Things to do – August 2018 Events Guide

Winter in the Scenic Rim is the perfect time for getting outdoors and exploring the region’s natural beauty. Here’s your guide to what’s on in August.

Views from Point Lookout in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park.

Be rewarded with views from Point Lookout on the guided Stinson Walk, organised by O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Do the iconic Stinson Walk – August 10 – 12

If you love hiking and you love history, the team at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has got your back, with the guided Stinson Walk (August 10-12). The Stinson Walk is one of Australia’s iconic hikes. Recount Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors 81 years ago in the Gondwana World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.
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Lake Wyaralong

Spend a day by the lake – rowing regattas on every weekend

Rowing Queensland girls’ school regattas are on at Lake Wyaralong every weekend in August.

Bring your picnic rug and set up a spot beside the lake to watch all the action. Buy lunch from the school-run food tents or bring some goodies of your own.

August 11: 2018 St Hilda’s School & Lourdes Hill College Regatta

August 18: 2018 All Hallows School & Somerville House Regatta

August 25: 2018 St Peters Lutheran College and Brisbane State High School

True Grit.

Challenge yourself with the ultimate obstacle course – August 11-12

True Grit, a military-inspired obstacle challenge, is coming to Tamborine on August 11 and August 12.

A True Grit course is 10-12km in length with more than 30 obstacles. There is also a 5km course with 22 obstacles, which is open to anyone 12 years and older.

The Tamborine True Grit events will be held at 150 Creamer Rd, Tamborine.

Keep up to date with event information via their Facebook event page.

The Overflow Estate 1895, beside Lake Wyaralong. Photo: Andrew Bonney.

Go for a trail run around a vineyard – August 19

On the Edge Events will present the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series RD 2 at the Scenic Rim’s newest winery, The Overflow Estate 1895 beside Lake Wyaralong, on August 19.

There will be a 22km long course, a 12km short course, a 5km introduction to trail running course and a 5km kids fun run.

Post-race celebrations will be at The Overflow Estate 1895 cellar door, with food and wine available for purchase, and a coffee van will be running for pre-race caffeine.

The Canungra Show.

Celebrate the 80th Canungra Show – August 25

The 80th Canungra Show will be the town’s biggest and best show yet, with a dynamic night entertainment program planned and visitors expected from far and wide.

Read more here.

The Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series.

Get on your bike and test your endurance – August 26

Do you love serious mountain biking? On the Edge Events will host its 6 hour Enduro Race at the Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Tracks on August 26.

It will be the first event in its Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series, with prizes for first male and female in the solo category.

Tamborine Mountain Golf Club will host Food on the Fairway.

Get your food truck fix – August 26

The lush fairways of Tamborine Mountain Golf Club will be filled with food trucks for Food on the Fairway from 2pm to 7pm, August 26.

The event, which the Club is running with assistance from the local chamber of commerce, will also include children’s activities, entertainment and market stalls.

Entry is free, and food available for purchase will range from Greek souvlaki, roast pork rolls and cronuts (a cross between a croissant and a donut) to gourmet coffee and desserts.

The Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival.

Enjoy the arts – Boonah Arts Festival starts August 31

The Ritchies Boonah Arts Festival features street entertainment and competitions in art, performance, live theatre, writing, fashion, debate, and more.

The 8-day festival, which goes from August 31 to September 8, is one of the most acclaimed cultural events in rural Queensland.


August 31 – September 8: Boonah Arts Festival

September 1: 2018 Brisbane Schoolgirl’s Rowing Association Head of the River

September 2: Fathers Day at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards

September 7: Beaudesert Agricultural Show

September 7-9: A Day in the Dirt Down Under

September 14-16: Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival

September 15: 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay

September 15-16: The Mojo Raid – Lake Moogerah

September 16: Darlington Market

September 16: Beaudesert Spring Swap Meet

September 23: Queensland Gold Cup Pink Polo Day

September 26-28: Australian University Games

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar