Winter on the Granite Belt is known for frosty mornings and clear days. Take a stroll along Quart pot Creek in town. Explore the National Parks, and the villages that abound with history.


Take a drive along Armistice Way, explore the museum and see our mining history and why we are now known for award winning wines, stone fruit and as the Apple capital of Queensland. Browse the boutique and antique shops that you will find throughout the region. Don’t forget to visit our cellar doors and cafés to experience the best of local wines and produce grown here on the Belt..
So please; stay awhile and see what else the Granite Belt is offering over the weekend and throughout the week before and after the weekend.

Friday 30th June

Friday 30th June


Granite Belt Bicycle Tours & Hire is the only bicycle tour business in Queensland’s premier wine region. We provide you with top quality bicycles and all the accessories you need to ensure an enjoyable, relaxing day of cycling. To make it even easier for you we will deliver bikes to your accommodation and we will even pick you up if you’ve had enough for the day!

On Friday 30th June, they will be running a BRASS MONKEY tour of about 25kms… Starting in the afternoon, they will return in time for you to see the Ice Sculpture Challenge and then you can warm up in front of the fire at O’Mara’s Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in the town.

Friday 30th June

Friday 30th June – Saturday 1st  July – Sunday 2nd July

For more than 25 years Stanthorpe Little Theatre Company has fostered community performing arts, drama and music for all ages, staging plays, musicals, concerts, variety shows, film nights and more.

Stanthorpe Little Theatre will be presenting a play on the Friday 30th June & Saturday 1st July at their beautifully restored and modified church. With good acoustics , comfortable seating, you are guaranteed to have a good night. Click on the poster below for details.

Friday 30th June

Friday 30th June

Located at the Queensland Wine College and Tourism, Varias Restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Bookings are essential. P:07 4685 5050

Open for dinner on Friday & Saturday night

Saturday 1st July

Saturday 1st July (every Saturday)

Get the weekend started with a FREE 5km run or walk along Quart Pot Creek. The local team welcomes visitors to Park Run and new runners and walkers’ will need to register beforehand via the website

Assembly is at 6.45am for a 7am start, at Gleeson Park, Talc St – behind the YMCA.

Saturday 1st July

Saturday 1st July

After a big day at the snowgrounds, kick back and relax at O’Maras hotel in Maryland St with some Karaoke, a local wine, and a great meal. Their  Chicken Parmigiana is highly recommended.

Saturday 1st July

Every Saturday during July

Like to have a relaxing evening with dinner and flicks  – then a visit to Glen Aplin Gardens is a good choice. A lovely B&B guesthouse at Glen Aplin, just 10 drive south of Stanthorpe.

Bookings essential.

Saturday 1st July


Meggsy & the team have got a great night lined up.. Come in, enjoy a meal, the open fires and support a a great cause, with live music, multi draw raffle to entertain you for the evening.

Sunday 2nd July

Full Throttle Theatre
Southern Downs Regional Council

A Comedic journey through the cosmos.

Follow the link for details and Booking



Fire & Ice Event

Another great activity to try while you are here in Stanthorpe and the region. . Not only do you get to try a relatively new sport to Australia, you get to experience some of the best views in the region as you proceed through the course.

Nathan & Carmen are hosting a 5 day Fire & Ice event at their property during the Snowflakes Festival. Fun for the whole family.

Details in the link below

Sunday 2nd July

Sunday 2nd July
Two shows happening today just for our Snowflakers – One of our iconic attractions here on the Granite Belt… Times to follow soon

Not just for Dog Lovers, Lawdogs Australia is Australia’s first privately owned specialist dog training kennel that is open to the public to see puppies and adult dogs going through their law enforcement training and doing demonstrations of protection, detection and agility in a live sit down show.

Visitors can get up close and personal while seated behind a safety fence and be captivated as they see the dogs barking on command, developing their bite skills, training for future arrest scenarios, controlling suspects, finding hidden scent and working around agility equipment.

See the dogs, hear their stories, share the training journey….It’s an hour of education, excitement and entertainment you will never forget !!

Other Events


While you are visiting for Snowflakes, drop into the Christmas Farm, the only Christmas Tourist Farm in Queensland. With the Mistletoe store to browse, Santa’s animals to feed and pet, including reindeer, you can enjoy a beautiful hot chocolate and some goodies from the kitchen. A must visit destination before heading home. Open during Qld School holidays, public holidays  and Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 5pm at other times.

Other Events


AUTHOR Kim McCosker, of 4 ingredients cookbooks grew up in Stanthorpe, She has recently claimed the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for her new title, The Easiest Slow Cooker Book Ever.

On June 29th at 10am at Spano’s IGA store here in Stanthorpe, Kym will be holding a cooking masterclass, and will have copies of her new book available there as well as online.

Other Events


The annual Borderline Regional Art Association Inc’s 2017 Exhibition On the Edge is the current exhibition at the gallery. With 95 works by 23 local artists; it is an exhibition that any gallery in the world would be delighted to have and we are proud to be able to show it to you.


Le’Bel Cafe & Vintage

If you are passing through Ballandean, make sure you stop for a break at Le’Bel Cafe & Vintage. By its name, its quirky, its inviting and you can enjoy a coffee and a meal amongst the vintage wares. To celebrate Snowflakes, Le’Bel are making Hot Chocolate with a snowflake garnish…

Make sure you drop in and say G’day to the team.