The town of Stanthorpe is located 170km, about 2 and a half hours from Brisbane, atop the Great Dividing Range. Stanthorpe is at the heart of the Granite Belt, with areas exceeding 1000m above sea level, it enjoys cooler temperatures all year round and is known as the ‘Coolest town in Queensland’.
Stanthorpe enjoys four distinct seasons, but no matter what time of year you decide to visit, there is always something to enjoy such as markets, art exhibitions, musical events in the many vineyards across the district, themed dinners, concerts and more.
An iconic event is the Apple and Grape harvest festival held bi-annually across 3 days in March. Festival highlights include a gala ball on the Friday night, parade down the main street on the Saturday as well as street stalls, concerts and live entertainment, competitions, demonstrations, fruit stalls and more. The whole town comes together for the weekend and accommodation sells out months in advance – it is definitely a celebration not to be missed!