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Getting Here

Visit some of Australia’s highest vineyards, at 1,000 metres above sea level in the Southern Downs & Granite Belt, just under a three hour drive from Brisbane.

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Nestled in the south-west corner of Southern Queensland Country you’ll find the Southern Downs & Granite Belt. It’s home to the coldest town in Queensland, Stanthorpe, which is one of the only places in Queensland to receive a dusting of snow in winter.

Cooler temperatures and altitude make this area not just good for romantic winter escapes by the fireside, but wine tasting adventures across the 40 cellar doors in the region.

On the holiday agenda, there’s food and wine, but also big nature experiences – whether that be hiking the granite monoliths that make up Girraween National Park, Main Range National Park or Sundown National Park.

Expect your holiday to be served with a slice of history too, whether that be the stories of the traditional owners of the land, the pages of pioneering history which were written here or the architecture of the small towns in the Southern Downs which point to a prosperous past.

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Travel notice

The southern end of Southern Queensland Country region runs along the NSW border with border crossings at Wallangarra, Texas, Goondiwindi and Legume near Killarney. In the current Covid-19 climate, travel and border restrictions change regularly so we recommend checking the Queensland Health Website before traveling to our region. For current lock down restrictions click here and for travel restrictions to and within Queensland click here. We look forward to welcoming you back to Southern Queensland Country when restrictions are lifted.