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Amiens

Amiens is one of the pretty districts in the Granite Belt region, 17 kilometres north-west of Stanthorpe.

These days the area is popular for orcharding, wine making and vegetable growing and was first settled by First World War servicemen who had been granted land for fruit growing after returning from war. The localities of Messines, Bapaume and Passchendaele are found within Amiens. All of these were named after battlegrounds on the Western Front.

Wineries of note in the area include Robert Channon Wines and Ravens Croft Wines.

Amiens: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Donnellys Castle, near Pozieres


Visit a bushranger hideout! 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland, had one of his hideouts near Pozieres. 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.




Donnellys Castle Road
Pozieres, QLD, 4352

Located 8.3K from Amiens

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery


The Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery displays quality exhibitions of both national and local importance, as well as fostering a strong program of regional artist exhibitions and displays that are relevant to the history and character of the Granite Belt region.

The exhibition program also includes those specially curated from the Gallery's wide-ranging permanent collection of traditional and contemporary paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture and fibre artworks.

Quality national touring exhibitions encompass displays varying from contemporary jewellery, ceramics, noted Australian artists' displays, to talented works by young upcoming artists.

The art gallery also encourages the presentation of established artist exhibitions from outside the region or state.




56 Lock Street,
Weeroona Park
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.1K from Amiens

Market in the Mountains, Stanthorpe


Come to the Market in the Mountains - where they Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It. More than 45 stallholders sell a range of unique handcrafted items made from wood, leather, paper, wool, cotton and other items. Clothing, knitted items, hand bags and a great selection of jewellery handcrafted pieces. There's a wonderful range of jams, pickles, honey, cakes, biscuits and much more. Also enjoy a variety of arts and craft, plants, fruit and vegetables. The quality is first class and all stalls are vetted to ensure this.

Held on the second Sunday of the month and on most long weekends - no matter what the weather. Come and enjoy the indoor markets. Crafters' Cafe serves food and drinks. Coaches are welcome. Open 8am til noon.

Please note after 20 years there has been a venue change due to fire damage at the Civic Centre. They have moved to the Exhibition Pavilion, Stanthorpe Showgrounds, High Street, Stanthorpe while repairs take place.




High Street,
Exhibition Pavilion, Stanthorpe Showgrounds,
Stanthorpe Civic Centre
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.7K from Amiens

Quart Pot Creek, Stanthorpe


The pretty Quart Pot Creek meanders through granite country and natural bushland, passes through the town of Stanthorpe, and continues out through the south-west, where it meets Spring Creek to form the Severn River. Granite outcrops are evident along the water course - and make good spots to sit or picnic. The creek banks have been attractively landscaped by the local Council to include five kilometres of walking and cycling tracks, linking one end of town to the Red Bridge. You'll find tranquil picnic and barbecue areas along the way. Take time to walk alongside this beautiful creek, past water-worn granite boulders; take some bread to feed the ducks, watch for native birds, paddle at the water's edge or just relax under the shade of a tree.

Near the visitor information centre on the creek bank is Kidspace - a brass monkey-themed playground for families and a good spot to take a break.




Leslie Parade
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.7K from Amiens

Stanthorpe Soldiers Memorial


A white cottage-like pavilion, nestled in a rocky park, provides visitors with a chance to take in the panorama of Stanthorpe and remember the legacy left by men from this area in WWI.

Soldier hero Major General Sir William Glasgow officially opened this soldiers' memorial on 6 February 1926.

Slatted bench seating inside provides a place to ponder the impact a war on the other side of the world had on this farming community. Five WWI honour boards record the names in alphabetical order, without rank or honour, all are revered equally. Another is reserved for those who died, raised letters stating: 'To the memory of our gallant boys who fell in the world's war 1914-1919'. Further honour boards have been added, remembering later conflicts.

Warwick architects Dornbusch and Connolly designed the rest house which was built by local contractors NJ Thompson and Sons.

Many returned servicemen settled in this area under a soldiers' resettlement program. Towns around Stanthorpe echo the names of French conflicts: Amiens, Pozieres, Bullecourt and Fleurbaix. A neighbouring house, once owned by war heroes Sir Harry Chauvel and Major Alan Chauvel, uncles of film maker Charles Chauvel, also carries a name reflecting WWI, 'El Arish'.




Lock Street
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.8K from Amiens

Stanthorpe Heritage Museum


The Stanthorpe Museum is situated on the main street travelling north through the town and it is a popular place for visitors and tour groups.

There are 10 heritage buildings on site, with over 20,000 artefacts in the extensive collections. Pastoral, mining, farming, health resort, orcharding and wine growing industries have contributed to the regions diverse and colourful past.

The museum has been collecting community history for over 40 years and is the custodian of one national and two state recognised collections. Included amongst these amazing artefacts is the unique 'Make-Do' Collection which comprises hundreds of items crafted by the regions forebears to fulfil a specific need from materials at hand.

The museum also attracts family researchers because of its comprehensive original records from the Granite Belt families and businesses.






12 High Street
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.8K from Amiens

Savina Lane Premum Granite Belt Wines


Wines that delight the palate and inspire the imagination, crafted from hand-picked fruit on vines nurtured carefully to produce a limited yield of the finest berries. A visit to Savina Lane's cellar door is more than a wine tasting, it is a wine experience. Visitors can explore the vineyard on a self-guided walk with interpretative panels for each of the varieties.

At Savina Lane they not only produce double-trophy gold award-winning Shiraz from 40-year-old dry-grown vines, they are also part of the region's Strange Bird alternative wine trail, with Fiano and Montepulciano from Italy, Tempranillo and Graciano from Spain and Petit Manseng and Viognier from France.

They work closely throughout the winemaking process with renowned winemaker Mike Hayes of Symphony Hill, who shares their belief that the best wines are made in the vineyard and not the winery. They focus on environmentally-sustainable viticulture, combining modern vineyard management with respect for tradition and prefer to use natural fertilisers and compounds for crop protection.

Their wines are stored in an underground wine cellar excavated from solid granite. Their new cellar door is open from Wednesday to Saturday and most public holiday weekends from 10am to 5pm. Other times by appointment.




90 Savina Lane
Severnlea, QLD, 4380

Located 18.6K from Amiens

Storm King Dam


Storm King Dam rests in a picturesque rural setting with many water birds (including pelicans) and is an ideal spot for picnics, water sport and fishing. Fish species include golden perch, murray cod, silver perch, jew and river black fish.

Facilities include: toilets, picnic tables, wood barbecues, drinking water, jetty, boat ramp, swimming area and playground. Please note that camping is not permitted however there is a recreational/youth camp available for large group bookings. No boating restrictions apply, however a permit is required for powerboats (at no cost).

Storm King Dam is situated 10 kilometres southeast of Stanthorpe on the road to Eukey.




Eukey Road
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 23.8K from Amiens

Amiens: Events

Snowflakes in Stanthorpe


Snowflakes in Stanthorpe is a snow-based winter festival designed to give the visitor a snow-based experience and access to other winter themed activities over a three day period in July.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Jul
      1st Jul
      2nd Jul
      2nd Jul
      3rd Jul
      3rd Jul


Maryland St
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.4K from Amiens

Amiens: Travel Tips

Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre


The Stanthorpe Visitor Information Centre is located on Leslie Parade in Stanthorpe.

We have travel information, maps, delicious local products and knowledgeable local staff. There is caravan and motorhome parking out the front, and a beautiful creek in front of the Centre. Swing by for information about the area, and then enjoy a picnic on the creek-bank.




28 Leslie Parade
Stanthorpe, QLD, 4380

Located 15.6K from Amiens

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