duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Discover the Strangebird Alternative Wine Trail. Wine critics and judges, James Halliday included, are singing the praises of this region’s alternative lesser-known varieties.
Call in at Suttons Apple Farm for some cider tasting and a slice of home-baked apple pie.
Visit Jamworks to sample delicious jams, preserves and real fruit ice creams made on site.
Burn off some energy at spectacular Girraween National Park with its prehistoric granite rocks, natural rock pools and unique wildlife.
Follow the Cunningham Highway to Stanthorpe, in the cool high country of the Granite Belt, Queensland’s premier food and wine region. Follow the Strange Bird Alternative Wine Trail and discover a whole new world of wine. With over 25 varieties on the trail, wine and food lovers have a unique opportunity to pair food perfectly with an alternative wine variety.
Call in at Suttons Apple Farm for some cider tasting and a slice of delicious home-baked apple pie. Round out your palate with an award-winning Verdelho at Robert Channon Wines, before enjoying the Medley of Mains signature dish at Queensland College of Wine Tourism. Stock-up on some farmhouse cheese from Stanthorpe Cheese then head to your accommodation.
After breakfast, visit nearby Jamworks to sample delicious jams, preserves and real fruit ice creams made on site. Burn off some energy at spectacular Girraween National Park with its prehistoric granite rocks, natural rock pools and unique wildlife.
Sit amongst 140-year-old barrels as you tuck into a local produce lunch at the Barrel Room Restaurant, Ballandean Estate. Pick up some natural handmade soap from Washpool Farm Soaperie then return to your accommodation
Time this morning to meet some local artisans beginning with a visit to nearby Kent Saddlery, specializing in custom-made saddles and handcrafted leather goods.
As you make your way back to Brisbane on the Mt Lindsay Highway, call into to Aloomba Lavender, an open lavender farm, part of a 4000-acre cattle property. Spend some time in their lavender themed gift shop and enjoy a great coffee before travelling back to Brisbane.