Stanthorpe is about a three-hour drive south of Brisbane and is famous for its natural beauty, award winning produce and delicious food produce.
A great way to enjoy all the region has to offer is with Granite Belt Bicycle Tours. They offer half day, full day and overnight cycling expeditions. Tours can be guided or self-guided.
A popular option is the Cycle and Stars Tour. It’s a fully organized weekend away that explores further afield and takes in some of the region’s best attractions.
At the other end of the scale is the half day fully guided tour. Highlights on that tour include a visit to a winery and a local cheese shop.
An example is Summit Estate Wines which has an award-winning range of wines with a focus on aromatic Mediterranean & European varieties. Guests on the cycling tour are welcome to enjoy a wine tasting.
Stanthorpe Cheese is Queensland’s highest and coldest dairy farm cheese shop. It’s 925m above sea level and temperatures can sometimes get as low as -15 degrees.
Their range of cheeses are made from a single herd of pure bred Jersey cows from one farm. On site, there’s one of the most relaxed restaurants in Stanthorpe, Jersey Girls Café.