Stanthorpe is only a 2.5 to 3 hour scenic drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and is well known as the coldest town in Queensland . If you are lucky, you may even see snow! Stanthorpe is elevated high in the ranges along the border between Queensland and New South Wales., approximately 900 metres above sea level. Its slow pace offers her visitors the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Come and visit the most beautiful national parks in South East Queensland, try gourmet cheeses, luscious stone fruit, the finest of wine and foods and experience a stay in our wonderful cottage accommodation.
The unique climate in Stanthorpe is where you can experience all four seasons of the year at various times. The summers are blessed with warm days and cool enjoyable nights and the winters are cool and crisp in the mornings followed by beautiful cool days which are ideal for relaxing by the fireplace enjoying a glass of our award winning wines and some local cheese. Stanthorpe is also a place where you can pick fresh strawberries, visit lavender farms or enjoy the beauty of orchards in bloom during spring and the intoxicating colour of autumn as the foliage changes from green to gold. Discover the breathtaking views from the heights of Girraween National Park with waterfalls, local fauna and flora and amazing rock formations and walking tracks. Explore the Markets in the Mountains, sip coffee, visit the ice creamery or art galleries and antique craft shops or stroll through the local shops.
After a romantic dinner at one of the award winning restaurants close by, wander slowly back to Dillons Cottage for a warm, comfortable night's rest.
Before you leave town don't forget to take a tour of the many wineries and attractions in our district or self-drive and sample our local produce at your own pace. With so much to offer we are sure you will be back again soon!