The Southern Downs & Granite Belt

From the rolling fertile hills of the Warwick district, across the high altitude granite rock country of Stanthorpe, to the wide-open plains of Inglewood and Clifton, this region is a land of contrasts. The natural assets almost demand you to get amongst it – explore Cunningham’s Gap, Queen Mary Falls, Goomburra State Forest Reserve and Girraween National Park. The city of Warwick also boasts some of Queensland’s finest historical sandstone buildings – a living reminder of our pioneering past.

The weather, well-drained soil and viticultural expertise have transformed the regions once fledging wine community into a burgeoning industry. Boutique operators offer fine dining, cellar doors, food and wine packages and tours, making this slice of heaven very easy to access and enjoy.

Stock up at roadside stalls and cellar doors, sample delicious fresh fruit and berries straight from the grower, and enjoy fine dining in a region where the chefs delight in the superb fresh local produce. Local festivals celebrating the harvest seasons and country life include the Small Winemakers Show, Apple and Grape Harvest Festival, Rose and Rodeo Festival, Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival and Opera in the Vineyard.