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Stanthorpe

Country
Australia
State
Queensland
City
Stanthorpe
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Car

Cunningham Highway. Drive 2.5 hours southwest from Brisbane.

Key places to visit
District Historical Society Museum, Girraween National Park, Sundown National Park, Orchards, Old Caves Winery


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Places to Visit

District Historical Society Museum

The Stanthorpe and District Historical Society Museum is a typical, well developed rural museum which includes a shearer's hut (1842), the North Marylands School Residence (1891), the Stanthorpe Shire Council Chambers, a small gaol, some interesting railway artefacts (commemorating the Amiens branch line for the soldier settlement area), and a vast collection of memorabilia from the area. All of the buildings have been beautifully preserved. The setting, next to the Top of the Town Caravan Park at the top of Main Street, is delightful.

Girraween National Park

But the chief attractions of Stanthorpe tend to be the natural features rather than the historical ones. Stanthorpe lies at the heart of what has become known as 'The Granite Belt' a region which extends for 50 km north from the NSW border. The town is totally surrounded by large granite outcrops. The two most important parks in the area are the Girraween National Park and Sundown National Park.

Sundown National Park

This reserve along the Severn River is located on the Queensland-New South Wales border and offers excellent bushwalking opportunities through steep rugged gorges, rainforest, cypress and eucalypt forest and alongside remote waterways, although bushwalking is not recommended in summer months due to excessive heat.

Orchards

The coolness has meant that the area around the town successfully grows such un-tropical fruits as apples, pears and various stone fruits including plums, peaches, apricots and nectarines.

Old Caves Winery
 
Old Caves Winery is located 2 km north of Stanthorpe. It is open from 8.30 a.m.-5.00 and offers a range of reds and whites.

 


 
Right Time to Visit

January - April
October - December

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