Experience the Moments of Change
At Alure Stanthorpe, you will experience moments of change. This is high country; located 1000 metres above sea level our weather is a world away from the rest of Queensland. The Granite Belt experiences four distinct seasons each presenting a unique offering; from warm sunny days in summer, beautiful bright spring weather, the cooling magical days of autumn, to our crisp winter climate ideal for drinking red wine and snuggling by the fire.
And, like all high country regions, our weather can be changeable and unpredictable, sometimes offering four seasons in one day but if you are well prepared you will enjoy the many beautiful moods of the Granite Belt. We advise you bring a jacket year round and an extra jumper in winter!
Live Life by the Seasons
The Granite Belt lives life by the season. A visit to Alure will allow you to join us as we celebrate and appreciate each changing day.
Summer days are usually idyllic – warm and beautiful, with little to no humidity. Should the temperature rise to the high 20’s or early 30’s, shady trees provide tranquil respite and are the perfect place for a romantic gourmet picnic. Be prepared for the odd storm as they roll across the mountains in a stunning display.
The region is lush and green. Nearby paddocks are bursting with produce; stone fruit and berries the favourite. Summer is the time to explore the great outdoors; trek through our nearby national parks or take a bike ride through the region’s vineyards.
At night, as the temperature cools, cook a feast under the stars on your private BBQ. Afterwards, retire to your luxurious king sized bed and revel in summer’s sensational sleeping weather. Temperature: 14.6 – 28.8 Celsius
Fall in love with autumn and its rich colours, as the deciduous landscape turns from rust red through to brilliant gold. The best time to witness this visual feast in Stanthorpe or nearby Tenterfield is typically the two weeks either side of Anzac Day.
Autumn is harvest season in the Granite Belt and Southern Downs as farmers pick delicious, crisp apples and succulent stone fruit, and our vignerons carefully bring in their next vintage of grapes. As the season progresses, you feel the air turn crisp with the promise of winter to come. Temperature: 8.8 – 21.9 Celsius
Colloquially known as Brass Monkey Season, winter offers crisp sunny days and cold, if not, freezing nights. The temperature can drop to as low as minus 10 degrees – great for snuggling!
Our deciduous trees have dropped their leaves and the land is brown from repeated frosts. There is something tonal and eerily beautiful about this landscape. Initially, it first strikes you as stark and then you see the depths of tones and the spark of colour offered by our native wattle trees.
Many wait in anticipation for snow that on a rare occasion spectacularly descends on the Granite Belt. Though we cannot promise snow, on most mornings you will wake to a magical white blanket of frost. As the sun rises, mist floats above our lake welcoming the day.
At night, unwind in front of a crackling fire and as you look at the starry sky you will see quaint smoke trails billowing in the distance. This is perfect weather for savouring a glass of your favourite Granite Belt award winning red wine or to take a luxuriating soak in a steaming outdoor heated spa. It will invigorate your soul.Temperature: 1.8 (or lower) – 17.2 Celsius
Our land comes alive in spring, presenting a visual feast of apple blossoms, vines in budburst and delicate wildflowers. Spring is also our season of celebration with the Granite Belt Primavera Festival presenting gastronomic and cultural events, and new wine vintage releases. Steeped in European heritage, the region has celebrated Primavera (Italian for Spring) for generations. It’s the perfect time to meet the winemakers, providores and artists; and indulge in three months of festivities.
For the bushwalking enthusiasts, spring at Alure provides the perfect time to spot our resident wildlife. Not feeling so energetic – spot kangaroos grazing from the comfort of your king sized bed. Temperature: 7.8 – 22.3 Celsius
What to Bring
Layer dressing is the key for all seasons. In spring/summer by the middle of the day you will be happy in shorts/t –shirt or summer dress but always bring a jacket for the evenings. In late autumn/winter be prepared for the cold with cosy winter scarves, hats and boots. A jacket is a must for both day and night.
If you plan to bush walk, please bring appropriate footwear and a hat.