The Granite belt boasts of mountains, open skies, clean air, locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, 4 distinct seasons, vineyards & wineries, fine dining and glorious national parks.
Stanthorpe is 225kms south-west of Brisbane & 915m above sea level, and is located in the mountain ranges along the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The discovery of tin at Quart Pot Creek in 1872, which gave the town it's name, and silver and lead in 1880, saw a boom for the township.
Stanthorpe is often the coolest part of Queensland, showing off in autumn with spectacular colour, and Spring is particularly beautiful with wattle and fruit trees in bloom. There is over 90 varieties of wild orchids found in the area.
You will find Stanthorpe is a friendly township. There is so much to see and do in the area. Explore the heart of the shopping district, offering coffee shops and eateries, specialty shops and retail outlets, and country hotels. A stroll along Quart Pot Creek is a must.
Places to visit include Girraween and Sundown National Parks, and Thunderbolt's Hideout (Donnelly's Castle). Bald Rock National Park has the largest granite outcrop in the southern hemisphere, and views to Mt Lindsay & Mt Barney on a clear day. Boonoo Boonoo National Park is great for swimming in summer, and there is fishing & water sports at Storm King Dam.