Nationally renowned for it’s delicious varieties of both fresh produce and local wines, Stanthorpe might just be the sweetest spot on the Queensland map. Throughout the year you’ll find everything from berries and apples to persimmons, figs and a whole wide range of vegetables in season… and that’s just the beginning of this foodie’s paradise.
Stanthorpe is home to almost 5,000 wonderful locals, many of who work in two of Stanthorpe’s primary industries: grocery retail, and apple and pear growing. With the addition of a recently reformed streetscape, not to mention their impressive variety of restaurants, Stanthorpe’s quickly becoming home to a booming shopping mecca. Currently, the town is working on a redevelopment of the local hospital including a roofing upgrade and further improvements.
You’ll never go thirsty in Stanthorpe, with wine producers and microbreweries for almost every tastebud. The biannual Apple and Grape Havest Festival is a strong tourist highlight, which includes markets, grape crushing, a food and wine fiesta and much more. On alternate years, Stanthorpe celebrates the cooler season with the Snowflakes in Stanthorpe Festival. It’s no surprise with festivals like these that Stanthorpe is a tourist favourite each and every year!
So if you’re looking for that particular town that hits the sweet spot, whether that’s retail therapy or culinary delights, look no further than Stanthorpe.