Top Insta-worthy Spots in the #GraniteBelt
Inspiration for your Instagram posts are everywhere across Queensland’s southern high country, in the villages and countryside surrounding Stanthorpe (within 3hrs reach of Brisbane).
Here’s a few top spots to search out in the #granitebelt #granitebeltwinecountry
1. Girraween National Park
The giant precariously balanced boulder that sits atop ‘pyramid rock’ in Girraween National Park is our top pic for your #bucketlist Instagram pic!
The views from up there are ah-mazing… plus there are more giant granite boulders everywhere, a wave rock style formation, sheer rock faces and crevices and a granite archway to pose under. …More about this location
Photo credit: @ali.hill.33
2. Sunset in the Vineyard
You’re seriously spoilt for choice for gorgeous vineyard locations, with more than 40 cellar doors to visit across the Granite Belt. Our hot tip for catching that perfect sunset, check out Summit Estate which stays open Friday and Saturday nights sunset sessions, so you can soak up the gorgeous westerly sunset vineyard views, slouched in bean bags on the lawn or sitting on the verandah. …More about this location
Photo credit: @the_original_catcat
3. Giant 150yr Old Barrels at Queensland’s Oldest Winery
These majestic 150 year old German Beer barrels can be found at Queensland’s oldest winery, the iconic Ballandean Estate. Grab a pic while visiting for a wine tasting – they are open 7 days! The barrels sit in the onsite restaurant (visit their website to find restaurant operating hours) …More about this location
Photo credit: @daniellehughesbrown Editor & Publisher of www.highlifedownsliving.net and www.indulgemagazine.net
4. The Big Apple
You can’t miss it, the Big Apple sits on the New England Highway, just north of Stanthorpe at The Summit. We’ve seen some fun poses for this Granite Belt icon – so what will yours be? P.S. right across the road find best-ever apple pies at Sutton’s Farm shed cafe!
Photo credit: @bring.the.map
5. The Ballandean Pyramid
What a surprise to find that Ballandean has its own pyramid! It’s on private land, but it’s a must to grab a pic from the roadside (about 25m from the pyramid). The stone pyramid sits 45 feet high and was built of local granite chunks left over from a construction project. It’s close to the New England Highway, but closer access is via Eukey Road through to Jacobson Road just north of the village of Ballandean. …More about the Pyramid
Photo credit: @Tizzo__
6. Thulimbah Railway Siding & Track
This picture perfect railway siding will have you stopping in your tracks, literally. The view down the railway track, with character-filled buildings flanked on either side is begging for a gorgeous Insta pic! Find this location on Amiens Road, right near the Big Apple on the New England Highway.
7. In the Strawberry Patch
Capture a picture perfect summer moment in the strawberry patch as you pick-your-own strawberries at Stanthorpe’s Ashbern Farms. With strawberries that go on forever and picturesque mountains in the back-drop, it’s an idyllic place to grab an Insta pic! Free entry, just pay for the strawberries you pick! Open October to May. …More about this location
Photo credit: maginb24
8. The Heart-Shaped Balancing Rock!
The Granite Belt is known for its balancing rocks, but there’s none cuter than the heart-shaped one at Balancing Rock Wines‘. Mirrored on their wine bottle design, it makes for a stylish Insta pic and with the rock sitting at the end of the vineyard rows, you can frame the perfect view. …More about this location
Photo credit: @dan.the.wine.man
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Image Credit: @all.about.adventure atop Pyramid Rock in Girraween National Park.