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.
Let’s start off with a bang! Don your helmet, zip up your jacket and grab the handlebars at Queensland Moto Park. Just 12 minutes north-east of Boonah, this moto sports complex offers races and events, coaching sessions, holiday camps and half and full day riding passes.
Swap the dust for the greens of Boonah Golf Club. Professionally designed and widely acclaimed this country course boasts some of the best greens in South East Queensland. On this 9 hole and 18 tee par 72 course, you’ll find yourself sharing the fairway with kangaroos.
Before we head to the next adventure stop, take the chance to walk through the charming country high street of Boonah. With water and hiking adventures yet to come, stock up on camping and adventure gear at Far Outdoors.
While you’re shopping, step back in time into the good old fashioned country charm of Maynard’s Store. Owner, Greg, grew up in its aisles after his grandfather founded it 78 years ago. Today, you’ll find it full of practical clothing, footwear, drapery, fashion, gifts and hats.
It’s time to move on to the lakes. To the south, Lake Maroon, ideal for camping and one of Queensland’s most popular places for sailing, fishing, water skiing, parasailing and paddle boarding. The recreation area is great for a barbecue or picnic. It’s located next to the dam wall, off Maroon Dam Road.
Moogerah Peak Walk
Suitable for the entire family this circuit includes some amazing features. You’ll pass through heathland and soak in the views of Tamborine Mountain, Lamington Plateau and Mount Barney. Further along the track you’ll find a second viewing platform with views across the heathland and the southern section of Mount French.
Or head south west through the beautiful village of Mount Alford to the peaceful blue waters of Lake Moogerah. A popular location for motorised and non-motorised watersports, the peaceful waters are also wonderful for swimming. We love the swimming area next to Haigh Park, close to barbecues and picnic facilities.
From here you can walk across the Moogerah Dam wall, watching out for turtles along the way.
You’ll also find access to hiking trails up Mt Edward in Moogerah Peaks National Park. The main access to Moogerah Peaks National Park can be found just a few minutes further north. This park is home to the ancient volcanic peaks of Mounts French, Greville, Moon and Edwards. The park is popular for photography of its uniquely shaped peaks and excellent bushwalking trails. You’ll find yourself thinking of Switzerland, minus the snow.
Lakes and Waterfalls, Natural Attractions
Just one hour's drive from the centre of Brisbane, Lake Maroon is located in the...
Lake Moogerah and its peaceful blue waters are a popular destination for camping, boating and...
National Parks and Reserves, Natural Attractions
Marvel at the ancient volcanic peaks of mounts French, Greville, Moon and Edwards, standing sentinel...
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.