Things to see and do in the Granite Belt Region.
Roll Up Tree, Stanthorpe Piazza – Farley Street Piazza Stanthorpe Town Centre
As far back as 1872, people visited the original, mighty Eucalypt tree to exchange news, collect mail and to read the news headlines that where stuck to this enormous tree for all to see. During a meeting in 1875a member of Parliament was burned under the original tree. The fire destroying the tree. In it’s place now you will find a modern tree constructed by Patricia Sheehan and John Ireland as a part of the Piazza Streetscape. The tree is made of anodized aluminum and steel, was constructed by the town’s youth and unveiled in 2002.
The Big Apple at Vincenzo’s, New England Highway, Thulimbah
Children and adults alike will be impressed by the size of this giant red apple. This sculpture stands as high as 4 metres and is 4.5 metres in diameter. This giant Royal Gala apple is ideally located opposite Suttons Apple Orchard and Cidery.
Brass Monkey Sculpture, Corner Maryland & Railway Streets, Stanthorpe
This endearing sculpture was brought to life by Chis Humphries in 2004 as a part of the Stanthorpe Streetscape project. This sculpture is said to have been chosen over the pile of cannon balls because of the saying ‘cold enough to freeze….’ (in keeping with Stanthorpe’s reputation as the coolest place in QLD).
The Pyramid – Henty Estate/Aussis Vineyards (Private Property Jacobson Road Balladean)
As a result of a tongue in cheek conversation that went something like this ” What are we going to do with all these rocks?” Peter asked. Stuart replied “Build a pyramid!”. So that’s what they did! Standing 17.5 metres high and and containing 7500 tonnes of rock this pyramid was built by Ken Stubberfield. It took a total of eight months build time and can be viewed from Jacobson Road, Balladean.