Southern Downs and Granite Belt

Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city for a relaxed country escape in the Southern Downs and Granite Belt. Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, this region boasts breathtaking natural landscapes, immersive wine experiences, fresh local produce and exhilarating events celebrated across four distinct seasons. The two major towns of Warwick and Stanthorpe are just a short drive from the region’s unique villages, with laid-back locals and warm country hospitality ready to welcome you.

Southern Downs and the Granite Belt is a region with a vibrant arts scene. In Warwick and Stanthrope, the streets come alive with public artworks and murals that display the creativity of locals. You can explore all of the artworks along the Artistic Stanthorpe and Artistic Warwick walking trails. You will also find a wide range of art galleries, museums, and heritage sites to visit.

Stay a while and pamper yourself at one of the many boutique hotels in the region. At Ridgemill Estate, turn your winery tour and tasting into an overnight stay in one of twelve studio cabins. At Girraween Country Inn, enjoy a peaceful retreat on a 42-acre property. This venue is pet friendly, so bring along your fur babies and explore.

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