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Feast from the Scenic Rim

‘Tis the season to be eating and drinking, and when you’re in the Scenic Rim that’s easy to do!

This bountiful region produces a smorgasbord of amazing fresh produce, wines, cheeses, meat, vegetables and so much more.

Make yours a very local Christmas with help from the new Eat Local Scenic Rim accreditation program and website.

Eat Local Scenic Rim brings together the many places in the region, as well as Brisbane and the Gold Coast, where you can find, taste, buy and connect with Scenic Rim food and drinks.

And if you need some creative kitchen inspiration, pick-up a copy of the latest Eat Local Food Farming & Conversation in the Scenic Rim Cookbook, by Scenic Rim creatives Brenda Fawdon and Christine Sharp. The book profiles local producers and incorporates their ingredients in some delicious recipes.

Buy the Book online here

Put these Scenic Rim products on your Christmas menu.

  1. Coffee Beans, Green Lane Coffee, Tamborine Mountain
  2. Digga’s Pale Ale, Scenic Rim Brewery, Mount Alford
  3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Scenic Rim Olives, Roadvale
  4. Wild Ferment Chardonnay, Witches Falls Winery, Tamborine Mountain
  5. Macadamia Nuts, Greenlee Farm, Canungra
  6. Raw Honey, Greenlee Farm, Canungra
  7. Small Batch Gin, Flinders Peak Winery, Peak Crossing
  8. Free Range Eggs, Pure Country Eggs, Beaudesert
  9. Lemon Myrtle Vodka, Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Tamborine Mountain
  10. Organic Honey, Dewar Honey, Moogerah
  11. Gelato, Naughty Little Kids, Peak Crossing
  12. Olives, Scenic Rim Olives, Roadvale
  13. Olives, Rathlogan Grove, Rathdowney
  14. Kalfresh Carrot Bread, Arthur Clive’s Family Bakery, Boonah & Aratula
  15. Black Ash Triple Cream Brie, Pure Artisan Cheese, Tamborine Mountain
  16. 4Real Milk, Scenic Rim 4Real Milk, Tamrookum
  17. Verjuice, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, Bunjurgen
  18. Camel Persian Feta, Summer Land Camel Farm, Harrisville

Feeling inspired? Try this festive Verjuice Vacherin recipe by Brenda Fawdon, from the Eat Local Cookbook.

Bunjurgen Estate Verjuice Vacherin

 

 

 

Summer holidays are great for road trips. The Scenic Rim is on your doorstep – just an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast – and offers plenty of unique and exciting experiences.

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite road trips, listing all the best places to stop for food, drinks, coffee, shopping and a swim.

All you need to do is jump in the car and visit the Scenic Rim.

Which of our itineraries will you try?

  1. Boonah & Beyond: A 38km round trip that will take you to cafes, Boonah’s local shopping strip, historic country pubs, two wineries and a brewery!
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    The Commercial Hotel, Boonah.

     

  2. The Lions Road: A 96km journey from Beaudeesert to Kyogle, via the robotic dairy, Rathdowney, an olive grove and the incredible Border Ranges.
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    The Lions Road

     

  3. Tamborine Mountain: Explore this gorgeous hilltop oasis on this 25km loop of all that is fabulous on the mountain, including breweries, cafes, gardens, rainforest skywalk, wine and a coffee plantation.
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    Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Tamborine Mountain

     

  4. Canungra Day Trip: Spend a whole lazy day exploring the village town of Canungra.
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    O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard

     

  5. Lodge to Lodge: Give yourself a few days and travel from one end of the Lamington Plateau to the other, stopping at two of the region’s most popular and historic mountain lodges.
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    Binna Burra Sky Lodges, a perfect place to stay.

     

  6. Antiques, Art and Camels: What a quirky day you’ll have when you visit the western Scenic Rim. We’re crafted a schedule to keep young and old happy – camel farm, antique shop and a winery.
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    Summer Land Camel Farm, a stop on the Antiques, Art and Camels itinerary.

     

  7. Cheese Pleaser: What makes a good road trip great? Cheese of course! Here’s a tour of the Scenic Rim’s amazing boutique cheesemakers and their farms.
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    Towri Sheep Cheese Farm on the Cheese Pleaser itinerary. (Bookings required)

     

  8. Boonah to Queens Mary Falls: One of the region’s most popular drives, which will take you along the NSW-QLD border into the lush pastures of Killarney.
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    Queen Mary Falls

     

  9. The Lost World: Explore this stunning southern part of the Scenic Rim which offers visitors the chance to tour working farms, take a cooking class, or refresh at a country pub.
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    The Lost World

     

  10. The Farm Gate Tour: Want to visit some working farms and get your hands dirty? This itinerary is for you. On this journey, you’re guaranteed to meet chooks, goats, sheep and camels!

    Meet the animals on the Farm Gate Tour

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The countdown to Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is on.

Start planning your menu for this smorgasbord of local food, farms, and drinks.

The fun starts from June 24 and continues through to July 2.

There’s plenty on offer for foodies of all ages, including farm tours, producer lunches and dinners, beef and beer nights and even a camp oven cooking class.

Don’t miss the signature event, the Winter Harvest Festival, on Saturday July 1.

Find out more