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Secrets of the Scenic Rim 2019

24 Mar 2019 to 29 Mar 2019


Treat yourself with a short break in the Scenic Rim and learn its secrets from the locals on the Secrets of the Scenic Rim walking tour with interNATIONAL PARKtours.

Stretching south-west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect city antidote.

Walk among spectacular land forms, sample fresh produce and meet artists and local characters along the way.

Travelling from Brisbane via the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, the group begins with easy walks in Moogerah Peaks National Park.

In and around the lively town of Boonah, enjoy the combination of good food, wine, local art, along with gentle walks in Main Range National Park. A lunchtime cooking class contrasts with creek walks and mountain lookouts in the Mt Barney area.

Travelling via Rathdowney and Tamrookum, the group then explores the eastern side of the Scenic Rim.

Based for two nights on Tamborine Mountain, short walks lead to palm forests, waterfalls and quiet lookouts. Enjoy the mountain’s culinary delights and meet local characters.

The final day includes a short walk in Lamington National Park, time at a Beechmont art studio and a lunch with views back over the mountains before returning to Brisbane.


  • Immerse yourself in the food, wine, walks, art and nature of this unique region south of Brisbane
  • Discover rainforests, rivers and escarpments of World Heritage listed Gondwana Forests of Australia
  • Enjoy easy walks in Moogerah Peaks, Main Range, Mt Barney, Tamborine and Lamington national parks
  • Delight in the local flavours of this growing foodie region in the Gold Coast Hinterland
  • Stay in family owned lodges and comfortable motels
  • Meet local people including wine makers, farmers, historians and artists

Your guide will be Lisa Groom.

Lisa is the daughter of interNATIONAL PARKtours founders Tony and Connie Groom, and the grand-daughter of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge founder Arthur Groom.

You could say the great outdoors is in Lisa’s blood. Growing up with the business, she commenced working as a tour leader and coordinator with interNATIONAL PARKtours in 1991, and took over the helm of the company from her parents in 2001.

Leading walking holidays in Australia and Europe, her passion is for regional ecotourism, discovering local characters and showcasing nature from a different perspective.

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Destinations in order of visit: Mercure Brisbane ,Harrisville, Kalbar, Mount French National Park Lookout, Boonah Governors Chair Lookout, Lake Moogerah, Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat, Rathdowney, Tamrookum, Beaudesert, Tamborine Mountain, Witches Falls Walking Track, Lamington Teahouse, Beechmont,