One Mountain after Another, says it all really.
ADVENTURER, naturalist and tourism pioneer, Arthur Groom, first coined the phrase Scenic Rim to describe the semi-circle chain of mountains which wrap around the valleys between Brisbane and Tamborine Mountain.
Today the Scenic Rim has expanded to encompass the isolated peaks, plains and low rolling hills that lie before the high mountain ranges.
This imposing rim of mountains dates back millions of years to a time when many of them were active volcanoes.
Their legacy, Australia’s most accessible World Heritage-listed rainforests, and rich alluvial soils deposited on the flats continue to be the lifeblood of the region.
Visitors are drawn to the region by the pristine rainforests which are spread throughout the Scenic Rim’s eight National Parks.
The alluvial soil enables Scenic Rim producers to grow fresh, high-quality crops for Queensland, Australia, and markets further afield.
To say the Scenic Rim and its natural landscape is stunning sounds clichéd, but it’s true. Dictionary definition of stunning: liable to cause astonishment, or a loss of consciousness. You know what they say, if the cap fits…
The Scenic Rim is home to a diverse mix of communities, many of them built on the back of rural production, all situated across a stunning natural landscape, just one hour from Brisbane in South East Queensland.
The Scenic Rim is one of Australia’s most strategically placed destinations, located just 80km from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, just across the border from Northern NSW.
It’s an exciting destination for tourism, art, culture and rural pursuits. It’s a well-known equine breeding ground, a hub of rural production, and home to a vibrant artistic community. The Scenic Rim’s history lies with some inspiring pioneers, including film-makers, authors, adventurers and political activists.
This scenic canvas continues to inspire creative, entrepreneurial talents and characters today.
The Scenic Rim is a place where many legends have been born.
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