Things To Do

Kurrajong Barn and Cottages is located on the ‘Granite Belt’ in the high country of south east Queensland.

We are about 3000 feet above sea level, which means fresh air, cool nights, log fires, white frosts, sunny days, four distinct seasons and of course, the best climate for growing wine grapes, olives, stonefruit, apples & pears, berries, lavender and roses!

We are Queensland’s premier wine region and boast over 50 wineries, from very small boutique wineries to larger, long established wineries, each offering their own very special ‘drop’!

What to do with Kids on the Granite Belt: 18 Ideas!

Parents on the look out for new and fun outings with kids, won’t usually be looking towards the Granite Belt – a destination full of wineries and romantic couples getaways… but here’s 18 reasons why they should be!

We’ve uncovered a list of fun and cool things to experience in and around Stanthorpe on your next weekend or school holidays (and it’s all just 2hrs from Toowoomba, 2.5hrs from Brisbane and the Gold Coast).

Local Attractions

Balancing Heart Vineyards

If you would rather eat at a winery after a long hike up the pyramid, we hear ya! Do not go past nearby winery, Balancing Heart, at Wyberba. Their Pizzas are the best in the region. Superb wines. Open 7 days and weekend nights. Live music often on Weekends.

Bent Road Winery

Take a gin martini masterclass or wine tour at Bent Rd Winery. Or just visit their very cool winery for a tasting.

Granite Highland Maxi Tours

Winery hopping locally on Eukey Rd, try Hidden creek, Symphony Hill, Twisted Gum, Aventine and Just Red. A little further afield our favourites are Summit Estate, Jester Hill and RidgeMill Estate. Or better yet, book a wine tour, we recommend

Granite Belt Christmas Farm

Ok so we’ve gone over top 10, but we just can’t leave out The Christmas Farm! Located at Applethorpe, and who doesn’t love reindeer, ice cream, coffee n cake, and a multitude of decorations and live Xmas trees year round??!!?

Sundown National Park

Sundown is a rugged wilderness area of spectacular sharp ridges and steep-sided gorges. The Severn River and its tributaries, woodland birds and remains of pastoral and mining heritage can be discovered via maintained walking tracks, challenging remote walks or the four-wheel-drive (4WD) track.

Girraween National Park

Girraween, meaning ‘place of flowers’, is a park of massive granite outcrops, large angular tors, and precariously balanced boulders. Spectacular wildflower displays splash colour among the granite in spring. Offering many spectacular walks from easy to difficult grade.

Ballandean Estate Wines

Ballandean Estate is currently open for cellar door tastings, wine sales, dine-in meals at The Barrelroom, gourmet picnics.

Tobin Winery

Our wines express their origins in the rugged and majestic landscape of the Granite Belt. We don't just make wine, we grow Premium, Limited Edition, Hand Crafted wines.


An historic town in the rolling New England region, Tenterfield is home to elegant wineries and superb wilderness. Known as the 'birthplace of Australia', this is the town where Sir Henry Parkes made his famous 1889 speech calling for Australia's federation.

Ballandean Tavern

Tuck into a scrumptious meal at our on site restaurant or unwind and share a few laughs and a drink out on the verandah, looking over the beautiful Ballandean Valley.

Washpool Farm Soaperie

Washpool Skin Wellness is the home of ethical, authentic and nourishing giftware and everyday home, bath and body care. Our handcrafted soaps and natural bath and body products are all handmade here in Ballandean, Qld.

The Granite Belt Maze

The Granite Belt Maze in Stanthorpe offers an amazing experience, where everyone has to solve their own unique riddle, while navigating through the maze.

Ballandean General Store and Bakery

Short walk down the road at Ballandean Village. Selling gas, ice and bait and general groceries.

Hidden Creek Winery Cafe Vineyard

Experience some of the best winery hospitality in Queensland at the Hidden Creek Cellar Door which features silky oak and ornate leadlights.

Granite Belt Brewery

Granite Belt Brewery was established in 2012. Our ales and lagers are hand crafted in our 1000 litre microbrewery. We use nothing but finest ingredients to create dynamic beers that are full flavoured and delicious to drink.

St Jude's Cellar Door and Bistro

Comfort food - breakfast, lunch and dinner - in a relaxed, friendly environment

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