They d 

Shopping and Markets

Gallery Opening hours 10 am to 4.30pm | Thursday to Sunday We are proud to exhibit a wide range of artistic genres, promoting local and emerging artists alongside experienced well known artists wit 

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 

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 

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