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Weekend Away at The Granite Belt

25th November 2020

Kim Ross from Ross & Turner Travel Associates in Queensland has shared her ideal  getaway to The Granite Belt.

“Nobody knows how much longer we will be waiting before we can return to international travel. So I’m making the most of having Queensland to ourselves and enjoying exploring as much as I can, while I can. My latest adventure was with a group of friends for a weekend of food and wine at Queensland’s Granite Belt Wine Country of Stanthorpe.”
 

Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park
Girraween National Park

DAY 1

“Our first day began with a leisurely drive to Stanthorpe with a break in a coffee stop in Warwick and then a pub style lunch in Stanthorpe once we arrived.”
 

Azjure Studio Retreat

Azjure Studio Retreat
Azjure Studio Retreat

“Our accommodation was a 4 bedroom villa called Azjure. The property is set amongst the vines in Ballandean and is aptly known as one of the best properties in the region. The villa has a striking architectural design with large windows, which accentuate the large open-plan living space. The outdoor patio overlooks fields of vines, landscaped gardens and local wildlife - the perfect setting for a lazy afternoon of sipping local reds with friends.”
 

Azjure Studio Retreat

Azjure Studio Retreat
Azjure Studio Retreat

“The large property was perfect for my group of friends. The villa can host groups from as little as two people up to eight. Even with eight guests there is still plenty of space to spread out and relax.”
 

Ballandean Estate

Ballandean Estate
Ballandean Estate

“Night one we dined at The Barrelroom located at Ballandean Estate. It is one of the best restaurants in the area serving modern Australian cuisine paired beautifully with their Estate wines.”
 

Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park
Girraween National Park

DAY 2 

“We woke up early the next day to enjoy a morning hike at Girraween National Park. The park is renowned for its massive 200 million year old Triassic granite boulders. They were absolutely incredible to hike through. A couple from my group even made it  to the highest point! Even if you may not be able to hike to the highest peak, you’ll more than enjoy the remarkable landscape around you.”
 

Winery and Granite Rock in Stanthorpe

Winery and Granite Rock in Stanthorpe
Winery and Granite Rock in Stanthorpe

“Once we had returned from our hike and enjoyed a well deserved breakfast, we began our full day Wine & Beer tour (After all, what’s a trip to Stanthorpe without exploring the local wines?). This took us to four wineries, the local must-do shops and lunch at the local brewery. I would highly recommend this experience. My entire group felt as if we had visited the very best of Stanthorpe, and that we were totally welcomed into the local community.”
 

"The Pyramid", a volcanic vent created millions of years ago near Stanthorpe

 "The Pyramid", a volcanic vent created millions of years ago near Stanthorpe
"The Pyramid", a volcanic vent created millions of years ago near Stanthorpe

“Our two-day adventure to the Granite Belt was jam-packed with some very memorable experiences. We all felt we had seen a true insider glimpse into this beautiful region, and returned home with a renewed sense of awe for the Granite Belt.”

“While we have Australia all to ourselves, I have been proactive in planning many adventures to lesser known regions - and I do hope my adventures are inspiring you to undertake your own. If you require any help planning your next Australian adventure, I would be delighted to offer my assistance and recommendations.”

 

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This itinerary has been curated by Kim Ross from Ross & Turner Travel Associates »