Lazy Long Weekend Inspiration

Don’t waste the long weekends – escape to the Scenic Rim.

We’re a one hour drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast which means we’re just made for sneaky long weekend escapes.

Need some inspo? Here are some of our favourite things to do in the Scenic Rim (and yes there may be wine involved).


Let’s start with the wine.

Emily Lochran enjoys a local wine by The Overflow Estate 1895 at Towri Sheep Farm.

Grab your friends and family and discover some of the Scenic Rim’s gorgeous wineries and cellar doors.

They’re dotted right across the region, but you’ll find plenty on Tamborine Mountain, Canungra and in the hills surrounding Boonah.

Here’s a comprehensive list so you can make a plan. Cheers.


Let’s walk.

Walking the Scenic Rim Trail.

Feeling in need of fresh air and open spaces? Then hit the trails. The Scenic Rim is home to six National Parks and many, many amazing walks.

There really is a walk to suit most abilities.

Here’s 14 of our favourites to get you started


Drop a line.

What a catch!

As well as our many national parks, the Scenic Rim is also home to three lakes, countless waterfalls and some amazing waterways and creeks.

All in all the Scenic Rim is a great place to for fishing and watersports.

Lakes Moogerah and Maroon are popular fishing spots and are stocked with Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Murray River Cod and Australian Bass.

Both lakes are also open to powered craft.

Want a more sedate water experience? Head to Lake Wyaralong.  Fishing is allowed, as are non-motorised craft. Camping, picnic and multi-use trails are located around the lake.


Hit the shops.

Scenic Rim shopping at Maynards Boonah

Who doesn’t love a bit of retail therapy? If you’re looking for unique shopping, the kind of original goodies you just don’t find in the city, then you’ll love the Scenic Rim retail experience.

Tamborine Mountain, Canungra, Beaudesert, Boonah and Kalbar are rich treasure troves for artisan and handcrafted goodies, local art and craft, op shopping and old-style country stores.

Here’s a great guide to the region’s shopping and country markets


Feast on the local produce.

Feast from the Scenic Rim

As well as incredible views, the Scenic Rim dishes up generous serves of delicious local food.

The rich farming region produces a wide array of ingredients – including beef, pork, vegetables, olives, nuts, finger limes, fruit, eggs and so much more.

You’ll find much of the local produce on café and restaurant menus around the region.

The easiest way to connect with the local food is to find one of the official Eat Local locavores, who have been accredited by the Council for their use of regional produce.

You’ll find it in local restaurants, pubs, cafes, farm gates and shops.

Start your local food and wine journey here


Get cosy in the country.

Stay over at Binna Burra Lodge, or another amazing Scenic Rim property. Lodge.

The temperature has dropped and the skies are beautifully clear, particularly at night.

Book into one of the local accommodation properties and get cosy for the long weekend.

There’s plenty to choose from – mountain lodges, cosy cabins, B&Bs, motels, hotels, country pubs, farm stays, luxury retreats, boutique suites, camping and glamping.

Find your perfect stay here


Get Physical.

Explore Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Park.

Do you hate the idea of sitting and doing nothing? Don’t worry, the Scenic Rim will deliver for you too. The region is an adventure-lover’s paradise. Take your pick from mountain biking, horse riding, flying, gliding, hot air ballooning, hiking and climbing.

Plan your outdoor adventure long weekend