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How would you like to live up here on the Granite Belt on a perfect 2 hectare block with great views, granite boulders and resident wallabies?  

Presently, that isn't easy because few lifestyle bush blocks like that are available for sale up here, even though, according to real estate agents, scores of people make enquiries about them and get the same answer: none available.

Help us change that by signing our petition to Southern Downs Regional Council, who are currently reviewing the Town Plan.  

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Fine Dine At Home Blog

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RECIPE: Saddle of Rabbit Casserole

John created this dish in Paris in 2010 when we stayed in an apartment near the Mouffetard Markets...

RECIPE: Escoffier's Grenouilles Cardinalisees

"let me give you my secret recipe. Choose frog legs that are fat and white as possible." Okay, I know, they are really hard to find. 

RECIPE: Pêche Melba

The Granite Belt is one of THE great places in the world for stone fruit, especially peaches. How simple is this great recipe from the Maestro?...

RECIPE: The Perfect Hamburger

Le Parker Meridien Hotel on West 56th in Manhattan, NYC, is a swanky place, hardly where you’d expect to find the world’s best burger joint...

RECIPE: Cauliflower Gougère with prosciutto and date

A lovely entrée that tastes brilliant, looks fabulous and is surprisingly easy to make.

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GIRRAWEEN - MALLEE RIDGE 

Some of the most spectacular views in Girraween may be found on the Malle Ridge, in the far south of the park. 

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Girraween is the most accessible of the 4 National Parks on The Granite Belt. Available walks encompass short & long; easy & difficult. The views are sweeping, the wildflowers simply stunning... 

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South Bald Rock is the most enchanting place in Girraween. Difficult to get to and sometimes scary to explore, it has stunning diversity and haunting beauty. Perfect for experienced bushwalkers.

GIRRAWEEN & SUNDOWN

Sundown is Girraween's adventurous brother to the west of the New England Highway. Accessible only by four wheel drive vehicles from Ballandean, it's an adventurer's playground.

JOHN & DENICE'S SUNDOWN FOLLY VIDEO

Taking a new four-wheel drive ute into Sundown proved to be unexpectedly exciting for the not so dynamic duo.