The beautiful Granite Belt, with Stanthorpe
at its heart, is a romantic paradise waiting to be discovered.Did you know that there is a whole host of
romantic things to do in Stanthorpe?With its amazing food, views and secluded luxury, it's a hot spot spark
the flame of romance in your relationship. Here are some resources to plan a
fairytale romantic weekend away from Brisbane and its surrounds.
It’s been said the way to a person’s heart is
through their stomach. The Stanthorpe region has many great places to test this
theory.There are plenty of things to
excite your tastebuds in Stanthorpe! The Bramble Patch at Glen Aplin offers fare
made from berries grown on the premises – fortified berry wine, preserves, with
desserts and coffee too. Mt Stirling Olives at Glen Aplin is olive heaven, with
plenty of olive products available for sale from oil to tapenade and even olive
trees for you to take home and grow your own.
Heavenly Chocolates at the edge of GirraweenNational Park propose a cup of European
hot chocolate in choice of 18 flavours as well as hand crafted chocolates.
Heavenly Chocolates is open Friday to Monday as well as public holidays. For a
more substantial meal Patty’s On McGregor serves a wonderful standard Australian
cuisine menu featuring culinary art from various other cultures – with divine
desserts. The quaint BYO (no corkage
charge) restaurant is very popular and can book out early, so let us call them
to make a reservation for you.
Don’t feel like eating out? At Alure Boutique
Villas we offer several dine-in options for our guests to enjoy. A personal
chef can be yours for the evening and can design a six course menu to your
tastes. Or if you prefer to cook for yourselves we offer a Gourmet BBQ pack
with generous servings of appetisers, entrée, main and dessert. Contact us for
more details when you book.
a day on the wine trails
The Granite Belt is known worldwide for its
wines, with most wineries in the area opening a cellar door where tastings are
available and purchasing wine is hard to resist. Follow the Strange Bird Trail
to visit 21 cellar doors offering wines made with alternative grape varieties.
There are over 40 cellar doors and 55 vineyards in the area, catering to all
palates. If beer is more to your taste
the Granite Belt Brewery in Stanthorpe is not to be missed. Tours can be booked by your accommodation or
at the visitors centre so you can taste the drinks on offer and not have to
worry about driving over the legal limit. Or if you prefer non-alcoholic drinks
Suttons Juice Factory and Cidery at Thulimbah offers many types of apple juice and
There are plenty of beautiful places to see
in Stanthorpe.After a hard day of
gourmet food and wine tastings, you'll have plenty of lovely things to pack in
your picnic basket for day two of your romantic escape to Stanthorpe!
Alternatively we offer a Gourmet Picnic Hamper for two, perfect for lunch. Head
to one of the local National Parks where there are numerous walking tracks to
be alone with nature and your loved one.
GirraweenNational Park at Ballandean has much to offer with a visitor
information centre adjacent to the Bald Rock day-use picnic area with tables,
toilets and barbecues available for use. The unusual landscape is accessible by
several walking tracks to various natural formations of creeks and granite
rock. Walking tracks are graded by difficulty and distance.
a girl's second love
Shopping is not one of the most romantic
things to do in Brisbane or the Gold Coast but here in Stanthorpe, shopping is
about pottering around taking in local crafts, antiques and, of course some
fashion and shoes, a girl’s gotta live.Why not spend a leisurely afternoon browsing in town and then take in a
little culture. “Markets in the Mountain” is held every second Sunday in
Stanthorpe Civic Centre.
StanthorpeRegionalArtGallery in Lock
Street, Stanthorpe contains almost 900 permanent
works on a wide range of contemporary subjects. Exhibitions and events vary.
Art Works on Davardi is a community Art and
Craft Gallery, with a reading area and coffee shop. Works on display (and sale)
are by local and regional artists. This gallery also holds many workshops and
an “open mic” afternoon on the last Saturday of the month for local musicians
that ends in the bedroom – oooh la la!
There's nothing more romantic than a
beautiful view, beautiful accommodation and some fabulously secluded private
time! Alure Boutique Villas are designed
for couples only, with a choice of two beautifully appointed villas or a luxury
five star tent for some en vogue GlampingStanthorpe Style! Each villa
or tent has a deluxe king sized bed with an ensuite, fully equipped European
kitchen and private heated outdoor spa for soaking in the view.If it's a very special romantic occasion (we
get our share of questions popped) call ahead for some VIP romantic touches to
There are plenty of things to do in
Stanthorpe – it's a town unlike any in all of Queensland (and we think all the world!) but
for couples, it's a special destination for a weekend escape from Brisbane or
South East Queensland.So close, and yet
a whole lifestyle away.