School’s almost out and the sun is shining! It’s time to let your hair down and have some fun and where better that the Scenic Rim, only an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Corinna and Ryan Schindel with kids Marlo, 6, and Ayla-Mae, 4, at Binna Burra. Picture by Luke Marsden.

 

STAY AND PLAY

  1. Make new memories at Binna Burra
    Relax at the doorstep to pristine Lamington National Park and enjoy the age-old hospitality of Binna Burra Lodge. Book in for guided bushwalks, kids activities, well-being classes and heritage walks to complete your stay. Check out the Binna Burra Sky Lodge Specials too!
  2. Beat the heat at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
    Your one-stop-shop for family fun! Keep the kids entertained with the School Holidays Eco Rangers program while you have a massage at the Lost World Day Spa! Or get back to basics with a stay at the new O’Reilly’s Campground. Check out these local O’Reilly’s Specials.
  3. Keep the whole family happy at Cedar Creek Lodges
    The perfect retreat all year round, Cedar Creek Lodges has all your mountain adventures and experiences covered. Tackle the TreeTop Challenge, discover hidden treasures, go Thunderegg Fossicking or try Adventure Mini Golf, laser tag, crystal panning, bird feeding and so much more, plus wine and dine in the Rainforest Restaurant and Lounge Bar. For the ultimate glamping experience, check out the new Lotus tents to have your own slice of rainforest paradise to yourself.
  4. Make yourself at home at Herrmann House
    There’s plenty of space for the whole family at luxurious, historic Herrmann House in Kalbar! Accommodating up to 8 people, it’s perfect for big family getaways. You can even order your own private dinner party or day spa treatments.
  5. You won’t be bored at The Kooralbyn Valley
    The Kooralbyn Valley is a one-stop-shop to play and explore. Have a swing at the on-site golf course, relax at the outdoor heated spa, cool down in the swimming pools, and stay busy with a host of other activities. Check out their leisure packages to take the hassle out of your holiday.
  6. Roam free at Clandulla Cottages
    Explore this beautiful country property with plenty to do, from feeding the farm animals to having a camp fire at night. Keep the kids entertained with plenty of activities onsite, and explore local attractions at Tamborine Mountain and Canungra.
  7. Stay on a real working farm at Cedar Glen Farmstay
    Find the ultimate family farm stay experience at Cedar Glen Farmstay in the Lost World. There’s animal feeding, alpaca walking, twilight tours, guided cave hikes and more. Book here.
  8. Stay at Milford Country Cottages
    Stay in affordable, quality country accommodation in self-contained 2 bedroom cottages. Feed the cows, chickens and horse, enjoy a glass of wine while the sun goes down and explore Boonah and surrounds.
  9. Have a unique holiday at Old Church BnB
    Get off the beaten track at the stunningly-restored Old Church BnB near Boonah. It’s the perfect home base to go exploring, whether you’re hitting the trails in nearby national parks, enjoying old school country hospitality in the Boonah cafes, pubs, markets and shops, and so much more.
  10. Holiday at Moogerah Lake Houses
    Base yourself at Moogerah Lake Houses for your ultimate Scenic Rim holiday adventures. Explore the gorgeous nearby communities of Mt Alford, Boonah, Kalbar and Harrisville and enjoy plenty of downtime and take in the views.
  11. Have an outdoors escape at Scenic Rim Adventure Park
    Have an affordable family getaway with plenty of activities for kids and parents, from 4×4 driving through to wildlife spotting and outdoor games.
  12. Unwind at Hilly Ridge holiday house
    Find space for the whole family (sleeps up to 8 guests) at Hilly Ridge holiday house. This exclusive and elegant Queenslander at Cannon Creek, near Boonah, has breathtaking views of the Scenic Rim and it’s fully self-contained. Book here.

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We all need a moment to unwind from the epic year we’ve had, don’t you agree?

Here in the Scenic Rim, only an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, we’ve got your kid-free holiday adventures sorted, because who says children get to have all the fun? 

Sunset Sips at Witches Falls. Photo by Sabine Bannard.

NO KIDS? NO WORRIES. Book these kid-free summer holiday experiences 

  1. Unwind with Sunset Sips at Witches Falls Winery
    Sunset Sips at Witches Falls Winery is one of Tamborine Mountain’s best-kept secrets. Book in, turn up, relax and enjoy every Friday through spring and summer from 4pm to 7pm. You heard it here!  Read more. 
  2. Escape to the countryside at Vanbery Cottage
    This gorgeous cottage for two adults only is on a stunning 43 acre cattle property near the Scenic Rim township of Boonah. Enjoy boutique private hilltop accommodation with breathtaking valley and mountain views. Book here. 
  3. Indulge at Witches Falls Cottages, Tamborine Mountain
    Book the indulgence on Tamborine Mountain Package for a gorgeous couple’s experience you won’t forget. Stay in the Private Rainforest Spa Cottage  and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast hamper including homemade bread delivered to your cottage each morning. Book here. 
  4. Retreat to Yalbaroo – you can even BYO horse!
    Discover this hidden gem on beautiful Cainbable Creek. Experience fresh air and open space, escape the hustle and bustle, relax, recharge and rejuvenate in this beautiful country getaway, just for couples. Oh, and if you have a horse you can bring that too, as there is on-site stable accommodation available and beautiful trails to explore. Book here. 
  5. Be blown away at Bunyip Retreat 
    The Bunyip Retreat offers couples a luxury getaway in a modern mezzanine apartment with full views to the Fassifern Valley. Mention this blog to get a free generous grazing platter plus a bottle of bubbles with any booking made during December 2020. Book by phoning 0428 328 193 or online. 
  6. Have a cheeky mid-week couple’s getaway
    Mention this blog for a 10 per cent discount on mid-week stays for couples only at Milford Country Cottages. Only available by phoning Milford Country Cottages direct on 0434 621 902 (note: families also holiday here!)
  7. Go on a food and wine adventure
    Let Pineapple Tours do all the thinking (and driving) for your fabulous food and wine tour of the Scenic Rim. Book a full day wine tour departing from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Tamborine Mountain, or do a brewery or distillery tour! They can even take care of your team building or corporate event (hello, Christmas party!) and create a personalized itinerary just for you. Book online or phone 0466 331 232.  
  8. Kick up your heels with Bevvies and Bowls
    Get The Vino Bus from your home or workplace up to Tamborine Mountain, where you’ll tour two wineries, get a gourmet lunch and play a few rounds of barefoot bowls at the iconic Tamborine Mountain Bowls Club. Relax in air conditioned comfort on the bus and take in the gorgeous scenery as you go! Book here. 

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Did somebody say ROAD TRIP? There’s something for the whole family on a fun day out in the Scenic Rim.

Select your best road trip playlist, roll down the windows and feel the fresh country air in your hair. We’re only an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so your adventures will be easy breezy.

The TreeTop Challenge. Photo by Jacqui Faulkner for Scenic Road Magazine.

Your ultimate Scenic Rim DAY TRIP:

  1. Get an adrenaline hit on the TreeTop Challenge
    Encourage your child’s sense of adventure at Australia’s largest zipline and high ropes adventure, the TreeTop Challenge at Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain. Explore the Juniors Park (for 3 to 7 year old children), check out the Adventure Park or get the ultimate thrills on the Canyon Flyer. Bookings essential. 
  2. Get on your bike!
    Book a mountain bike workshop with On the Edge Events (beginners and intermediate) at the Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Park. Or if motocross is more your thing, book in for a Coaching Holiday Camp at Queensland Moto Park! 
  3. Connect with local food at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
    Get to know your local farmer at Tommerup’s Farm Gate events. Shop from the fully-stocked farm larder, indulge in fresh-baked farmhouse cakes and rich Jersey Girl ice creams at the Hut Café and pull up a picnic blanket to relax and take it all in. 
  4. Get an education in all things glow worms
    The Glow Worm Caves Tamborine Mountain never get old! See thousands of healthy glow worms inside this purpose-built cave at Cedar Creek Estate. It’s an incredible conservation initiative, and an affordable experience for the whole family. Book your tickets here. 
  5. Take to the skies with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast 
    See the stunning Scenic Rim from the sky with Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast and indulge in breakfast and wine tasting at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. It’s a holiday experience you’ll never forget! Click here for your exclusive Visit Scenic Rim offer. 
  6. Make cheese at Towri Sheep Cheeses
    Develop a delicious new skill at a Towri cheese-making workshop. Take your own hand-made sheep cheese home at the end of the day, along with recipes to practice your new-found skills. Weekday workshops are $180 per adult and $90 per child (6 to 16 years old).  Bookings essential via info@towrisheepcheeses.com.au 
  7. Relax with the family at Witches Falls Winery
    While away the hours under the shade of a tree at Witches Falls Winery with a delicious wine or cider in hand and a gourmet local cheese platter to nibble on. Do a wine tasting and maybe even buy a sneaky bottle or two to take home. Open 7 days a week! 
  8. Have a play at Sarabah Estate Vineyard
    Find your happy place at Sarabah Estate Vineyard! Take the whole family for a lazy country breakfast from 8am every Sunday morning, or pop in Friday to Sunday for some fun in the sun. And keep an eye on Sarabah Estate Vineyard’s fun calendar of events, from Yoga in the Vines to Sip and Paint! 
  9. See the Scenic Rim with Drayhorse Shires
    Take a tour of the Shire Horse Farm, tuck into a drovers lunch or morning tea and board your horse-drawn carriage for a scenic tour of the region. Children welcome! Click here to book. 
  10. Make friends with the camels
    Pop into Summer Land Camels 7 days a week for a fantastic farm experience. Have a camel ride (bookings essential), do a farm tour, get a camel selfie, eat delicious local food at the Homestead Café and buy amazing camel products to take home. 
  11. Have fun in the sun at Canungra Valley Vineyards
    Have the ultimate picnic beside the creek at Canungra Valley Vineyards, 7 days a week, with plenty of space for the kids to run around. Book a homestead picnic basket, try the new vegan picnic basket or order from the weekend lunch menu or weekday lunch menu. Feeling fancy? Book one of the new Creekside Long Tables for something special. And remember the iconic Mountview Alpaca Farm, located on the property! Feed the alpacas or even take one for a walk. 
  12. Have lunch at Albert River Winery 
    Have lunch with your friends, family or workmates at Albert River Winery, open Wednesday to Sunday. Special two and three course menus available, plus a menu just for the kids. Click here for more. 

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

Scenic Rim local Lisa Bradley has a thing for flying. And when you see the stunning patchwork of Scenic Rim mountains, lakes and farmland from the sky, you can start to understand why.

She’s been teaching paragliding and hang gliding for more than 20 years, and for the last seven years she’s operated Oz Paragliding and Hang Gliding in the Scenic Rim.

Oz Paragliding and Hang Gliding Chief Flying Instructor Lisa Bradley, front.

Lisa, 43, loves sharing her love of flying with her students at the Oz Sky Ranch flight park – a purpose-built teaching facility at Boyland, about 15 minutes out of Canungra.

She is the only qualified Chief Flying Instructor in both paragliding and hang gliding in Australia and New Zealand, and leads a strong team of flying instructors who she has trained and mentored herself.

Her consuming passions are paragliding and hang gliding (and teaching both of those sports) and she also loves gardening, flying small planes, yoga, kayaking, animals and farming.

You’re most likely to see her on the job, sharing her love of flying, but you might also see her shopping for plants for the Oz Sky Ranch at Mitre 10 in Beaudesert.

Related: Check out these amazing offers for Oz Paragliding and Hang Gliding

We asked Lisa to share some of her local tips for the best places to eat, drink and relax in the Scenic Rim.

What do you love about the Scenic Rim?

I love the mountains and lakes and the friendly country people. It is one of the best places in Australia to go hang gliding and paragliding, and you can fly all year round.

What’s your favourite place to eat/ drink in the Scenic Rim?

I love all the cafes in Canungra. Canungra Hub, Bean in Canungra, The Outpost Café and Café Metz Canungra are great, and I also love Flying Bean Café at Beechmont. The Polish Place on Tamborine Mountain is really special, and Albert River Wines and the Bearded Dragon Hotel at Tamborine are my go-to spots for a great meal. They are all different in their own ways and it is nice to mix it up after flying.

What’s your favourite Scenic Rim spot?

The Oz Sky Ranch flight park in Boyland, at the base of Tambourine Mountain. It’s always been my dream to build a flight park where everyone could go tandem hang gliding and paragliding, and to share the dream of flying like a bird. The Oz Sky Ranch is a place that makes people’s dreams come true, and it’s been my dream to do that all along.

Related: Check out these amazing offers for Oz Paragliding and Hang Gliding

The Scenic Rim, with its six National Parks and World Heritage-listed rainforests, is simply made for walking.

Whether you want a scenic stroll or a more intense climb, the Scenic Rim will deliver.

Hiking in the Scenic Rim. Photo by Israel Rivera for Visit Scenic Rim.

Book a guided experience with our local adventure experts for an experience like no other.

Here are our top tips to plan your Scenic Rim walking holiday!

  1. Discover the Secrets of the Scenic Rim
    Immerse yourself in the food, wine, walks, art and World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Scenic Rim on the Lamington Short Break or Secrets of the Scenic Rim walking holidays with local Beechmont-based family company interNATIONAL PARKtours. They also guide short rainforest hikes at Binna Burra. Book via Binna Burra Lodge! See the Scenic Rim through the eyes of outdoor adventure specialist Lisa Groom and her team, from interNATIONAL PARKtours. Lisa’s grandfather, eco-tourism pioneer Arthur Groom, co-founded Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, so you’ll be in great hands.
    Click here to book
  2. Indulge in Spicers Scenic Rim Trail
    Relax knowing all is taken care of on the all-inclusive Spicers Scenic Rim Trail.
    Explore in relaxed luxury on a two, three or five day expedition through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest.
    Skip the heat and helicopter to 1000m above sea level, where the temperature hovers around 26 degrees. With high altitude, rainforest canopy and helicopter transfers, summer hiking has never been so appealing.
    Start your summer walking adventure with lunch at chef-hatted Homage Restaurant, Spicers Hidden Vale before flying by helicopter to Mt Mistake for your first night. Then spend the next 3 days walking through some of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and staying in purpose-built luxury accommodation.
    Finish your experience with a night at Spicers Peak Lodge before your helicopter trip back to Spicers Hidden Vale, taking in views of the Great Dividing Range and Lake Moogerah along the way.
    Click here to book
  3. Adventure with Mt Barney Lodge
    Take a mountain expedition in the Scenic Rim, with experienced and fully qualified outdoor leaders. Innes Larkin and the team of knowledgeable and passionate eco-rangers at Mt Barney Lodge offer a wide range of guided expeditions and walks for all fitness levels.
    Explore the many delights and challenges of Mt Barney National Park through the Moonrise on Mt Maroon, Mt Ballow, Mt Barney via SE Ridge, Mt Barney via Logans Ridge, Mt Barney via North Ridge to North Peak, Mt Ernest, Mt Gillies Family Scramble, Mt Gillies Summit, Mt Maroon Cotswold Track or Mt Maroon including Paddys Plain.
    Venture further afield to Mt Razorback, Mt Superbus, the Stinson Wreck, Westrays Grave and Larapinta Falls or The Steamers.
    Not sure where to start? Sign up for Mt Barney Lodge’s Mountain Fit Program. Or, if you’re highly experienced, have a week of adventure on Mt Barney Lodge’s ultimate Three Peaks Challenge.
    Click here to book
  4. Traverse the Border Track
    Walk the 21.4km Border Track from O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat to Binna Burra Lodge (or vice versa) in Lamington National Park.
    Stay the night at either of these international eco-tourism icons (depending which side you start from!) and walk back to your car the next day, or book a bus transfer with O’Reilly’s back to your car.
    Hot tip: you can wander at your own pace on a self-guided walk, or book a guided experience via O’Reilly’s.
  5. See the Scenic Rim with Horizon Guides
    Get to know the intricacies of the Scenic Rim’s bush and rainforest with Teresa Cause of Horizon Guides.
    Teresa, who is a Scenic Rim local and also owns Far Outdoors camping shop in Boonah, leads regular guided walks of the local trails, and shares her immense local knowledge and passion for the Scenic Rim’s beautiful natural world.
    Teresa also offers tailor-made guided tours of the region’s best trails.
    Click here to book
  6. Do the historic Stinson Walk
    Follow the trail taken by Bernard O’Reilly in 1937 when he went in search of the crashed Stinson Aircraft. Each year, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat offers a guided Stinson Walk package.
    Stay a few nights at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and spend a big, full day challenging your mind and body as you retrace Bernard’s footsteps 37km through the rugged McPherson Range to the Stinson crash site.
    Click here to book
  7. Lace up for a trail running event!
    Start training now for the 2021 Lost World Trail Festival! The views on this trail run will stop even the most experienced trail runner in their tracks! And put the 2021 Grape Escape Fun Run at The Overflow Estate 1895 in your diary. Plus, check out the On the Edge Events Scenic Rim Trail Running Series (2021 program coming soon). Book to stay in some of our amazing Scenic Rim accommodation and make a holiday of it!
  8. 14 of our favourite Scenic Rim walks
    Looking for more walking inspiration? Here are 14 of our favourite Scenic Rim walks, ranging from easy to hard.
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School holiday time is here, and that means time to escape to the Scenic Rim with the kids!

Get a healthy dose of fresh air, discover our hidden gems and even introduce your kids to farm life! Now, more than ever, it’s time to get back to basics and just have some good old-fashioned fun, don’t you think?

Here are some ideas to get you started!

Introduce the kids to farm life at Towri Spring Farmers Markets. Photo: Kate the Light Chaser.

  1. Give the kids a taste of farm life at Towri
    Start the school holidays right with an activity-packed day at Towri Spring Farmers Markets from 9am to 4pm, 20 September! There’ll be live shearing, kids cheese workshops, sheep milking demonstrations, landscaping tips from an expert, fresh local produce, live entertainment, lamb cuddling sessions and more! Bring your empty esky and stock up on delicious local produce! You’ll be able to fill those hungry young bellies all holidays and support Scenic Rim farmers while you’re at it! Spaces limited, click here to book tickets now.
  2. Get your camel fix at Summer Land Camels
    It’s the perfect holiday experience! Summer Land Camels at Harrisville in the Scenic Rim is open 7 days a week. It’s open daily for camel cuddles and feeding, or you can do camel rides and farm tours (bookings essential – click here for more). Plus enjoy all things camel, from award-winning cheese and gelato to camel milk skin and hair products, at the on-site cafe and store. Click here for more.
  3. Have a mountain lodge adventure
    O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Eco Rangers School Holidays Program will keep your kids well and truly occupied. There’s rainforest art, campfires, games, scavenger hunts and more! Click here to view the full program. Head up the other side of Lamington National Park to Binna Burra Lodge (now open again, woohoo!) Click here to book a campsite, safari tent or go all out with an eco-friendly family-size Sky Lodge and make yourselves at home in nature for the school holidays. Make memories at Mt Barney Lodge. Set up camp (or stay in one of the beautiful homesteads) and book the kids in for some wonderful nature-based activities! Click here for activities.
  4. Stay on a farm!
    Have an authentic food and farming experience at one of our beautiful local farms.
    Book a family holiday at a local farm stay to get the complete on-farm experience! Check out Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Cedar Glen Farmstay, Greenlee Farm & Cottages, Stay at Kirro and Milford Country Cottages.
    Book a farm tour at Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy or Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation, a kids cheese making workshop at Towri Sheep Cheeses or pop into Summer Land Camels any day of the week.
    Check out our 10 farms & farm stays your family will love!
  5. Hit world-class moto tracks at QLD Moto Park
    Hit the moto tracks with your kids at Qld Moto Park, near Wyaralong! They even have school holiday coaching camps. Click here for more information.
  6. Make the most of the Scenic Rim Regional Council’s school holiday program
    Keep the kids busy with movies, art and performance workshops, library activities and much more. See the full program here.
  7. Have an adventure on Tamborine Mountain
    Your children won’t want to leave Tamborine Mountain – it’s an absolute wonderland! Start at Thunderbird Park, where you can choose from zip lining, thunder egg fossicking, mini golf, horse-riding, laser skirmish, bird feeding and a reptile show! You can even book to stay at family-friendly Cedar Creek Lodges, on-site. Continue up the hill to Tamborine Mountain Rainforest Skywalk, where you can explore the rainforest canopies 30 metres above the ground. Complete your day with a guided tour of fascinating, purpose-built conservation project, the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves!
  8. Take the kids fishing
    Bundle up the kids and the fishing rods and while away the hours at one of the Scenic Rim’s three stunning lakes. Make the time to stop into one of our gorgeous townships for a bite to eat, too. Drop a line at these spots.
  9. Discover a sweet hidden gem in Canungra
    Little Bee’s Secret Garden, tucked in behind Owl Wholefoods in Canungra, is a must-visit for enquiring young minds. Learn all about native bees from the delightful Alex, and even buy some bee-friendly plants or a bee motel for home. Find out more here.
  10. Have an alpaca picnic!
    Make some furry friends at Mountview Alpaca Farm, on the grounds of O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards (bonus!) Open 7 days a week for all your alpaca walks, cuddles and picnics. Book here.

Top 10 ways to spoil dad in the Scenic Rim 

Nothing says, “I love you” like giving your dad a quality taste of the Scenic Rim. 

No matter what your dad is into, we’ve got something to make his day special. 

Whether he loves adventures outdoors or perhaps a bit of pampering, pub lunches or whipping up a masterpiece in the kitchen at home, we’ve got you and your dad sorted this Father’s Day. 

Check out our ‘Top 10 ways to spoil dad in the Scenic Rim’ to get you started. 

Take dad on an adventure. Photo: Mt Barney Lodge guide Innes Larkin by Visit Scenic Rim.

  1. Take dad to new heights. Does your dad love adventure? The sky is literally the limit in the Scenic Rim. Take him on Australia’s largest zipline adventure at TreeTop Challenge Tamborine Mountain, stroll among the treetops on the Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk or book him in for an epic mountain expedition with Mt Barney Lodge. Go even higher with a hot air balloon flight over the Scenic Rim or a scenic flight with Pterodactyl HelicoptersDad can even learn to fly with Oz Paragliding and Hang Gliding near Canungra or Airsport Qld at Boonah!
  2. Introduce dad to some 4-legged friends. Book an alpaca picnic at Mountview Alpaca Farm, treat dad to a camel ride and tour at Summer Land Camels, experience the Scenic Rim on horseback with Scenic Rim Equine Group or Horse Riding Hinterland or take a Cobb and Co wagon tour with Drayhorse Shires.
  3. Get dad a Scenic Rim Farm Box. Nothing says ‘We love you Dad‘ like brisket and beer. Our friends at Scenic Rim Farm Box have created a special box that takes all the guess work out of present buying. Simply add to your cart and they’ll do the rest!
  4. Give dad’s wardrobe some Scenic Rim style. Protect dad’s noggin from the sun and boost his street cred with a one-of-a-kind hat from Mad Natter, handmade on the farm in the Scenic Rim. And buy him a pair of world-class, ethically made jeans from Scenic Rim-based company, Outland Denim.
  5. Help dad smell great. Blokes like to be pampered, too! Check out the ‘Batches for Blokes’ collection, handcrafted by Beautiful Batches in Canungra and treat him to Coco and Myrtle artisan soaps, which are named after Scenic Rim landmarks and feature beautiful local ingredients.
  6. Quench dad’s thirst. Whether your dad loves beer, wine, spirits or coffee, he won’t go thirsty in the Scenic Rim! For a nice cold craft beer, book a spot at Scenic Rim Brewery or Fortitude Brewing Company. Relax beside Canungra Creek with a Father’s Day Picnic Basket at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, which is fun for the whole family, with Mountview Alpaca Farm right there on-site! And get him a brew of a different kind at Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation. Find out more about our local beer, wine and spirits.
  7. Get dad some hot cooking tips. Why not buy dad a cooking class or two? Buy him a gift voucher or book in for a variety of classes, from Italian, Vietnamese and Mexican to Thai fusion and party food with Scenic Rim Cooking Classes.
  8. Take dad camping. There are so many opportunities to get back to basics with a camping trip in the Scenic Rim. Click here to find more amazing campsites with great facilities and beautiful views in the Scenic Rim.
  9. Shout dad a pub lunch. You’ll be spoilt for choice if you want to take dad for a pub lunch in the Scenic Rim! We’ve got fair dinkum country pubs aplenty. Be sure to book ahead to make sure you get a spot. Find out about the Scenic Rim’s pubs here.
  10. Hit the fairways. The Scenic Rim has five golf facilities spread across the region, each with a unique history and offering. All courses welcome visitors locally or from afar to come and experience what they have on offer. Plan your golfing visit with dad. 

Spending more time with the people we love in places that make us feel alive, connected and enriched has never been more important. 

Welcome to the Richest Place on Earth, In Australia is a celebration of the people and places of the Scenic Rim, where our true richness lies. 

During months of lockdown, many of us developed a newfound respect for what really matters: connecting with people and with the world around us in an authentic and meaningful way. 

Welcome to the Richest Place on Earth, in Australia is us, the people of the Scenic Rim, sharing our home with you.  

It’s about the rich satisfaction of visiting the Scenic Rim and enjoying what’s most important – the things money can’t buy.

 

What really sets us apart here – aside from our stunning World Heritage Listed National Parks, our enticing places to stay and play and our award-winning food and wineis our people. 

Whether you’re buying fresh sheep cheese from Carolyn and Dallas at Towri Sheep Cheeses, farm-fresh delights from Kay, Dave and their family at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm larder, having a beer with Mike at Scenic Rim Brewery, bundling the kids into the car for a family holiday to remember at the iconic Thunderbird Park, run by Judi and Bob Minnikin on Tamborine Mountain or booking a delightful Kalbar getaway at Herrmann House, owned by passionate Scenic Rim visionary April Cornwell, you’ll love our locals. 

The people of the Scenic Rim welcome you with open arms. When you book a Scenic Rim holiday or hop in the car for a day trip, we want you to leave feeling enriched and counting down the days until your return. 

So, hop to it! Explore our hand-picked offers and book your visit to the Scenic Rim to discover why we’re the Richest Place on Earth, in Australia. 

Click here to explore our holiday deals 

Looking out from the summit of Mt Maroon. Photo by Susie Cunningham.

We are as excited as you are that travel restrictions continue to ease, and we can welcome even more of you back to the Scenic Rim.

From 11.59pm Friday, 15 May, you can travel up to 150km from home to experience the joys of the Scenic Rim. Great food, great scenery and precious time with family and friends in the great outdoors.

Be sure to follow all Queensland Government health advice on physical distancing and hygiene!

Things are changing by the day, as you know, and many businesses are changing their trading hours and styles to keep their doors open for us all. We’ve provided direct Facebook and website links to each business – please make sure you check the latest with them directly before you set out!

Here are our hot local tips for a great day out in the Scenic Rim!

1. Don’t go hungry

The Scenic Rim is quite literally one of Australia’s most abundant food bowls. We’re home to some of the country’s most hard working farmers, artisan food producers and brewers, distillers and wine makers. Lucky for you, you can get your hands on some fabulous local produce while you’re here.

All that shopping for local produce will make you hungry for something you can eat on the spot! Well you’re in luck. We’ve got more than 100 takeaway options spread out across the region.

So pack you esky and your appetite, and check out our A to Z of local takeaways and esky fillers

2. Walk it out!

Unwind with a stunning bushwalk in one of our World Heritage Listed national parks.

🍃: Lamington National Park (Green Mountains section via O’Reillys)⁣⁣

🍃: Main Range National Park (Mt Cordeaux and Mt Mitchell are stunning)⁣⁣

🍃 Moogerah Peaks National Park⁣⁣ (try the easy, paved track from the car park to the beautiful lookout on Mt French)

🍃 Mount Barney National Park (Yellow Pinch has a great view of Mt Barney!)

🍃 Tamborine National Park (note: Cedar Creek Falls will remain shut)⁣⁣

Be sure to check Qld Parks Park Alerts before you set out, for the latest information!⁣

3. Have a picnic!

Load your loved ones into the car and come relax in one of our parks! Check out a full list of the Scenic Rim’s parks and playgrounds here. Hot local tip, you can have an ALPACA PICNIC 7 days a week! You’ll also find some great picnic inspo over at Destination Scenic Rim.

4. Go shopping

Our beautiful country boutiques are filled to the brim with unique things you won’t find during your ordinary shopping trip! Many of them are starting to open their doors a little more, and if you can’t make it out to visit just yet, you can shop online! Click here for inspo and local intel.

Hang Gliders Lookout Robert Sowter Park

Hang Gliders Lookout by Christine Sharp for Eat Local Scenic Rim.

Whether you need a delicious takeaway or to fill your esky with Scenic Rim goodies for home, we’ve got you covered!

From 11.59pm Friday, 15 May, find something within 150km of where you live, pack your esky and your appetite and come get your fix! Be sure to order ahead (or book ahead, if you hope to be one of the lucky 10 dining in!) to help everyone maintain physical distancing.

Keep an eye out for all our gorgeous local shops to explore while you are here, and pack the rug and camping chairs for a quiet picnic at one of our lookouts, lakes or parks.

Be sure to follow all Queensland Government health advice on physical distancing and hygiene!

Things are changing by the day, as you know, and many businesses are changing their trading hours and styles to keep their doors open for us all. We’ve provided direct Facebook and website links to each business – please make sure you check the latest with them directly before you set out!

Here’s our A to Z of more than 100 hot local takeaway and esky-filling tips to get you started.

Beaudesert and surrounds: 

Grab a takeaway:

Fill your esky:

Lake Moogerah, Scenic Rim. Photo by Trevor Worden for Visit Scenic Rim.

Boonah and surrounds: 

Grab a takeaway:

Fill your esky:

Canungra and surrounds

Grab a takeaway:

Fill your Esky:

 Tamborine Mountain and Tamborine

Grab a takeaway:

Fill your Esky:

Further than 50km away? Order these Scenic Rim goodies online

There are so many fabulous Scenic Rim goodies available for you to enjoy from home.

Whether you want handcrafted skincare or boutique hand sanitiser, fashion or food, craft beers or cab sav, we’ve got you sorted!

Check out our A to Z of Scenic Rim online shopping below, to get you started. 

Enjoy the Nourished by Nightfall range in your own home. Photo: @shecriedwolf for Nightfall Camp.

Natural small batch soaps and skincare products handmade in beautiful Canungra. Sonia also sells useful items for the kitchen, laundry and bathroom! Shop here: https://beautifulbatches.myshopify.com  

Buy these stylish hoodies, socks, t-shirts and mugs featuring Binna Burra’s signature parrot and support the rebuild of the iconic Binna Burra Lodge, which tragically burned down in the bushfires of September 2019. All designs are created in-house by Binna Burra’s remaining core staff team! Shop here: https://www.binnaburralodge.com.au/shop/  

Delightful chambourcinshiraz rosé, soft warm climate shiraz, rich and earthy fortifieds and versatile verjuice, all proudly made solely from grapes grown on David McMaugh’s property near Boonah. Shop here: https://www.bunjurgenestate.com.au/wines  

Buy O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards wine online. Photo by Kellarni Creative. Location: Country Mile Escape. Styling: Hobbs Building and Interiors. Products: My Country Escape.

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat has gone into hibernation for the first time in 94 years, but the spirit of O’Reilly’s is still strong! Show your support by buying O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards premium wines online: https://oreillys.com.au/things-to-do/oreillys-wine/  

Imagine you’re exploring the Scenic Rim each time you wash your hands! Unique soap, bath and body products handmade in the country town of Boonah. Gemma’s products are named after Scenic Rim landmarks and feature ingredients from Scenic Rim producers. Shop here: https://cocoandmyrtle.com  

Think elegant Hamptons style in the main street of Boonah. Shop their goodies via Facebook and treat yourself or a loved one to beautiful gifts and homewares, delivered to your door!  Shop here: https://www.facebook.com/DuckJunction/

This sweet homewares and gifts boutique in the tiny town of Kalbar is full of great stuff for your home, and wonderful pieces you can buy for someone special (or maybe for yourself)! Shop here: https://www.eleganceandgrace4309.com

Get everything you need for your very own backyard campout. Who says staying at home can’t be fun? Connect with Teresa and her team via Facebook and they can post your outdoors essentials out to you from Boonah. Shop here: https://www.facebook.com/faroutdoorsboonah/

Get all the bits for backyard camping from Far Outdoors, Boonah. Photo: Susie Cunningham.

Now is the perfect time to style your home just the way you like it. Draw inspiration from Canungra locals Nikki and Luke,and shop their range of beautiful homewares. Shop here: https://www.hobbshome.com.au 

Look fabulous in iso. The locals swear by Amber’s store, Illahie Lifestyle and Fashion on  Tamborine Mountain. Shop her beautiful collection of women’s clothing and accessories at her online store, Ruby Lou Boutique. Shop here: https://rubylouboutique.com.au/ 

Delightfully scented handpoured soy candles and diffusers, hand wash and moisturisers all made in the Scenic Rim! Shop here: https://www.jarvislane.com  

Up the ante on your home skin and beauty regime with sophisticated organic skincare products made by Jasmin Organics at their organic farm and factory on Tamborine Mountain. Free shipping on Australian orders over $100! Shop here: https://jasminorganics.com

Find all the bits and bobs you need to attract and learn about native bees from home! Bee-friendly seed bomb kits, educational resources and even bee hotels! Shop online from Alex, Canungra’s friendly bee lady: https://www.littlebeessecretgarden.com/shop

A lovely German lady living in the tiny Scenic Rim town of Mt Alford hand crochets these beautiful baskets, beanies, bags and more. Shop Jennifer’s elegant collection via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moshki_design/  

Moshki Design hand crocheted jute baskets. Photo: @moshki_design

Michelle’s delightful shop in the heart of Canungra stocks only the most beautiful products, from fine linens and elegant accessories to giftwares and local artisan soaps. And now it’s all online! Follow My Country Escape on Instagram and Facebook for regular updates, and shop here: https://www.mycountryescape.com.au  

The next best thing to staying at Nightfall Camp is making your own home smell like a luxurious escape to the crystal-clear headwaters of Christmas Creek. Enter the Nighfall Nourished range, usually found in Nightfall’s safari tents, now available online! Host Jaide has partnered with masseuse Belinda to create this range of body wash, shampoo and conditioner, bath salts, body lotion and even critter spray. All products feature botanical aromas to reflect the nature immersion you get at Nightfall. Shop here: https://nightfall.com.au/nourished/  

The brainchild of Tamborine Mountain locals Erica and James Bartle, Outland Denim is a global ethical fashion label. When you buy their premium denim products, you help provide sustainable employment and training opportunities to women who have experienced exploitation. Shop here: https://www.outlanddenim.com.au

Get the best jeans ever from Outland Denim, a global ethical fashion label based on Tamborine Mountain. Photo: Outland Denim.

Beautiful infused Rathlogan Grove olive oils and gorgeous giftwares and homewares available by post, delivery or local pick-up via The Shed Café (by appointment). Hop on The Shed Café Facebook page, find something you like and text Lou on 0403 163 151 to order! Shop here: https://www.facebook.com/theshedcaferathdowney/ 

Shop your favourite local craft beers from the comfort of your own home. Mike’s quirky creations are all available online, and you can even have a virtual beer tasting. Shop here: https://www.scenicrimbrewery.com.au/shop 

Your one stop online shop for all things lavender! Select from Kathy and Nathan’s extensive range of quality products all made in the Scenic Rim using their very own lavender. Shop here: http://www.scenicrimlavender.com.au  

Skincare products made with fresh camel milk produced locally in the Scenic Rim! Let these gorgeous artisan products balance your skin biome. Shop here: https://summerlandcamels.com.au/product-category/natural-skincare/#shop_products  

Shop the full range of Summer Land Camels skincare. Photo: Summer Land Camels.

Start your days at home with a nice hot cup of coffee from Tamborine Mountain Coffee Plantation! Buy a bag of their Mountain Blend coffee beans online and brew your own perfect cuppa at home. Shop here: https://www.tamborinemountaincoffee.com.au/shop-1

Award-winning liqueurs featuring Australian botanicals, all crafted on Tamborine Mountain! And now they’re doing boutique hand sanitiser, too. Shop here: https://www.tamborinemountaindistillery.com/Products  

Mediterranean wines – Vermentino, Fiano, Montepulciano and Tempranillo – from grapes grown on the banks of Lake Wyaralong in the Scenic Rim. Indulge yourself! Shop here: https://theoverflowestate1895.com.au/product-category/premium-wines/

Get local wine delivered to your door 7 days a week! Tamborine Mountain’s Witches Falls Winery brings you wonderful wine, cider, beer and cheese via their new WOW Home Delivery Service. Same day delivery on orders made before 11am. Shop here: https://witchesfalls.com.au 

Turn your home into a beautifully-scented haven with products from Witchscents Organics on Tamborine Mountain. Nikki’s online store has everything! Body care, skin care, organic soaps, soy candles, foot soaks, bath bombs, aromatherapy room sprays, wax melts, organic tea and botanicals, gift wares and sustainable eco products. Shop here: https://www.witchscentsorganics.com 

Related: Get your Scenic Rim fix from home

Stuck at home? Here are our tips to get your Scenic Rim fix from home.

1. Shop the Scenic Rim from your living room

Get cosy at home and get shopping from the Scenic Rim. Photo by Kellarni Photography for Hobbs Home.

 

There are so many fabulous goodies available right here in the Scenic Rim, whether you want handcrafted skincare or boutique hand sanitiser, fashion or food, craft beers or cab sav, we’ve got you sorted!

Click here for our A to Z of Scenic Rim online shopping, to get you started.

2. Feed your Scenic Rim foodie appetite

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

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you should go without! We’ve got an abundance of local produce just waiting to feed your bellies and souls through this time. 

Whether you need Scenic Rim goodies to fill your pantry, fridge and freezer or maybe you need someone else in your neighbourhood to do the cooking for you, we’ve got you covered. 

Stay tuned for exciting Scenic Rim foodie news! For now, check out our Eat Local Scenic Rim Accredited Locavores and get inspo from our Scenic Rim Eat Local Week website.

3. Plan your next adventure

The Scenic Rim can’t wait to welcome you back.

No matter why you’re stuck at home, a great way to pass the time is getting inspired!  

From the mountains and rainforests of the Scenic Rim to the beauty of Tasmania, interNATIONAL PARKtours (IPT) takes you on small group walking tours to national parks and natural regions around Australia. Discover the country on easy to medium grade walks. Travel between destinations by private coach. Relax and unwind at the end of the day in comfortable accommodation. Most meals are included with the focus on local cuisine and regional produce. IPT guides are experienced and have your comfort and energy levels in mind. Australian walking holidays range from three to four day short breaks, one week hiking tours or extended walking tours of two to three weeks, which travel to more remote areas. IPT also organise special interest tours including birding, wildlife, food/wine and art-based adventures. interNATIONAL PARKtours have operated walking focused tours in Australia and around the world since 1975. The company is family-owned and the office is located in Australia’s Gold Coast hinterland (near Lamington National Park)….

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.

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 www.eatlocalweek.com.au/

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: info@towrisheepcheeses.com.au 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.

 

The Vintage Brocante is a country style marketplace showcasing high quality bespoke and unique items for the home and garden.

Carefully curated makers and collectors gather to exhibit twice a year in May and November.

Show up from 8am to 1pm for a fabulous morning of unique, collected, vintage and bespoke wares on offer for the home and garden.

There will be coffee and food available to enjoy in a picturesque setting beside Canungra Creek.

The event is held at the beautiful O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards at 852 Lamington National Park Road, 10 minutes out of Canungra.

 

Experience the community spirit of Canungra, a small town with a big heart , at the annual Turning Canungra Pink events.

Turning Canungra Pink, which kicks off in late September and runs for all of October, is facilitated by the Canungra Chamber of Commerce to raise awareness and funds for all types of cancer.

Start your support early by heading along to the Pink Polo Day (22 September) or the Pink Golf Day (28 September).

Join the Canungra community for the Turning Canungra Pink launch at 4pm, 3 October at Holli Dolli boutique, and visit all month to see the town decked out in pink and buzzing with activity.

There’ll be events all month, including the Pink Bingo (4 October), Pink Market Day (5 October), Charity Motorcycle Run (5 October), Women Like Us Comedy Night (11 October), Trivia Night (12 October), Country Music High Tea (19 October), Garage Sale Trail (19 October), Canungra vs The World Cricket Day (20 October), Cancer Care Information Evening (22 October), Canungra Campout (25 – 27 October) and the Canungra Pink Dinner (26 October).

Check out the calendar of events below for all information, and follow Turning Canungra Pink on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest!

Turning Canungra Pink was started in 2011 by local business owner Di Crooks, herself a breast cancer survivor.  In 2013 the Canungra Chamber of Commerce became involved, creating a fundraising event that lasted throughout October and involved most of the businesses and many residents in the town.  In the past 2 years Turning Canungra Pink has successfully raised over $40,000 per year – a great effort for such a  small town.

Funds raised from events held in October 2019 will be donated to Cancer Council Queensland (50 per cent) and Pink Assist (50 per cent), a local fund that provides practical support to local people who are being treated for cancer.

Pink Assist was established in 2017 and has helped a number of Canungra residents through their cancer journey.

It’s all about raising money and awareness for all types of cancer.

For more information, follow Turning Canungra Pink on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turningcanungrapink/

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:

 

This Father’s Day do something different! Enjoy the weekend at the Binna Burra Rainforest Campsite.

Spoil Dad with special events, activities and prices running exclusively for the Father’s Day weekend.

Phone Binna Burra Lodge on 07 5533 3622 to enquire about prices.

Scenic Rim Equine Group in Beechmont is a Scenic Rim horse riding and riding lesson provider. Explore the stunning Scenic Rim landscape on horseback, led by a team of expert equestrians. Private and group lessons and trails available. Master classes also available.

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.

 

Nikki Hobbs is a woman of many skills.

A seasoned public relations and communications specialist, in recent years Nikki has turned her attention to the building and design industry.

Nikki and her builder husband Luke run Hobbs Building & Interiors. Luke heads up the building side and Nikki lends her design flair to the interiors as Nikki Hobbs Interiors.

The couple live and work in the Scenic Rim and specialise in steel frame construction and have a passion for sustainable products.

Nikki Hobbs and the Hobbs Building team.

We asked Nikki to share her local tips on the best places to eat, drink and enjoy great design.

Canungra locals, Luke and Nikki Hobbs.

My Favourite Scenic Rim place to eat is …

Yikes, I’m having difficulty culling to just one so will list my highlights including The Overflow Estate at Wyaralong, Mason Wines Tamborine Mountain, Ginja Ninja Canungra, Wholefood Organic Harvest (veggie box delivery service) and all the Eat Local Week events (yum)!

Grapest 5K Run at The Overflow Estate 1895.

The Overflow Estate 1895.

My Favourite Scenic Rim place to have coffee is …

Some may refer to me as a ‘coffee-shop-hopper’ pending the location of our job sites, however always a constant is Cafe’ Metz in the heart of Canungra. Their staff are so lovely and a bar seat overlooking the main street action is always fun! (And kudos to The Treehouse and Greenlane Coffee, both on Mount Tamborine which should also get mentions as my faves).

Green Lane Coffee Plantation offers Sunday tours by appointment. Photo by Christine Sharp.

What I love about the Scenic Rim is …

Relocating to the region has reminded us of living in Canada; whereby comprised of picturesque countryside, like-minded outdoors folk and that there’s always something fun to see and do! (Including building eco-friendly homes for our clients, ha).

We’re also incredibly grateful for all our friendly neighbours (which doesn’t happen in the city these days) and often enjoy their company for gatherings (and for looking after our animals when we’re away)!

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …

Can I choose two? Firstly from the spectacular Moonlight Crag (located at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat) and secondly from the new (and improved) cantilevered timber deck at St Bernard’s Hotel on Mount Tamborine. It’s picture-perfect at sunset overlooking the escarpment and Gold Coast.

St Bernards Hotel

My favourite Scenic Rim walk is …

I’m off to Spain to walk a portion of the Camino later this month with Live Fit Gym in Canungra and hence have been getting mileage in my hiking boots of late (including Springbrook, Lamington, Binna Burra and Mount Tamborine).

However, my favourite walk was without a doubt the 37km Stinson hike, culminating at Christmas Creek on dusk after 14 gruelling hours. It’s a very heroic story retracing the footsteps of Bernard O’Reilly and one which I strongly encourage all Scenic Rim locals to give it a go.

Beers at Scenic Rim Brewery. Photo by Christine Sharp.

Your favourite Scenic Rim building?

It’s got to be the quaint Scenic Rim Brewery in Mount Alford. The tasteful country-style renovation and welcoming outdoor seating area is the epitome of the #scenicrim

Be inspired and expand your orchid collection at the Beaudesert Districts Orchid and Foliage Society Autumn Orchid and Foliage Show.

The event will go from 8am to 3pm, 9 March and 9am to 2pm, 10 March at  the Canungra School of Arts Hall, 3-7 Pine Street Canungra.

A 2-day entry pass costs $4.

You can purchase plants, pots, bark and accessories, and hear a guest speaker talk about basics for growing orchids at 9am and 11am Saturday and 10.30am Sunday.

For more information, phone: 07 5543 2108, visit www.bdofs.com or check out their Facebook events page.

What’s there:

  • Ample off-street parking.
  • Two days’ entry for your $4
  • Refreshments
  • A friendly atmosphere
  • Entry giveaways
  • Hourly spot giveaways
  • Lucky Door prizes
  • An exhibition of quality plants that have been judged by qualified judges
  • Sales plants grown by members of the society – quality plants at a reasonable price (be there early)
  • Trade tables where commercial growers will have for sale an assortment of plants including orchids and ferns
  • Trade table selling craft goods and preserves
  • A guest speaker who’ll talk about the basics of growing orchids for beginners
  • Members who are successful orchid and foliage plant growers who can provide growing advice
  • An accessory sales table where products not readily available to the enthusiast can be bought
  • A massed display of orchids and foliage plants not entered in the competition
  • A giant garden hamper raffle

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.

April EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic 3-course sunset dinner gazing out over the Coomera Valley.

The Coomera Terrace is Binna Burra Lodge’s most popular location for proposals and wedding ceremonies, and for one night only you can experience an outdoor dinner service right on the edge of the valley.

The Valentine’s Day menu, which you can view here, includes

  • Grazing platter: chargrilled prawns, marinated eggplant, red pepper, olives, smoked salmon, salami, ham, prosciutto and crostini. Vegetarian option: pumpkin soup with crusty bread
  • Main: whole baked salmon with lemon and dill, roast beef with mustard seed crust, apricot chicken tagine. Vegan option: stuffed mini Mediterranean pumpkin
  • Sides: steamed rice, honey glazed carrots, roasted Mediterranean mixed vegetables, rosemary roast chat potatoes, steamed broccolini
  • Salads: tagine couscous salad, garden salad
  • Desserts: strawberries dipped in white chocolate and silver pearls, red velvet cake bite, champagne & raspberry shortbread, tiramisu
  • Petit fours: lemon citrus tartlet, cheesecake tartlet, chocolate tartlet

The Valentine’s Terrace Dinner costs $85 per person.

Guests who have already booked accommodation with dinner included can simply pay an upgrade fee of $40 per person.

Dinner starts at 6.30pm, and bookings are essential. To book, phone 07 5533 3622 and ask to book the Valentine’s Terrace Dinner.

To keep up to date with event information, check out the Valentine’s Terrace Dinner Facebook event page.

Love is in the air this Valentine’ Day at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Spend quality time together exploring their wondrous vineyards and indulge in a divine Valentine’s Day Homestead Picnic Basket, including Paula’s delicious gourmet brownies.

O’Reilly’s picturesque grounds, stretching along the banks of the bubbling Canungra Creek, are perfect for enjoying your basket together.

They provide everything – including the picnic rug – so all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy.

Be sure to visit their Cellar Door afterwards for your free tasting of O’Reilly’s award winning wines, then wander over to spend some time with the cuddly alpacas from Mountview Alpaca Farm, located on the same property.

The Valentine’s Day Homestead Picnic Basket ($70) serves two adults and includes southern fried chicken, mild salami, local cured ham, chef’s seasonal salads, antipasto vegetables, selection of cheeses, dips with crackers, fresh-baked baguette roll and O’Reilly’s bush tomato chutney, Paula’s gourmet brownies and complimentary wine tasting. The vegetarian option includes frittata in place of meat (GF).

The Kids Homestead Pack ($12.50) includes ham, cheese, salad, a baguette roll and gourmet ice cream.

Vegetarian and gluten free options are available for an extra $5 per person, and must be arranged in advance.

Book online (until 10am 13 February) or phone O’Reilly’s on 07 5543 4011.

To keep up with event information, check out the Valentine’s Day at Canungra Valley Vineyards event page on Facebook.

 

It’s February, and that means time to get down to business. You’ve had your holidays, you’re back into the swing of things and you’re looking for fun activities to do in your downtime. Here’s your guide to what’s on in February in the Scenic Rim.

Rowing Queensland

Lake Wyaralong

Watch the regatta action at Lake Wyaralong – every Saturday

There are regattas every weekend in February at the beautiful Lake Wyaralong!

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.

 

Arabian Nights Rendezvous at Summer Land Camels.

Arabian Nights Rendezvous at Summer Land Camels.

Romance your love at the Arabian Nights Rendezvous – February 14

Have an exclusive Valentine’s Day experience at Summer Land Camels’ Arabian Nights Rendezvous.

Become Arabian kings and queens in your own private Bedouin tent and enjoy a luxurious platter of the finest fare while you relish a Summer Land Camels twilight.

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard-5

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard.

Have a romantic picnic beside Canungra Creek – February 14

Love is in the air this Valentine’ Day at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards.

Spend quality time together exploring their wondrous vineyards and indulge in a divine Valentine’s Day Homestead Picnic Basket, including Paula’s delicious gourmet brownies.

Binna Burra Lodge.

Binna Burra Lodge.

Have a sunset dinner on Coomera Terrace – February 14

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic 3-course sunset dinner gazing out over the Coomera Valley.

The Coomera Terrace is Binna Burra Lodge’s most popular location for proposals and wedding ceremonies, and for one night only you can experience an outdoor dinner service right on the edge of the valley.

Earth Frequency Festival.

Earth Frequency Festival.

Get to Earth Frequency Festival – February 15 to 18

Experience an amazing mixture of live and electronic music, performance, visionary art, food and markets, workshops and lectures and activities for families and kids at the Earth Frequency Festival.

It’s on each year at Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing, and camping is available.

 

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

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

Do the Mt Maroon moon rise hike – February 20

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.
Old School Carralbyn Drag Racing

Old School Carralbyn Drag Racing

Watch the drag racing at Kooralbyn – Feb 22 to 24

Head to Kooralbyn for the inaugural Old School Carralbyn drag racing event. This will be an old fashioned 1/8 mile drag race and display. featuring cars from pre-1967.

The event will take place at the Kooralbyn air strip, and accommodation will be available at the Kooralbyn Resort.

 

Marisa Parker author

Marisa Parker.

Hone your creative writing skills – Feb 24 to 27

Award winning author, Marisa Parker, is delivering a two day Creative Writing Workshop (inclusive of accommodation), on Tamborine Mountain.

This practical workshop will provide you with an insight into good writing habits, including how to cultivate and enhance your ideas.

March EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

Brisbane Grammar School Regatta, Wyaralong – 2 March 2019

Introduction to Life Drawing Workshop – 3 March 2019

Anglican Church Grammar School Regatta, Wyaralong – 9 March 2019

O’Reilly’s Autumn Bird Week – 10 to 15 March 2019

Write your Life Story Workshop – 10 March 2019

GPS Head of the River Rowing Championships, Wyaralong – 16 March 2019

Tamborine Mountain Show – 16 March 2019

Painting/ Drawing Workshop – 18 March 2019

Moon Rise on Maroon – 21 March 2019

Secrets of the Scenic Rim walking tour – 24 to 29 March 2019

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

Spend the Australia Day long weekend at Binna Burra Lodge and  make the most of their action-packed schedule of activities.

They’ll have barbecues running each day with sausages on bread with the works, as well as drinks available for purchase.

The long weekend schedule of activities is as follows.

Saturday:

9am: Flying Fox

9am – 11am: Bush Tucker & Bush Skills

10am – 12pm: Bellbird Heritage Walk

12pm – 2pm: Archery

1pm: Flying Fox

2pm – 4pm: Bush Tucker & Bush Skills

3pm – 5pm: Bellbird Heritage Walk

8pm: Binna Burra Bush Dance

Sunday:

9am: Abseiling

10am: Flying Fox

1pm: Flying Fox

2pm: Archery

3pm – 5pm: Bellbird Heritage Walk

8pm: Spotlight Walk

Prices:

Flying Fox: Adults $30, Children $25

Archery: $18 per person

Abseiling: $80 per person, includes morning tea

All other activities are free of charge.

For more information or to book in for any accommodation or activities, phone Binna Burra Lodge on 07 5533 3622.

Visit the Binna Burra Lodge website to book accommodation online.

Every year My Country Escape, Canungra puts aside one night specifically for the men to head in and do their Christmas shopping.

Gift wrapping is included!

The event will go from 5pm to 8pm, 13 December at My Country Escape, 29 Christie Street Canungra.

For more information, check out the Facebook event page, phone (07) 5543 4042 or email michelle@mycountryescape.com.au

 

Business owners in Canungra will unite to paint their town pink in October for the annual Turning Canungra Pink fundraiser.

Funds raised throughout the month will be donated to Cancer Council Queensland and used to assist people in the community who are battling cancer.

To keep up with information about Turning Canungra Pink events, follow Turning Canungra Pink on Facebook.

December is a time for getting into the festive spirit, relaxing with family and friends and planning for the year ahead. Here’s your guide to what’s on in December and beyond in the Scenic Rim.

Carols in the Park Beaudesert.

Carols in the Park Beaudesert.

Sing Christmas carols in Jubilee Park – December 5

Beaudesert Rotary Club will host one of the community’s favourite events  – Carols in the Park – from 6pm to 8pm on December 5.

Bring the family to a wonderful night under the stars to get in the Christmas spirit! Bring chairs or rugs to sit on. Bring Grandma. Bring the neighbours, and definitely bring the littlies. For more information, keep up to date via the Facebook event page.

Beaudesert Christmas Raceday.

Beaudesert Christmas Raceday.

Head along to Beaudesert Christmas Raceday – December 12

Join the Beaudesert Race Club for their Christmas Raceday from 11am to 5.30pm December 12.

The raceday will include eight live races, and racegoers are expected to attend for their work Christmas Parties, end of year drinks and social outings.

The Boonah Christmas Street Festival.

Enjoy the Boonah Christmas Street Festival – December 13

The Boonah Christmas Street Festival – an annual Christmas Community Event for Boonah and surrounding areas – will be brought to you by the Boonah District Chamber of Commerce on December 13.

Funds raised through the 2018 event will go to help drought-affected farmers through charity Aussie Helpers.

Binna Burra Lodge 85th anniversary lunch.

Have a celebratory lunch at Binna Burra Lodge – December 15

Binna Burra Lodge will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a lunch in the Clifftop Dining Room on Saturday, December 15.

The lunch will be a three-course buffet with traditional communal dining, as was encouraged by the company’s founders Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey.

Kalbar Community Carols.

Kalbar Community Carols.

Celebrate Christmas in Kalbar – December 16

Get into the spirit of National Recycling Week in the Scenic Rim at the Community Clothes Swap on November 3. It’ll be on at the Boonah Cultural Centre and you can bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories (men’s, women’s and children’s) to take part in the swap for free, or just bring yourself and pay a gold coin donation to purchase items at the event.

 

Beaudesert Race Club. raceday

Beaudesert Race Club.

Spend Christmas Eve at Beaudesert Race Club – December 24

Join the Beaudesert Race Club for their free entry Christmas Eve Raceday from 12 noon to 6.30pm, 24 December.

The final race on the 2018 Beaudesert racing calendar will include seven live action-packed races, betting facilities and bars.

2019 EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

Earth Frequency Festival – 15 Feb to 18 Feb 2019

Tamborine Mountain Show – 16 March 2019

Beaudesert ANZAC Race Day – 25 April 2019

Boonah Show – 31 May to 1 June 2019

Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular – 15 June to 16 June 2019

Kalbar Show – 21 to 22 June 2019

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week – 29 July to 7 July 2019

Scenic Rim Winter Harvest Festival – 6 July 2019

Canungra Show – 24 August 2019

Beaudesert Show – 6 September to 7 September 2019

Turning Canungra Pink – October 2019

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

Enjoy all the action at the 2019 Canungra Rodeo, a National Rodeo Association points event, in the beautiful town of Canungra on 13 July.

​Gates open at 11am, and pre-events and heats will be run until about 2pm.

Main events run until 8pm, with barrel racing, bareback riding and more until the night ends with some of the country’s top cowboys in the bull ride.
Watch the action live in the arena and see all the replays on the 15 square metre big screen.
Kids rides are available, and there will be a mechanical bull on site for anyone who wants to get really involved in the action.
Bring a blanket or outdoor chairs to get a position on the hill looking into the arena for all the action.
There are food vendors on the grounds, as well as a canteen.

A licensed bar will operate from noon until late, with live music from 8pm.

Please note there is strictly no alcohol to be brought onto the grounds and dogs are not allowed.  Bags, eskies and vehicles will be inspected.

Roll up for the 2019 Canungra Show on 24 August, where there’ll be something for all ages.

This annual event is an integral part of the town’s social scene and provides a chance for locals to catch up with each other, as well as to display their talents in some of the many ring events and pavilions.

The show also attracts visitors from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and further afield, many of whom find it is a friendly show, ideal for taking children of any age.

The range of activities and rides and the close proximity of the attractions make it a great show for young children. Accommodation in Canungra over the show weekend is at a premium, so be sure to book your accommodation early.

Canungra Show’s horse events are numerous and competitive. Classes include led and riding ponies, thoroughbreds, arabs, clydesdale, side saddle, paint, buckskin and the ever-popular showjumping classes, which provide great viewing for spectators.

The cattle classes cater for stud beef cattle as well as a Junior Handlers Section which is open to children from 8 years.

For the gardeners, there is a range of classes in which to enter valued vegetables and flowers. The flower arranging class is always well-contested, with keen locals happy to display their prize blooms.

The vegetables are also a great source of pride in the rural community, and you can view the best of the best in the main pavilion just before sideshow alley.

If you are good with your hands and able to paint, cook or create beautiful things out of anything, take a look at the fine arts, cookery, photography or needlework classes. These classes have traditionally been held in high regard in the community and are a real chance to show off the talents that might otherwise be hidden at home. Some beautiful paintings and sumptuous looking cakes are entered each year. Many of the paintings are also for sale from the artists.

There is something for everyone at Canungra Show. The wood chopping, held behind the bar and main pavilion, attracts a large crowd who enjoy sitting on the hill watching the action.

Binna Burra Lodge will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a lunch in the Clifftop Dining Room on Saturday, 15 December.

The lunch will be a three-course buffet with traditional communal dining, as was encouraged by the company’s founders Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey.

The event costs $50 for adults and $25 for children, and drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.

There will be guest speakers on the day and local media to cover the event.

The lunch will go from noon to 3pm.

To reserve your spot, phone 07 5533 3622. For more information, email reception@binnaburralodge.com.au

If you come for a visit in November, you’re in for a treat. Whether you love the great outdoors, live music, good food, family fun or you just want to get some of your Christmas shopping done, there’s something for you in the Scenic Rim. Here’s your guide to what’s on in November.

The Shed Cafe.

Enjoy Christmas shopping with a twist at The Shed Cafe – November 2

Get your Christmas shopping out of the way early with The Shed Cafe’s annual Christmas Shopping Night.

Drive up through the olive trees of Rathlogan Grove to enjoy a night of shopping and socialising at The Shed Cafe, complete with sparkling wine on arrival, canapés, lucky door prizes and specials.

Limited places available, visit the Christmas Shopping Night Facebook event page to keep up with event details.

Aquis Beaudesert Race Club.

Put on your best black and white for Derby Day in Beaudesert – November 3

Don your best black and white and come track side for a big day of live racing at the Aquis Beaudesert Race Club.

General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and pensioners and there’ll be mystery guest judges for Fashions on the Field.

Head to a day on the green at Bean To? cafe Beaudesert.

Have a day on the green, Bean To? style – November 3

Head along for a magical afternoon to raise money for the Cancer Council Queensland. Bean To? cafe owner Sonya van Gent and her staff will provide a beautiful high tea style experience and you can enjoy locally made crafts.

Goes from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at Bean To? Cafe, 7 William Street Beaudesert.

Summer Land Camels.

Do your Christmas shopping on a camel farm – November 3

Experience the best of a boutique country market at the Summer Land Camels Christmas Markets on November 3.

The markets will go from 11.30am to 5pm and there’ll be locally grown and produced food products, art, Christmas gifts, live music, camel rides and more.

Community Clothes Swap.

Get thrifty in Boonah – November 3

Get into the spirit of National Recycling Week in the Scenic Rim at the Community Clothes Swap on November 3. It’ll be on at the Boonah Cultural Centre and you can bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories (men’s, women’s and children’s) to take part in the swap for free, or just bring yourself and pay a gold coin donation to purchase items at the event.

 

Boonah Bookfest

Satisfy your inner bookworm at Bookfest – November 3 – 4

Come take your pic from more than 20,000 books, which will be constantly replenished throughout both days of Bookfest at the Boonah Cultural Centre. It goes from 8.30am to 1.30pm, entry is free and funds raised will support the Boonah Book Bug project and the Boonah Library.

 

Tamborine Annual Paddock Party.

Have a paddock party with the Hillbilly Goats – November 4

Book a table and make a day of it when The Bearded Dragon Hotel hosts its free entry annual Tamborine festival to support Australian live music.

A brilliant day out is planned with Australian band the Hillbilly Goats, street paddock eats and plenty of games for adults and children alike.

The event will kick off with breakfast available from 8am.

Do Melbourne Cup Day differently at Towri Sheep Cheeses – November 6

Head along to Towri Sheep Cheeses on Melbourne Cup Day for an action-packed day of sheep races, food and fun.

There’ll be complementary bubbles and sparkling lavender punch on arrival, a three course sheep cheese-inspired menu, live commentary the sheep races and prizes for best dressed.

 

Monique Forestier climbs Frog Buttress on Mount French in the Scenic Rim. Photo by Simon Carter’s Onsight Photography.

Be inspired at the Women in Adventure Film Tour – November 7

Celebrate the extraordinary things women across the world are doing in the name of adventure when the global Women’s Adventure Film Tour comes to the Boonah Cultural Centre on November 7. Book your tickets via the Live at the Centre website, by phoning the Boonah Cultural Centre on (07) 5463 3068 or at the box office.

 

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard.

Frock up for Broadway by the Creek – November 10

Slip into your best cocktail attire and enjoy a night at the theatre under the stars when O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards hosts Broadway By The Creek.

The Savoyards Singers are celebrating 20 years of making music across Brisbane and south-east Queensland, and will return to where it all began back in 1999 – when a small touring singing group performed for the first time in the Canungra Valley Vineyards ballroom.

The group will perform classics including Impossible Dream, This Is The Moment and Luck Be A Lady Tonight, and guests will enjoy a three-course meal beside the creek.

Sunset Savours in Mount Alford.

Dine and drink in style at Sunset Savours in Mount Alford – November 10

Experience the finest Mount Alford has to offer at Sunset Savours on November 10 at Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm.

Join the folk from Kooroomba and Scenic Rim Brewery for an evening of craft beer perfectly paired with a six course custom designed menu.

Your hosts Head Chef Daniel Groneberg and Head Brewer Mike Webster will share their passions for local produce and the inspirations of their surroundings.

 

Moda in the Vines. Photo by Timothy James Allen.

Eat, drink and be merry at Moda in the Vines – November 11

The first Moda in the Vines during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week was such a success that The Overflow Estate 1895 is doing it again.

Come and enjoy a delicious tapas and paella lunch prepared by Javier Codina of Moda Restaurant, set on a 4000 acre historic property overlooking the Wyaralong Dam and a beautiful vineyard.

 

O’Reilly’s Bird Week.

Flock to O’Reilly’s Bird Week – November 11 to 17

Join Australia’s longest running birding program, now in it’s 41st year, at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat from November 11 to 17.

Take part in daily guided tours and witness more than 200 species of the 230 varieties residing World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park, home to Australia’s largest collection of sub-tropical birds.

The Vintage Brocante.

 

Have a unique shopping experience at The Vintage Brocante – November 18

Come and get some one of a kind pieces at the Vintage Brocante on November 8. Experience a country style marketplace showcasing high quality bespoke and unique items for the home and garden. Carefully curated makers and collectors gather to exhibit twice a year in June and November, and the event has previously been held at the Canungra School of Arts Hall. The November 18, event will be at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard for the first time.

Artisan Fayre Tamborine Mountain.

Get arty at the Artisan Fayre on Tamborine Mountain – November 18

Head along to the Artisan Fayre at the Mt Tamborine  Show Grounds to experience art stalls, workshops, entertainment and food stalls from 9am to 4pm November 18.

 

Festival of Small Halls – Kerry.

Head to Kerry for the Festival of Small Halls – November 21 

On November 21, the Festival of Small Halls will visit the Scenic Rim, with Canada’s two-time JUNO Award winner Old Man Luedecke and Australian folk festival favourite Lucy Wise.

The local community of Kerry looks forward to welcoming you for this special event, being presented by Woodfordia Inc. – the group behind the iconic annual Woodford Folk Festival.

Come along and enjoy the stunning landscape of the Kerry Valley, pathway to The Lost World, endless views of stunning farmland and mountainous country. The country hospitality’s not bad either!

FUNdraise for Farmers at Bigriggen.

Have a fun time at FUNdraise for farmers – November 23

Bigriggen Campground will be filled with fun for the whole family when Aussie Destinations Unknown hosts FUNdraise for Farmers from November 23-25.

All money raised through the weekend will go through the Rotary Club of Sydney to the Barrumbuttock Hayrunners, helping them deliver donated hay where it’s needed most.

Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series

Get on your bike and test your endurance – November 24

On the Edge Events will present the Scenic Rim MTB 12 hour Dusk to Dawn mountain bike endurance event the night of November 24.

Get some mates together or go solo and ride a looped course of about 11km per lap at the Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Tracks.

DECEMBER EVENTS – MARK YOUR DIARY

December 1 – Wyaralong Rowing Club Regatta

December – January – World of Fun school holiday program (stay tuned)

December 13 – Boonah Christmas Street Festiva

Check out the Scenic Rim Events Calendar

Lisa Groom, interNATIONAL PARKtours.

Lisa Groom is a member of the pioneering Groom family, whose vision and hard work helped create the beautiful Binna Burra Lodge. Following in the footsteps of her grandfather Arthur and father Tony, Lisa now leads guided walking tours of her much-loved home region.

Her business, interNATIONAL PARKtours, offers guided walking tours to stunning destinations in the Scenic Rim, Australia and overseas.

In 2019 Lisa and her team will offer Scenic Rim Short Breaks, bringing together the region’s best walks, food, wine and natural scenery.

We asked Lisa to share her local tips on the best places to eat, drink, have coffee and walk!

Favourite Scenic Rim place to eat

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm, just outsie Boonah, for beautifully cooked seasonal lunches and dinners.
Tamborine Mountain Pizza for a Friday night in.

Favourite Scenic Rim place to have coffee

For a jaw-dropping view, The Flying Bean Cafe on Beechmont.
For the best chai latte or mocha, The Mountain Brew Coffee on Tamborine Mountain.

 

What I love about the Scenic Rim is ….

The amazing natural diversity, from the views of Main Range and Moogerah Peaks, to the quiet valleys of Lost World, then the cooling rainforests of Lamington National Park. Combine that with outstanding food & wine, and passionate local people in every community, there’s always something happening in part of the Scenic Rim.

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …

The Coomera Falls Lookout in Lamington National Park and the sunset across the Main Range from Green Hills Road, just outside Boonah.

Mt Maroon by Jason Charles Hill

Favourite Scenic Rim walk?

I have two. The Mt Maroon walk, as it offers enough excitement as you climb up then views in every direction.
I also love the Daves Creek walk in Lamington National Park for its diversity and changing landscapes

 

Chantilly Farm in Witheren will host its first family-friendly Farm Festival on October 13, 2018.

Owners Bec and Josh will open the gates to their hydroponic farm, where they specialise in lettuce, micro herbs and edible flowers.

Entry is free, and there will be the opportunity to purchase fresh farm produce, food and coffee and to enjoy farm tours, live music, market stalls, kids activities and cooking demonstrations.

The event will go from 10.30am at Chantilly Farm on 3130 Beechmont Road, Witheren.

For more information phone 0499 997 700.

South East Queensland Polo Club will host the first annual Jim MacGinley Memorial Tournament on September 1-2 at Elysian Fields, Canungra.

The inaugural memorial tournament will be an opportunity to remember polo legend and much-loved member of the Queensland polo community, Jim MacGinley.

For this event, the South East Queensland Polo Club will offer car boot spaces along the ridge overlooking the main field for $50 per space. There are limited spaces available, so bookings are essential at admin@seqpoloclub.com.au

Head along to Binna Burra Lodge and enjoy a barbecue lunch for Father’s Day.

Tuck into sumptuous spit roast pork and a craft beer from their pop-up bar (one beer included in ticket price) and enter the mechanical bull competition (all ages, also included in ticket price) on the Coomera Terrace, with a chance to win one night’s accommodation at Binna Burra Lodge.

Doors open at midday for a 12.30pm start. Cost: $55 per person for adults, children half price, and young children aged 0-4 free of charge.

Bookings recommended. (07) 5533 3622.

Join Queensland Polo at Elysian Fields, Canungra for the 2018 Queensland Gold Cup Pink Polo Day on September 23.

The licensed event is open to the public, and entry is by gold coin donation or $50 to book a car boot picnic space along the ridge overlooking the main field.

Food and drink will be available and there will be prizes for the best dressed, a ladies foot race, divot stomping and the opportunity to meet the players.

There will also be fund raising raffles and prizes on the day, with funds raised going to ‘Turning Canungra Pink’, a community fundraising and awareness raising initiative for the Cancer Council Queensland.

The event is held each year at Elysian Fields, and hosts the state’s best players as well as visiting teams to cap off the Queensland Polo Season. To book a car boot picnic space, phone Gina on 0407 677 423 or email admin@queenslandpolo.com.au

Gates will open at 11am for the 2018 Canungra Hotel Rodeo, with the main events from 2pm.

As well as all the action of the rodeo, there will be live music, food stalls and rides.

Tickets are priced at $45 for a family, $20 for adults and $5 for aged pensioners and children.

For more information visit www.canungrashowsociety.org  or phone 0403 278 666.

Celebrate Mother’s Day for lunch with your loved ones at Binna Burra Lodge.

Come and enjoy great food and wine as you are surrounded by breathtaking views and nature’s beauty.

$49 for a delicious three course lunch in Binna Burra’s Clifftop Dining Room (vegetarian options available). All Mothers and Grandmothers enjoy a free glass of bubbles on arrival!

For more information and bookings phone 07 55 333 622 or email dining@binnaburralodge.com.au

The Open Studios of the Scenic Rim weekends are held annually throughout May and in 2018 until the first weekend in June, allowing visitors to see artists at work in their studios. Studios are open from 10am to 4pm on the days indicated. Appointments can be made outside these times directly with the artist. Most of the work on display in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions. Many are available for workshops and artists’ residencies. Open Studios are situated across the Scenic Rim including Canungra, Beechmont, Boonah, Mt Alford, Harrisville, Tamborine Mountain and Beaudesert.

QUEENSLAND – Pour us another one…. The Best. Chardy. Ever. is coming back to the Sunshine State in 2018!

Brissie, last year you absolutely killed it at Wine Machine so of course we’re bringing it back– this time we’re heading to the state’s #1 winery as recently awarded: O’Reilly’s Vineyard.

We can’t wait to crack open another bottle with you….

WINE MACHINE 2018 NATIONAL ARTIST LINE-UP

Wine Machine returns for its sophomore showdown; leading Australian music talent set to tour the nation’s wineries.

HOT DUB TIME MACHINE
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
THE KITE STRING TANGLE (excl. Tas)
TOUCH SENSITIVE
LUKE MILLION
HAIKU HANDS (ACT & Vic only)
OWL EYES (excl. ACT & Vic)
LUEN JACOBS
FALCONA DJs
+ MANY SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

…and your host, TOM TILLEY Triple J’s resident deep throat.

If you missed out on last year’s Wine Machine, the first thing on your festival bucket list this year should be… to fill your bucket with wine. And then, come to Wine Machine.

Tickets on Sale Here

Mountview Alpaca Farm has a fabulous new home at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard in the Scenic Rim.

Beat the heat this summer at the Free Family Fun @ The Pool events across the Scenic Rim…

Soak up the fun with free entry to the pool, lots of neon tubes, games, music and giveaways!

Saturday 13 January – Canungra Pool 1-4pm

Saturday 20 January – Tamborine Mountain Pool 1-4pm

Friday 26 January – Beaudesert 10am-2pm

Saturday 3 February – Boonah Pool 1-4pm

Click Here for further Info

 

Business owners in Canungra will unite to paint their town pink in October for the annual Turning Canungra Pink fundraiser.

Funds raised throughout the month will be donated to Cancer Council Queensland and used to assist people in the community who are battling cancer.

Turning Canungra Pink will be officially launched at 7am, October 2 at DJ Smith Park, Canungra and local businesses and community groups will host fundraising events throughout the month of October.

To keep up with information about Turning Canungra Pink events, follow Turning Canungra Pink on Facebook.