Towards the end of World War 1, servicemen who’d survived the slaughter in Europe returned to Australia. As part of a nation-wide program, veterans were resettled on Granite Belt land – and retrained as farmers. A terrific place to uncover many of these stories is at the Stanthorpe Historical Museum.
And just north of Stanthorpe, visitors to the region can continue learning about those early settlers along the Armistice Way. The route takes driver through small towns named for significant battles of the Great War.
Stanthorpe Museum has produced a great book about the district’s soldier settlement scheme. Pick up a copy and explore the historical village’s fascinating buildings and exhibits. If you are looking for a place to stay for the night, Top of Town Tourist Park is right next door – with powered sites, rooms and cabins.
To tour the Armistice Way, turn off the New England Highway just north of Stanthorpe and follow the signs.
Southern Downs Regional Council
RACQ Trip Planner
Top of the Town Tourist Park