""BRASS MONKEY COUNTRY"" Stanthorpe by balhannah

Stanthorpe Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 99 photos

A little bit about....STANTHORPE

Stanthorpe's early history was built on tin mining, then over time the fruit industry got going, and it is now known as...............

The APPLE & GRAPE CAPITAL OF QUEENSLAND

Many of these growers were of Italian origin.
Brisbaner's love to come here for the Vineyards and the Wines on offer.

It is also a chance to experience a "proper cold Winter"........
Yes, Stanthorpe, even though in Warm, Sunny, Queensland, sometimes has snow.
There are many B&B's, that advertise log fires, just a lovely way to spend a Winters' Day.

Perhaps you have guessed by now, "BRASS MONKEY SEASON IS WINTER!

DIFFERENT STANTHORPE EXPERIENCES

There is heaps to see & do here, and its not all Wine & Apples.

There are Olive groves, Lavendar farms, Homemade Chocolates, Cheese,
Pottery, Arts & Crafts, Jams, Ciders, Gardens, Berries, Cafes to enjoy, and
don't forget the biennial Apple & Grape Festival that is held over three
days in March every alternate year, the next one will be in 2012.
It is a celebration of the Granite Belt region's produce and booming wine industry.

Arriving in Stanthorpe on our 11,500 km road trip holiday, we find we have a few National parks to visit, and also a look around Stanthorpe.

We will go to
BALD ROCK NATIONAL PARK
AND THEN ONTO

GIRRAWEEN NATIONAL PARK

Remember, if you come in Winter, rug up!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to see and do, so spend some time here.
  • Cons:Gets very cold for Queensland weather!
  • In a nutshell:Very interesting area with all the Granite!
  • Last visit to Stanthorpe: Oct 2012
  • Intro Updated Nov 25, 2012
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  • onedaysomewhere's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2012 at 2:27 AM

    Hope the Kangaroos keep out the way of the golf balls.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Great tips - you've really captured the details of your walk well, and the views look spectacular!

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2010 at 8:04 AM

    great photos and looks like a lovely day's hiking--loved these kinds when I was younger too! And I see you r the only one with Tips for this area on VT! a lot of good info for those wanting to hike the park

  • ValbyDK's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2010 at 12:35 AM

    Great tips and photos. The view from the Bald Rock looks amazing. I would love to visit someday.

  • thegreynomad's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    People from oversea's would love to play Golf with the Kangaroo's! Bald Rock looks like a mini Uluru.

  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Great to have another Stanthorpe page. You have many lovely photos. You are definitely right about the Bald Rock descent-pretty scary if you take a tumble.

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    very nice pictures showing the rocks, landscape and birds (you have a keen eye for capturing them). i liked your warning tip - handy for any mountainous location.

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