Where to Stay for Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Harvest Festival

From quaint cottages and farm stays to soul-rejuvenating retreats, here in (and around) Stanthorpe, we’ll have you rising amongst the vineyards or within walking steps of local brewers.

You’ll be waking up to breathe in the fresh country air, 1,000 metres above sea level wherever you take your pick to rest your head across the region.

The ‘Big Weekend’ from 4 – 6 March, featuring the Queensland Country Bank Food and Wine Fiesta, Grand Parade and bound-to-get-messy Grape Crushing, has accommodation being booked faster than you can say “Montepulciano”.

Where to look for vacancies…

Whether you’re staying for one night or ten, be sure to book in your accommodation early; find available local accommodation here.

Our tip? Book directly with local accommodation operators to #SupportLocal.

We’ll also list below any new vacancies we’ve heard about…

  • Heritage Estate Wines Accommodation (15 mins north of Stanthorpe) No online bookings – phone to book ph: 07 4685 2197

Accommodation Diamondvale

Come the first weekend, we’ve got vacancy!
25 – 27 February 2022

Coming the first weekend of the festival has the advantage of securing accommodation right in the heart of Stanthorpe, meaning you can score yourself a stroll home (or should we say roll?) after long lunching at the Banchetto Italiano.

The bonus? You’ll be able to see talented musicians line Stanthorpe’s streets to busk it out in the Busking Championships (and it’s free too!).

The big weekend: Stay within a short drive
4 – 6 March 2022

When you stay in the Apple Capital, you don’t have to stay in the heart of Stanthorpe to get a taste of the harvest celebrations. Basing yourself in one of the many towns in the Granite Belt means you’ll get the bonus of the scenic drive and a better taste for the whole region. Across the region, you’ll find accommodation for all budgets and group sizes in under a 20-minute drive away.

Grand Parade | Where to stay Stanthorpe Apple and Grape Festival

Further afield:

The historic town of Warwick is approximately a 40-minute drive from Stanthorpe. Known for its roses and rodeos, and not to mention some of Queensland’s finest original sandstone buildings, an extra few minutes in the car will be totally worth it.

Search for available accommodation in Warwick here. 

Prefer the camping experience?

Pack the tent or tow your camper trailer, the Granite Belt is fruitful of spots that will have you sleeping under the clear night skies.

Want to bring a friend with four-paws? There are mountains of pet-friendly camping, paw-fect for you with dogs permitted at selected events including the Parade, Street Party and Markets.

Check out these camping and holiday parks:

Blue Topaz Caravan Park
Grass sites and concrete slabs with friendly staff, located in lovely Severnlea, just a 5-minute drive south of Stanthorpe. Psst… their retro diner serves up some seriously good burgers and milkshakes. Book here.

Country Style Caravan Park
12 spacious acres amidst eucalyptus set on the Severn River among the picturesque Glen Aplin hills. Book here.

Foxbar Falls Campground
A 48-site campground settled amongst granite landscapes, native Australian bush and a working vegetable farm, just outside of Stanthorpe. Book here.

Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park
Stunning views surrounded by wildlife and a fishing hot spot, making the 93 clicks on the odometer all worth it. Book here.

Happy Apple Caravan Park
Located in the thick of apple country, Thulimbah, you’ll find rooms, camping and caravan sites, with a warm homely atmosphere. Book here.

Sommerville Valley Tourist Park & Resort
12 km from Stanthorpe in a beautiful and quiet area on Storm King Dam with spacious powered sites, bushy unpowered sites and small budget cabins. Book here.

Sundown National Park
Base yourself at one of the camping areas at the Sundown National Park on the Queensland–New South Wales border and discover for yourself the park’s wild isolation. Book here.

Top of the Town Tourist Park
A national park atmosphere, set in twenty acres of bush just fifteen minutes’ walk or two minutes’ drive from downtown Stanthorpe. Book here.

P.S. If you’re hoping to set up camp at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds, the grounds are available with the exception of the ‘Big Weekend’ 4 – 6 March. Booking fees apply. Secure your spot here.

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