Scenic Rim Australian Traveller Offers
The Scenic Rim offers you a wide variety of accommodation styles, activities and attractions, or if you are looking for a more relaxing break you can discover a secluded hideaway to enjoy the stunning views and atmosphere of this special place. The region is located just an hours drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and as mentioned in the Australian Traveller magazine, the Scenic Rim is the ideal location for a short break or exploring on a driving escape.
You will find a range of offers from across the region listed below. We look forward to welcoming you to the Scenic Rim soon.
SCENIC RIM SPECIAL OFFERS
Zengarra Country House
Zengarra Country House is absolutely unique- not only in the Scenic Rim but in the whole of Australia. It is so much more than just a bed-and-breakfast – it offers the luxury of an award winning Bush retreat designed to fit into the beautiful mountain scenery hidden in its own clearing on the side of Mount Greville but it also offers fine dining that has been compared by the press to the naked Chef. But that’s not all Zengarra offers live light classical and romantic music played especially for guests by Christine Leah concert marimba virtuoso. Add to this some of Queensland’s finest Bush walks a selection of award-winning wineries on our doorstep, little-known but spectacular scenic drives and you have a complete getaway retreat to suit all tastes.
There’s a place on the big Chesterfields in front of the big log fire reserved for you to enjoy the romantic ambience whilst Christine plays “Phantom of the Opera” – just call to find out what amazing country value or go to www.zengarra.com
Pricesfrom $85 pppn. Deals including meals from $121.25pppn *All deals subject to availability until 16th December
Lillydale Farmstay is a 4.5 star AAA rated, advanced ecotourism accredited Angus beef cattle property run by 5th generation farmers next door to heritage listed Mt Barney National Park. Enjoy the animal feeding tour, collecting eggs and milking the cow. Many optional activities are available including horse riding, kids club, abseiling, mountain climbing, tractor rides, wine tasting, bonfires and boomerang throwing.
When making your reservation please mention Australian traveller to receive a 10% discount on accommodation.
*Not available with any other offer. Booking must be made before 31 July 2012. Valid for stays before 14th December 2012.
Ketchup’s Bank Glamping
“The glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars.” Ketchup’s Bank Glamping is a truly unique eco-retreat for couples. Stay 3 nights in a luxury Eco-tent and receive a free BBQ dinner hamper with quality local meat.
Luxury linens, private ensuite, electric blankets and fluffy bathrobes will ensure your winter visit is warm and comfortable. Find our guests’ testimonials on our website or the independent reviews on TripAdvisor. We do your dishes while you enjoy each other’s company, relax around you private campfire, take a scenic bush walk, watch the king parrots and wallabies or visit a winery, waterfall or one of the many other local attractions.
* Offer expires 31 August 2012 – See website for full conditions.
Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
Situated amid the spectacular mountains of the Scenic Rim, Lake Moogerah and surrounds is known as the ‘Heart of the Scenic Rim’. Lake Moogerah Caravan Park is located right on the shores of this beautiful lake and is possibly one of the most picturesque campsites in Australia. We offer powered and unpowered sites and have all amenities such as toilets, hot showers, laundry, playground and camp kitchen. Our sites are all grassy and shaded and provide the perfect setting to kick back and relax around a campfire, dangle a line, or indulge in any other water sport you choose such as sailing, kayaking or waterskiing. If you don’t have your own boat, you can hire a kayak, dinghy or pontoon barbie boat to get up close and personal with the swans, pelicans and other birdlife that flourish on the lake. Winter is the perfect time to truly enjoy this panoramic wonderland.
*The above offer is available all year round and the only condition is that you enjoy!
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages
Beds and Reds
Indulge your senses in a secluded paradise. Ideal for a luxury romantic weekend or just to escape with friends for a peaceful country getaway. Wines from our boutique vineyard, and stunning scenery make for the perfect escape. Pay for 2 nights & get the 3rd night free.
*Excluding Easter, long weekends, Christmas and New Year. Exp date of offer – 31st July 2012. Meal hampers, wine and wine tasting optional extras.
Ph 07 5544 3285 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bedsandreds.com
Villa della Rosa
2 nights accommodation for 2 for $250 in 4.5 star rated luxury Mediterranean style Bed & Breakfast on Tamborine Mountain. Includes 4 course cooked breakfast, free wifi and recent release DVD hire.
Facilities include king sized beds, spa ensuites, guest lounge with fireplace, courtyard, garden and gazebo. Save up to $100!
For bookings please call 07 5545 3375 and mention ‘Australian Traveller’ special.
*Not valid with any other offer or Saturdays and public holidays. Offer ends 15/12/12
A three night stay mid-week Sunday to Thursday inclusive in one of our fantastic rooms, the offer is for room only for $295. We are the closest B&B to Gallery Walk with its many boutique shops and cafes. Guests can stroll to one of the many cafes close by in Gallery Walk for breakfast. Please see our web-site for availability just click on the booking button, or you can call us direct on 07 55453014
*This offer ends 31st October 2012.
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
O’Reilly’s Midweek Special $299.00 per person, twin share
Two nights’ accommodation in a Mountain View room. Hot & cold breakfast daily. Three course dinner each evening. Early morning bird walk. Evening audio visual presentations. Country-Style morning & afternoon tea daily. Complimentary wine tasting at Canungra Valley Vineyards.
*Valid Sunday – Thursday only. Subject to availability. Some conditions apply.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
‘The Cottage’ on Tommerup’s Dairy Farm; Rustic country charm combines with mod-cons of today in this 1888 historic cottage to provide the perfect place for a unique holiday. Whether you’re looking for a family farm stay experience, romantic getaway or a place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle, a stay on Tommerup’s Dairy Farm ticks all the boxes. The working dairy farm provides the perfect setting for a genuine farm experience where you can help out with the daily milking and hand feed the farm animals.
But don’t be fooled, it’s not all work and no play on Tommerup’s Farm. For those who prefer to bask in tranquillity, where rush hour is the milkers meandering past The Cottage in the early morning to be milked and the only noise to be heard is that of the birds outside, The Cottage is the perfect setting. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy a stay at The Cottage; watch the sunset across the valley as you relax on the deck, enjoy the ambience of the outdoor wood heater, take in the beautiful sight of a misty Winters morning. With a mid-week deal, there’s never been a better time to book a holiday on Tommerup’s Dairy Farm. From just $110 per night for up to 4 people or book 3 nights and pay just $100 per night. Call us on 07 5544 9269 or see our website for details.
*Hurry, this offer ends 30th September 2012. Conditions apply.
Eco Cottages and Donkey Farm
Unwind in charming and secluded, self-contained eco-certified Cottages, just 5 minutes from Boonah. Donkeys and abundant wildlife on 200 acres, private walking tracks and stunning views to the Great Dividing Range will make your holiday an unforgettable one, Ideal for couples, groups and families.
Cave Rock Cottages
Our two very affordable, very private, fully self-contained cottages with access to a kilometre frontage of pristine Christmas Creek, offer an ideal retreat for a back to nature holiday or a quiet romantic getaway. The recurring comments in our guest book highlight the peace, the wildlife, the privacy, the cosy wood fires,the sound of the creek at night in our ‘Christmas Creek’ cottage and the sheer bliss of the delightful deep double spa bath in ‘ Lakeside Cottage’.
You can afford a break away to ‘wash your spirit clean’ with our midweek prices ranging from $120 per night (2 night minimum) or a four night mid week package from $390. We don’t have any holiday surcharges and these price are firm until December 12. For more details give us a ring on 55448227 or view our website.
Bilyana Cottages, Coochin, Boonah
Self contained cottages set amidst beautiful native gardens overlooking the spectacular Scenic Rim mountains. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and birds or perhaps talk to our friendly alpacas. Cosy wood fires.
Three night mid week special for the low price of $280.00 per couple
For further details phone 07 54 63 6249 or visit our website .
*Offer excludes public holidays and expires on 30/9/12)
Tuckeroo Cottages & Gardens
Tuckeroo Cottages & Gardens – a secluded couples retreat with spectacular scenery and a private forest walk to a rocky river.
Book a short break escape to the Scenic Rim to Relax… Rejuvenate… Reconnect… where there is plenty to enjoy… or… where you can enjoy doing nothing at all. For a truly magical experience forget the barbie and try a camp oven meal cooked in the glimmering coals captured among a ring of stones and surrounded by huge rocks casting shadows in the evening light.
Midweek specials from $380 – Stay 3 Pay 2 deals; 2 night Week-end deals from $460
Midweek Stay 3 Pay 2 is Room only; Week-end deals include Continental Breakfast.
Book direct or phone 07 5463 6263. Camp oven meals an optional extra.
*Special Terms and Conditions as per website.
Witches Falls Cottages – Hot Air Ballooning Package
You stay in a stone gabled Mountain Cottage with double spa, fireplace (seasonal) and private courtyard garden. At Witches Falls Cottages we bake our own bread every night and deliver it, still warm, together with your choice of BBQ or Gourmet Breakfast Hamper to your cottage each morning. We are right opposite Witches Falls National Park where you can find walking tracks through the magnificent Rainforest and can also experience local wildlife in its natural environment. Your private cottage is within walking distance of three of the local wineries, antique shops, restaurants and coffee shops and the village.
A spectacular balloon inflation display is just the start of your morning ballooning with Hot Air. Float up to watch the sun rise over the rolling hills of the majestic Gold Coast hinterland; enjoy sweeping views of Mt Tamborine, Lamington National Park and to the east see the shimmering tall towers of the Gold Coast skyline. To top your morning off, relax with a glass of crisp, cold sparkling bubbles and enjoy a delicious hot breakfast in the gracious ambience of O’Reilly’s Vineyard’s historic Grand Homestead with its high ceilings & wide relaxing verandahs. Back on the Tamborine Mountain we will have a Picnic Hamper ready for you to enjoy. Why not take it to the Botanical Gardens or one of the lookouts over the Great Dividing Range.
Rates as shown on the website are for 2 Adults. *A minimum booking of two nights is required. Package is subject to availability.
Cayambe View B&B
Cayambe View B&B has focused on offering you affordable accommodation which is ‘Clean, Cosy and Comfy’. One nights stays are welcome. We are less than 2 minutes to the famous Gallery Walk and 1 minute to the beautiful Botanical Gardens, and offer peaceful tranquility just a stones throw from the centre of everything. Each room has a private ensuite, reverse cycle air conditioning, and all the facilities you might need. We are happy to arrange in house massages, tour bookings and dinner reservations for you. There are BBQ facilities, free Wifi access and complimentary port to enjoy by the wood burning fire. We can also arrange personalised gift vouchers for any occasion.
“It’s all about you – at Cayambe View”; your hosts, David and Sarah Robinson will ensure your stay is everything you need it to be.
** Pay for 2 nights in our self contained studio and receive a 3rd night free of charge. That’s a saving of $150.00! (Applies Sunday through to Thursday; for 3 consecutive nights, for 2 people)
** Stay the weekend (Friday and Saturday) for only $330.00 – including a full breakfast each morning. (This price is to stay in one of our beautiful queen rooms)
Wallaby Ridge Retreat
Cosy, self contained suites for couples with beautiful views, a secluded setting near Canungra, close to wine tasting, bushwalking, antique shopping. Generous breakfast hampers. Fantastic packages on our website or phone 07 5543 4340.
Cedar Creek Lodges
Adventure joins nature at Cedar Creek Lodges on Tamborine Mountain. Enjoy a three night escape in a private lodge or a stylish room on this 112 hectare rainforest property and get the third night free. Stay before October 31 and pay from $133 per room per night. The price includes a country style barbecue buffet breakfast for two each day and all the resort facilities.
The onsite Rainforest Restaurant serves dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Light meals and pizza from the wood fired oven are available from the Terrace Kiosk daily. Cedar Creek Lodges offers a range of adventures and superb scenery.
For more information visit www.cedarcreeklodges.com.au
The Bunyip Scenic Rim Resort
Photos don’t do The Bunyip justice. Set high on Mt French just one hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast near Boonah The Bunyip is a premier location for your next getaway. With only four rooms and 100 acres of bush and farming land surrounding the resort The Bunyip is an exclusive and secluded location. Go Gliding with Rob or a Massage with Marina – enjoy fine food in the Great Room, bushwalking, wineries or just chill.
Enjoy two nights in a two level 70m2 spacious apartment, robes, chocolates and deluxe breakfast daily for $515 Friday to Sunday or $465 Monday to Thursday per couple.
Mt Barney Lodge
Mt Barney Lodge Winter Warmer Special
Imagine… warming up next to a pot-belly stove, drinking a glass of local wine with your family or friends, having a hearty meal and enjoying life… then looking out to the mountain surrounds over the veranda, watching the cloud clear over majestic Mt Barney.
When you stay at Mt Barney Lodge, we share our local knowledge of the Mt Barney National Park. Come and see us at the office and we will give you all the information you need about the many options of self-guided walks that you can enjoy directly from the Lodge.
Stay 2 nights (mid-week) in a Queenslander Homestead for $60 per person/night, and receive a Free bottle of local wine!
If you would like to book, email email@example.com or phone 07 5544 3233.
*Based on minimum 4 person booking, midweek only, subject to availability.
Go to our website for more information www.mtbarneylodge.com.au
The Escarpment Retreat
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is a spectacular rainforest sanctuary on Mt Tamborine, perched on a cliff top with four acres of botanical gardens and lush rainforest and was voted the best retreat in Queensland by Tripadvisor in 2012. Our stunning villas have a king size four poster Samsara canopy bed, decadently large spa bath, sunken lounge room, private outside deck, huge 5 metre high ceilings and sandstone walls. We have an on-site award winning Spa Pavilion and a unique Gold Class cinema for the exclusive use of our guests. Enjoy a sumptuous gourmet home made breakfast in our dining room overlooking the rainforest where the only sounds you will hear are the gentle sounds of the waterfall below and the native birds singing above. We invite you to escape to our sanctuary, relax with nature and rejuvenate where you will be treated to a truly memorable experience.
Please check the landing page below for details about our ongoing deals.
TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS
For romantic couples, a short break from Brisbane or the Gold Coast that ranks high on the list is a morning, floating over some amazing scenery together, with Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim. Experience the romance, wonder and silence of floating with the breeze, as senior pilot Blake says, it’s just like flying in 3D! After landing, there’s a champagne breakfast at O’Reilly’s Historic Homestead with free wine tasting at Canungra Valley Vineyard included. Relax on the verandah or in the high ceiling dining rooms and toast with a glass of bubbles to your very first balloon ride together.
Mention “Australian Traveller” and readers get a special offer, just $250, includes your balloon ride, champagne breakfast, transfers and set of binoculars too. Hey, with over one hundred in-flight ballooning marriage proposals and every one a ‘Yes’, this has to be one of the most romantic short breaks you and your loved one can do. Give it as a Birthday Gift Voucher or a wedding anniversary or for no special reason but something really romantic to do.
Phone 1300 766 887 – 7 days or visit our website.
*Tickets valid 1 year from booking. Offer expires 31.12.2012
There are many excellent wineries dotted across the Scenic Rim. Some of the best are hidden away and hard to find. But don’t think about travelling by car or coach – think helicopter. These tours take in a variety of wineries where you will enjoy lunch and a bottle of wine from each winery. This offer is for a 10% discount off any of our wine tours listed on our web site.
*Offer expires on the 31.09.2012
Ripple Massage and Beauty the day spa that comes to you
Ripple is the day spa that comes to you. Enjoy $15 off all of our lush spa packages in your home or hotel. Choose from a wide range of treatments including relaxation, remedial, hot stone or pregnancy massage. Or try a chocolate, honey, deep tissue Russian or Seashell Massage.
Perfect for couples, hens parties and those just wanting to relax. Health fund rebates available as well as full beauty services.
Call today on 0438 567 906 or visit us at www.facebook.com/ripplemassage
SE Queensland’s only balloon operator combining a city & country balloon flight. Enjoy superb & glorious views, over the heritage city of Ipswich & Scenic Rim region. Only 30 mins from Brisbane CBD. This activity is 3 – 4 hrs, includes a 1 hour Balloon Flight, Restaurant Champagne Breakfast & Flight certificate. Call or book online. From $320 per person.
*Full terms & conditions on Floating Images website.
Ph 07 3294 8770 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairies on The Walk
Fairy Story Time: Let your boys and girls enjoy the magic of Fairies On The Walk. When they are greeted by a real fairy, taken to the palace of the fairies for dress-ups, stories, games and wishes.
Saturdays & Sundays from 11am – 2pm on the half hour. An imaginative magical experience! Only $15- per child. Or Bumbles the Wizard’s Magic Show on Sundays @ 3pm.
Adventure joins nature at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain. Head to the hills and explore a world of fun. This 112-hectare rainforest property is ideal for day trips and longer holidays. Come for the day or stay and play. This hilltop resort offers a range of exciting adventures.
Take the challenge of the Adventure Parc ropes course. Climb cable ladders, balance on rope bridges, catch a flying fox, crawl through tunnels and manoeuvre on suspended trunks. Meet local rock expert Rockodile and find gemstone-filled thundereggs formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Go horse trail riding or play laser skirmish in a jungle setting.
It’s family fun in the great outdoors. Visit our website for more information.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Hidden away in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland Australia, is the Tamborine Mountain Distillery. Australia’s most awarded distillery and liquor brand in the new millennium. With the combination of rich red volcanic soils and fresh Spring Water, the abundant fruit of the Mountain is fermented and distilled. A small Pot Still is used to create the superb spirit which is the essence and foundation of their Liqueurs, Schnapps, Vodka, Eaux de Vie, Gin, Rum, and Brandy. Tastings of these beautiful products are available from the distillery for Mon – Sat 10am – 3pm.$5 Tasting refunded with Bottle Purchase.
87-91 Beacon Rd North Tamborine 4272 Ph 07 5545 3452 email@example.com
The Scenic Rim offers the most glorious gliding opportunities. Soar across the valley below or along t 7 days can see you solo. The Scenic Rim offers the most glorious gliding opportunities. Soar across the valley below or along the Great Dividing Range in a modern high performance aircraft. You can “Learn to Fly” or take a scenic flight with a qualified instructor. Learn to Fly courses are available as residential or daily sessions and 7 days can see you solo.
Scenic air experience flights are available from $150 per person seven days a week. Mention this ad for a 10% discount
Ph 0408 016 164 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senses of the Scenic Rim
5 day / 4 night tour. Explore the Scenic Rim region with a local guide this July. Take short walks in the national parks of Mt Barney, Moogerah Peaks, Tamborine and Lamington. Stay in family owned lodges, walk through rainforests and to sunset lookouts. Sample fresh produce and local wines, join in a cooking class and meet the artisans of the country towns. Includes 5 nights’ twin share accommodation, all meals and an afternoon cooking class, private bus travel from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, local guide
* Book by 18 June to receive early bird price of $1850 / person.
Click Here to Book online or contact interNATIONAL PARKtours on 07 55333583 or email email@example.com
FOOD AND WINE
DeliVino is a gourmet tasting house, located on beautiful Mt Tamborine; featuring hard to get local and international cheese, condiments, cured meats as well as locally crafted Qld wines. We conduct daily tasting of our wines and feature a tempting tasting table of delicious condiments, cheese, jams, oils, vinegars, & relish with Turkish breads in our deli where guests can Sample. Sip. Savour. We represent 5 vineyards from the Granite Belt/Canungra and Toowoomba regions, and cater for many a local and traveller enjoying our mountain. The cellar door area of Delivino is solely dedicated to Qld wines to give visitors a true Qld wine experience.
DeliVino on the Deck encompasses a total dining experience; a full service restaurant & wine bar, relax over boutique beers or cocktails. Utilising local product on the menu, and product stocked in our deli, our menu is fresh, well priced and flexible. Featuring local art for sale in both locations, gives our customers a cultural experience to indulge in. A feast for the eyes and stomach.’
Our Deal; ‘Come in for a complimentary wine tasting with 3 accompanying cheeses upon mention of Australian Traveller Magazine’.
* Offer valid 7 days, June & July 2012 10am – 3pm
Tamborine Cooking School
Professional tuition; beautiful surroundings; delicious food. One-day classes held twice weekly.
‘My food philosophy is to cook delicious food using traditional techniques but in a lighter style, showcasing the best fresh local product.’ Terri Taylor.