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.
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The charming village of Canungra marks the beginning of an itinerary packed full of country living experiences and walks through ancient lands.
Located in the foothills of Lamington National Park, Canungra has sawmilling in its DNA. Marvel at the beautiful timber from inside historic St Luke’s Church or stroll the town streets for local antiques and specialty items.
Many stores are the loving passion of proud locals who seek to showcase their home region. Find a taste of country charm at My Country Escape, a boutique fashion and homewares store that showcases the country’s timeless design aesthetic through specialty skincare, art, clothing and home items.
Fossick through the aisles of Canungra Books and Art’s eclectic mix of books, records, vintage clothing and artisan treasures. Owner Jan has lovingly collected thousands of second-hand books, classics and vintage works.
South of Canungra lies the immense Lamington National Park and plenty to see and do on the way. Accessible from multiple access points you can choose to head south via Sarabah or Beechmont.
A walk along the way
Step back in time along the historic Centenary Track. Wind through aromatic forests filled with Eastern Yellow Robins and Satin Bowerbirds. Keep an eye out for Albert’s Lyrebird scratching through the leaf litter that carpets the forest floor.
South via Sarabah
With your tummy no doubt rumbling, head south to Canungra Valley Vineyards. Here you can taste award winning artisan wine made from hand harvested grapes, indulge in a restaurant meal in the 163-year-old homestead or book a picnic basket and find a spot by the creek.
Before you leave, there are some very important locals that you simply have to meet. Introducing, the more than 70 alpacas that call Mountview Alpacas home. Have a romantic picnic for two amongst the alpacas or a family pizza picnic before feeding Wynona, Ginger and Zombilina.
If you continue south, you’ll find yourself at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and the expansive Lamington National Park. The retreat has welcomed guests for 95 years. Aside from offering a choice of accommodation styles, it is a nature-focused playground.
Feed the birds, see more by scooting around on a Segway, be awed by the birds of prey show or strap in for the flying fox adventure. There are plenty of walks and trails to introduce you to the wonders of Lamington National Park. Join the birds in an early morning song from the Tree Top Walk deck, 30 metres up in the air.
South via Beechmont
The best way to access the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park is to head south via Beechmont, in the land of the Yugambeh people. The village was settled in the 1800s for timber but is now a popular destination for bushwalkers. You’ll also find hangliders and paragliders enamoured with the region, launching into stunning hinterland views from Rosin’s Lookout.
Head south to find yourself in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. Registered in 1915, Lamington National Park offers extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, dramatic lookouts and the opportunity to experience the bountiful life of Australia’s World Heritage Listed, ancient Gondwana Rainforest.
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 Ugarapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.