Straddling the New England Highway at Thulimbah, a range of providores offer specialty items, local produce and meals. Here you’re in the thick of ‘apple country’ – the only place in Queensland with just the right climate and growing conditions for premium apple orchards. And it wouldn’t be the Granite Belt if there wasn’t a winery or two nearby!
Pick your own apples and try the apple pie and cider ice cream at Suttons Farm (don’t miss the Cider Festival each May) and across the road, Vincenzo’s at the Big Apple offers an amazing spread of light meals, deli fare and local produce. A short drive from the highway is Stanthorpe Cheese – sample cheeses made on the premises from Jersey Cow milk, courtesy of the friendly Jersey girls in the adjoining paddock.