""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...............


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!


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


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: Apr 2015
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Nice page, Dee!! So much more here in small towns than you might think at first. Love the birds & wildlife.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 11, 2015 at 1:52 AM

      Thanks Sylvia! I have found many interesting small towns in Australia.

  • 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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