How to get here
The Granite Belt and its central town, Stanthorpe, are easily accessible and only a short 2.5-3 hour drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Similarly accessible for travellers from northern New South Wales - Stanthorpe is approximately three hours drive north of Armidale on the New England Highway and just over three hours from Byron Bay. The southern end of the Granite Belt region rests the town of Wallangarra, located on the Queensland/New South Wales border.
If you want to plan your drive to the Granite Belt, you can use a number of online travel planning services, or use the RACQ Trip Planner. If you have time take the scenic route to Stanthorpe.
On a road trip through Queensland? Why don't you take the Australian Country Way Tourist Drive.
Fly from interstate or international via Brisbane or Coolangatta (Gold Coast) airports, and then transfer to the Granite Belt by coach or car. Alternatively air charter services are available - Flight One offers 30 minute flights from Brisbane’s Archerfield Airport to the Stanthorpe Aerodrome just 6km north of the town centre. You’ll be met by a tour operator on arrival.
Experience the ease of travelling by coach. Several of our tour operators pick up and deliver from Brisbane CBD and aiport. Crisps Coaches operate regular daily services from and to Brisbane’s Roma Street Transit Station or you can organise a charter service for groups as small as four. Greyhound Australia connects Stanthorpe to the rest of Australia.
Before embarking on a journey you should always check road and weather conditions.
- For weather reports visit www.bom.gov.au
- For southbound traffic to Stanthorpe - QLD road reports phone RACQ 1300 130 595 or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au.
- For northbound traffic to Stanthorpe - NSW road reports phone 132701 or visit www.livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au
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