Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the lodge unique?

Besides the unique design of the lodge itself, which is discussed in more detail below, Blue Mountain Lodge is set in an area at the base of Blue Mountain that offers splendid 360-degree views of the countryside. While the property offers complete privacy, it is located only a bicycle ride away from the town of Stanthorpe.

What makes the lodge eco-friendly and sustainable?

Blue Mountain Lodge is powered partly by its own solar panel system and is self-sufficient for most other services. It also contains a sophisticated boiler-operated central heating system and uses self-sufficient water catchment and storage systems.

How do you protect the lodge against bushfires?

In case of a bushfire, the unique architecturally patented metal clad awnings on the north and south wings of the lodge can lock down to provide very highly resistant bushfire protection. These sections of the building were also specially designed using cutting-edge bush-fire resistant technology.

What activities can we enjoy in the area?

Hike up Blue Mountain, walk around the bushland, visit wineries, see art galleries, dine out in town. The area surrounding Blue Mountain Lodge offers a wide variety of activities — read more about them on our Things To Do

Can I hold my wedding at the lodge?

Definitely! The property spans 21 hectares, so choose your spot and conveniently use the accommodation facilities for the wedding and/or accommodating the guests. You can also arrange to use fully catered facilities close to the lodge. Contact us to discuss your wedding or for advice on vendors in town.

Is the lodge disability-friendly?

Yes. The complex features a disability-friendly walk-up access ramp to the building, disability-friendly bathroom and disability-friendly car parking bay.

How far is the lodge from town?

It takes only 10 minutes for you to ride a bicycle from the lodge to Stanthorpe town.

How do we get there?

You can reach Stanthorpe by plane, car, train or bus. We’ll email you directions to Blue Mountain Lodge from Stanthorpe upon reservation.
Fly: Fly to Brisbane or Coolangatta (Gold Coast) airport, then hop on a 30-minute chartered flight from Brisbane’s Archerfield Airport to the Stanthorpe Aerodrome just 6km north of the town centre. Alternatively, you can take a coach or car from Brisbane or Coolangatta airport to the Granite Belt.
Drive: It’s a two and a half- to three-hour drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, a three-hour drive north of Armidale on the New England Highway, and a little over three hours from Byron Bay. You may also want to take a scenic route.
Ride by Coach: You can catch a coach at Brisbane airport, Brisbane CBD and Brisbane’s Roma Street Transit Station. Greyhound Australia connects Stanthorpe to the rest of Australia. Travel groups can charter a coach.

How large is the property?

The property spans 21 hectares (52 acres).

How many bedrooms are there in the lodge?

The lodge has six large double or twin bed rooms, four of which have private ensuites/bathrooms attached to the same. There is also a communal disability-friendly bathroom.

Are the bedrooms private?

Yes! The lodge incorporates three individual wings which are linked but separate from one another. There are two accommodation wings and one central facilities wing. The wings have been designed to provide maximum privacy from each other and to allow each of the bedrooms to have individual, uninterrupted private views of the countryside.

Is the lodge private from neighbours?

Yes. You see virtually nobody else from the lodge, except for one neighbouring house about 4km away.

What are the summer conditions like?

Average summer temperatures are 28.8 degrees Celsius maximum and 14.6 degrees minimum, and the days can be quite dry. (Spring sees averages from 7.8 to 22.3 degrees Celsius; the temperature in autumn ranges from 8.8 to 21.9 degrees Celsius.)

What are the winter conditions like?

In winter, the temperature can drop to an average of 17.2 degrees Celsius in the daytime and 1.8 degrees at night. About 14.3 nights experience zero degrees; this can drop even lower in July. It occasionally snows here — and nowhere else in Queensland. (Don’t worry, though. The lodge has hot water and central heating year-round.)

What do I need to know about the local culture?

Having attracted immigrants from many countries when it was established as a mining town in the late 1800s, Stanthorpe boasts a multicultural community that is open and friendly toward visitors. Many wineries and restaurants are family-owned, meaning you will often meet the owners who will chat with you and share their passion for their craft.

How is the lodge associated with Monticello Estate?

Monticello Estate Pty Ltd operates Blue Mountain Lodge and is a mere 10-minute drive away.