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06 Apr 2022
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Feel on top of the world in the richest place on earth

There’s no welcome more genuine than the one you’ll receive in the Scenic Rim. From iconic Tamborine Mountain to glistening Lake Moogerah, rugged Mount Barney to beautiful Boonah, you’ll find towns and villages packed with character and plenty of things to see, do and even take home. Like what we’ve just taken home — one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions in the world, Best in Travel 2022. We’re feeling on top of the world and we can’t wait for you to join us!


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Feel worlds away in ancient lands

The Scenic Rim is more than a wander through sub-tropical bushland. You’ll discover six national parks, including World Heritage-listed Gondwana rainforests. The magic of the Scenic Rim is literally millions of years in the making, our mountains formed by flowing molten lava, our rainforests thrived into pristine hinterland, and here you are now, amongst it all.

Feel energised by our recovery

In September 2019, disaster struck: the Black Summer bushfires wreaked havoc, taking out key aspects of iconic Binna Burra Lodge, creating a major setback for this spectacular region. Sections of our national parks and our Gondwana Rainforest’s devastated. But parts of Binna Burra Lodge were rebuilt and are again welcoming guests, along with a raft of new attractions and new walks, including Spicer’s Retreat’s first Great Walk of Australia in Queensland, the Scenic Rim Trail. Sections of parks, once blackened, are already home to shoots of green. Let the spotlight fall on our comeback local heroes. Come and say hello to us.

Feel at home in nature

We receive so much from nature and so we give the same in return. You’ll see how we’re working with Ecotourism Australia and WWF Australia to work towards ECO Destination Certification. It was the rainforest’s extraordinary recovery that inspired us to focus even more closely on sustainability of the Scenic Rim’s natural attributes, and why you’ll encounter eco lodges dotted throughout to make you feel like the only people on earth. And it’s all just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast to feel on top of the world.

Feel at home with our captivating locals

Holidays where every turn offers a delightful surprise are always the most memorable.

Nip out of Brisbane or the Gold Coast up into the Scenic Rim’s misty village of Tamborine Mountain and slip into some colourful cafes, cellar doors and galleries. Or cruise to the other side of the Rim to wet your whistle at the Scenic Rim Brewery, in a converted heritage general store, where you can tuck into the tastiest Dutch-German fare. Down the road you can load up with lavender products and fine wine, or enjoy a fabulous paddock-to-plate dining experience at Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm.

Take a quick trek off to Summer Land Camels for a hit of Persian camel-milk feta or yummy gelato, or walk an alpaca around a vineyard at Mountview Alpaca Farm. Hop aboard a hot air balloon ride with Hot Air for a spectacular eagle’s view of the vast Scenic Rim. Then, before you head home, stock up on a feast of fresh local produce from the Scenic Rim Farm Shop and Café.

We’re like a proud Scenic Rim family ready to welcome you with open arms, accompanied by a generous abundance of fresh produce, award-winning cuisine, family activities, exciting places to stay, world heritage-listed scenery and all-consuming natural wonders.

You’ll feel on top of the world!

06 Apr 2022