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.
Places to visit
In the Scenic Rim, you are always within cooee of nature. The region boasts a magnificent Regional Botanic Garden and six National Parks that span ancient rainforests, lush valleys and inspiring mountain ranges. The epic scenery peaks with mountains that dominate the landscape, attracting bushwalkers and rock climbers to enjoy panoramic views from lookouts and treetop platforms.
Back on ground level, the natural habitat provides a refuge for a myriad of rare and endangered wildlife and is home to unique plant species above and below the rainforest canopy. From towering eucalypts and majestic pines to bursts of native wildflowers and subtropical blooms, the flora of the Scenic Rim is breathtaking in all seasons.
Summit, scramble and scale the mountainous landscape of the Scenic Rim. The region is ringed by a semi-circle of mountains that range from accessible walks to challenging rock climbs.
Experience surreal surrounds that were millennia in the making. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area - across Lamington, Tamborine Mountains, Mt Barney and Main Range National Park - date back to prehistoric times.
Rathdowney & Mt Barney
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.