What to bring

  • Your camera (and enter our photo competition)
  • Warm clothes (yes, even though our days get warm, visitors are always surprised at how cool it gets once the sun goes down)
  • Hats & sunscreen
  • Dancing shoes!

Visitor Information

Stanthorpe is a leisurely 2.5 hour drive south east from Brisbane, or 3 hours west from the Gold Coast, and approximately 3 hours from Byron Bay.

For those a little closer to us, Toowoomba is just a 1.5 hour drive away, Warwick 30 minutes, Tenterfield 45 minutes and Glen Innes 1.5 hours.

The Destination Southern Downs, the Granite Belt Wine Country websites, or our friendly Visitor Information Centre volunteers can assist you with information about the region and accommodation options.

Accommodation in Stanthorpe and surrounds always books out, so please book early. Contact the Stanthorpe  Visitor Information Centre for a list of vacancies that aren't listed online. In addition, Stanthorpe Showgrounds have opened up camping enquiries for the main festival weekend (3-7). 

For accommodation a bit further afield try contacting Warwick Information Centre (35 minute drive) on 07 4661 9073 or Tenterfield Information Centre (40 minute drive) on 02 6736 1082. Alternatively, why not visit the first weekend of the Festival or during the week?

Please note that as a small town with a huge influx of numbers the main festival weekend that the local chemists and hospital may not have enough supplies to cover all medications, so plan to bring sufficient quantities for your needs.