Follow the changing landscape west and you'll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane's world-heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms.
Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout.
Explore the great outdoors and trek mountains such as Mt Tamborine, Mt Lindesay and Mt Barney or lose yourself on one of the many trails through Lamington National Park, taking in the majestic waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts.
This natural wonderland can be experienced in the air, on the water or across the land with hot air ballooning, fishing, water skiing and wine tasting waiting for you as you discover the winding roads and natural fauna and flora.
Be pampered at one of the many country-style bed and breakfasts or escape from the rest of the world at the charming lodges, rainforest retreats and spa hideaways.
The beautiful Scenic Rim is a Brisbane treasure.... less
How To Get There
The Scenic Rim is one of the most easily accessed regional areas in south-east Queensland, located only an hour's drive from Brisbane and from the Gold Coast. The region is also easily accessible to both the Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports, which are serviced by regular daily flights.
Two of Australia's largest airports, Brisbane Airport and the Gold Coast Airport are located in close proximity to the Scenic Rim. Once arriving at either of these airports it is an easy 80 minute drive away.
Head south on the Pacific Motorway, take the Logan Motorway exit at Upper Mount Gravatt exit. Continue on the Logan Motorway turning left on Beaudesert Road (Mount Lindesay Highway). This route drives through the towns of Jimboomba and Beaudesert. At the intersection in Beaudesert, turn left to head towards Tamborine Mountain and Canungra, drive straight to reach the Lost World Valley, and turn right, along the Mt Lindesay Highway to Rathdowney with exits to Christmas Creek and Kooralbyn.
Road Runner Buslines offers a bus service between Brisbane and Beaudesert, Monday to Friday only.
Must See and Do
1 Wine Trail
Visit the cellar door at boutique wineries along the Scenic Rim Wine Trail.
2 World Heritage Listed National Parks
Enjoy bushwalking, sightseeing and guided tours through Scenic Rim's national parks.
3 Treetop Walk
Take to higher ground on an O'Reilly's Treetop Walk.
4 Scenic Rim Galleries
Spend time browsing the galleries and studios of the Scenic Rim.
5 Spicers Canopy Walk
The walk into the property prepares you for a stay like no other. Relax, indulge and experience Queensland's outback at this magnificent property.
6 Spicers Hidden Vale
Experience a working cattle station complete with true country hospitality and set in a grand old colonial homestead.
7 Wild Lime Cooking School
Learn how to fuse native and wild Australian flavours with Asian or Mediterranean cuisine.
8 International Park Tours
Discover the secrets of the Scenic Rim on a half or full day all inclusive tour that takes in spectacular landforms, fresh produce and local characters along the way.
9 Mt Tamborine National Park
Escape to the tranquil surrounds of Mt Tamborine and explore the national park, rainforest skywalk, wineries, brewery, distillery, galleries and much more!
10 Mt Barney National Park
Try your hand at rock climbing, bushwalking or birdwatching in this park full of rugged mountain peaks and natural beauty.
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