This is a Enduro World Series Qualifier, a professional mountain bike racing event attracting visitors from across Oceania. Participants race to earn points to compete in the Enduro World Series.

The Ultimate Direction Long Course will be 15 kilometres. The Topo Short Course will be 9 kilometres. The Injinji Intro course will be 5 kilometres and
there will be a kid’s 2 kilometre fun run.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

You are asking what this means?

The six hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 9am on May 17 and finishes at 3pm.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Ride the Rim in the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series.

Choose: 24 Hour, 12 Hour Dusk til Dawn or 6 Hour + 6 Hour.
Distance for each event are to be advised.
Open Solo, Teams and Families.

They are combining the 24 hour and the 12 hour and they are also adding in a 6+6 event.

The 24 hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 12pm on 20 June and finishes at 12pm on the 21 June.

The 12 hour Dusk till Dawn will start at 6pm on 20 June and finish at 6am on 21 June.

The 6+6 will start at 12pm and finish at 6pm on 20 June and then it will start again at 6am on 21 June and finish at 12pm.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is your backstage pass your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim.

Eat your way around the region through a program of festivals, farm-gate events and culinary experiences to suit foodies of all ages.

Just one hour from Brisbane, choose from a range of experiences from long table lunches through to picking carrots at Queensland’s largest carrot farm!

You can see camels being milked, feed sheep, goats, pigs and chickens; watch cows being milked and taste lots of delicious fresh, local food!

And don’t miss the Winter Harvest Festival, Eat Local Week’s signature event held at Aratula on July 6.

Make sure you start booking your Eat Local Week adventure now.

Head to the website for all the information.

Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Scenic Rim Adventure Park is a four-wheel-drive and camping experience on a 680 acre property located in the picturesque Scenic Rim region. The park offers guests the opportunity to get back to nature enjoying and exploring the outdoors.

Their park has 14 campsites throughout the entire property, some appropriate for large groups and others more secluded and intimate. Hot showers with toilets within walking distance of each campsite.

Outdoor recreational activities are varied on site with over 20 kilometres of off-road four wheel driving tracks suitable from stock standard through to highly modified vehicles. A lot of the tracks are also suited for mountain bikes. Then scattered around the park you will find children’s play areas, remote control toy car tracks, spider walls, a maze, bush walking, a wide range of wildlife where koalas are regularly seen and to top it off enjoy the evening around your own campfire gazing at the fantastic night skies on a clear evening .

Open seven days a week with registration between 7am to 6pm daily.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

The Beaudesert Historical Museum is one of the largest country town museums in Queensland, with over 10,000 artefacts covering the Scenic Rim region’s industrial and lifestyle heritage. From the humble Mother Potts clothes iron, to the large red Dennis fire engine, there is something for everyone.

A favourite photographic opportunity for visitors to Beaudesert Historical Museum is the Milbanks Pioneer Cottage. This cottage was originally built in 1875 by Patrick Milbanks on his Kerry property, out of local hand hewn timbers, slats and shingle roof. It is furnished with a four-poster bed, large cedar sideboard and numerous articles that portray the life of the early pioneers. It was donated to the museum by Patrick Milbanks’ grandchildren and relocated to its present site in 1979.

Dedicated to the Fire Services by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Leslie Wilson, in 1936 it was considered to be the Rolls Royce of fire equipment. The Dennis Fire Engine was used in South Brisbane for twenty years before working for ten years in Beaudesert. It was donated to the museum by the local brigade after it survived a flood in 1965.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

More than 60,000 Australians died during World War I (WWI), and the memorials erected during and after the conflict were an expression of national grief, serving as substitute graves for those buried overseas. The Beaudesert War Memorial is one of the more elaborate monuments in Queensland, with a soldier statue in an unusually relaxed stance.

Located at an intersection at the centre of town, the Beaudesert War Memorial’s foundation stone was laid by Mayoress HL McDonald in December 1919. The completed work was unveiled by Governor Sir Matthew Nathan on 28 September 1921.

The sandstone memorial is set on a triangular site, and includes a soldier statue in front of an obelisk, plus two reclining lions nearby. The life-sized soldier stands completely at ease, complete with slung rifle, unbuttoned collar and a pipe.

The number of enlistments from the district was above the state and national average. The names of 524 local men who enlisted, including 91 who died, are recorded on marble plates on the memorial.

Additional plates have been added to the memorial, bearing the names of those who died in World War II. Plaques have also been added to commemorate the Malayan, Korean, Borneo and Vietnam conflicts.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Experience regional Australia at its best. Downunder Farmstays offers an impressive range of activities and farm experiences, all with the stunning backdrop of Australia’s natural landscape. With a network of over 300 farms across Queensland, Downunder Farmstays has a farm to suit all travellers whether you are on your honeymoon, travelling with your extended family, or part of a group program, they can help you create lifelong connections and unforgettable experiences.

No two farmstays are the same, guaranteeing a unique, authentic and memorable experience.

Enjoy delicious home cooked meals in a warm and friendly family atmosphere, typical of Aussie hospitality. One night will give you a taste of Australia, but two or three nights is the ideal farmstay package to experience the various activities and the culture of the Australian countryside. All farmstay bookings are private bookings with no other guests staying at the same time.

Travel beyond the city to experience the beauty of the Australian countryside and people.

Farmstay regions in Queensland include: Beaudesert (Scenic Rim), Atherton/Mareeba (Atherton Tablelands).

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen’s family since 1882, and they’ve been hosting visitors to the farm for nearly 40 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry.

A real highlight of Cedar Glen is the activities they have to offer. Imagine the kids’ excitement as they get to feed the animals twice daily. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang and crack the Australian stock whip. There is also a twilight tour mountain 4WD adventure or a guided cave hike activity which takes in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Queensland.

Guests can stay in the original 1901 homestead, or choose one of three historic cottages which have been renovated to maintain the charm and authenticity of a bygone era. All buildings are surrounded by wide verandas perfect for soaking up the country views and self catering or fully-catered packages are available.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is a secluded hinterland paradise tucked away in the heart of regional Queensland’s picturesque Scenic Rim Region. Just over an hours drive from Brisbane and Gold Coast, guests can discover the beauty and tranquillity that has historically attracted Australia’s highest flyers to holiday there.

With its tranquil surrounds, ample outdoor space and many facilities, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is perfect for a corporate getaway, picturesque wedding, an active escape or an indulgent retreat. Resort facilities include a championship golf course visited by the game’s greats including Jason Day, Adam Scott and Greg Norman, an outdoor pool, day spa, tennis courts, mini putt putt, volleyball courts and dozens more exciting activities to keep guests entertained.
Stay Play and Explore. Stay away from the hustle and bustle to immerse yourself in the heart of the scenic rim. Enjoy the region’s largest resort with an array of exciting activites from sky to water, conveniently located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast hinterland.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Throughout this 680 acre property at Tamrookum Creek there are 14 level ground bush areas set aside for back to basic self sufficient bush camping. Each site has a campfire pits and wood can be collected onsite. There are no powered sites and you do require four wheel drive vehicles to access most campsites.

Some sites are appropriate for large groups and others more secluded and intimate. There are dry chemical or compost toilets within walking distance of each campsite. From some sites you will need to drive to the three shower locations.

There are two queen size bedrooms for hire at the main house with external access. There is a shared bathroom also with external access.

The property has a no glass beer bottle policy, cans can be left in the can collection basket at the office. You are requested to take your own rubbish home as there is no garbage service.

Pets are permitted as long as they are on leads at all times. It is suggested you bring a long rope to tie between the trees as a runner for when you are in camp. The property has a lot of wildlife, some on the endangered list.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

You will have four hours to complete the course.

The course is split into two main categories – the timed competitive stages and the transition stages.

There will be four timed competitive stages, all predominantly downhill and ranging in difficulty.

The goal is to race down the competitive stages, recording a time for each, which is then consolidated into a single time with the fastest time of all competitors declared the winner.

In between each competitive stage, is the transition stages. This will be predominantly uphill, and are for transitioning the riders from the end of the previous competitive stage to the start of the next one.

Transition stages aren’t timed, or competitive, however the time limit of 30 minutes will be imposed on each transition to ensure the event flows smoothly. All riders have the opportunity to complete all stages in a reasonable time.

The Renegade 40 kilometre plus 40 kilometre and the four hour.

You are asking what this means?
The renegade races are one off races that run in conjunction with the Kooralbyn Valley Endurance series. They will be a mixture of team events/XCS/marathon formats, but with a bit twist. Expect a lot of fun, some tough courses which will push you too the limit.

There is a four hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 9am on February 24 and finishes at 1pm.

Then they have the renegade 40+40 – this is doing four laps of a 10 kilometre course then have a half hour break and then do another four laps of the 10 kilometre course. This race will start at 1pm on February 23. This is separate event to the endurance series. You are welcome to race both races. It is a solo only race.


School holidays are here and the Scenic Rim has plenty to offer! Your kids will be too busy to get bored, and they’ll have a great time in the fresh air.

Did someone say long weekend?

Just when you thought the summer holidays were over you hear there’s still the January long weekend to go!

Spend your Australia Day long weekend exploring the Scenic Rim.

Here are some local ideas:

Summer Land Camels.

Spend the day with the camels. 26 Jan

Head to a real life working camel farm for the Summer Land Camels Family Fun Day. They’ll have water play (bring your togs, towels and sunscreen!) fun activities for the whole family, camel feeding, story time and more.

Mt Barney Lodge. Photo by Ben Blanche.

Have a Sunday session at Mt Barney Lodge. 26 Jan

Experience quality local art, music, food, wine and an amazing view at Mt Barney Lodge. Invite your friends and family for a great time at January Long Weekend Sunday Session + Sculptures. Book to stay the night to make the most of the long weekend!

Flanagan’s Reserve. Photo: Flanagan’s Reserve.

Stay in the Scenic Rim

Discover a welcoming spirit and good old country hospitality like no other. Get back to the bush with a weekend at one of the Scenic Rim’s many local camping and glamping spots. And check out the region’s wide range of accommodation including bed and breakfasts, cottages, retreats and lodges, cottages and farm stays!

Paul Lee of Greenlee Farm. Photo by Luke Marsden for Scenic Rim Eat Local Week.

Explore Greenlee Macadamia Orchard – 25 Jan

Learn how macadamia nuts are grown and processed! Wander the orchard, explore the processing sheds and taste the product on a Greenlee Macadamia Farm tour!

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard-5

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard.

Have a gourmet BBQ or picnic beside Canungra Creek. 24-27 Jan

Get a gorgeous homestead picnic basket or BBQ basket for two, with your choice of O’Reilly’s wine or craft beers, and set up beside Canungra Creak at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. Alternatively, dine in style at the Vintage Restaurant. Live music from noon to 3pm both Saturday and Sunday. Stay the weekend! Book directly with O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat to make the most of their Australia Day weekend specials!

The Green Shed, Tamborine Mountain. Photo: Christine Sharp for Eat Local.

Eat local on Tamborine Mountain

The rich, red alluvial soil sustains a bounty of glorious fresh food on the mountain. Stock up at a roadside stall; or visit the Green Shed Markets on Sunday morning for a selection of just-picked organic produce. Check out the Tamborine Mountain State School Markets while you’re there, too!

Rowing Queensland regatta.

Take in the regatta action. 24-26 Jan

Pull up a picnic blanket beside Lake Wyaralong and take in all the action of the Queensland State Championship Regatta. Spectator entry is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase from our very own locals, Ants Fruit Market!

Canoeing on Lake Moogerah.

Lake Moogerah. Photo: Trevor Worden for Visit Scenic Rim.

Enjoy the Scenic Rim’s three lakes

BYO kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddle board, or hire one from a local operator at Lake Moogerah, Lake Maroon and Lake Wyaralong. There’s some fantastic fishing to be had in the region, too. Drop a line from your boat or try your luck from the shore. Read more: fishing and water sports.

St Bernard Hotel, Tamborine Mountain. Photo by Trevor Worden for Visit Scenic Rim.

Tuck into some pub grub

Drop into one of our welcoming country pubs for a hearty feed and a cool drink. You’ll love the Canungra Hotel, St Bernard’s Hotel, the Royal Hotel Harrisville, the Royal Hotel Kalbar, the Beaudesert Hotel and more.

Beaudesert Race Club. raceday

Beaudesert Race Club.

Spend the day trackside. 26 Jan

Round up your friends and head to the Beaudesert Race Club Australia Day event. Free BBQ from 11am – 12.30pm, and free entry!

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages.

Pet-friendly Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages.

Take your canine friend for a pawfect outing

Pack the ball, the lead and pet food and check out these pet-friendly destinations for your perfect Australia Day long weekend escape.

Head to the Bearded Dragon Hotel – 25-27 January

Free live music and free activities! Be sure to check out the free crocodile and reptile show, cane toad racing, kids activities, lamington scoffing, and more. Book a table and bring the whole family for lunch.

Have Australia Day at Kooralbyn – 26 January

Head to The Pavilion Tavern’s massive Australia Day BBQ. There’ll be live entertainment, fun activities and more from noon.

Fair Dinkum Friday at Flavours Cafe Boonah.

Party at Flavours Cafe, Boonah – 24 January

Book dinner at Flavours Cafe, Boonah, to enjoy their Fair Dinkum Friday event from 6pm – 8pm. There’ll be wine tasting with David from Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, and live music from local group ‘Nobody’s Baby‘. Book to stay at Milford Country Cottages nearby and make a weekend of it!

Fassifern Sports Club.

Have a fun time at the Fassifern Sports Club. 25 Jan

Free barefoot bowls, pumpkin rolling, wheelie bin cricket, a jumping castle, monster raffle, thong throwing, toad races and live music from Ross Weber! Bring the whole family along.

Shop local in the Scenic Rim this festive season! Check out our Scenic Rim gift guide to get you started.

When you visit Towri Sheep Cheeses, you’ll be greeted by Dallas and Carolyn Davidson, their 300 Awassi sheep and their loyal Jack Russell Honey Poo Davidson.

Their boutique sheep cheesery and farm at Allenview, just out of Beaudesert, is a beautiful spot to go and feel connected to where your food comes from.

Book in for a tour to experience a milking demonstration, substantial cheese tasting, tea and coffee and access to the cheese room to learn about the basics of cheese making.

Towri is available for functions, too!

Carolyn and Dallas Davidson of Towri Sheep Cheeses.

Carolyn and Dallas Davidson of Towri Sheep Cheeses. Photo by Christine Sharp.

Towri Sheep Cheeses are official Scenic Rim Accredited Locavores!

The Eat Local Scenic Rim Accredited Locavores program is an initiative of the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Go to the website for more information, and look out for the green and yellow Eat Local Scenic Rim sign on shop windows and on cafe and restaurant menus to discover where you can source locally-grown Scenic Rim produce, products and beverages.

In this video, Dallas and Carolyn share their passion for what they do.

An annual foodie event which started from humble beginnings nearly 10 years ago has earned the Scenic Rim a national award for driving economic prosperity.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2018 won the ‘Economic Development Single Event or Activity’ category at the National Economic Development Awards in Adelaide on 24 October.

The Scenic Rim Regional Council outshone a record number of entries from across Australia, including fellow events category finalists Southern Grampians Shire Council and Logan City Council, to win the award.

Brenda Walker – Scenic Rim Regional Council Manager of Regional Prosperity and Communications – accepts the award on behalf of the region.


Council’s submission for the award was based on 2018 Scenic Rim Eat Local Week, which attracted 40,000 people to the region and contributed more than $2 million to the local economy.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said winning at the National Economic Development Awards reinforced the clear value of the region’s food and drink industries.

“Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is an incredible celebration, and this award demonstrates it runs so much deeper than that,” he said.

“This is a win for the entire local supply chain, from the farmers who grow our incredible local produce right through to everyone who hosts an Eat Local Week event to drive those economic benefits to our region and put money in the pockets of our local operators.”

“Eat Local Week has grown from about four or five events when it started in 2010 to a program of 90 events, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all the people who visit the Scenic Rim during Eat Local Week each year to make it worth our while. We thank each and every one of those visitors for the value they have brought to our region.”

Local dairy farmer and agritourism leader Kay Tommerup of Tommerup’s Dairy Farm said the economic benefits of Eat Local Week were invaluable year-round.

“The actual movement of Eat Local, beyond Eat Local Week, is huge for all of us. The publicity and the recognition that we have gained over the years means that we now have an audience of chefs, cafes and all those people who’ll come to us directly,” she said.

“The Scenic Rim brand really stands for something, and collectively we offer an authentic, character-filled experience through the food of our region.”

The Scenic Rim’s latest win is in addition to the ‘Outstanding Region’ award it won at the delicious. Produce Awards in Sydney earlier this year.

Read: Scenic Rim judged most delicious region in Australia

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 27 June – 5 July 2020. For more information visit

Riders will commence on at 6pm. Riders will line up and self-seed before the start. All solo 12 hour riders and one team rider from each team will start together.

Riders will continue to lap the course for 12 hours. The rider/team with the most number of laps wins. If rider/teams have the same number of laps, then whoever finished those laps in the quickest time wins. Teams ride in a relay fashion with only one rider from a team on the course at any one time. You can stop riding at any time and have a break. Teams can swap with team mates whenever they like and a physical touch must occur between riders (for example a high five), however interchange must occur in the transition zone, after the timing tent to receive a valid lap time. This will be marshalled and failure to follow the rules will result in a Timeout penalty. Riders not completing the full 24 hours will not DNF but must notify the timing crew.

Come to the Scenic Rim for the race that stops a nation. Get a group together and book in for one of the local Melbourne Cup events on Tuesday, 5 November.

Frock up or suit up, put on your fanciest hat and head to one of these local hot spots.

Black Hall Kalbar

Melbourne Cup at Black Hall Kalbar. Photo: @inc.mill_photography for Black Hall Kalbar.

What: Be spoilt with champagne and canapés, then a two course sit down luncheon, all in air-conditioned comfort in the gorgeous Black Hall, Kalbar. There’ll be music, cocktails, cash bar, lucky door prizes and sweeps! Plus get pics of your race day outfit by talented local photographer Cassie, of @inc.mill_photography. Bookings essential: 0478 767 046 or via Eventbrite.

When: 11.30am -3pm

How much: $67 per person

Towri Sheep Cheeses

Towri Sheep Cheeses Melbourne Cup Races and Lunch.

Towri Sheep Cheeses Melbourne Cup Races and Lunch. Photo by Steph Cowper of Country Scene Magazine.

What: Kick up your heels at Towri Sheep Cheeses‘ unique sheep races on the farm! There’ll be live coverage of the race that stops the nation plus a three course cheese-inspired menu accompanied by local beer and wine. Prizes for best hat and best dressed! Bookings essential: or 07 5543 1260.

When: 11am arrival

How much: adults $78, kids 5-12 $30, kids under 5 $10

Tamborine Mountain Golf Club

Tamborine Mountain Golf Club.

What: Dress up and join in the race-day fun at Tamborine Mountain Golf Club. Take part in the four person Ambrose and book a table for the two course (roast and dessert) luncheon. Fashions on the field will be judged after the big race! Bookings essential: 07 5545 1788.

When: doors open 11am, meal served from 1pm. 8am shotgun start for golfers!

How much: $37 per head for lunch

Railway Hotel

The Railway Hotel, Beaudesert

What: The race that stops the nation will be broadcast on all the big screens at the Railway Hotel, Beaudesert. Take advantage of the Winners’ Circle lunch specials, or dine from the full menu. There’ll be bubbles on arrival, sweeps, a lucky seat prize and prize for the best dressed. Book early on 07 5541 3848.

When: lunch trading hours (race broadcast at 2pm)

How much: costs vary

Beaudesert Hotel

Melbourne Cup lunch at the Beaudesert Hotel. Photo: Susie Cunningham.

What: Tuck into an all you can eat buffet lunch, including seafood, hot dishes, desserts and much more, at the Beaudesert Hotel. There’ll be sweeps as well as prizes for the best dressed and best hat, and Rich Hay will be MC and provide the entertainment. Watch all the racing action live and loud on the big screen! Bookings essential: 07 5541 1044.

When: lunch trading hours (race broadcast at 2pm)

How much: adults $39.90, children $14.50

Boonah Golf Club

Melbourne Cup at the Boonah Golf Club.

What: Do race day at the Boonah Golf Club. Enjoy grazing tables and champagne on arrival, followed by a two course luncheon. There’ll be sweeps, raffles and fashions on the field, and you can watch the race on the big screen! Bookings and prepayment essential: 07 5463 1470.

When: 10.30am to 3pm

How much: $40 for members, $45 for non-members

Simon’s Tavern, Boonah

Simon’s Tavern, Boonah.

What: Indulge in a beautiful high tea and a glass of bubbles in the Rose Room at Simon’s Tavern, Boonah. Put on your finest spring racing attire and relax in air-conditioned comfort. There’ll be sweeps as well as lucky door prizes and prizes for best dressed and best head wear. Bookings: 07 5463 1007.

When: from 11am.

How much: $25 per person

Bearded Dragon Hotel

The Bearded Dragon Hotel, Tamborine. Photo: Visit Scenic Rim.

What: Have an action-packed Melbourne Cup experience like no other at the Bearded Dragon Hotel, Tamborine, complete with cane toad racing after the race that stops the nation. Order a two course platter (main and dessert), enjoy bubbles on arrival, take part in the sweeps and vie for best dressed male or female. Book your table on 07 5543 6888.

When: 10am to 4pm

How much: Two course platters $55 per person

Canungra Hotel

Canungra Hotel.

What: Book in for a Melbourne Cup banquet at the beautiful Canungra Hotel. Watch the race on the big screens and take part in the raffles and sweeps. Bookings essential: 07 5543 5233.

When: from 10am

How much: $39 per person for banquet

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

What: Get along to the Melbourne Cup Golf Day at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley! It’ll be a two ball Ambrose 8am shotgun start, with great prizes to be won on the day. Head to the Pavilion Tavern’s Melbourne Cup event after your round, and enjoy their drink and meal specials while you watch the race on the big screen. Bookings on 07 5544 5919.

When: 8am start for golf, watch the race at 2pm at the Ramada Resort’s Pavilion Tavern

How much: $149 per team for golf, lunch prices vary

main photo: @inc.mill_photography for Black Hall Kalbar.


Immerse yourself in the English tradition of ‘High Tea’, served in the gardens at Towri Sheep Cheeses.

Treat yourself and your friends to a wonderful spring day out in the country.

There’ll be sparkling wine, pots of tea and coffee, tiered trays of scones, canapés, sandwiches and petit desserts.

It’s on at 2pm Saturday, 19 October.

Tickets $68 per person, bookings essential. Prize for best hat!

For Bookings, email by 18 October.

Celebrate regional arts in Queensland at the inaugural Arts Ablaze conference and celebrations in the Scenic Rim.

Part conference and part festival, Arts Ablaze will be staged by Scenic Rim Regional Council from October 2 to 6 at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, join in on the Arts Ablaze celebrations.

There will be free and open to the public from 5pm Friday, 4 October to 5pm Sunday, 6 October.

These celebrations will include artisan and arts business workshops, food trucks, roving performances, artisan markets, a children’s program and a full day and night performance program.

Are you an artist looking to connect with your counterparts from near and far?

The Arts Ablaze conference goes from Wednesday, 2 October to Friday, 4 October and is open to delegates from across Queensland and beyond.

Program highlights include First Nation projects and perspectives, panel discussions, a Regional Arts Development Fund forum, Queensland Touring Showcase, PechaKucha sessions, funding information, exhibitions, site activations, a cocktail function, a conference Arts Dinner, facilitated networking events and more.

For more information, accommodation options, registration details and more, visit their website.

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.

Click here for community recovery information

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!

Beechmont is filled with natural beauty. Photo at Providence Farm Hall by Christine Sharp for Eat Local Volume 2.

Head for the hills of Beechmont

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard in the Scenic Rim

Picnic creek-side at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard. Photo: TEQ.

Spend some time (and money!) in Canungra

Tamborine Mountain offers beautiful, lush scenery. Photo at Witches Falls Winery by Christine Sharp for Eat Local Volume 2.

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:


The Scenic Rim is gearing up to host the region’s largest art and cultural festival in October, showcasing hundreds of innovators, creators and performers from around the globe and attracting thousands of like-minded creative folk.

 There will be five fantastic days of conference activities and community celebrations from October 2 to 6. To maximise your time in the Scenic Rim, or if you’re simply day-tripping, enjoy our picks of easily accessible nature walks, farm stays, award-winning wineries and local produce haunts to enhance your visit.

View the full Arts Ablaze program here

Get a quality coffee in Beaudesert.

Wake with a caffeine hit

Fuel your day with a caffeine hit in Beaudesert, which is the closest town to Kooralbyn and is home to about 6000 people.

Bean To? opens super early every day of the week, and you can find a comfy spot among the eclectic mix of artworks and vintage furniture from yesteryear.

VK Everydays serves up plenty of fresh, local fare every day of the week. Relax inside with a hot cuppa or meander out the back for a meal in the sunshine. You won’t want to leave!

Beaudesert Cafe has a fantastic barista who makes a mean latte. Check out the menu, too, where you’ll find some quirky creations like breakfast gnocchi and fried chicken waffles!

Sky Dance.

Adventure over the Scenic Rim with Sky Dance

Add on a stunning flight over the majestic mountains of the Scenic Rim with Sky Dance! Accommodation and all meals included, and you have yourself a mighty fine weekend getaway!

Register your interest with Sky Dance via or 1300 854 183.


Rathlogan Grove, home to The Shed Cafe.

Hunt for homewares

Rathlogan Grove’s hilltop cafe is the perfect mid-morning or lunch picnic stop secluded in the foothills of Mount Barney. Indulge on handpicked olives from the onsite grove consisting of 1200 mature trees and native honeycomb to complete your picnic pack. Meander inside The Shed Café for traditional homemade scones and a well-stocked gift store including cold pressed olive oil and Egyptian dukkah. Rathlogan Grove is open Saturdays and Sundays. If serious shopping is on your agenda, try our homewares hunting in the Scenic Rim full day itinerary.

Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy.

Learn about robotic agriculture

In operation since the 1930s, the Dennis Family Farm was converted to a Robotic Dairy in 2010, producing farm fresh, pasteurised only, full cream milk (yes, the delicious kind with cream on top!) Phone ahead and enjoy a Robotic Dairy & 4Real Milk Tour and don’t forget to bring your chilled Esky and take home the creamy delights including milk, cheese and yoghurt.

The Lower Portals track, Mt Barney National Park.

Go for a walk in the Scenic Rim.

Stretch your legs in nature

If you’ve got some downtime, work up an appetite on one of the Scenic Rim’s walks. If you’ve got energy to burn, pack your water, snacks, hat and swimmers and walk the Lower Portals track in Mt Barney National Park. It’s not an easy walk, and you should allow half a day to walk the 7.4km return track. Or take a quieter approach with a dip in the Albert River at Darlington Park, complete with shaded open spaces perfect for rolling out the picnic blanket.

The Overflow Estate 1895. Photo by Timothy James Allen.

Sip and swirl

Relax on the alfresco deck overlooking Lake Wyaralong at The Overflow Estate 1895 or bask in the sunshine on the manicured lawn. Indulge in the region’s finest local produce including a three-course grazing lunch or gourmet barbecue picnic hamper thoughtfully prepared by The Vintage Pickle chef Kate Raymont. Wash it down with an array of premium wine selections from the Cellar Door including the popular Storm Cru Sparkling 2018.

Rustic cabins at Mt Barney Lodge. Photo courtesy Mt Barney Lodge

Rest your head in country comfort

The Scenic Rim offers a diversity of welcoming accommodation, and there is plenty to choose from within a country drive of Arts Ablaze!

From sweet cottages and farm stays to country hotels and motels in walking distance to local cafes, we’ve got it all!

Check out Stay in the Scenic Rim for Arts Ablaze for plenty of suggestions.


More about Arts Ablaze.

Arts Ablaze will tackle big ideas including arts and health, creative place-making, rethinking cultural venues duration of the 5-day event, via artistic disciplines including fashion, music, spoken word, photography, comedy and more.

Program snippets include the Red Ridge Fashion Parade and live performances on Friday and Saturday evening by Topology, Haystack Mountain Hermits, The Ironing Maidens, First Nations Project performers, Tenzin Choegyal plus Andrew Veivers and Friends in Fusion.

There will also be well being sessions including yoga, tai chi and meditation on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The weekend celebrations provide you with more chances to get creative with various workshops. Why not try your hand at rug making or blacksmithing? Not forgetting our mini cultural and art lovers, the schedule includes workshops designed just for children.

There’s so much to keep you entertained over the weekend at Arts Ablaze with food trucks, art markets and so much more!

The live Queensland performances continue on Saturday evening and Saturday evening night followed by a live performance.

Arts Ablaze is hosted by the Scenic Rim Regional Council at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley from 2 to 6 October.

Coming to the Scenic Rim for Arts Ablaze?

Arts Ablaze is the region’s largest arts and cultural festival and conference, to be hosted by the Scenic Rim Regional Council at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley from October 2 to 6.

We’ve got plenty of great accommodation options for you within 30 minutes or so of Kooralbyn.

Click here for more information about Arts Ablaze


Tamrookum, Rathdowney & Running Creek

20-30 minutes south

Royston House

Rathdowney Hotel

Scenic Rim Adventure Park – camping and room hire available


Mt Barney

45 minutes south

Mt Barney Lodge

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

Tuckeroo Cottages Scenic Rim


Lost World

40 minutes south east

Worendo Cottages

Wongari Eco Retreat

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm & Farmstay

Stay at Kirro

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Eighteen Mile Cottage & Homestead

Caverock Cottages

Christmas Creek Cabins



25 minutes north

Beaudesert Central Motel

Kerry Court Motel

Annalee Motel

Beaudesert Caravan & Tourist Park – has cabins



In the heart of the action

Rent-a-tent camping

Glamping Hire Co. – treat yourself

Hillside Villas

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley


Further afield

More than 45 minutes from the action

There are also plenty of accommodation options available further afield on Tamborine Mountain and in Boonah and surrounds.

You can join the Scenic Rim’s arts community for a five-day celebration featuring market stalls, performances, workshops, food trucks and family fun.

Arts Ablaze picks up where Arts in the Olives left off. Your favourite Scenic Rim artisans are back.

Arts Ablaze is the region’s largest art and cultural festival, to be hosted by the Scenic Rim Regional Council at the Ramada Resort, from October 2 to 6.

Celebrate the arts and get your creative on at the Arts Ablaze celebrations. It’s fun for the whole family.

Choose from 15 adult artisan workshops, teaching everything from basketry to blacksmithing. The kids will love the free workshops and activities designed just for them.

Make the most of the incredible, jam-packed performance and workshop calendar and stay. Book into the Ramada Resort, or try a luxury glamping experience by Glamping Days Hire Co.

Check out the full Celebration Schedule and book your place early. It’s going to be huge!

The Arts Ablaze event is funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund and Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen says the event is expected to attract more than 5000 visitors to the region and provide a platform for the local arts community to prosper.

“We’re extremely proud of the multicultural diversity in our region and bringing an event of this calibre to the Scenic Rim will not only benefit the professional development of our local artists, but will also enhance the region’s reputation as a destination for large-scale educational and artistic events,” he says.

Find out how you can be involved

Pop some tags in great company when the Kooralbyn Valley Community Development Association Inc Op Shop proudly presents its “Stepping out in Style” fashion parade and dinner fundraiser.

The event includes a fashion show, scrumptious nibbles and mouthwatering supper, shopping, music and an opportunity draw.

Wine, beer and other drinks will be available for purchase.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at the Kooralbyn Community Centre Hall, 79 Ogilvie Place, Kooralbyn.

Tickets cost $15 and bookings are essential.

For more information and to book tickets, phone Evelyn Sandell on 0491 637 585.

To keep up to date with event information, visit the Facebook event page.

Celebrate regional arts in Queensland at the inaugural Arts Ablaze conference and celebrations in the Scenic Rim.

Part conference and part festival, Arts Ablaze will be staged by Scenic Rim Regional Council from October 2 to 6 at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley.


If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, join in on the Arts Ablaze celebrations.

They’ll be free and open to the public from 5pm Friday, 4 October to 5pm Sunday, 6 October.

These celebrations will include artisan and arts business workshops, food trucks, roving performances, artisan markets, a children’s program and a full day and night performance program.

Registrations are essential for the artisan workshops, via Beaudesert and District Community Arts Projects (BADCAP):


Are you an artist looking to connect with your counterparts from near and far?

The Arts Ablaze conference goes from Wednesday, 2 October to Friday, 4 October and is open to delegates from across Queensland and beyond.

Program highlights include First Nation projects and perspectives, panel discussions, a Regional Arts Development Fund forum, Queensland Touring Showcase, PechaKucha sessions, funding information, exhibitions, site activations, a cocktail function, a conference Arts Dinner, facilitated networking events and more.

For more information, accommodation options, registration details and more, visit

To keep up to date with event information, visit the Facebook events page.

Arts Ablaze is funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund.

Arts Ablaze is supported by an Australian Government’s Festivals Australia Grant represented by the Department of Communications and the Arts.

Arts Ablaze is made possible through the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund provided through Regional Arts Australia and administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.

Arts Ablaze is supported by the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Services Network, the Queensland Arts Showcase Program and the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Arts Ablaze is supported by the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, Artour, Central Queensland University and Arts Front.

Arts Ablaze is an initiative of Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Join them in song to support positive men’s mental health.

This July, Australian rock legend Glenn Shorrock and his band will be touring regional Queensland towns including Chinchilla, Moranbah, Barcaldine, Hughenden, Birdsville, Townsville, Cunnamulla and Beaudesert.

Help is on its Way is a national choral initiative fostering a dialogue around men’s positive mental health.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Red Bull Day in the Dirt Down Under will return to the Queensland Moto Park at Coulson from 29 August to 1 September 2019.

More than 900 riders are set to line up for the international motocross event. Spectator day passes and weekend passes are available for purchase.

The event attracted more than 600 riders and 2000 spectators when it first came to Australia in 2018.

The Australian version of the event builds on the success of the American event, which started in 1998 and is held at Southern California’s iconic Glen Helen racetrack.

Visit to view the 2019 Day in the Dirt Down Under race schedule.

Visit for spectator information and tickets.

Get along to the second annual Old School Carralbyn at Kooralbyn from 28 February to 1 March, 2020.

This popular event is an opportunity to celebrate and recreate the fun of yesteryear’s air strip drag racing.

The program is as follows:

Friday, 28 February:

The weekend will tee off with the 9 hole Carralbyn Cup at 2pm, followed by a meet and greet at 5pm, dinner at 6pm and entertainment from 8pm.

Saturday, 29 February:

There’ll be an 11am rally for lunch (open), a 4pm test & tune (pre-1968), dinner at 6pm and live music from 8pm.

Sunday, 1 March:

Gates will open at 7am, the 1/8 mile racing (pre-1968) and the show & shine (pre-1975) will go from 9am – 1pm and trophies will be presented at 1.30pm.

Entries close 21 January, 2020.

For more information, email, phone 0418 762 576 and check out the Carralbyn 1/8 Drag Facebook event page

Main photo by Jodie Lorraine Photography.





The Scenic Rim’s rich diversity of wildlife will be celebrated and discussed at a workshop in Kooralbyn.

The ‘Establishing the Scenic Rim as an ecologically-sustainable international wildlife destination’ workshop will be on at Ramada Resort, Kooralbyn on Friday, 6 December.

The workshop is for

  • Tour operators and eco-accommodation providers in or near the Scenic Rim
  • Other accommodation, restaurants etc.
  • Travel agents and tourism associations that may include Scenic Rim in their information or offerings
  • Local and state government
  • National Park staff
  • NGOs (natural history, conservation, tourism)
  • Students (tourism, environmental studies etc.)
  • Citizen scientists (including school groups) interested in involvement in monitoring
  • Anyone else with an interest in environmentally-sustainable tourism in the region

For more information, visit

To keep up with event information, check out ‘The Scenic Rim as an international wildlife tourism destination’ Facebook event page.

Head long to the Tamborine Mammoth Country Market at the Bearded Dragon Hotel on 28 July.

Doors will open at 8am for a BBQ country breakfast and the markets go from 9am to 3.30pm.

Book your table to enjoy the all day dining, and order from the Bearded Dragon Hotel menu.

The markets will include camel rides, pony rides, alpaca, goat and baby animal feeding, cane toad racing, crocodile and reptile shows and FAD dance performances.

There will be more than 60 craft, arts and local small business market stalls as well as activities for the kids.

Enjoy live music from and entertainment on the garden main stage and buy goodies from the espresso coffee and sweet treats stalls, smoothies and frappes vendors, BBQ hut street eats and more.

To keep up with event information, follow the Tamborine Mammoth Country Market on Facebook.

Rowing Queensland will host the 2019 Queensland Schools’ Championship Regatta at Lake Wyaralong in the Scenic Rim from 21-23 September.

Spectator entry is free, and Lake Wyaralong is equipped with public toilet facilities and walking and cycling tracks.

For more competitor information, visit Rowing Queensland.

To keep up to date with events at Lake Wyaralong, follow Rowing Queensland on Facebook.

Dust off your best black and white frocks and suits and head to the Beaudesert Race Club for Derby Day on 2 November, 2019.

Early bird general admission is $10 for adults and children and pensioners get in free. General admission will be $15 per person at the gate on the day.

The Country Luncheon is back by popular demand. The $75 luncheon package includes entry to the racetrack and Bushmans Pavilion, chilled summer seafood buffet, house beverage on arrival, race book and nearby bar and betting facilities.

There’ll be 7 Tab races, bookies, live entertainment and fashions on the field.

Gates open at 11am and there’ll be food service from 11.30am.

Book online at and visit the Derby Day Facebook event page to keep up to date with event information.

Head to the Beaudesert Race Club for an action-packed day out on 27 July, 2019.

Adult entry is $10 per person and children and pensioners get in free.


You are asking what this means?

The renegade races are one off races that run in conjunction with the Kooralbyn Valley Endurance series. They will be a mixture of team events/XCS/marathon formats, but with a bit twist. Expect a lot of fun, some tuff courses which will push you too the limit.

There is a 24 hour race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 11am on June 15 and finishes at 11am on June 16.

Then they have the Renegade 4+4 – this is racing four hours on June 5 starting at 4pm and finishing at 8pm and then backing up on June 16 at 4am to do another four hours. This is separate event to the endurance series and you must compete in the first four hours with a minimum of two hours of riding to proceed to the next morning. This will be a great way to experience day racing and a bit of night racing with some added fatigue for the build up to the Dusk til Dawn in October.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany’s finest ensembles. The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne will perform classics from Germany at St Mary’s church in Beaudesert at 2pm on Sunday, June 16.


Desert Oasis Coffee Lounge, Beaudesert Fair Shopping Centre. 07 5541 0142


Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley Charity Golf Day will be held to help raise money for Guide Dogs Queensland. There will be fun and prizes to be given away on the day including AUD100,000 hole in one at hole 5, AUD1,000 guaranteed comp putting prize, trophies and so much more.

The Charity Golf Day includes exclusive 19 holes of golf, light lunch, buffet dinner, awards presentation and auction and more! You can also take advantage of a VIP discount accommodation prices and make a holiday out of it.

Call today or register online to show your support whilst competing for exciting prizes.

The wildest event on the Dust Hustle™ calendar, Dust Hustle 8: QLD Moto Park is “The Riders’ Event” for 2019 at Queensland Moto Park, Coulson. 3 tracks will be spread across the epic QMP venue, 2 of which will be new to QMP specifically for the DH8 event. Riders can test their enthusiasm and wrap it all up with camping and a trackside afterparty Saturday night.

DH8 is a big-old bring-anything moto campout with just the right amount of good food and great drinks. Save the ‘big show’ and trade alley for DH9, they’re getting back to basics and combining the best the Dust Hustle™ has to offer.

Don’t be fooled though, this isn’t some backyard bush bash! The tracks are Motorcycling Australia certified for professional level racing. They’ll just be grooming them a little smoother than your usual motocross track and sprinkling on a ton of extra fun.

They’re going to round up 200 of the most legendary muppets to join in on this scramble shamble. It will be groomed dirt and grass surfaces, so even the most inexperienced riders will feel comfortable mixing it up.

Rider entries for Dust Hustle close 25 May. Spectators are welcome, with spectator entry costing $5 for adults (kids under 16 get in free).

The Queensland Moto Park will still be open to non-Dust Hustle riders all weekend, and the Queensland Moto Park on-site café will be open all weekend.

Stay as the sun sets… play, take a tour, kick back, have a blast with their live band!

You’ve never run a race quite like this one! The latest crazy thing to hit Australia is a five kilometre sunset run, followed by the now famous Wine Waddle which would suit the non runners as well!

It’s just long enough to get the heart rate up if that’s your thing, short enough to suit the more laid-back adventurer, and just right for everyone!

Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great night out, the Grapest 5k Run is a race like no other. Whatever you prefer, you’ll never have another experience like the Grapest 5k Run! And then party!

Join them in celebrating Easter at the Pavilion Tavern on the 20th April. There will be live music, treats for the kids, and most importantly, there will be a special visit from the Easter bunny himself! Bookings are essential

Two Scenic Rim tourism businesses were among the winners at the recent 2019 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards.

Summer Land Camel Farm received the Excellence in Agriculture Award and Mt Barney Lodge received the award for Excellence in Tourism, Accommodation and Hospitality.

Jeff Flood of Summer Land Farms with his Scenic Rim Excellence Award.

Summer Land Camel Farm is the largest commercial camel dairy and milk processing, breeding and farming operation outside the Middle East. The farm produces a range of products and also welcomes visitors to the farm.

Tracey and Innes Larkin with Mayor Greg Christensen at the Scenic Rim Business Awards.

Mt Barney Lodge is a 30ha eco-tourism retreat specialising in group and family bookings, and outdoor education and adventure activities, school camps and catering.

Mayor Greg Christensen says competition was keen among the 71 nominations and in making their decision the judges considered factors including customer service, environmental awareness, business strategy, risk management and financial performance.

“I have been inspired by the stories behind so many of these businesses which go above and beyond to deliver the highest levels of customer service while adding value to our regional economy, contributing to its strong trajectory of growth, and providing local employment opportunities for members of our communities.”

Find out more about all of the winners

See the photo gallery from the gala event

View the stars and planets from picturesque Laravale, in the Scenic Rim, at the 2019 Scenic Rim Star Party.

The star party, presented by the Scenic Rim Astronomy Association, will feature sky tours, meteorite displays, rocket launches and public viewing of the stars and planets.

Bring your camera for an astro photography workshop.

In case of inclement weather, phone Mark on 0423 888 374 for local weather conditions.

The back-up date for the 2019 Scenic Rim Star Party is 27 July.

To keep up to date with event information, visit the Scenic Rim Astronomy Association Facebook page.

Catch carp for a cause at the 2019 Dragon Kayak Wyaralong Dam Carp Tilapia Eradication Comp at Lake Wyaralong.

Bring the family, fish from the shore or kayak, canoe or boat (electric only) to catch Carp and Tilapia pest fish at Lake Wyaralong on Saturday, 23 March.

Registration for the 2019 Dragon Kayak Wyaralong Dam Carp Tilapia Eradication Comp will be from 5.30am, fishing starts at 7am and weigh-in closes at 2pm sharp.

A BBQ, drinks and raffles tickets will be available for purchase, and all purchases (including registration) will be cash-only.

All money raised will be used to buy fingerlings to stock native fish back into Lake Wyaralong and surrounding rivers and creeks.

The event is being hosted by Logan and Albert Fish Management Association. For more information, visit or check out the Facebook event page.

Ditch the golf cart and take a chopper!

It’s possible in the Scenic Rim, when you test your handicap on some of the region’s best courses.

Captain Mike will fly you between Scenic Rim golf courses.

Captain Mike, from Pterodactyl Helicopters, will fly you from course to course.

Play nine holes (three on each course) and enjoy amazing views from the air as you fly through the Scenic Rim.

Select three golf courses to visit from the Scenic Rim’s five state of the art golf facilities, each with its own unique history and offering, and all courses welcome visitors locally or from afar to come and experience what they have on offer.

Contact Pterodactyl Helicopters to enquire about your Scenic Rim Helicopter Golf experience today.

Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course

Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course is situated at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, Australia’s first integrated golf resort. The course, designed by renowned Scottish designer Desmond Muirhead, was recently named top Resort Golf Course. Its unique design, carved into a series of valleys, hills and lakes, provides plenty of elevation change. The wildlife is abundant, with hundreds of kangaroos feeding on a daily basis.

Tamborine Mountain Golf Club

Situated 500m above sea level, Tamborine Mountain Golf Club overlooks the Gold Coast. This acclaimed 9-hole, 18 tee golf course is a delight to play any time of the year. Unlike the coastal courses, they don’t flood in the wet season and they’re always several degrees cooler, with minimal humidity during summer. Visiting golfers are welcome to experience their hospitality and challenge the 3, 4 and par 5 holes, then master their elevated bent grass greens that thrive at this altitude.

Beaudesert Golf Club

Beaudesert Golf Club offers 18 holes on gently undulating land with tree-lined fairways and carefully maintained grass greens irrigated daily using recycled water from the main dam. A small creek flows through the course with a variety of creatures enjoying the natural habitat provided.

Boonah Golf Club

Boonah Golf Club’s Signature Hole is the par 4, 9th/ 325m, 18th/ 352m, a challenging water carry for the big hitters who like to drive the green, which is well guarded by bunkers. They have two Par 3s which would take pride of place on any resort course.  Both are attractive from the tee and strategically designed to demand accuracy and precise club selection.

Canungra Golf Club

The course opened in 1972 and has been designed to accommodate players of all skill levels with minimal bunkering and water hazards yet still a challenging layout.

It is predominantly flat but with a couple of elevated tees, tight in places with small couch greens to test approach accuracy.

The shortest par 3 at 138m requires a delicately placed shot to hold the green and the longest par 5 at 514m offers a wide fairway with the last 100m uphill to an elevated bunkered green to test the best of the big-hitters.

Helicopter Golf Tours in the Scenic Rim: Your golf handicap will fly high.


March is filled with opportunities for you to have a great time in the Scenic Rim. Whether you want to go on a magnificent guided walking experience, have a night at the local theatre, immerse yourself in a country show or even plan your perfect Scenic Rim wedding, we’ve got an event for you! Here’s your guide to what’s on in March in the Scenic Rim.

Pig Day Out on Tommerup's Farm.

Pig Day Out on Tommerup’s Farm.

Stock up on farm fresh pork at Tommerup’s Pig Day Out – 9 March

Tommerup’s farm larder will be open and stocked with their milk fed, free range heritage breed pork – traditional wood-smoked bacon, leg ham, kabana and gourmet sausages. Bring your esky and stock up!

Autumn orchid and foliage show

Autumn orchid and foliage show.

Expand your orchid collection – 9 to 10 March

Be inspired and grow your orchid collection at the Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society Autumn Orchid and Foliage Show.  You can purchase plants and accessories and hear a guest speaker talk about basics for growing orchids.

Kerry Valley Blue Tree Project.

Kerry Valley Blue Tree Project.

Join the Kerry Valley Blue Tree Project celebration – 10 March

Celebrate the Kerry Valley Blue Tree Project with an afternoon of entertainment at Kerry Memorial Hall. The people behind the project want to thank the community and beyond for the support shown for their project aiming to reach out to those experiencing mental health issues.

O'Reilly's Bird Week.

O’Reilly’s Bird Week.

See hundreds of bird species at O’Reilly’s –  10 to 15 March

Flock to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat for Autumn Bird Week from Sunday March 10 to Friday March 15, 2019.

A precursor to the larger internationally renowned O’Reilly’s Bird Week held each November, Autumn Bird Week is a relaxed experience ideal for beginner bird watchers hoping to see the unique birds of Lamington National Park in a small group.

Rowing Queensland

Lake Wyaralong

Have a day at the lake, watch the regatta – first 3 Saturdays of March

There are regattas the first 3 Saturdays of March at the beautiful Lake Wyaralong! The regatta action for the month of March culminates in the exciting GPS Head of the River Rowing Championships on 16 March.

Spectator entry is free and Lake Wyaralong has walking and cycling tracks and beautiful picnic spots.

Bring cash to to purchase food and drinks, stop to check out the nearby towns of Beaudesert or Boonah on your way to or from the regatta and stop in at The Overflow Estate 1895 just down the road from all the rowing action.

Introduction to Life Drawing.

Introduction to Life Drawing.

Get an introduction to life drawing – 3 to 6 March

Stay on the beautiful Tamborine Mountain for a three-day creative workshop with renowned local artist Gaye Dell.

Each participant will leave the mountain with a feeling of serenity, a smile, some know-how and pieces of art they have created.

Packages are inclusive of accommodation.

On the Edge Events.

On the Edge Events.

Hit the mountain bike tracks – 10 March

Join the folk from On the Edge Events for the first Gravity Enduro series to be held in the Scenic Rim.

The event will be held in Kooralbyn, with five timed runs and plenty of time for transitioning through the Kooralbyn trails.

Test yourself on one of the best Gravity Enduro courses in Queensland.

Marisa Parker author

Marisa Parker.

Learn to write your life story – 10 to 13 March

Head to Tamborine Mountain for a two-day creative writing workshop on how to write your life story.

Award-winning author Marisa Parker will host the workshop, and accommodation is included in the package.

BAMS War of the Worlds

BAMS War of the Worlds

Have a night at the local theatre – 15 to 23 March

Join BAMS Theatre Inc. for The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script live on stage.

It features the pre-show The Music of the ‘30s with The Bamettes singers.

Enjoy cabaret-style seating, a full bar and cheese platters available to pre-order.

Shows are on the following dates:

Tamborine Mountain Show

Tamborine Mountain Show.

Have a rockin’ time at the Tamborine Mountain Show – 16 March

Come along for a great day of competitions, exhibits, vintage cars, horses and dogs.

Mason Rack Band will take you into the night, there’ll be great food and the bar will be open.

Mt Maroon moon rise hike. Photo: Mt Barney Lodge.

Mt Maroon moon rise hike. Photo: Mt Barney Lodge.

Do the Moon Rise on Mt Maroon – 21 March

Imagine the view from the Mt Maroon summit on a clear full-moon night. You can experience it for yourself through the Moon Rise on Maroon guided walk with Mt Barney Lodge.

This is a great walk for fit and determined hikers, and takes five to seven hours return from Mt Barney Lodge.
Secrets of the Scenic Rim interNATIONAL PARKtours.

The Scenic Rim.

Experience the Secrets of the Scenic Rim  – 24 to 29 March

Treat yourself with a short break in the Scenic Rim and learn its secrets from the locals on the Secrets of the Scenic Rim walking tour with interNATIONAL PARKtours.

Stretching south-west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect city antidote.

Weddings at Canungra Valley Vineyards

Plan your own Scenic Rim wedding  – 31 March

Join O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards for their annual Wedding Open Day

Visit their stunning property and view their four wedding venues with event organisers and preferred suppliers on hand to answer questions from the bride and groom to be.

Stay for lunch for a 20 per cent discount on all food and wine.


Brisbane and GPS Club Regatta, Wyaralong – 13 April 2019

Moogerah Passion Play – 13 April 2019

Scenic Rim Trail Running Series Round 1 – 14 April 2019

Moogerah Passion Play – 14 April 2019

Moon Rise on Maroon – 19 April 2019

Moogerah Passion Play – 19 April 2019

Towri Easter Egg Hunt – 20 April 2019

Moogerah Passion Play – 20 April 2019

Beaudesert Anzac Race Day – 25 April 2019

Pottery and Textiles Workshop – 28 April to 2 May 2019

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

Due to popular demand, Towri Sheep Cheeses is holding a cheese workshop for kids on Easter Saturday!


  • $90 per child Easter Saturday, 20 April
  • 10am arrival, finish about 3pm
  • Morning tea and lunch included
  • Kids get to make their own cheese to take home
  • Donkey and lamb pats
  • Free time to relax in the Towri gardens
  • Easter egg gift bag for each child to take home

Parents are welcome for $30 per person to cover morning tea and lunch.

Bookings essential by 15 April, 2019 to or phone 5543 1260, or Dallas Davidson (Head of Marketing) 0403 463 429.

Ladies and gentlemen, immerse yourself in the English tradition of ‘High Tea’, served in the gardens at Towri Sheep Cheeses.

Treat yourself and your friends to a wonderful winters’ day out in the country. There’ll be sparkling wine, pots of tea and coffee and tiered trays of scones, canapés, sandwiches and petit desserts.

This inaugural event will start at 10.30am Saturday, 27 July. Tickets are $68 per person and bookings are essential.

For more information, email,  visit the Towri Sheep Cheeses Facebook page or check out the Towri Sheep Cheeses website.