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.
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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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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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 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.