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 by robots 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 7.

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

Head to their website for all the information.

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.

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. The park is limited to 20 four-wheel-drives on the property daily so they encourage you to call them prior to ensure you are not disappointed.

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.

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 4WD 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, can’s 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 at Tamrookum

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

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is a secluded paradise with everything, tucked away in regional Queensland’s picturesque scenic rim. Discover the beauty and tranquility that has historically attracted Australia’s highest flyers to holiday here.

With its tranquil surrounds, ample outdoor space and many facilities, Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is perfect for a corporate getaway, an active escape or an indulgent retreat. Resort facilities include a golf course previously visited by the game’s greats, outdoor pool, day spa, tennis courts, mini putt putt, volleyball courts and more.

Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen’s family since 1882, and they’ve been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 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, milking cows, 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, or try their hand at milking the house cow each morning. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a horse ride through some of South East Queensland’s most spectacular country – riders of all ages and experience are catered for. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang and crack the Australian stock whip while enjoying a cup of billy tea and freshly made damper.

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.

Free Entry, 7 TAB Races, Bookies, TOTE, Bars, Great food and Service, Christmas hamper raffle

Christmas Party Luncheon $55pp – Nibblies, Banquet Lunch and Dessert Platter. Contact 0481 776 651

View our Reception room at Beaudesert Golf Club which offers warmth and ambiance with traditional styling.

See your wedding venue set up on your big day before the reception

Personalized service and attention to detail- don’t be lost on your wedding day amongst other wedding guests, photographers and celebrants

Privacy and Intimacy, no one wants to share their special day with another Bribe and Groom in the next room.

Opportunity for flexibility take your time during your photos, there will be no hurry to move on to allow another shoot to take place.

Flexibility and willingness to make personalized changes to your wedding to ensure it is exactly as you dreamed.

Function room is air conditioned

Plenty of free onsite parking for your guests in our car park

Allow for last minute guest cancellations (7days)

A personalised Function Coordinator who will be with you from set up to completion our personal touch to you for your special occasion.

The Beaudesert Race Club is the perfect setting for an elegant wedding. Acres of beautifully manicured lawns and leafy gardens provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. There are a number of function facilities that can host intimate affairs or grand celebrations.

The Centre Beaudesert is a modern flexible artspace located in Beaudesert, South East Queensland. The Centre offers state-of-the-art facilities for exhibitions and performances by companies and artists from across the region, the country and the world.

Regional gallery (Admission Free)
Theatre (seats 338)
Flexible raked seating for intimate or full auditorium mode
A number of rooms suitable for meetings
Workshop spaces available
Full facilities for conferencing including large screens and data projection, whiteboards, internet etc.
Online booking facilities for performances and events

This walk explores the Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland; a stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage listed national parks.

This is a four day, three-night adventure for groups of up to 10 walkers. Departing from Cunningham’s Gap, you’ll be escorted by one of Spicers field guides, who’s passion and experience will bring the tracks to life.

Here you can rediscover the pleasure of simple things – like the peace that comes with walking through a forest to the song of native birds; the pleasure that seeing a curious wallaby can bring; and the awe that a sky full of stars can inspire. Best of all you can discover them all while enjoying a walk that is more about ‘rest and relaxation’ than ‘rough and ready’.

Explore the environment by day and return to the comfort of Canopy Eco-Lodge for the first two nights accommodation. On your final day as you reach the summit, enjoy checking in to their award-winning sister property Spicers Peak Lodge and enjoy a night of absolute luxury including their famous seven-course degustation dinner with drinks.

Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls.

With more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, and constant touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around the Australia, the girls are coming to your town! These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories.

Few sacred cows remain un-milked by these two small town Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and thirty five years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird television shows, obsessions, frustrations, and most importantly, who unpacks the dishwasher.

Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC’s Q&A, SBS’s Mums The Word and About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel’s Be A Comedian.

Peter Senior, Wayne Grady and Jeff Thomson will be taking part in the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley Pro-Am on Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th October.

Part of the Ladbrokes PGA Pro-Am Series, Kooralbyn’s pro-am will be a mixed golf competition between professionals, celebrities and amateurs taking on the challenge of the 18-hole championship golf course, with a $25,000 pro purse, plenty of prizes and a chance to win a golf cart off a hole in one.

Amateur trophies and prizes to five placings and presentation dinners both nights will make this an exciting event for all. Spectators are welcome.

Entries are currently being accepted for amateurs, closing 26th September. Details and entry form can be found on the resort’s website www.rrkv.com.au or people may contact the pro shop on 07 5544 6688.

In 2008 the Kooralbyn resort closed along with the famous Kooralbyn Mtb trails which had hosted numerous national Events and had also been a training facility for the Australian Mtb team. With such a big history and the likes of Cadel Evans racing on the course a resurrection was imminent.
After years of sitting idle the tracks had disappeared and were overgrown with bush lost to memories of the past.
Years of talking of resurrecting the trails lead to a few enthusiastic local Mountain bike riders getting together and making a start finding, clearing and improving the old trails.
That lead to the creation of the Kooralbyn Professional Mountain Bike Trail Association!
Which in conjunction with The Ramada Kooralbyn Resort our goal is to create one of Australia’s Premier Mountain Biking Destinations.

Towri Sheep Cheesery is the only accredited Artisan Boutique Sheep Dairy and Cheese Room in Queensland and is situated at Allenview near Beaudesert, a relaxed one-hour drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

The Towri property consists of 300 acres of scenic rural land, a purpose-built dairy with specialist milking equipment and the Towri homestead. With the peaceful country lifestyle that we have here, life at Towri is close to perfect – especially if you’re one of our 350 sheep.

If you are looking for a country experience that’s not too far out of the way, a morning at the Towri Sheep Cheesery is for you (by appointment only). A morning consists of a milking demonstration, substantial cheese tasting, tea and coffee, and access to the cheese room to learn about the basics of sheep cheese making from cheese maker Carolyn Davidson, and discuss the differences between sheep, cow and goat cheese.

Cheese schools are conducted every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Towri to help you master the art that is cheese-making. Join us for a day and learn how to make your own cheese. We can cater for personalised groups – or if it’s just you, book to join another group. To ensure individual attention, groups are kept to a maximum of 10 people. With specialist instruction from Carolyn Davidson you will have your own hand-made sheep cheese to take with you at the end of the day, along with a cheese mould and recipes for you to practice your new-found skills.

Nindooinbah Dam was constructed in 1961 as an off-stream water storage for the Water Treatment Plant for Beaudesert township. Unlike most dams, Nindooinbah wasn’t built across a waterway such as a creek or river and has to be filled by pumping from the Albert River, and not stream flows. During heavy rainfall events the dam receives very small localised inflows. Following the decommissioning of the Water Treatment Plant and pump station on the Albert River, the dam is no longer used for water supply.

Public access is available to the dam wall embankment area. No other recreation activities are permitted.

We’d love to have you come and visit the Robotic Dairy. We run organised tours during the week and on weekends.

Tours are by appointment. The dairy is located in the Scenic Rim just over an hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

4Real Milk is produced using milk from the Dennis Family’s Robotic Dairy.

The milk is Pasteurised Only (unhomogenised), Full Cream Milk, nothing removed, nothing added – and tastes great!

Along with the best tasting milk, there is a pot set yoghurt and various soft and hard cheeses.

The aim of our centre is firstly to provide a showcase for local art and craft. Amongst our talented contributors are painters, sculptors, textile artists, woodworkers, writers, musicians, paper artists and food providores. As most of our contributors also man the centre from time to time, you will meet them when you come to visit.

We also provide information for visitors to the area, and it is our staff members’ personal extensive knowledge which helps people who come here from all parts of the world to enjoy our special region.

The centre is also a meeting place for community groups.
The Lyrebird Gallery is located inside the Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre. It proudly showcases a range of unique and superb examples of local fine arts and traditional crafts, all of which are available for purchase. Come and browse through the crafts and enjoy the many wonderful paintings, photographs, sculptures and textile arts on display. You may just find that piece you’ve been looking for to furnish your home or office, or a special gift for friends or family.

 

Lake Wyaralong and the surrounding areas provide a great variety of recreation facilities to the local community and visitors to the region. The lake is popular for paddle craft, fishing and campers. A boating permits is not required at Lake Wyaralong, however you must obtain a SIPS permit to fish.

More than 40 kilometres of multi-use trails are available for walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders.

Wyaralong’s mountain bike network provides trails for cross country, all mountain, downhill and four cross riders. The network has around 25 kilometres of International Mountain Bike Association standard single track, ranging from basic Green Trails through to Double-Black Diamond Trails, which are used by recreational riders, as well competitive events.

Multi-use trails from the Western Trail Access, along the shoreline and up onto the Mt Joyce ridgeline provide access for horse-riders. The Lilybrook Recreation Area (Western Trail Access) will also connect to the planned Boonah to Ipswich Trail, giving riders even more opportunities for riding in the future. Note: There are very limited watering facilities available at the site. Trail users should come prepared with a water supply for horses and must not water horses from Wyaralong Dam.
Please note that swimming is not currently permitted in the lake.

Sweeping views of the magnificent mountain ranges and low rolling hills from above will give you a perspective and photo opportunities unmatched by other tours with Hot Air Ballooning Scenic Rim.
The stunning natural landscape of the Scenic Rim ensures that your hot air ballooning Scenic Rim trip offers a range of diversity that will be a highlight of your stay in the area.
Queensland’s Hot Air Ballooning Scenic Rim has Australia’s largest fleet of hot air balloons and some of the country’s most experienced operators ensuring a smooth ride and top service with transfers from accommodation in the Scenic Rim area.

The XC Enduro Super Series is a four race mountain bike series for all levels. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd of the XC Enduro races will be held at Adare, Gatton. The 4th and final race will be at Kooralbyn. The courses are suitable for all riders although Kooralbyn may suit some people more riding in a team. The four races are held in April, June, August and September and have a standard four format. All events are MTBA affiliated, providing members with the Association’s benefits. This means you need to have a valid license when entering.

Join in the fun at Jubilee Park on Thursday 7 September 2017, 10am-2pm

Free Sausage Sizzle, Jumping Castle, Children’s Activities, Information Stalls and More!

 

Date: 2 December 2017

Address: Lake Wyaralong

Website: www.rowingqld.asn.au

Phone Contact: 07 3842 1200

Email Contact: info@rowingqld.asn.au

Date: 26 August 2017

Address: Lake Wyaralong

During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

Website: www.bsra.org.au

Date: 19 August 2017

Address: Lake Wyaralong

During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

Website: www.bsra.org.au

Date: 12 August 2017

Address: Lake Wyaralong

During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

Website: www.bsra.org.au

Date: 28 October 2017

Address: Beaudesert Golf Club, 135 Kerry Road, Beaudesert

Website: www.4aussiewarvets.com.au

Phone Contact: 0418 735 257

Email Contact: info@4aussiewarvets.com.au

Date: 27 & 28 October 2017

Address: Scenic Rim

Website: www.4aussiewarvets.com.au

Phone Contact: 0418 735 257

Email Contact: info@4aussiewarvets.com.au

Date: 27 – 29 September 2017

Address: Lake Wyaralong

Website: www.rowingqld.asn.au

Phone Contact: 07 3842 1200

Email Contact: info@rowingqld.asn.au

Date: 5 August 2017

Address: Lake Wyaralong

During July and August the Brisbane Schoolgirls’ Rowing Association (BSRA) regattas will take place at Wyaralong Dam culminating with the Head of the River Regatta on 26 August.

Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the 10 member schools compete at the beautiful setting of Wyaralong Dam.

Website: www.bsra.org.au

 

Serving Coffee, Milkshakes, Burgers, Fish and Chips, Salad, and a variety of take away food

Lilies Restaurant & Bar is open 7 days a week for buffet breakfasts and à la carte dinners. Here you can try our local produce dishes whilst enjoying our stunning view across the grounds and golf course through our floor to ceiling glassed windows.

Breakfast 6.30am-9.30am daily | Dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm daily with bar open late.

Available for weddings and functions.

In conjunction with the producers of the upcoming Australian movie filmed in Queensland later this year PATCHED an outlaw bike club (see trailer)

On the day raffles, BBQ, show bikes, face painting, stalls and actor members of the 8 ball motor cycle outlaw club. Photo opportunities available.

Raffles include hair,  nails,  lingerie,  NRL shirt signed by team and tattoos by gypsy tattoos.

Doors open 6PM, show time 8PM

Come and enjoy a free day of activities including arts & crafts workshops, scavenger hunt, markets and much more! Download the poster for more information: Earth Day Poster

If you’ve explored the Scenic Rim then chances are you’ve driven through the town of Beaudesert.
It’s a common stop-off point for fuel and grocery supplies on your way to a Scenic Rim camping ground or hiking hot spot.
But Beaudesert local Susie Cunningham reckons more visitors should plan to spend a day in her hometown.
She says if you know where to look you’ll discover Beaudesert has some unique country charms.
Here is Susie’s recipe for a perfect day in Beaudesert. Read more

Enjoy the mellow sounds of Black Velvet Jazz in the beautiful setting of Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard. Local food will be available for lunch – Bunjurgen Estate will complement olives, cheeses, lime caviar, hams, salami, beef and chicken gourmet products, country style jams, chutneys and relishes, lavender, honey, macadamias and gelato and goat milk products including cheeses.

Thinking about going into chooks?

Don’t miss the Beaudesert Poultry Club Poultry Sale on March 26.

Meet breeders and learn more about keeping chooks in a series of free talks.

All aspects of poultry keeping will be covered.

Birds will be available for purchase on the day, including Guinea Fowl and Quail.

The Club is located within the Beaudesert Showgrounds, about 40km south of Brisbane.

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This Challenge Event Program offers the fantastic opportunity to cycle or run/walk through the amazing Fassifern Valley while supporting the great work that Chaplains do in our district. Runs and rides offer the diversity to cater for kids, fun runners or the serious athlete.

The Chamber Philharmonia Cologne (Cologne Chamber Orchestra) visits Beaudesert as part of their 2017 tour. Starts at 4pm.