Eight amazing Scenic Rim walking holidays

The Scenic Rim, with its six National Parks and World Heritage-listed rainforests, is simply made for walking.

Whether you want a scenic stroll or a more intense climb, the Scenic Rim will deliver.

Hiking in the Scenic Rim. Photo by Israel Rivera for Visit Scenic Rim.

Book a guided experience with our local adventure experts for an experience like no other.

Here are our top tips to plan your Scenic Rim walking holiday!

  1. Discover the Secrets of the Scenic Rim
    Immerse yourself in the food, wine, walks, art and World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Scenic Rim on the Lamington Short Break or Secrets of the Scenic Rim walking holidays with local Beechmont-based family company interNATIONAL PARKtours. They also guide short rainforest hikes at Binna Burra. Book via Binna Burra Lodge! See the Scenic Rim through the eyes of outdoor adventure specialist Lisa Groom and her team, from interNATIONAL PARKtours. Lisa’s grandfather, eco-tourism pioneer Arthur Groom, co-founded Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, so you’ll be in great hands.
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  2. Indulge in Spicers Scenic Rim Trail
    Relax knowing all is taken care of on the all-inclusive Spicers Scenic Rim Trail.
    Explore in relaxed luxury on a two, three or five day expedition through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest.
    Skip the heat and helicopter to 1000m above sea level, where the temperature hovers around 26 degrees. With high altitude, rainforest canopy and helicopter transfers, summer hiking has never been so appealing.
    Start your summer walking adventure with lunch at chef-hatted Homage Restaurant, Spicers Hidden Vale before flying by helicopter to Mt Mistake for your first night. Then spend the next 3 days walking through some of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and staying in purpose-built luxury accommodation.
    Finish your experience with a night at Spicers Peak Lodge before your helicopter trip back to Spicers Hidden Vale, taking in views of the Great Dividing Range and Lake Moogerah along the way.
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  3. Adventure with Mt Barney Lodge
    Take a mountain expedition in the Scenic Rim, with experienced and fully qualified outdoor leaders. Innes Larkin and the team of knowledgeable and passionate eco-rangers at Mt Barney Lodge offer a wide range of guided expeditions and walks for all fitness levels.
    Explore the many delights and challenges of Mt Barney National Park through the Moonrise on Mt Maroon, Mt Ballow, Mt Barney via SE Ridge, Mt Barney via Logans Ridge, Mt Barney via North Ridge to North Peak, Mt Ernest, Mt Gillies Family Scramble, Mt Gillies Summit, Mt Maroon Cotswold Track or Mt Maroon including Paddys Plain.
    Venture further afield to Mt Razorback, Mt Superbus, the Stinson Wreck, Westrays Grave and Larapinta Falls or The Steamers.
    Not sure where to start? Sign up for Mt Barney Lodge’s Mountain Fit Program. Or, if you’re highly experienced, have a week of adventure on Mt Barney Lodge’s ultimate Three Peaks Challenge.
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  4. Traverse the Border Track
    Walk the 21.4km Border Track from O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat to Binna Burra Lodge (or vice versa) in Lamington National Park.
    Stay the night at either of these international eco-tourism icons (depending which side you start from!) and walk back to your car the next day, or book a bus transfer with O’Reilly’s back to your car.
    Hot tip: you can wander at your own pace on a self-guided walk, or book a guided experience via O’Reilly’s.
  5. See the Scenic Rim with Horizon Guides
    Get to know the intricacies of the Scenic Rim’s bush and rainforest with Teresa Cause of Horizon Guides.
    Teresa, who is a Scenic Rim local and also owns Far Outdoors camping shop in Boonah, leads regular guided walks of the local trails, and shares her immense local knowledge and passion for the Scenic Rim’s beautiful natural world.
    Teresa also offers tailor-made guided tours of the region’s best trails.
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  6. Do the historic Stinson Walk
    Follow the trail taken by Bernard O’Reilly in 1937 when he went in search of the crashed Stinson Aircraft. Each year, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat offers a guided Stinson Walk package.
    Stay a few nights at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and spend a big, full day challenging your mind and body as you retrace Bernard’s footsteps 37km through the rugged McPherson Range to the Stinson crash site.
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  7. Lace up for a trail running event!
    Start training now for the 2021 Lost World Trail Festival! The views on this trail run will stop even the most experienced trail runner in their tracks! And put the 2021 Grape Escape Fun Run at The Overflow Estate 1895 in your diary. Plus, check out the On the Edge Events Scenic Rim Trail Running Series (2021 program coming soon). Book to stay in some of our amazing Scenic Rim accommodation and make a holiday of it!
  8. 14 of our favourite Scenic Rim walks
    Looking for more walking inspiration? Here are 14 of our favourite Scenic Rim walks, ranging from easy to hard.