What to bring
- Your camera
- 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!
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 Southern Downs and Granite Belt, the Granite Belt Wine Country websites, or our Visitor Information Centre (phone 07 4681 2057 or 1800 SO COOL) volunteers can assist you with information about the region.
Accommodation in Stanthorpe and surrounds always books out, so please book early. We have a post on our Facebook event page where local accommodation providers are posting vacancies. The Stanthorpe Showgrounds is now accepting camping bookings (complete the camping form on that page - please note that the Stanthorpe Show is on 2 & 3 February, and the show office is very busy in the weeks preceeding the show - best to email a booking and wait for a response.
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.