Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Escape the city: 24 hours in Stanthorpe

When the Queensland summer heat becomes too much, my favourite formula for escaping the humidity is to head to the hills on a weekend road trip to discover somewhere new – to relax, soak up the atmosphere, sample some culinary delights and explore.
Tucked up in Granite Belt wine country is Stanthorpe, a town affectionately known as the ‘coldest town in Queensland’ during winter. However, during the warm summer months the area is blossoming with life; fruit and vegetables fill the fields, the vineyards hang full of grapes and the town has a lively buzz.