Easter in the Granite Belt {Continued}

Hi friends! Today I am sharing the second half of our Easter weekend in the Granite Belt. You can catch up on the first half here.

Saturday morning we had an early wake up from our little bed partner, who decided to join us at some point during the night. This is why air BnBs with multiple rooms are so much better with kids. We ate our complimentary breakfast before heading out for that day’s adventure. Continue reading

Easter Weekend in the Granite Belt

Hi friends! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. Here in Australia, both Friday and Monday are public holidays so it’s a nice long weekend.

We had no real plans for the weekend until a week ago when we decided to head to our favorite little country town for a couple of nights. I have written about the Granite Belt quite a few times on here, since this was my sixth (Trav’s fifth) trip to the region. It’s only a few hours from Brisbane and home to a fruit fields, dairy farms, national parks and quite a few wineries.

The first weekend Travis and I spent in the area was in April 2016 when I was pregnant with Leighton (I had gone a girls trip before) and all of the leaves were the most gorgeous autumn colors. We really wanted to make it back again during Autumn this year, before our second child arrives in May.

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Weekending in the Granite BeltĀ 

Last week was a doozy. Poor Leighton battled a double ear infection and we spent lots of time at home. When Saturday came around we were all ready to get out of the house. So at 8am when Travis suggested getting out of town and heading to the country, we were packed and on the road within an hour.

Ever since I visited the Granite Belt region back in 2015 with some girlfriends, it’s been one of my favourite places to escape to for the weekend. While we were on the way we called up the Peter Allen Motor Inn where we had stayed the last two visits and luckily they had a room available for the night. As we always do with car trips we made sure Leighton was in the car at nap time, and luckily she didn’t make a peep the entire three hour drive.

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Hiking and Wine(ing) in the Granite Belt

A few weeks ago we decided to take advantage of the three day weekend and head to one of our favorite regions, the Granite Belt, for a couple days.


The Granite Belt is an area along the Queensland and New South Wales border known for its national parks filled with massive granite boulders and its fruit and dairy farms. We all know what comes from fruit- wine :). It’s only a few hours away from Brisbane but you feel a world away when you get into the rolling hills and fresh country air. Continue reading

Granite Belt Getaway


I’m alive! Sorry for being so quiet lately, we just finally got internet in the new place this morning. Hopefully I will be back to blogging regularly now.

A few weeks ago, we had a long weekend with no plans. Friday morning Travis suggested we look up hotels or cabins in the nearby Granite Belt for Saturday night. I had visited the area with my girl friends last year and had been dying to go back with Travis. The granite belt is a few hours from Brisbane on the southern border of Queensland. Continue reading