Gold Coast to Southern Downs & Granite Belt

DAY 1 : Gold Coast to Warwick

APPROX. 185 KM / 2 HRS 39 MINS

Take State Route 90 onto State Route 93 to drive 65km to Beaudesert, and then to Boonah through the Scenic Rim. Take Highway 15 to head towards Maryvale for a hearty pub lunch at The Crown Hotel. Stay on Highway 15 and drive 31km south to Warwick. Do a self-guided historic walk through the town and stay overnight. If there is a race on at Morgan Park don’t miss the fun and excitement of a race meet. Spend the night at the historic Abbey Boutique Hotel.

DAY 2 : Warwick to Stanthorpe


Continue driving on highway 15 to reach Stanthorpe, 60 km south of Warwick, stopping at the Big Apple for morning tea at Vincenzo’s café. Detour slightly up the road to Stanthorpe Cheese and stock up on local cheeses. Spend the afternoon visiting Granite Belt’s wineries and stay overnight in Stanthorpe.

DAY 3 : Warwick to Stanthorpe

APPROX. 309 KM / 4 HRS 48 MINS

Start with a half-day hike through Girraween National Park, 36 km south of Stanthorpe. Take the Mount Lindesay Road to drive 89km to Killarney for a pub lunch at Killarney Hotel. Visit Queen Mary Falls and hike the falls trail before heading back to the coast.

Home to some of Australia’s highest vineyards (1,000 metres above sea level), the Granite Belt has built a strong reputation for producing exceptional medium-bodied wines.Not only does the region produce traditional varietal favourites like Merlot, Shiraz and Chardonnay, the Granite Belt has become a hotspot for growing alternative variety wines like petit verdot, gewurztraminer or durif.