Stanthorpe is located south west of Brisbane and is nestled in the heart of The Granite Belt. Known as Queensland's Wine Capital, it boasts more than 45 wineries. Stanthorpe has the reputation as being Queensland's coolest town, with some altitudes around the shire reaching 1000 metres above sea level. Frosty mornings and the odd snowfall during winter are not uncommon.
The high altitude and unique soil provide excellent growing conditions for not only grapes, but for stonefruit such as peaches, apricots and nectarines along with a variety of apples and berries. The Biennial Apple and Grape Harvest Festival, held each even numbered year in February/March, celebrates the harvest of the district. In February every other year, the Wine and Food Affair celebrates the wines and regional produce of the area with many of the menus influenced by the strong mediterranean culture that is present.
Stanthorpe is surrounded by unspoilt National Parks. Just south of Stanthorpe, Girraween National Park is quite popular. With its spectacular granite rock formations, and wildflower displays during Spring, it is a favourite park for bushwalkers. Adjacent to Girraween, is Bald Rock National Park and Boonoo Boonoo National Parks. Bald Rock National Park has the largest granite rock formation in the southern hemisphere, providing excellent views over the surrounding terrain. At Boonoo Boonoo National park you can view the river as it cascades down a sheer rock face to the gorge below.
The attractions of Stanthorpe and district have led to a growing accommodation industry. Stanthorpe district now has the highest concentration of self contained cottages and bed and breakfasts in Queensland. Stanthorpe district celebrates four seasons, the most popular being Brass Monkey Season(tm) during the winter months. This is when the temperatures drop and the fireplaces warm the body and the local wine warms the soul.
Temperatures for Stanthorpe
Stanthorpe has moderate summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Stanthorpe is approximately 26 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 15 °c.
Stanthorpe has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Stanthorpe is approximately 15 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 1 °c.
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