Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital

Stanthorpe, Australia Articles

Listing # RA-1156480


Details of Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital, Stanthorpe, Australia Articles
Details for Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital

Stanthorpe, Australia Articles

Contributed By Jenny Brewer

Stanthorpe is a picturesque town known for its amazing national parks, historical buildings and wineries, located on the New England Highway close to the New South Wales border. It has become more popular over the last few years as a tourist destination, with so many rural activities and sightseeing options available.

There are two main caravan parks available in Stanthorpe. The Blue Topaz and Top of the Town (at the top of Main Street), both located centrally so you can enjoy the comforts of your campervan and explore this fascinating town.

The locals of Stanthorpe experience the four seasons of the year, which is not common to Queensland. Winter is a fantastic time to visit, and with low temperatures, a popular retreat is in front of a roaring fireplace with local wine and great food. Make sure you pack your scarf and mittens as there is even the occasional snowfall.

With such high altitudes the frosts are perfect for excellent grape harvests, and perfect wines. There are over 50 wineries in the Stanthorpe district on the Granite Belt as well as stone fruit and apple orchards.

There is so much to see and do in Stanthorpe, with vineyards such as Bald Mountain Vineyards, Aventine Wines and Kooroomba Vineyard and lavender farm all deserving a visit. North of Stanthorpe is also the famous Old Caves winery. Winery tours are popular, and each year in August the famous Jazz in the Vineyard is attended by almost 1000 people each year. Opera in the Vineyard, held in May, also promises to be an amazing cultural experience.

In February, the Apple and Grape festival is held every second year, along with the Food and Wine Festival. With Mediterranean food on the main menu and a favourite with the locals, it has all ingredients for a memorable cuisine experience.

You can't miss the Historical Society Museum, located in the town centre, with a shearers hut, preserved school and goal, along with interesting artefacts from the mid 1800's.

The four major national parks surrounding the city provide an unspoilt wilderness beckoning you to drive further on and explore at your own pace. Perfect for campervan travel, each park offers a contrasting experience.

Girraween National Park is perfect for bushwalkers of all levels, with picturesque walking trails ranging from 25 minutes to six hour hikes. With massive granite rock formations, wildflowers in Spring and eucalypt forests, it is a nature lovers dream. Girraween is easy to find if you take the turnoff from the New England Highway at Wyberba.

Bald Rock National Park is famous for its name, Bald Rock, which is Australia's largest exposed granite rock. With magnificent views, rock formations and bushwalks this park is accessible from the Mt Lindsey Highway, 39 km from Stanthorpe. Camping areas are available.

Boonoo Boonoo National Park is well known for its river system and impressive waterfall. Take a picnic lunch and relax for an afternoon by the rock pool that is above the cascading falls, and surrounded by open forest and lush vegetation.

Sundown National Park is located on the Queensland/New South Wales border. You can leave your campervan at the entrance
of the park and then travel by foot to experience the remote wilderness. There are steep gorges, rainforest and waterways and there are places to picnic, camp, swim and just relax and enjoy the amazing birdlife and beauty of the park. You can also explore the impressive Red Rock Falls, Mt Lofty, Red Rock Gorge and Carpenter Gully.

More than just a stopover, Stanthorpe is a unique and relaxing holiday destination as you enjoy your campervan experience.



Contributed By Jenny Brewer

Jenny Brewer is a travel agent whose passion is writing. After spending her leisure time writing time writing childrens stories, she now enjoys writing about travel destinations. For more of her articles visit Campervans Australia

Map & Contact Info - Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital


Interactive Map for Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital
Jenny Brewer
Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital
Stanthorpe, Australia

Website: Home Page



impressions Listing Impressions

Who do you think this listing would appeal most to?

Ideal For
 
Couples
0 votes
 
Family
0 votes
 
Groups
0 votes
 
Senior
0 votes
 
Solo
0 votes
 
Students
0 votes
Style & Spirit
 
Active
0 votes
 
Adventurous
0 votes
 
Educational
0 votes
 
Inspiring
0 votes
 
Party
0 votes
 
Relaxing
0 votes
 
Romantic
0 votes

Travelers Comments





Similar Listings You May Be Interested In

Accommodations in Australia | View More...

Beach house in Point Lonsdale

Beach house in Point Lonsdale
Bellarine Peninsula, Australia Vacation Rentals
A two bedroom property only a 5 minute walk from the beach....
Starting at 160 Per Night

Underground Bed And Breakfast

Underground Bed And Breakfast
Coober Pedy, Australia Bed & Breakfasts
Underground bed and breakfast is a five bedroom four bathroom two kitchens two lounges two outdoor barby living areas ,safe and secure undercover car parking...

Fraser Island Adventure Tours

Fraser Island Adventure Tours
Mooloolaba, Australia Hotels & Resorts
Fraser Island Adventure Tours is located in Queensland Australia. Our journey departs daily from your accommodation in a specially designed 4WD tour vehicle - crossing by river ferry to the spectacular 40 Mile Beach. Northward bound we follow the see...


Activities, Adventures & Tours in Stanthorpe | View More...

Coco Mooloolaba

Coco Mooloolaba
Mooloolaba, Australia Bike Tours
Looking for resort accommodation on the Sunshine Coast? Coco Mooloolaba holiday accommodation is the perfect choice for singles, couples and families. Apartments complete with generous balconies and provide facilities like heated pool, heated spa and...

White Water Rafting, Franklin River, Tasmania

White Water Rafting, Franklin River, Tasmania
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers, Australia Rafting Trips
Rafting the Franklin is one of the worlds great adventures, voted the number 1 destination for rafting world wide by U.S magazine Outside. We offer the highest quality multi-day rafting expeditions on this wild and remote river....
Rates from 2,750 Per Person

Balloon Aloft Canberra

Balloon Aloft Canberra
Canberra, Australia Ballooning
Champagne Hot Air balloon flights over Australia's capital Canberra, 1 hour flights followed by champagne celebration. Optional buffet breakfast at the Hyatt. Accomodation packages, free hotel pickup...


Nature & Wildlife in Australia | View More...

Gold Coast Whale Watching

Gold Coast Whale Watching
Gold Coast, Australia Whale Watching
Gold Coast Whale Watching with Whales in Paradise. Experience the best whale watching has to offer on Australia's beautiful Gold Coast. Cruise aboard our luxurious catamaran to whale alley where we secure the best position to get closest whales....

Escorted Self-drive Tours to Outback Australia

Escorted Self-drive Tours to Outback Australia
Scarborough Beach, Australia Eco Tours
Discover remote and exciting destinations on our award-winning, professionally escorted, nature-based, soft-adventure, self-drive,small group tours through Outback Australia. Most adventures led by Tour Guide of the Year, Jeremy Perks....
Starting at $200 Per Night

Australian Wild Escapes

Australian Wild Escapes
Sydney, Australia Eco Tours
This fantastic Ecotour begins at your hotel & the historical Rocks area of old Sydney. Heading westwards across the coastal plain we make our way to the Great Dividing Range of Australia. It is here we leave the ‘average’ Blue Mountains tourist b...
249 Per Person


Personal Growth in Australia | View More...

Brewery Tour In Convertible Chevy (price per car)

Brewery Tour In Convertible Chevy (price per car)
Melbourne, Australia Wine Tasting
We visit 4 Breweries. These are Buckleys, White Rabbit, Hargreaves Hill and Coldstream and travel at your pace through the Hinterland of Yarra Valley. We stop for Lunch at Hargreaves Hill Brewery. Breweries do NOT OPEN Mon, Tue and Wed....
Specials Now! 550 Per Group


Advertise Your Accommodation or Travel Services


Create A ListingGreat Vacations & Exciting Destinations Listing
Add a full-page listing promoting your accommodations, tours or travel services to customers on our network of travel sites. Your listing page can have up to 26 images, unlimited text, interactive map, availability calendar, ecards, photo-gallery and more.
Rates From US $17 Per Month    » View Details

» See Link Codes
Link Codes - Add This Listing To Your Site

Add this listing to your website, CraigsList, FaceBook, MySpace or blog.

Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital
Stanthorpe, Australia Articles
Stanthorpe is a picturesque town known for its amazing national parks, historical buildings and wineries, located on the New England Highway close to the New South Wales border. It has become more popular over the last few years as a tourist destinat

Great rates & deals!

>>

Stanthorpe, Australia Articles | Australia Articles | Australia Vacations | Stanthorpe, Australia
Articles | Articles Australia
Link Code


Contributor Info
Jenny Brewer
Stanthorpe - Queensland's Wine Capital
Stanthorpe, Australia

Website: Home Page

Current Search






Disclaimer: Information provided through RealAdventures website, newsletters, emails or other services has been provided directly by the companies and/or individuals owning or offering the products/services. RealAdventures does not guarantee or warranty the accuracy of the information contained herein. It is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure the accuracy and clarity of any posted material and to determine the suitability of any service for their particular needs or requirements. Likewise, it is the responsibility of advertisers to determine the suitability and credit worthiness of potential customers prior to any transaction.
/listings/1156480_Stanthorpe-Queenslands-Wine-Capital