Scenic Rim

Follow the changing landscape west and you'll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane's world-heritage...

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A waterfall flows into the valley below in world-heritage protected Lamington National Park
Couple enjoying a picnic at The Overflow Estate 1895, Lak Wyralong
Two adults view the forested valleys below the infinity pool at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
A couple stand before an outdoor chapel situated in a field of lavender at Kooroomba, Scenic Rim
Exterior of the Scenic Rim Brewery's heritage building at sunset
Waterfall in the rainforest
Two hikers stand on the top of a mountain, looking towards another mountain


The name says it all. The Scenic Rim is a region of spectacular natural beauty.

Only an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in South East Queensland, it’s the perfect destination for an overnight country escape.

Ringed by dramatic mountain ranges protecting mystical Gondwana rainforest, within the Scenic Rim you’ll find lush valleys and fertile plains bursting with farmland and charming country towns stretching from Tamborine Mountain to Kalbar, Boonah to Beaudesert, and Canungra to Beechmont.

Named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s Top Ten regions to visit for 2022 (and the only Australian destination to make this prestigious list), the Scenic Rim is renowned for its friendly and relaxed country lifestyle, its award-winning local produce and its destination restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries.

With six national parks, three stunning lakes and world-heritage protected sub-tropical rainforest, it’s no surprise the Scenic Rim is home to famous ecotourism and adventure pioneers based at Tamborine Mountain, Mount Barney National Park and Lamington National Park.

Visitors are spoilt for choice with walking trails to majestic waterfalls, cooling rock pools and to breathtaking lookouts with sweeping views of green forests and distant peaks.

For a different perspective, take to the air in a hot air balloon, helicopter, hang-glider or para-glider. Or hit the lakes and soak in the views while boating, fishing or waterskiing.

After a day spent immersed in natural beauty, escape the world a little longer at one of the region’s luxury lodges, eco-luxe retreats, farm stays, Queenslander houses and cottages, tiny houses, glamping or camp sites while you wait for the nights’ sky to put on a show like no other.

Ready to reward yourself with the time and space to slow down and connect with your loved ones? You’ll soon feel on top of the world within the Scenic Rim.