Guidebook for Stanthorpe & The Granite Belt

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Guidebook for Stanthorpe & The Granite Belt

Our Favourite spots for Dinner/Takeaway
The little larder is a modern cafe with a broad breaky, lunch, tapas and dinner menu. You'll find lots of your classic favourites on this menu and the coffee is some of the best in town. It's also one of very few places offering cocktails @littlelarderstanthorpe
The Little Larder
19 Railway Street
The little larder is a modern cafe with a broad breaky, lunch, tapas and dinner menu. You'll find lots of your classic favourites on this menu and the coffee is some of the best in town. It's also one of very few places offering cocktails @littlelarderstanthorpe
The Barrel Room is located at Ballandean Estate Winery (approx 20mins out of town). If you enjoy good food and good wine this is the perfect pick for you. This one is for the foodies. You won't be disappointed. Dinner and Lunch available. Picnic in the vineyard available (preorder required). make sure you book @barrelroomrest
The Barrelroom Restaurant
354 Sundown Road
The Barrel Room is located at Ballandean Estate Winery (approx 20mins out of town). If you enjoy good food and good wine this is the perfect pick for you. This one is for the foodies. You won't be disappointed. Dinner and Lunch available. Picnic in the vineyard available (preorder required). make sure you book @barrelroomrest
Essen is Stanthorpe's best cullinary delight, in our opinion. With a new set menu weekly you are guaranteed an exceptional dining experience. Essen offers a two or three course dining option and is perfecrt for those willing to try something new. Essen is BYO which means you can enjoy whichever local wine you have picked up on your travels. This one is well worth it. Make sure to book @essen_eats_
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Essen
2 McGregor Terrace
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Essen is Stanthorpe's best cullinary delight, in our opinion. With a new set menu weekly you are guaranteed an exceptional dining experience. Essen offers a two or three course dining option and is perfecrt for those willing to try something new. Essen is BYO which means you can enjoy whichever local wine you have picked up on your travels. This one is well worth it. Make sure to book @essen_eats_
Blancing Heart Vineyard is the Granite Belts newest treasure. Hosting incredible views, wines, wood fired pizza and platters you won't be disappointed. The perfect stop anywhere between 11am and late afternoon/night @balancingheartvineyard
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Balancing Rock Wines
221 Old Wallangarra Rd
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Blancing Heart Vineyard is the Granite Belts newest treasure. Hosting incredible views, wines, wood fired pizza and platters you won't be disappointed. The perfect stop anywhere between 11am and late afternoon/night @balancingheartvineyard
Hanasaku is your one stop shop for authentic japanese cuisine. The chicken karrage and gyoza are our favourites. Located just down the road from The Hideaway, this is also a great takeaway option
HANASAKU
13 Davadi Street
Hanasaku is your one stop shop for authentic japanese cuisine. The chicken karrage and gyoza are our favourites. Located just down the road from The Hideaway, this is also a great takeaway option
The Blue Topaz Diner should be your go to for delicious burgers, hotdogs and sides. It has an authentic American diner feel and is a must- especially for families @bluetopaz_caravanpark_diner
Blue Topaz Caravan Park & Diner
26806 New England Highway
The Blue Topaz Diner should be your go to for delicious burgers, hotdogs and sides. It has an authentic American diner feel and is a must- especially for families @bluetopaz_caravanpark_diner
The Queesnsland College of Wine Tourism prides it's self on it's fine dining experience. Celebrating local produce with a focus on food/wine pairing this is a great pick for a delicious lunch @theqcwt
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Queensland College of Wine Tourism
22 Caves Rd
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The Queesnsland College of Wine Tourism prides it's self on it's fine dining experience. Celebrating local produce with a focus on food/wine pairing this is a great pick for a delicious lunch @theqcwt
Lily's cafe has had a number of different owners over the years but the one thing that has never changed is the pizza and pasta menu. It's our favourite in town. Our go to is the pepporoni pizza and tortelliini bosciola. Give it a go.
Lily's Cafe
130 High Street
Lily's cafe has had a number of different owners over the years but the one thing that has never changed is the pizza and pasta menu. It's our favourite in town. Our go to is the pepporoni pizza and tortelliini bosciola. Give it a go.
Anna's was formerly one of Stanthorpe's most desired restaruants. SInce covid hit the restaraunt closed down, however, luckily for you they still offer takeaway and this is a must try.
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Anna's Restaurant
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Anna's was formerly one of Stanthorpe's most desired restaruants. SInce covid hit the restaraunt closed down, however, luckily for you they still offer takeaway and this is a must try.
RSO Thai restaurant is one of our go to's for takeaway. They also offer dine in with BYO as an option. We love the roast duck curry and coconut rice. They get quite busy on the weekends so it's worth ringing early to avoid large wait times.
Orso Thai
137 High Street
RSO Thai restaurant is one of our go to's for takeaway. They also offer dine in with BYO as an option. We love the roast duck curry and coconut rice. They get quite busy on the weekends so it's worth ringing early to avoid large wait times.
Best Pubs
The Country Club is delicious for food and drinks. Showcasing local wine, cocktails and newly renovated its an excellent place to go for a casual night out.
Country Club Hotel Motel
26 Maryland Street
The Country Club is delicious for food and drinks. Showcasing local wine, cocktails and newly renovated its an excellent place to go for a casual night out.
Omara's Pub is a toasty warm pub, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. The entertaining area out the back is perfect for functions if you have a large group of people to host.
O’Mara’s Hotel
45 Maryland St
Omara's Pub is a toasty warm pub, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. The entertaining area out the back is perfect for functions if you have a large group of people to host.
The Central hotel offers delicious food but most importantly, after hours is known as the 'pit' and is open until 2am on weekends.. juke box, DJ, skittle bombs and White Russians are what the pit looks like after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Central hotel
The Central hotel offers delicious food but most importantly, after hours is known as the 'pit' and is open until 2am on weekends.. juke box, DJ, skittle bombs and White Russians are what the pit looks like after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Top Pub is newly renovated to host all the party goers, this is the new place to be in town for a night out. It offers a classic country night out and is a fun place to start off a night. With it's licence extending it might just be the new place to end a night out too.
TOP PUB (Hotel Stanthorpe)
140 High St
The Top Pub is newly renovated to host all the party goers, this is the new place to be in town for a night out. It offers a classic country night out and is a fun place to start off a night. With it's licence extending it might just be the new place to end a night out too.
The Ballandean Tavern is a 20 minute drive south of town. It's a beautiful country pub with great indoor and outdoor seating options and delcious food. Definitely worth it if you feel like a drive.
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Ballandean Tavern & Motel
2655 Eukey Rd
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The Ballandean Tavern is a 20 minute drive south of town. It's a beautiful country pub with great indoor and outdoor seating options and delcious food. Definitely worth it if you feel like a drive.
Out favourite spots for Breaky/Brunch/Lunch
Brinx Deli has a mean breaky and lunch menu. It's not your typical menu, you'll find lots of delicious things to try, all with an Italian twist. The deli sections offers the perfect options for a platter on the deck when you get back to The Hideaway. Brinx also has the best coffee in town and offers and array of platter boxes for purchase upon order. Make sure you book @brinxdeli
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Brinx Deli
149 High St
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Brinx Deli has a mean breaky and lunch menu. It's not your typical menu, you'll find lots of delicious things to try, all with an Italian twist. The deli sections offers the perfect options for a platter on the deck when you get back to The Hideaway. Brinx also has the best coffee in town and offers and array of platter boxes for purchase upon order. Make sure you book @brinxdeli
We can't go past Zest bakery for breaky, with a small breaky menu and a cabniet full of (the BEST) pastries you won't go hungry. Breakfast menu finishes at 10am and bookings aren't required @zestpasteries
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Zest Pastries
54 Maryland St
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We can't go past Zest bakery for breaky, with a small breaky menu and a cabniet full of (the BEST) pastries you won't go hungry. Breakfast menu finishes at 10am and bookings aren't required @zestpasteries
With daily toastie specials and some of the best coffee in town, you can't go past the commercial coffee stop. We recomend this one if you are heading out for the day and need a quick breaky to take on the run. Check out their instagram to see what the toasties of the day are @commercialcoffeestop
Commercial Coffee Stop
With daily toastie specials and some of the best coffee in town, you can't go past the commercial coffee stop. We recomend this one if you are heading out for the day and need a quick breaky to take on the run. Check out their instagram to see what the toasties of the day are @commercialcoffeestop
If you feel like going for a drive, Jamworks is the spot for you. Just 10 minutes south of town, Jamworks boasts a range of house made jams and chutneys and an excellent breaky and lunch menu @jamworks
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Jamworks Gourmet Foods
LOT 1 Townsend Rd
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If you feel like going for a drive, Jamworks is the spot for you. Just 10 minutes south of town, Jamworks boasts a range of house made jams and chutneys and an excellent breaky and lunch menu @jamworks
The little larder is a modern cafe with a broad breaky, lunch, tapas and dinner menu. You'll find lots of your classic favourites on this menu and the coffee is some of the best in town. TLL is also one of the only places to offer cocktails and is the perfect spot for afternoon drinks and nibbles @littlelarderstanthorpe
The Little Larder
19 Railway Street
The little larder is a modern cafe with a broad breaky, lunch, tapas and dinner menu. You'll find lots of your classic favourites on this menu and the coffee is some of the best in town. TLL is also one of the only places to offer cocktails and is the perfect spot for afternoon drinks and nibbles @littlelarderstanthorpe
Em's cafe is a one stop shop for all your favourite things. A cabinet full of goodies to takeaway or eat in and a broad menu. This is the perfect spot for an easy, delicious breaky or lunch without all the fuss. Em's cafe also back onto the town piazza with tables that sit pretty against a beautiful Italian mural. We recommend sitting here with your food or coffee and enjoying the Main Street hustle and bustle.
Em's Cafe
21 Maryland Street
Em's cafe is a one stop shop for all your favourite things. A cabinet full of goodies to takeaway or eat in and a broad menu. This is the perfect spot for an easy, delicious breaky or lunch without all the fuss. Em's cafe also back onto the town piazza with tables that sit pretty against a beautiful Italian mural. We recommend sitting here with your food or coffee and enjoying the Main Street hustle and bustle.
Our favourite Wineries
Ballandean Estate Winery is one of the most renowned in the area. They offer a wide variety of wines that are all very popular with locals and beyond. You can pick up a bottle of wine and platter and take to the vineyard for the perfect afternnoon @ballandeanestatewines
Ballandean Estate Wines
Ballandean Estate Winery is one of the most renowned in the area. They offer a wide variety of wines that are all very popular with locals and beyond. You can pick up a bottle of wine and platter and take to the vineyard for the perfect afternnoon @ballandeanestatewines
Blancing Heart is the Granite Belts newest treasure. Hosting incredible views, wines, wood fired pizza and platters you won't be disappointed. The perfect stop anywhere between 11am and late afternoon/night @balancingheartvineyard
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Balancing Rock Wines
221 Old Wallangarra Rd
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Blancing Heart is the Granite Belts newest treasure. Hosting incredible views, wines, wood fired pizza and platters you won't be disappointed. The perfect stop anywhere between 11am and late afternoon/night @balancingheartvineyard
Symphony Hill is a 5 star winery endorsedby James Halliday. With 3 of their wines showcasesed on Quantas class flights it's worth checcking out. They also have a beautiful gift store attached their cellar door that is well worth a look @symphony_hill_wines
Symphony Hill Wines
2017 Eukey Rd
Symphony Hill is a 5 star winery endorsedby James Halliday. With 3 of their wines showcasesed on Quantas class flights it's worth checcking out. They also have a beautiful gift store attached their cellar door that is well worth a look @symphony_hill_wines
Twisted Gum Winery is run by a beautiful local family located on an equally as beautiful vineyard in Ballandean. Small but boasting so much character and love it;s worth a drop in. Local artist Emily Coelli (@coelliart) is showcased and for sale out of the cellar door @twistedgumwines
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Twisted Gum Wines
2253 Eukey Rd
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Twisted Gum Winery is run by a beautiful local family located on an equally as beautiful vineyard in Ballandean. Small but boasting so much character and love it;s worth a drop in. Local artist Emily Coelli (@coelliart) is showcased and for sale out of the cellar door @twistedgumwines
Bents RoadWinery is an exclusive winery in town and can only be visited by scheduled appointment. If you can snag a tasting, it is well worth it. The La Petit Mort range is exceptional and is supplied to some of the best restauratns in the country including Rick Shores. @535bentsroad
La Petite Mort Wine
535 Bents Road
Bents RoadWinery is an exclusive winery in town and can only be visited by scheduled appointment. If you can snag a tasting, it is well worth it. The La Petit Mort range is exceptional and is supplied to some of the best restauratns in the country including Rick Shores. @535bentsroad
Best places to visit
The Granite Belt Christmas Farm is one of Stanthorpe's biggest tourist attractions. It's all your Christmas dreams come true, all year round. You can drink hot chocolate, eat ice cream, feed farm animals and buy all the Christmas ornaments your heart desires @granitebeltchristmasfarm
Granite Belt Christmas Farm
321 Aerodrome Rd
The Granite Belt Christmas Farm is one of Stanthorpe's biggest tourist attractions. It's all your Christmas dreams come true, all year round. You can drink hot chocolate, eat ice cream, feed farm animals and buy all the Christmas ornaments your heart desires @granitebeltchristmasfarm
The Granite Belt Maze is an absolute must for families. Follow clues to get through the maze and make it to the end. This venue also offers mini golf. This will tire the kids out and be an exciting adventure for everyone @granitebeltmaze
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The Granite Belt Maze
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The Granite Belt Maze is an absolute must for families. Follow clues to get through the maze and make it to the end. This venue also offers mini golf. This will tire the kids out and be an exciting adventure for everyone @granitebeltmaze
Heavenly Chocolate is best visited on your to or from Girraween national park. It's a little country style 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' with lots of different chocolatey/sweet options. It's a little novelty worth the drive out of town @heavenlychocolate_wisteria
Heavenly Chocolate
2117 Pyramids Road
Heavenly Chocolate is best visited on your to or from Girraween national park. It's a little country style 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' with lots of different chocolatey/sweet options. It's a little novelty worth the drive out of town @heavenlychocolate_wisteria
Stanthorpe Cheese is tucked away on the Northern side of the Granite Belt. They have become very popular over recent years. They have a wide range of cheese for tasting and purchase and they also offer platters to eat while you are there.
Granite Belt Dairy
4 Duncan Lane
Stanthorpe Cheese is tucked away on the Northern side of the Granite Belt. They have become very popular over recent years. They have a wide range of cheese for tasting and purchase and they also offer platters to eat while you are there.
Suttons is a localapple farm that has become famous for it's various adaptions of their apples. Some say their Apple Pie is the best around, I personally love their apple icecream. Whatever you go for you won't be disappointed.
Suttons Juice Factory
Suttons is a localapple farm that has become famous for it's various adaptions of their apples. Some say their Apple Pie is the best around, I personally love their apple icecream. Whatever you go for you won't be disappointed.
Sightseeing
Girraween National Park is fast becoming the most popular tourist destination on the Granite Belt. There are a number of different walking trails and swimming holes to check out with the most popular being the Pyramids and the junction. Take out a pinic or BBQ and enjoy the tranquility.
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Girraween National Park
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Girraween National Park is fast becoming the most popular tourist destination on the Granite Belt. There are a number of different walking trails and swimming holes to check out with the most popular being the Pyramids and the junction. Take out a pinic or BBQ and enjoy the tranquility.
Boonoo Boonoo Falls is located across the border between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield. Here you will find stunning views, waterfalls and swimming holes. There are plenty of rocks to jump off if you dare. One of our favourite spots to go for a swim.
Boonoo Boonoo Falls Walk
Boonoo Boonoo Falls is located across the border between Stanthorpe and Tenterfield. Here you will find stunning views, waterfalls and swimming holes. There are plenty of rocks to jump off if you dare. One of our favourite spots to go for a swim.
Quart Pot Creek runs through the centre of Stanthorpe highlighting the granite country, natural bushland and home to an array of differnt birds and wildlife. It's the perfect place for a morning or afternoon walk and is also great for a lunch time BBQ or an afternoon picnic. Keep an eye out for the 'Big Thermometer'.
Quart Pot Creek
Quart Pot Creek runs through the centre of Stanthorpe highlighting the granite country, natural bushland and home to an array of differnt birds and wildlife. It's the perfect place for a morning or afternoon walk and is also great for a lunch time BBQ or an afternoon picnic. Keep an eye out for the 'Big Thermometer'.
Mt Marlay look out is a short 2 minute walk from The Hideaway. It's great at getting the heart racing if you feel like walking or running to the top alternatively, you can take the road access and enjoy the views.
Mt Marlay Lookout
LOT 2 Lock St
Mt Marlay look out is a short 2 minute walk from The Hideaway. It's great at getting the heart racing if you feel like walking or running to the top alternatively, you can take the road access and enjoy the views.
Red Bridge is located at the Eastern end of the Quart Pot Creek walking track. It boasts big, beautiful granite planes and running water and obviously, a red bridge. It's a great spot to take the kids. It's a hot spot for locals after some rain.
Red Bridge Court
Red Bridge is located at the Eastern end of the Quart Pot Creek walking track. It boasts big, beautiful granite planes and running water and obviously, a red bridge. It's a great spot to take the kids. It's a hot spot for locals after some rain.
Tour Companies
Fillips Tours should be your goto for all of your wine tour needs. They will make it easy and seamless and all you'll have to worry about is how to fit in all of the delish wine, food and produce on offer around the Granite Belt.
Filippos Tours Stanthorpe
Fillips Tours should be your goto for all of your wine tour needs. They will make it easy and seamless and all you'll have to worry about is how to fit in all of the delish wine, food and produce on offer around the Granite Belt.
Crisps Coaches is the perfect option if you wish to hire a bus and organise your own wine tour. You will have to contact wineries and venues yourself and schedule tastings etc.
Crisps Coaches & Bus Lines
12 Davadi Street
Crisps Coaches is the perfect option if you wish to hire a bus and organise your own wine tour. You will have to contact wineries and venues yourself and schedule tastings etc.