When you’re visiting Brisbane why not take the opportunity to explore the spectacular Scenic Rim! Home to lush rainforests, stunning mountain ranges, cascading waterfalls, world heritage-listed national parks and ancient landforms.
The region expands over 420,000 hectares and covers main towns such as Beaudesert, Boonah, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Peak Crossing.
Best of all, it’s only about a one-hour drive from Brisbane.
Scenic outlooks, exhilarating adventure and relaxation all await you … here are some of the best experiences, attractions and activities on offer:
By car is one of the best ways to discover the area. There’s something for everyone with food and wine trails, stunning waterfalls and lookouts, and even an arts trail.
*Action & Adventure:
The Scenic Rim is home to world-renowned facilities and attractions including the Mt Joyce Recreation park with more than 40km of horse riding, walking, and bike trails, there’s also the Queensland Moto Park for motocross, and Lake Maroon or Lake Moogerah for water-skiing, fishing and kayaking.
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, here is your piece of paradise – just a 25 minute drive from Beaudesert and overlooked by the dramatic Razorback Mountain and Lamington Plateau, the valleys of the Lost World boast mystical tangled forests, green pastures, wild rivers and sparkling rock pools.
The Scenic Rim mountains were once a volcanic hotspot, with a history going back about 26 million years. Today the area is a birdwatcher’s haven with a wide array of Australian birds such as the pale-headed rosella, regent bowerbird and wedge-tailed eagle to be spotted.
The natural vegetation in the Scenic Rim changes as you move through the region. In Binna Burra and at O’Reilly’s you’ll see high-altitude rainforests – including the gnarled and moss-covered trunks of the Antarctic beech. Tamborine Mountain flourishes with lush subtropical rainforests. In Mt barney and parts of Mt Chinghee region the vegetation is made up of dry rainforest scrub, and in the higher rainfall areas of Spicer’s Gap and Tamborine Mountain there’s eucalypt forests.
*Food & Wine:
The views are a feast for the eyes as you take in stunning mountain views on your dining journey. There’s food experiences for all tastes and wallet-sizes; stop at a roadside stall for farm-fresh produce or dine at one of the award winning wineries of the region, with great food and local wine to match. You can meet the producers of local cheeses, olives, beer, spreads and more. Book a class at a cooking school or relax at one of the many restaurants, cafes, and authentic country pubs. Or why not pick up some produce and pull up a patch of grass for a relaxed picnic.
For more information and to find maps and tourist guides please visit Scenic Rim website.
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Image: Lamington National Park