Family Fun in the Granite Belt

There is so much to see and do around the Granite Belt, here is our suggested itinerary for a fun family day out on the Granite Belt when staying at our happy place.

  • Experience Christmas all year round – The Granite Belt Christmas Tree Farm – Feed the farm animals and try their fantastic Hot chocolates. Yum Yum!!
  • Get lost at the Maze – The Granite Belt Maze – Or try your hand at Putt Putt Golf
  • Explore Thunderbolts hideouts – Donnelly’s Castle – Take a picnic lunch and explore the hideouts of the famous Bushranger Captain Thunderbolt.
  • The BEST Apple Pie – Suttons Farm – Grab some apple pie for dessert. The kids will love it and so will the grownups.
  • Did someone say Cheese? – Stanthorpe Cheese – Pop in and try some local cheese and why not also have one of their famous milk shakes while you are there.
  • Beer from a Brass Monkey – Let mum & dad relax after a long day exploring and grab a pizza to bring back to your accommodation at Ridgemill estate and put the kids to bed and the grownups can sneak the apple pie!!

This itinerary groups together a range of attractions and experiences located around Stanthorpe that are family friendly. Starting from your base at ridgemill estate, this adventure should take approximately 4 – 5 hours depending on how long you stay at some of the attractions.

First Stop

Depart Ridgemill Estate – Make sure you say goodbye the goats before you head out for the day! –

First Stop: Granite Belt Christmas Farm

Address: 321 Aerodrome Rd, Applethorpe QLD

Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm

Activities: Enjoy a delicious Hot Chocolate while the kids feed the farm animals.

Time to spend here: 30 – 45 mins

Travel time to next stop: 10 mins

Second Stop

The Granite Belt Maze

Address: 364 Old Warwick Rd, Glen Niven QLD

Opening Hours: 7 days 9am to 5pm

Activities: Get lost at the maze. Or try your hand at a game of mini golf. Grab a bite to eat while you are there.

Time to spend here: 45 – 60 mins

Travel time to next stop: 5 mins

Third Stop

Donnelly’s Castle

Address: Donnelly’s Castle Road, Pozieres QLD

Opening Hours: 6 days 9am to 5pm Thursday to Tuesday

Activities: Donnelly’s Castle is famously the site used by bushranger ‘Captain Thunderbolt’ as his hideout!

Time to spend here: 30-45 mins

Travel time to next stop: 5 mins

Fourth Stop

Suttons Farm

Address: 10 Halloran Dr, Thulimbah QLD

Opening Hours: 7 days 9.30am to 4.30pm

Activities: This is the Apple Pie place that everyone talks about! Don’t forget to add the cream and ice cream!

Time to spend here: 30-45 mins

Travel time to next stop: 10 mins

Fifth Stop

Brass Monkey Brew House

Address: 106 Donges Rd, Severnlea

Opening Hours: Thursday to Monday 10am to 6pm.

Activities: Something for the grownups! Ridgemill Estate’s beer-y nice neighbours! Pop in on your way home to try an ale or two and pick up a beer for your afternoon BBQ.

Time to spend here: 30 mins

Travel time to next stop: 20 mins

Arrive Ridgemill Estate.

Relax and enjoy the spoils of your adventures!

Want more? Girraween National Park – With great walking trails. Head on down to the park to work off your lunch. Huge granite boulders tower above open forests in the spectacular and popular Girraween National Park, outside Stanthorpe in southern Queensland. Springtime is a great time to see the wildflowers.