Date: 3 March 2012
Stanthorpe is about 2 hours from Toowoomba, a lovely place with quite a few tourist attractions - considering that this part of Australia is not actually comparable to Gold Coast, activity wise. However, the country side boast many farms - apples, vineyards, lavender... So it is a must for us to try picking fresh apples from the tree (instead from the supermarket).
Coincidently, on the day of our trip, Stanthorpe was organising an Apple and Grape Festival for three days. We dropped by to join in the fun but... seriously, I was expecting a lot of fresh apples and grapes for sale but instead, there was a parade, some fun fair games and food (other than apples and grapes). I must have missed something... *thinking hard*
There were a few places for apple picking but we chose Sutton's because it was exactly by the main road:
Each person was given a red bag for $2 to fill it up with apples. At the end, the bag with the apples will be weigh and charged. So our strategy was to pick as little apple as possible, haha! Without the slightest knowledge on how to choose a juicy apple, we plucked mostly based on how shiny the apple was.
Red apples on the left, purple apples on the right - nice!~
By 4 PM, we decided that we had all the apples we need and started our journey back to Toowoomba. On our way, we stopped by a sunflower farm. OMG... it was such a beautiful sight!! The sunflowers were sooo huge!! Bigger and taller than the average human being... Not at all as I expected - tiny and fits nicely in a pot - Nope at all! If you are looking for a place to shoot wedding pics, this place is gorgeous, provided that you live nearby of course =p
Super big, right?
Feels like being inside a giant's garden!