As you may have guessed from out mid-winter Tasmania trip, we both really enjoy cooler climates.

The closest we can get to “cold” is the Queensland town of Stanthorpe in the Granite Belt region.

We have holidayed in this region many times. Sadly, we have not ever had snow (missed out by one year), but we have had good frosts on a number of occasions.

Our favourite cottages to stay in are Accommodation Creek Cottages. and have stayed here a few times.

Here are photos from a few of our winter trips 🙂

1: July 2007
This was our first trip to Stanthorpe and we stayed at the “Apple & Grape” Motel for just 2 nights. We had a lovely crisp weekend as you can see by the frost on the car 🙂

Not far south of Stanthorpe is the Queensland – New South Wales border and the first large town in NSW is Tenterfield, home of the “Tenterfield Saddler” of Peter Allen fame.

We stopped at a park for lunch and saw this ‘weather rock”. 🙂

Of course we could not have spent the weekend in Stanthorpe without the obligatory Wine Cheese and Nibbles 🙂

2: July 2008

We went back to Stanthorpe in July 2008 to another frosty weekend. A cozy fireplace is always a lovely touch.