Join us on this beautiful tour to Queensland’s Granite Belt area staying two nights at the stunning Happy Valley Retreat, nestled amongst the hills surrounding the Queensland border town of Stanthorpe. The highlight of this tour is the premier cultural event - Opera in the Vineyard.
Join us on this beautiful tour to Queenslands Granite Belt staying two nights at the stunning Happy Valley Retreat, nestled amongst the hills surrounding the Queensland border town of Stanthorpe. The highlight of this tour is the premier cultural event Opera in the Vineyard. This charity event held in the spectacular vineyards of Ballandean Estate Wines provides an intoxicating mix of music, wine and food.
Indulge in world class performers, wines and scenery during Opera in the Vineyard at Stanthorpes Ballandean Estate
Taste and purchase fresh produce at Stanthorpe Cheese
Guided tour of the Victorian sandstone building Abbey of the Roses in Warwick
Ensuite accommodation twin share basis
Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*
7 quality meals
Travellers Refund Guarantee
Entries and attractions as shown
Modern luxury tour coach
Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess
Roberts Famous Homemade Morning Tea
*As per conditions
Brisbane – Warwick – Stanthorpe
Travel through the Southern Downs area displaying rich fertile farmlands and the rolling hills of the Great Dividing Range. Stop in Warwick for a visit to Abbey of the Roses for lunch and a guided tour where you will be enthralled by the beauty of this 123 year old Victorian sandstone building. Continuing south, we stop for a wine tasting before arriving in Stanthorpe. Our accommodation for the next two nights will be in one bedroom timber cottages or suites with log fireplaces for the cooler nights.
Stanthorpe – Ballandean – Stanthorpe
Today we will enjoy a relaxed start allowing more time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Happy Valley Retreat. Tranquillity is assured as the retreat is set on 30 acres of beautiful Australian bushland enabling you to experience country hospitality at its very best. Take time to have a cuppa in your room before “putting on your best dress” as we get ready for the main highlight of your tour. Opera in the Vineyard is set amongst the vineyards at Ballandean Estate Winery. This event is one of the Granite Belt’s major cultural events featuring world class performers, award winning wines and spectacular scenery. Please note that this event requires gentlemen to wear a coat and tie; as the afternoons can cool down, a jacket for the ladies
would also be recommended. Return to the motel for a later dinner.
Stanthorpe - Brisbane
This morning we visit Stanthorpe Cheese – the Granite Belt’s original farmhouse cheese makers and Vincenzo’s at the Big Apple where you will be able to purchase local Granite Belt produce. Departing Stanthorpe we stop at the small town of Allora for lunch, before arriving back in Brisbane where your transfers will be organised.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
TOUR FARE DEPARTING BRISBANE: $1,295 per person
Single Supplement available @ $329 extra
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