Flowers, Farms & Camels

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This itinerary is full of moments that you’ll talk about for years to come. From indulging in delicious farm gate stops to walking through fields of sunflowers or taking in a sunset from the back of a camel, you’ll make memories in Kalbar and its neighbouring villages.

Distance

83 km

Drive time

1 hour 15 minutes

We begin an hour south west of Brisbane or 30 minutes from Boonah, just outside Harrisville at Summer Land Camels. This camel farm offers a chance to learn about the history of camels in Australia and the process of producing the farm’s award-winning camel milk, cheeses, gelato, skincare and the world’s first vodka made from camel milk whey and honey.

Only eight minutes south of your camel adventure, you’ll find a mushroom farm born from a family tradition of picking mushrooms after the rainfall. Open from 10am to 4pm every Saturday, Scenic Rim Mushrooms showcases how to farm boutique Australian mushrooms and transform them into products such as elixirs. This farm gate stop is dog friendly.

Just a little further down the road we move from delicious things to eat to delicious scents to pamper your skin. Welcome to Coco and Myrtle. Founder, Gemma is an animal-loving, garden-growing, hardworking woman who makes skin, hair, bath and home products using the produce of farmers she finds around her.

Make an appointment to tour the operation and visit the farm gate shop to indulge in hand-crafted Coochin Spicy Pumpkin soap or a bath fizzer.

From here there are two roads to Kalbar. One takes you passed the beautiful Queenslander style architecture of Harrisville’s main street, through Milora and Kents Lagoon. If you’re seeking farm accommodation with style, turn off at Munbilla and head to the 100-year-old Lumiere Farmhouse. It’s beautifully designed and set on rolling hills with old fashioned fun in its heart.

The other route to Kalbar takes you through Warrill View and offers easy access to a cosy country cottage should you wish to stay in the area.

Scenic Rim Farm Box

A collaboration between local farmers and the Scenic Rim Regional Council, the Scenic Rim Farm Box offers consumers the chance to have local produce and products, delivered directly to your door.

The Scenic Rim View Cottages is an award-winning, Bed and Breakfast style accommodation. Substantial breakfast hampers can be enjoyed on the large verandah overlooking the Great Dividing Range.

Kalbar itself is located in the Fassifern Valley. It has a rich German history with many German immigrants settling in the village to farm the fertile soil in the 1870s. Many ancestors of those settlers still live and work the area today.

This proud history is evident in many of the town’s buildings, each with its own unique story.

Just four minutes south of Kalbar, it’s time to stop and smell the flowers…quite literally. Scenic Rim Flower Farm grows fields of cut and meadow flowers. Time your visit right for a planned event or the Sunflower Festival and watch the farm come alive with yoga amongst the blooms, a flower maze, sip and paint classes, photo sessions and entertainment for the kids.

After walking fields of flowers, there’s romance in the air. And one of the region’s most luxurious and romantic accommodation options is just minutes away. Herrmann House is designed with crisp whites, rich blacks and decadent fabrics.

Located on the site of one of Kalbar’s oldest houses, Herrmann House offers an old-world sense of romance. A broad balcony opens to views of sprawling farmland and stunning gardens. Little touches of luxury throughout the House will have you wanting to stay forever.