The Scenic Rim is OPEN for business and eager to welcome visitors from near and far after bushfires devastated parts of the region.
The fires, which destroyed parts of the heritage-listed Binna Burra Lodge, started at Sarabah and spread through Lamington National Park and parts of Beechmont.
The disaster caused significant property losses in those parts of the region, but thankfully there was no loss of human life.
Firefighters were brought in from across Australia to battle the blaze, and outpourings of support flooded into the small community,
The disaster turned the small township of Canungra into a temporary headquarters for emergency services, volunteers and recovery agencies. Business owners and the community rallied to support one another through the unprecedented experience.
Binna Burra Lodge has vowed to rebuild. The Friends of Binna Burra Lodge are rallying support and all levels of government are stepping in as part of widespread efforts to help Lodge staff find new work and get the iconic site back up and running.
It continues to be an intense time for the parts of the Scenic Rim directly affected by the bushfires, and also for parts of the region which have been totally untouched by fire but have experienced a drop in visitors as a flow-on effect.
Open for business
The good news is the Scenic Rim is well and truly OPEN for business and everyone would love your support. Come have a great time in our beautiful region. Here are some ideas to get you started!
Head for the hills of Beechmont
- Book your special occasion at The Providence Farm Hall
- Have an amazing meal and a cuppa with mates at flyingbeancoffee (across from Rosin’s Lookout! Spectacular views)
- Experience award-winning accommodation at Clouds on Beechmont
- Book horse riding with spectacular views via Scenic Rim Equine Group
- Lock in a walking holiday with Lisa Groom and the gang from interNATIONAL PARKtours
- Buy Tahitian limes fresh from the LIMES 4 U farm, near Flying Bean!
- Book your wedding at Rosewood Estate
- Celebrate Beechmont’s beautiful mountains and valleys by purchasing from Australian landscape artist Dave Groom: https://www.davegroom.com/
- Have a lazy brunch at Headmasters Café (open weekends)
- Indulge in the latest menu specials at The Nook and Kranny Cafe, Pizza and Bar
Spend some time (and money!) in Canungra
- Get gorgeous homewares at My Country Escape
- Stock up on flowers from Lydia’s Garden
- Pop into the Canungra Visitor Information Centre for all the local intel and some maps!
- Shop an exquisite range of new and preloved books, quality local gifts and vintage threads at Canungra Books & Art
- Relax and unwind with a class at Canungra Yoga
- Book in for a lesson with Paratech Paragliding
- Get all your hardware supplies from Canungra Hardware and Farm Supplies
- Feast on tasty homemade fare at Canungra Hub
- Buy a gorgeous outfit at Holli Holli
- Tuck into the best sushi ever at Ginja Ninja Sushi Cafe
- Have a hot cuppa at Cafe Metz
- Do your grocery shopping at Canungra Foodworks
- Meet the delightful Alex and learn about native bees at Little Bees Secret Garden
- Dine on fantastic pub grub at the Canungra Hotel
- Do a spot of shopping and relax in the garden at The Blue House
- Treat yourself at Canungra Beauty and Acupuncture
- Fill up your fuel tank at BP Canungra or Caltex Canungra
- Buy some healthy bits and bobs at OWL Wholefoods
- Chat with the crew at Aussie Lifestyle Properties
- Indulge in some hot chips from Canungra Takeaway
- Pick up your copy of the Canungra Times
- Book your stay at Canungra House, Country Mile Escape, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and more!
- Stock up on beautiful plants from Lamington Native Nursery
- Have a pie at The Outpost Cafe or Blackbirds Country Pies and Cakes
- Meander through KDs Antiques & Collectables
- Buy quality shoes at The Shoe Vault
- Get a new ‘do at Zanzibar Hairstyling
- Quaff a great wine at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, and while you’re there make some furry friends at Mountview Alpaca Farm!
- Stock up on cheese and wine at Sarabah Estate Vineyard
Go for a country drive in any part of the region – we’re all ready for you!
Thankfully, most of the Scenic Rim has been totally untouched by bushfires. So many glorious country drives await!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Tamborine Mountain drive
- The Lions Road
- Farm Gate Tour
- Boonah and beyond
- The Lost World
- Antiques, art and camels
- Tamborine Circuit
- Cheese pleaser
- Lamington Plateau – from one side to the other!
- Boonah to Queen Mary Falls
- The Main Range
- The Scenic Rim Way