Stanthorpe is approximately 220km south west of Brisbane is the centre of The Granite Belt, south of the Darling Downs and north of the New England Tablelands in New South Wales.
Because of the elevation and distance from the sea, the Granite Belt is the coolest part of Queensland, with four distinct seasons and occasional snow.
The region is known for its fruit and wine, with the tourism industry hosting local events such as the Spring Wine Festival in September. Girraween National Park is 40km south of Stanthorpe and runs south to New South Wales state border.
Stanthorpe is on the New England Highway which runs north to Warwick and Toowoomba and south through Ballandean, across the border to Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Armidale, Tamworth, and down to join the Pacific Highway just north of Sydney at Newcastle.
- Local Council: Stanthorpe Shire Council
- Local Schools: Stanthorpe State School & Stanthorpe State High School