8 ways to indulge dad in the Scenic Rim

Whether you want to tuck into a hearty roast lunch, quench your thirst with some local craft brews or hop in the car and enjoy a country drive, the Scenic Rim has got you and your dad sorted this Father’s Day.

There are so many options to spoil your dad in the Scenic Rim.

Beers at Scenic Rim Brewery. Photo by Christine Sharp.

1. Quench dad’s thirst

Does your dad like a nice cold beer? We’ve got some beautiful craft breweries in the Scenic Rim. Sit back and enjoy a brew or two, and a good chat with your dad.

Maybe beer isn’t your dad’s thing. That’s okay! We’ve got some great wine and spirits on offer, and even a local coffee plantation on Tamborine Mountain, where he can get a brew of a different kind.

Be sure to phone ahead to book your spot! Other dads might have the same idea.

Find out more about our local breweries

Find out more about our local beer, wine and spirits

Be inspired by our local goodie gift guide here

Enjoy a Father’s Day spit roast at the Boonah Golf Club.

2. Have a spit roast on the terrace

Come on down and enjoy a spit roast and live music on the Boonah Golf Club’s new and improved terrace for Father’s Day 2018.

Free children’s activities, kids menu options, drink specials, giveaways, raffles and croquet.

The event will go from 11am to 5pm at the Boonah Golf Club on Bruckner Hill Road, Boonah.

Bookings are not essential but are appreciated

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Enjoy a gourmet picnic basket at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

3. Roll out the picnic blanket and relax beside the creek

Let the team at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards do all the hard work for you this Father’s Day. The only decision you’ll have to make is choosing between a gourmet father’s day picnic basket or an indulgent lunch at the Vintage Restaurant.

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Binna Burra Lodge.

4. Enjoy a good old fashioned barbecue at Binna Burra

Head along to Binna Burra Lodge and enjoy a barbecue lunch for Father’s Day.

Tuck into sumptuous spit roast pork and a craft beer from their pop-up bar and enter the mechanical bull competition on the Coomera Terrace, with a chance to win one night’s accommodation at Binna Burra Lodge.

Take a back pack with some water, snacks and warm clothes and treat dad to a bush walk while you’re up there! Walks in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park start from a gentle 1.2km for the class 2 Rainforest Circiut.

Find out more about the BBQ lunch

Find out more about Binna Burra bush walks

Sunday roast at O’Reilly’s.

5. Tuck into a hearty Sunday roast at O’Reilly’s

The O’Reilly family will host a Father’s Day Sunday roast lunch in their historic guest house. Feast on freshly baked breads, mixed vegetable platters, succulent roast meats, fresh fruits and homemade pudding. Be sure to walk it off with a bush walk afterwards! You can take dad on the iconic Tree Top Walk (800m return trip) or choose from an abundance of tracks in Lamington National Park.

Find out more about O’Reilly’s Sunday roast

Find out more about bush walks from O’Reilly’s


Take your dad for a pub lunch.

6. Shout dad a pub lunch

You’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to take dad for a pub lunch in the Scenic Rim! We’ve got fair dinkum country pubs aplenty. Be sure to book ahead to make sure you get a spot.

Find out about the Scenic Rim’s pubs here


Treat dad to a free car wash.

7. Treat dad to a (free) car wash

After all that gallivanting around the Scenic Rim, dad’s car might be a bit grubby! If you want to make it sparkly clean before you head home, you’re in luck. The Scenic Rim’s newest car wash is having its grand opening on September 1-2, and they’re giving out free car washes all weekend!

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Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

8. Take dad to a fancy five course lunch

Maybe your dad is a gourmet foodie. Excellent! Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm invites you to celebrate Father’s Day with their five course menu. This epic lunchtime event will showcase their passion for family, food and wine. Arrive at midday for a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Numbers limited, $110 per person. Early bookings required.

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