Friday, March 12, 2010

Tin town turns to gold

Stanthorpe derives its name from its tin mining origins in the 1800s but today things are turning to gold.

March 1st marks the official start of autumn and at 1000 metres above sea level, the crisp weather is turning leaves on grapevines and fruit trees across Queensland's Granite Belt into a sea of gold.

The tourist association is marking the cooler weather with a series of hot deals for visitors. Anyone who books a Granite Belt Gold offer online will go into the draw to win two tickets to Jazz in the Vineyard and return in August.

Stanthorpe has a well-earned reputation as the coolest place in Queensland so visitors who wish to beat the brass monkey weather, should enjoy a little gold and book now.