Things to do and places to see
Hire a bicycle and head out on 34kms of bikeways that meander past wineries and breweries. Take a delightful walk through town to see some fine century-old buildings. Stroll to the Red Bridge, east along Quart Pot Creek, where you’ll discover lovely spots for a picnic and beautiful pools flowing over massive granite beds. Along Quart Pot Creek you will find the Visitor Information Centre and plenty of great spots for a picnic and playgrounds for the children. Overlooking Stanthorpe is Mount Marley with a lookout and pathway that circles the top of this little tree-clad hillside.
There are special attractions with displays and performances. Free tastings of produce and craft boutiques and markets.
There are unique and beautiful National Parks in every corner of the Granite Belt. Probably the best-known is Girraween National Park where you can climb the Pyramid, Castle Rock or Mount Norman or visit the Eye of the Needle. There are thousands of hectares of forests with rare and lovely plants. And everywhere, those house-sized granite boulders.
The rugged Sundown National Park, a wilderness area to the west of Ballandean is hidden in the Severn Valley. A 4WD is a distinct advantage and essential in some parts of the Park. A little further afield is Bald Rock National Park, just over the border. And don’t miss Queen Mary Falls in the Main Range National Park not far from Killarney.
Visit for the day or camp over. Picnic beside a stream or perched on a granite boulder.