Plan Your Valentine’s Day Getaway in Stanthorpe!

Plan Your Valentine’s Day Getaway in Stanthorpe! >

This Valentine’s Day, are you in search of a quick romantic getaway near Brisbane? Look no further than Stanthorpe, a picturesque town in Southern Queensland! It is known for its lush scenery, vibrant events, and an array of wineries and breweries. It’s the perfect spot for couples seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure this Valentine’s Day.

A Romantic Escape in Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, nestled in the heart of the Granite Belt, is renowned for its natural beauty and charming wineries. In February, the town takes on a romantic hue, making it an ideal destination for couples. If you’re looking for things to do in Stanthorpe, here are some activities to make your Valentine’s Day special:

  • Winery Tours

What makes Stanthorpe wines truly special is due to the cool climates of the region. You and your partner can explore the local vineyards such as the renowned Ballandean Estate Wines, Golden Grove Estate, and Ravens Croft Wines and indulge in wine-tasting sessions!

  • Gourmet Dining:

The culinary scene in Stanthorpe is a blend of rustic charm and sophisticated flavours. Dine at local gems like Varias Restaurant and The Barrelroom at the Ballandean Estates.

Nestled within the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Varias Restaurant offers a culinary experience that combines the best of local produce with stunning vineyard views. The restaurant’s menu is a testament to the region’s rich agricultural heritage, featuring dishes crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The ambience at Varias is both elegant and relaxed, making it an ideal spot for a romantic Valentine’s dinner.

Meanwhile, at The Ballandean Estates, The Barrelroom presents a unique dining atmosphere surrounded by wine barrels. Known for its signature grazing platters, cheese boards, and premium wines, The Barrelroom is a must-visit for couples. It’s a place where you can indulge in the estate’s finest wines while enjoying a relaxed, rustic setting.

  • Nature Walks

Girraween National Park, meaning ‘place of flowers’, is a park of massive granite outcrops and diverse wildlife that’s perfect for tranquil walks. For breathtaking panoramic views of the Northern Tablelands, including Boonoo Boonoo and Bald Rock National Parks, visit Mt. Mackenzie Lookout, almost 1,300 metres above sea level that’s ideal for a scenic drive or a picnic.

  • Stargazing in Stanthorpe

After a day of exploration, what could be more romantic than stargazing? At R&R on the Ravine, the clear night skies create a perfect backdrop for an evening under the stars. Wrap up in a blanket, sip on a glass of local wine, and let the stars enchant you.

Stanthorpe Show: A Unique Experience

The Stanthorpe Show, an annual highlight in the region’s calendar, is a delightful experience for couples during their Valentine’s Day getaway. This event, held at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds, offers a unique blend of entertainment, culture, and fun, perfect for adults looking to enjoy a day together!


Here’s how you can make the Stanthorpe Show one of your romantic getaway’s to-do list:

  • Live Music at the Wine Pavilion: Immerse yourselves in the romantic ambience with live music performances, ideal for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.
  • Fashion Parades: Experience the excitement of fashion parades, showcasing local style and creativity – a great opportunity for couples interested in fashion and trends.
  • Noah’s Farm Racing Pigs: Share laughs and cheer on the racing pigs, a unique and entertaining event that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
  • Climbing Wall: Test your skills and encourage each other at the climbing wall, a fun and engaging activity for couples.
  • Ute Show and Motorcycle Barrel Race: For those who appreciate motor vehicles, these shows offer excitement and a chance to bond over shared interests.
  • Fireworks Display: Conclude your visit with a spectacular fireworks display, creating a romantic and memorable end to your day at the show.

The Stanthorpe Show is an excellent opportunity for couples to explore new activities, enjoy shared interests, and create lasting memories!

Valentine’s Day at R&R on the Ravine

After a day filled with the charming activities of Stanthorpe, you and your partner can retreat to the cosy and romantic setting of R&R on the Ravine! Our cabins, nestled within 113 acres of stunning bushland, offer a private sanctuary where love and tranquillity intertwine. Here’s how you can enjoy the romantic setting:

  • Cosy Cabin Retreats: As the evening settles, snuggle up in one of our cabin accommodations in Stanthorpe with a log fireplace. Picture yourselves wrapped in a blanket, sharing stories, and enjoying the tranquil views right from your window.
  • Intimate Moments: Fancy a private picnic surrounded by nature? We’ve got you covered. Our secluded picnic spots are ideal for enjoying a quiet meal together, complete with local treats. Or, unwind on your cabin’s balcony, toasting to love with a glass of Stanthorpe’s finest wine, as you soak in the peaceful ambience.
  • Nature’s Romance: Take a hand-in-hand stroll on our Summit Track, where the natural beauty of the area comes alive. You might even spot some local wildlife, like the Kangaroos, or the colourful Australian King Parrot, adding a touch of whimsy to your walk. As the day fades, find a spot to watch the sun dip below the mountains!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to explore the beauty of Stanthorpe and enjoy a memorable stay at R&R on the Ravine. Stanthorpe is your quick Brisbane getaway where romance comes alive in every corner!

For a Valentine’s Day filled with love, beauty, and unforgettable experiences, book your stay at R&R on the Ravine. Visit our contact page or call us at 0429 122 233 to reserve your romantic getaway.