News & Events at James Farmhouse and Ballandean

In Spring and Summer the flowers and roses are in full bloom and the temperatures at night are cool, about 5°C cooler then Brisbane.

Average temps are:

  • Summer min 14.6 max 28.8
  • Autumn min 8.8 max 22.9
  • Winter min 1.8 Max 17,2
  • Spring min 7.8 max 22.3 
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Things to do

There are more than a dozen vineyards within easy reach of James Farmhouse. The beautiful Girraween, Bald Rock and Sundown National Parks are also close by and easily accessible.  There are walking tracks in all the parks, boating and fishing in Storm King Dam, Gem Fossicking, a Golf Course, great restaurants and Ballandean Tavern juszt a 2 min walk
A newsletter will be sent with every booking, listing: Wine Tour Companies, Wineries within a short drive, Wineries carrying out full wine tasting for the Farmhouse Guests.  A comprehensive list of Restaurants. Up coming Events and things to see and do in the area

Award-winning wineries close to the Farmhouse are:

     
  • Ballandean Winery, Golden Grove Winery, Granite Ridge Winery, Hidden Creek Winery, Aventine Wines, Tobin Wines, Symphony Hills Winery, Bungawarra Winery, Just Red Wines,   Pyramid Winery
  • 4 National Parks Girraween National Park great walks climb the pyramid , Sundown national park 4WD access is recommended,fish in the waterholes, Boonoo Boonoo national park Bushwalking, swimming, water falls and bush camping . Bald Rock National Park is the largest exposed granite type in Australia
  • Fishing in Storm king Dam Fish species include golden perch, murray cod, silver perch, jew and river You may need a power boat permit which is free
  • Gem fossicking. Licence available from the Court House before starting
  • Captain Thunderbolt’s lookout Donnelly's Castle, as it is now called, is a rock formation that you can walk between, around and over. There are great views from the lookout and picnic facilities. Donnelly's Castle is located in the Stanthorpe area
  • Stanthorpe Maze Get lost in the maze as many times as you like for all ages
  • Numerous restaurants on the local area
 

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Events in the area