Situated in southeast Queensland, Stanthorpe is near the border of New South Wales, about 139 miles (224 km) from Brisbane. Easily reached by the New England Highway, this town in the Granite Belt boasts wineries, national parks and plenty of tasty attractions such as the Jam Works of Glen Alpin. From its lavender farms to chocolate shops, Stanthorpe should not be missed. ... Read more »
- Market in the Mountains
- Granite Gardens
- Aloomba Lavender Farm
- Visit Jester Hill Wines, a family-owned boutique winery
- Tour the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, displaying exhibitions of national and local importance
- Have fun at the Granite Belt Maze, with its timber maze, giant chess board and nine-hole mini-golf course
Stanthorpe winters are actually some of the coldest in Queensland. Winter temperatures often drop below freezing and snowfall is common; summers (December through February) are generally warm with temperatures rising to 90°F (32°C). Precipitation in the area is about 25 inches (635 mm).
Getting There & Around
Visitors arrive at the Brisbane International Airport. Stanthorpe is reachable by car from the airport via the New England Highway, a journey that takes about three hours. Crisps Coaches and Greyhound buses link the region with Brisbane and other parts of Australia.
In town, walking or driving is preferred. However, visitors should ride with tour coaches to visit the wineries. A hired car is a great way to get to national parks and other sites.