Plan your Stanthorpe Day Out

With so much to see and do in Stanthorpe and the Granite Belt, this page offers some inspiration and local tips for planning one of your days exploring the region. 


Tip 1: You drink, they drive

Skip the planning, map reading, and driving altogether. Get picked up from your Stanthorpe accommodation by a winery tour operator where local drivers will take you to some of the best wineries Stanthorpe has to offer based on your preferences – with a delicious lunch included at Blue Pot Pantry.

Granite Highlands Maxi Tours
“You Drink – We Drive”

Tip 2: Worth the trek

The Pyramids at Giraween National Park are truly worth a look if you enjoy hikes and climbs. The almost otherworldly shapes and expansive views make for a unique and thoroughly enjoyable adventure which won’t take all day.

Bonus tipheavenly chocolate is very much worth a stop for some decadent hot chocolate and other delights on the way out.

Tip 3: Before you hit the road home

If you’re staying in Stanthorpe from Brisbane, Toowoomba, and other northbound locations, the perfect post-checkout stop before ending your Granite Belt trip is at Sutton’s Juice Factory Cidery & Cafe. Try the best apple juice, cider and vinegar you’ve had while waiting for the best apple pie with apple cider ice cream you’ve never had before. It’s so good you’ll want it twice so feel free to drop by on your way in as well…

Tip 4: Pick a zone

If you’re planning a day out in Stanthorpe, it’s easiest to stick to the north, centre, or southern wineries to make the most of your time. There are more wineries than anyone can possibly visit in a weekend but choosing a zone will help you maximise your time.

Blue Pot Pantry is located in the central area of Stanthorpe and is the perfect spot to break up your touring with some hearty country food.