When you think of Stanthorpe, one of the first things that come to mind are its delicious apples, and there’s no better time to experience them than during harvest season in the Granite Belt.

To fully indulge in this local treat, make a stop at one of the fruit shops along the New England Highway between Applethorpe and Stanthorpe. Here, you’ll find fresh, locally-grown apples that will satisfy your taste buds and give you a true taste of the region.

For an even more authentic experience, head to the Nicoletti Orchard (pictured), where you and your family can pick your own apples and take home a basket of fresh produce.

After a long day of apple picking, head over to the Girraween Country Inn and treat yourself to Shelley’s Eponymous Apple Crumble. This delicious dessert is made with locally-grown apples and is paired with a unique sauce made from wild rosella and native strawberry bush, a true representation of Indigenous bush tucker food.