Our cottages are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the national parks nearby.

National Parks

Space, serenity, stillness. Stanthorpe is steeped in abundant natural surrounds that calm the soul and soothe the mind. From watching wildlife to exploring the local National Parks or taking a dip in refreshing waters complete with waterfall backdrop; you will be immersed in ample opportunity to experience Mother Earth at her finest. And, lucky for you it all starts at Diamondvale right on your doorstep. You can fish, hike play, and relax from the minute you step out of the car.

National Park

Closest in proximity to Diamondvale, Girraween National Park offers guests a range of activities including picnicking by the river, swimming in a fresh waterhole, exploring a trail or hiking to the top of “the Pyramid” for take-your-breath-away views.

The littlest adventurers will love boulder hopping while the adults can relax in the day use area before experiencing amazing granite formations that make this place one of its kind in Australia.

Looking for a place to stay near Girraween National Park?
Diamond Vale Cottages offer quality self-contained accommodation near Bald Rock Creek National Park

Bald Rock National Park

It is Australia’s second largest monolith rock after Uluru and yes you can climb it!

A giant Granite Boulder bursting from the earth, Bald Rock leaves all visitors in awe of its sheer size and scale. An easy drive from Diamondvale Cottages; you have a choice of two trails to enjoy to the summit. Regardless of which path you take; the reward is in the magnificent view awaiting you.

Boonoo Boonoo National Park

A little further afield Boonoo Boonoo National Park is a peaceful 30-minute country drive away and makes for a wonderful leisurely day trip. From the carpark you can follow the path less travelled along the Boonoo Boonoo River to the Falls Lookout. You will then arrive at a viewing platform that overlooks the fabulous Boonoo Boonoo Falls, where legend says Banjo Patterson proposed to Alice Walker. Over the sound of the pounding waterfall, Banjo held his breath and was soon relieved to hear or maybe lip-read an unmistakable ‘yes.’

Boonoo Boonoo National Park is also home to freshwater Rock Pools perfect for an afternoon dip.

With plenty of things to do in the area, including exploring Boonoo Boonoo National Park and its rock pools, you'll never be bored!
Diamondvale Cottages are the perfect place to stay when visiting Sundown National Park!

Sundown National Park

Sundown lies on the Queensland/New South Wales border & is largely a wilderness National Park with spectacular ridges and steep sided gorges.

There are three access points, all reached via good gravel roads. From Ballandean travel 16km of gravel via Curr road and Sundown Road to the eastern entrance, accessible by four wheel drive only.

Water over Red Rock Falls after good rains is amazing.