For a panoramic view over Stanthorpe, Mt Marlay lookout and picnic area is the spot to drive to. Located within Stanthorpe itself, the lookout is and only a short yet fairly steep and windy drive a short distance from the shopping district.
There are free mounted binoculars at the lookout and picnic tables with and without shade.
Don’t miss the short walk around the summit, which follows a narrow concreted path through the trees and offers a scenic vantage point towards the north and filtered views in every direction as you encircle the summit. (Note: the walk is not signposted from the picnic area, but follow the path to start the short circuit.)
The mountain also features 4 mountain biking tracks, with varying grades of difficulty from family/beginners terrain, to black diamond tracks for experienced riders. Follow Southern Downs Mountain Biking Club on Facebook for information about these trails.