Unique accommodation with an astronomical observatory
Check-in Time: From 15:00 to 20:00. Your room is not available before
15:00. If your arrival after 20:00, please contact us.
Check-out Time: No later than 10:00
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Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory
28146 New England Highway, Ballandean,
Queensland 4382, Australia
Email: twin-star@bigpond.com
Phone: 07 4684 1135
Payment option:
Cash, EFTPOS, or the following credit cards
are accepted, although cash is our most
preferred option.
No surcharge for credit card payments.
To Families & Groups:
The Guesthouse does not have a family room. A family/group of 4 requires
2 rooms. There is no communal lounge.
IMPORTANT!    Please read the following before making
your booking

1. In case you have booked 2 or 3 rooms and if some of your group
members have become unable to come with you, please make an effort to
honour the rest of your bookings.

2. If the main purpose of your stay is stargazing and/or outdoor activity,
PLEASE make an alternative plan for unfavourable weather. Otherwise,  
make a booking at the last minute when you are convinced you have
good weather. We don't want a last minute cancellation!

3. PHONE if you need to cancel your booking as soon as possible. Your
early notification is essential for us to continue our "no deposit" policy.
Unique Stanthorpe
Clean & affordable B&B
with an observatory
Stanthorpe accommodation; Ballandean accommodation;
Unique B&B accommodation in Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt in Queensland, Australia
Twinstar Guesthouse & Observatory
General Information about Stanthorpe and Ballandean

History of Stanthorpe & Ballandean
Allan Cunningham, who is a botanist and explorer, discovered the country where Stanthorpe is located. Stanthorpe was founded by tin minors,
who came from many countries to mine tin since the "tin rush" in early 1872. Stanthorpe literary means "tin town", as Stannum is Latin for "tin" and
thorpe is Middle English for "town."

While the first (table) grapes were planted at Ballandean around 1840, it was not until 1931 that they were used to make wine. Since then,
wineries gradually have grown to emerge and Ballandean is now recognised as a premier wine producing region on the Granite Belt.

At an altitude 800~950m, the Stanthorpe and Ballandean area, also known as the Granite Belt,  is frequently "the coldest area" in Queensland.
From frosty winter to fresh summer, this area displays four distinctive seasons with unique characters.

The main industry today includes agriculture such as apple / stone fruits / vegetable productions, and cattle / sheep grazing. Recently, the
Stanthorpe and Ballandean area is the centre of a booming wineries with more than 50 wineries. Wine and tourism are very important part of the
area's economy. There are great national parks nearby including Girraween National Park, where visitors can marvel at massive granite outcrops
and balancing boulders. A wide range of accommodation places from caravan parks, B&Bs, motels, guesthouses to luxury cottages can be found
in Stanthorpe and Ballandean.    

$15 per adult (12-year-old & over)
$10 per child  
Dinner (set menu) is delivered to each room
at 19:00.
A 24-hour advance booking is required.

$5 per person (adult and child)
in-room continental breakfast (see
our Meal
page for details)
A 24-hour advance booking is required.

Winery Tour
$110 per person
(around 9:30-17:00 with lunch)
We are happy to arrange a full-day winery
tour conducted by a local bus company.
You can pay us their tour fee together with
our accommodation fee by credit cards,
EFTPOS or cash.
For your all enquiries
Please email to:
(E-mail is our preferred method
of enquiry)
or call 07 4684 1135
Room Tariffs from 1 January 2018 to current:
room type
number of people
number of beds
1 queen
1 queen
1 queen  & 1 single
1 queen &  1 single
per room per night (Any day)
Night Sky Tour included
No Breakfast