Top Insta-worthy Spots in the #GraniteBelt

Inspiration for your Instagram posts are everywhere across Queensland’s southern high country, in the villages and countryside surrounding Stanthorpe (within 3hrs reach of Brisbane).  Here’s a few top spots to search out in the #granitebelt #granitebeltwinecountry

1. Girraween National Park

The giant precariously balanced boulder that sits atop ‘pyramid rock’ in Girraween National Park is our top pic for your #bucketlist Instagram pic!

The views from up there are ah-mazing… plus there are more giant granite boulders everywhere, a wave rock style formation, sheer rock faces and crevices and a granite archway to pose under.  …More about this location
Photo credit: @ali.hill.33 

2. Sunset in the Vineyard

You’re seriously spoilt for choice for gorgeous vineyard locations, with more than 40 cellar doors to visit across the Granite Belt.  Our hot tip for catching that perfect sunset, check out Summit Estate which stays open for sunset sessions so you can soak up the gorgeous westerly sunset vineyard views.  …More about this location
Photo credit: @the_original_catcat

3. Giant 150yr Old Barrels at Queensland’s Oldest Winery

These majestic 150 year old German Beer barrels can be found at Queensland’s oldest winery, the iconic Ballandean Estate.  Grab a pic while dining in the restaurant onsite, or on a daily tour at 11am (tip: closed in shoes required for tours).  …More about this location
Photo credit: @daniellehughesbrown Editor & Publisher of and 

4. The Big Apple

You can’t miss it, the Big Apple sits on the New England Highway, just north of Stanthorpe at The Summit.  We’ve seen some fun poses for this Granite Belt icon – so what will yours be?
Photo credit:

5. The Ballandean Pyramid

What a surprise to find that Ballandean has its own pyramid! It’s on private land, but it’s a must to grab a pic from the roadside (about 25m from the pyramid). The stone pyramid sits 45 feet high and was built of local granite chunks left over from a construction project. It’s close to the New England Highway, but closer access is via Eukey Road through to Jacobson Road just north of the village of Ballandean.
Photo credit: @Tizzo__

6. Vintage Railway Siding & Track

This picture perfect railway siding will have you stopping in your tracks, literally.  The view down the railway track, with character-filled buildings flanked on either side is begging for a gorgeous Insta pic!  Find this location on Amiens Road, right near the Big Apple on the New England Highway.

7. In the Strawberry Patch

Capture a picture perfect summer moment in the strawberry patch as you pick-your-own strawberries at Stanthorpe’s Ashbern Farms.  With strawberries that go on forever and picturesque mountains in the back-drop, it’s an idyllic place to grab an Insta pic!  Free entry, just pay for the strawberries you pick!  Open October to May.  …More about this location
Photo credit: maginb24

8. The Heart-Shaped Balancing Rock!

The Granite Belt is known for its balancing rocks, but there’s none cuter than the heart-shaped one at  Balancing Rock Wines’.  Mirrored on their wine bottle design, it makes for a stylish Insta pic and with the rock sitting at the end of the vineyard rows, you can frame the perfect view.  …More about this location
Photo credit:

Share your own Insta pics

#granitebeltwinecountry or #granitebelt to show us your own Instagram pics and locations you love!

Image Credit: @all.about.adventure atop Pyramid Rock in Girraween National Park.


For more information about this amazing part of Queensland, visit:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *