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.
The Lost World and Christmas Creek region of the Scenic Rim is full incredible natural landscapes and authentic country living experiences – the perfect recipe to escape the hustle of everyday life.
In a place where the only traffic jam is caused by dairy cows crossing the road at milking time, you’ll truly feel like you’ve entered another world. Find entrances to the extraordinary Lamington National Park found by simply following the road. Step into another world and into the hidden lives of The Lost World’s wild side. We begin just 15 minutes south of Beaudesert in the locality of Kerry. On this unforgettably beautiful drive you’ll feel yourself relax with every kilometre passed. Put your dancing shoes on and join a 75-year tradition at one of the Kerry Memorial Hall’s old-time country dances.
Only four minutes from Kerry you’ll experience authentic farm life. Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is a sixth generation working farm. Wake up early and learn the process of milking the cows, explore trails, help collect eggs and feed the pigs and goats in the afternoon. The farm’s historic cottages offer comfy beds and a trip back in history. Please ensure a booking is made prior to arrival.
Strap the boots back on and head north west to Christmas Creek. Home to some diverse walks that have a story of a tragic 1937 plane crash.
As the story goes, a Stinson Airline took off from Brisbane. Many assumed it crashed in New South Wales. Except local Bernard O’Reilly who set off on a search with nothing but a gut instinct. He found two survivors and the body of Jim Westray who had tried to go for help. His body was buried by Christmas Creek.
The first part of the hike from Christmas Creek to Westray’s Grave heads along the south bank of Christmas Creek. There are some interesting creek crossings to traverse and a chance for a swim before discovering Westray’s final resting place.
This late in the itinerary you may be looking for a place to stay. Here are some of our southern options.
Hide and Seek
Wongari Eco Retreat is at the edge of Lamington National Park, you’ll uncover two private cabins immersed in wilderness and set beside Christmas Creek.
Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead is set amongst 500 acres of mountains and pastures in a secluded section of the Upper Albert River.
Cedar Glen Farmstay is a fourth generation working farm and is home to a private historic cottage as well as plenty of activities including boomerang throwing and guided tours of the Cedar Glen Caves.
Wake up and watch the sheep from the balcony of Worendo Cottages. A fully renovated homestead or luxury cottage before feeding the animals, hiking or playing lawn games.
National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions
Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, offers...
Retreat and Lodges
Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek- Wongari is an intimate...
Eighteen Mile Homestead is a spacious, comfortable, family friendly holiday home located only 90 mins...
Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen's family since 1882, and they've been hosting visitors...
Worendo Cottages offers a peaceful setting in theLost World Valley overlooked by the rugged mountains...
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.