Relax and unwind where good food and drink and welcoming rural hospitality reside in a naturally beautiful environment.
Go wild and explore arts and heritage, local attractions, nature and wildlife, Aboriginal culture and adventure all year round.
Slow down and enjoy genuine country hospitality from camping to cabins and five-star retreats in stunning surrounds.
Have an eventful time in the Scenic Rim with our year-round calendar of festivals, shows, races and events.
National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions
Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, features lush rainforests, ancient trees and spectacular views. Densely-forested ranges and valleys conceal the area’s ancient volcanic origins and dramatic lookouts afford views over the southern edge of the Scenic Rim.
Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which includes the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, most of the world’s warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.
Choose from the many half-day or full-day walks that explore the park. On the Python Rock track, listen for the masked mountain frog’s popping call. Enjoy views of Morans Falls and Morans Creek gorge on the Morans falls track. Spot leaf-tailed geckos on the West Canungra Creek track. Set out on a full day walk along the Border track or Mount Merino track for outstanding views.
A privately-operated mountain retreat and camping site, Segway tours and zipline are also offered here.
Extend your stay
Bed and Breakfast, Cottages
Country Mile Escape is a boutique country getaway nestled amongst the picturesque rolling hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland, (only...
Experience local produce
Breweries and Distilleries, Wineries
Situated on the banks of the Canungra Creek in the Gold Coast Hinterland, O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards is a boutique...
Agri, Mining and Industry
Pretty Produce is a successful, nationally award winning, micro niche agri-business that grows edible flowers...
Parks and Gardens, Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks
Little Bee's Secret Garden is a magical garden of exploration, for both the young and...
Love Alpacas? No Probllamas! Mountview Alpaca Farm in the Gold Coast Hinterland, is leading a...
Are you looking for somewhere to have a relaxed wedding with mountain views, surrounded by...
O'Reilly's Tree Top Walk allows you to walk through a canopy of flowering and fruiting...
We are proud of our diverse communities within the region. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the many lands within the Scenic Rim - the Mununjali in the Centre, the Wangerriburra to the East, the Ugurapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.