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Bridge Street Cottage, StanthorpeBridge Street Cottage is located in the heart of Stanthorpe. This gorgeous cottage has just been fully renovated to the highest standard and is beautifully appointed. It comfortably accommodates 4 guests. It has a modern country style kitchen and a huge bathroom with claw foot bath and rain head shower. The comfortable lounge boasts an open fireplace. The front veranda looks across Quart Pot Creek and into the township. The cottage is a short stroll to town, restaurants and cafes.
Briar Rose Cottages- The Silky OakSilky Oak Cottage is a quaint cottage situated close to the town centre of Stanthorpe on the Granite Belt. Walking distance to walking tracks along the creek, shops, cafes and restaurants. The cottage has the bathroom and living area downstairs with a romantic queen bedroom upstairs. The cottage is perfect for couples and furry friends (pets). Please note a two night minimum stay is required. A three night minimum stay is required over Easter and Christmas periods
Spencer Lane CottageRelax in the quiet tranquility of Country Living, right in the heart of a working cattle property only 8km west of Stanthorpe, Qld Spencer Lane cottages is my piece of paradise and i offer you Spencer Cottage. The Cottage is fully self contained with a queen bed, kitchen and bathroom, lounge room with comfy sofa lounge, TV and a reverse cycle air conditioner. Outside there is a sitting area with BBQ and stunning views of the stables and surrounding picturesque property areas.
While Australia’s southern regions often steal the spotlight for fine wines, it seems outstanding grapes can grow in Queensland just as well. In fact, the vineyards around Stanthorpe set Australian records for being among the highest of their kind in the country, set in the mountainous Great Dividing Range, shrouded in native bushland. Part of Queensland’s Granite Belt near the border with New South Wales, this southern pocket of the state enjoys a climate ideal not only for nurturing grapes, but also for tropical rainforest and the national parks that contain it. Welcome to a getaway where you begin your day walking, and end it with wine.
Stanthorpe is easy to access if you’re arriving from Brisbane (BNE) or the Gold Coast (OOL) airports, both of which host regular domestic and international flights. From Brisbane it’s a 2.5-hour (135 miles) drive southwest, and from the Gold Coast you’ll need just over three hours (165 miles). Alternatively, a bus can shuttle you from Brisbane (3.5 hours) to Stanthorpe, but from the Gold Coast, you need to travel first to the capital on public transportation.
On the outskirts of Stanthorpe, however, the allures of the Granite Belt — national parkland, vineyards — are accessible only via private vehicle. Consider renting a car at either airport to give you the freedom to navigate sights at your own pace.
Due to its elevation, Stanthorpe is one of the few places in Queensland that experiences four seasons. During the summer months (December through February), when the vines are plump with grapes, you can enjoy balmy daytime temperatures of around 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Then in winter (June through August), you can cozy up around a fire thanks to daytime temperatures near 62 degrees. Chilly winter nights can see snow dusting the fields, earning Stanthorpe the reputation as the coldest town in Queensland.
Aside from grapes, apple orchards dominate the Granite Belt countryside around Stanthorpe. To pay homage, locals have erected a Big Apple, one of many oversized fruit structures around the continent. Visit during harvest (February to May) to pick apples straight from the surrounding trees, and then take a photo in front of this larger-than-life Queensland icon.
The rolling hills of Stanthorpe are home to stellar vineyards with cellar doors and cafes where you can sample their specialty Shiraz and Chardonnay. In this part of Queensland you’ll also discover standout dairy farms and estates growing rare French black Périgord truffles, fungi so precious that some joke they need their own bodyguards to protect them. At the Truffle Discovery Centre, you can take a guided tour of the truffière and enjoy tastings of this coveted delicacy, whether infused in brie, oil, or honey.
Covering 29,000 acres, this national park is less about bushland and more about surreal natural rock formations. Wind, water, and ice have carved the granite boulders here, which today balance in gravity-defying positions, often resembling oversized cartoon characters. Most walks begin at the Bald Rock Creek Camping Area, and range from an easy stroll to a daylong, mountainous adventure.