Australia’s largest wild camel training centre and dairy operation.

Located within the beautiful Scenic Rim of South East Queensland, Summer Land Camel Farm is just a 45 minute drive from Brisbane’s Central Business District and 80 minutes from the Gold Coast.

Meet their gentle camels, feed them, take photos and learn about the anti-aging and immune health benefits of Camel Milk. See their products being made and experience the freshest products straight from the farm.

Enjoy country fare in their cosy Café, taste delicious camel milk, gelato, their amazing cheeses, cakes and their famous camel-cino. Try their anti-aging skin care products and learn why camel milk is the ultimate ingredient for skincare.

Come and see their goat dairy. They are only 20 minutes away from Ipswich Central Business District and 55 minutes from Brisbane Central Business District.

On a farm tour you can pat and feed a baby goat, milk a goat by hand, learn how to make cheese at home, discover interesting things about goats, and sample their delicious gelato and award winning cheese.

Harrisville Historical Society Museum is a proud, local museum, located in Brisbane’s beautiful Scenic Rim. The museum exhibiting artifacts of the heritage of the township of Harrisville and its surrounding regions. A prized exhibit is a rain-gun used during the 1902 drought.

The rich history of the museum fascinates all who visit.

Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events offers a unique location for large events up to 5,000 people down to smaller seminars, workshops and corporate team building events.

Set on the entrance to the stunning Scenic Rim area of South East Queensland, this exciting and picturesque property is not just one venue but rather a village of venues, which can be used individually or combined to suit a variety of needs.

Event spaces include a conference hall, function centre, shopping plaza with domed roof and concession areas, plus an open-air amphitheatre covered with shade sails and world class broadcast facilities and greenrooms.

Their experienced, knowledgeable staff can assist you in planning your event for maximum return and enjoyment of all participants.

Onsite accommodation can be booked for specific events along with the venue, or stay at our caravan park and camping grounds for a weekend break or short holiday in this pristine environment.

Herrmann House is a brand new luxury homestead available for overnight bookings in the magnificent ‘Scenic Rim’. Located in the cute, historic town of Kalbar, it is set in the heart of the town and offers and expansive farmland backdrop. It is fully air-conditioned, has WIFI, Netflix and offers four beautiful bedrooms, four bathrooms, indoor fireplaces and outdoor dining for eight. It has two cosy lounge rooms, two kitchens and a laundry.

The beauty of booking this homestead is that one couple can book the front section only, or alternatively four couples can book the entire house. They can also organise everything to make your stay special with mobile spa treatments for a girl’s weekend, or a private dinner party for a special event.

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/ 

Keep the nasties away with Jade’s carefully selected array of essential oils products, which she usually sells out of the Kalbar shopfront she shares with Sarah from Elegance and Grace! Jade even has essential oils necklaces! Shop her store here: https://www.lovejade.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

Gifts, homewares and locally made goods expertly curated by owner/ director Rebecca Isijanovski. Think gorgeous neutral tones and raw materials – plenty of timber, ceramics, basketry and leather. Shop here: https://www.mountainhouseco.com.au  

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/  

Simple, affordable pure goats milk soaps handcrafted on a small goat farm at Coochin in the Scenic Rim. Kim makes these products using milk from her Heritage Anglo Nubian goats. Perfect for sensitive skin! Shop here: https://ourgoatsoap.com/shop/  

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

We wish you could be here with us, exploring the beautiful Scenic Rim, and we can’t wait to have you back.

But as we all do our bit to #stayhome and keep safe amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are other ways to get our Scenic Rim fix from near and far.

 

Sunrise through the fog in the Scenic Rim. Photo by Kate the Light Chaser (Kate Wall).

 

Whether you’re a local (lucky you), a regular visitor (thank you!) or maybe you’ve always wanted to visit (keep that dream alive!) we are One Scenic Rim. Your support means the world to our region.

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 keeping safe at home doesn’t mean you should go without! As we all get back to basics, we realise what’s important – looking after each other and looking after our health. 

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.

Once all of this is over and all of us can all freely travel again, we want you back here experiencing all the Scenic Rim has to offer. In the meantime, check out these ways to stay inspired! 

  • Postpone don’t cancel 

While we cannot travel right now, when the travel bans from Coronavirus have lifted a holiday in the Scenic Rim will be just what you need. Keeping your booking, if you can, will mean the world to our local tourism operators who are doing it tough after drought, bushfires and now COVID-19. 

  • Share your favourite #scenicrim travel memories 

Let’s keep the #scenicrim spirit alive! We all can’t wait to get back out and enjoy our favourite Scenic Rim experiences. In the meantime, share your favourite Scenic Rim memories on social media and be sure to tag @visitscenicrim on Instagram and @visitscenicrim on Facebook! Use the hashtags #scenicrim and #onescenic rim to share your images with us! 

 

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Jeffrey Flood, Physiotherapist, Biochemist and Nutritional Immunotherapist, knows all about the agony of living with a skin condition. When his son Corey was a baby he had severe eczema which led Jeff and his family down a path to apply his medical and research training to skin issues. Ultimately this is what led him to establish Australia’s first commercial Camel Dairy.

Jeff draws on his 21 years’ clinical experience and the latest research and science to reveal our understanding of our skin and the natural pathway to healthy glowing skin and true health and wellness.

In this interactive, experiential workshop, Jeff will bring to life the latest science and research studies while explaining the scientific community’s current knowledge on the beneficial properties and characteristics of camel milk and how this natural product positively impacts our skin health.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

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

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Bring your children out to Summer Land Camels during the Easter School Holidays for a special children’s day.

It’s a day that your children won’t forget! They’ll get to see some of their baby camels and where their gelato is made on an informative farm tour and get to meet and feed their friendly camels.

Other fun activities are planned for the day, including arts and crafts, scavenger hunt and more.

Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect shot with your favourite camel.

Gather your family and friends and join them at Summer Land Camels for a Long Lunch. After their professional cameleers guide you on a behind-the-scenes tour of their farm and dairy operation, you will experience a Long Lunch showcasing fresh local produce and our award-winning camel dairy products.

Inclusions:
– One-hour farm tour
– Glass of wine
– 3-course meal (main meal to share)
– Spectacular views from their farm

During the tour:
– Learn about camels and Australia’s camel history
– Meet their gentle camels
– Learn about camel milk, its powerful immune proteins and anti-aging ingredients and how they benefit human health
– Taste the delicious camel milk and learn how it is processed into “dairy alternative” products
– Understand the benefits of camel milk for your skin and view the production facility

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

Earth Frequency Festival is a music, arts, lifestyle and environmental festival based in South-East Queensland, Australia, with a strong focus on arts, education, healing and community spirit. While drawing from many cultural niches such as transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof and boutique festival, the aim of Earth Frequency Festival is to go beyond these traditional tags and to exist as a multi-faceted gathering focused broadly on creativity, connection, intention and inspiration.

From it’s origins as a small landcare party in 2005, Earth Frequency has now become one of Australia’s foremost transformational gatherings. At Earth Frequency, you can always expect an amazing mixture of live and electronic music, performance, visionary art, workshops and lectures, a family and kids space, a fantastic food and markets area, and of course a positive community vibe. Their aim is to create nothing short of a life changing, transformative experience! They aim to provide a meeting place – people from many different backgrounds, ages and walks of life come together with the shared interests of music, nature, technology, culture and peace.

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.

Join them for a Christmas Party like no other. Henry, Evie and their other camels really know how to party and they want all their little friends to come along! With new activities and Christmas-flavoured gelato, they’ll even have a visit from Santa who will be arriving on a camel, of course.

Come along in your best Christmas getup- they’ll have prizes for best dressed. Make sure you bring your camera because you might spot some of their lovely camels looking a bit Christmassy too!

Please wear closed in shoes and a smile.

Entry price includes: Visit from Santa, Kids farm tour (30 minutes), One bag of feed, Pat and cuddle the camels, Christmas Story, Christmas-Camel arts and crafts, Christmas Card making and face painting.

Extra Activities are available at an additional cost. These can be booked online and include kids camel rides.

Food will be available for purchase and includes hotdogs, Kid’s burgers and Gelato. The cafe will be open.

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

Join them for a powerful Sound Healing and Yoga event at Ivory’s Rock on 23 November. Led by innovative Yoga and Qigong teacher Fran Archer, this session can be compared to receiving a relaxing, rejuvenating two-hour massage.

For centuries sound healing has been an integral part of traditional yoga practices. Gaining popularity these days is yoga with singing crystal bowls made from quartz. The vibrations of the tones of the singing bowls interact with the vibration of our cells to produce beneficial changes in the body. Fran will be using these bowls to emit healing sounds whilst instructing calm, gentle yoga exercises.

The event will be held in the Ivory’s Rock Conference Centre surrounded by tranquil bushland. This is low impact and body-friendly, with no previous experience required. Just bring a yoga mat and blanket. Pillows and light refreshments will be provided.

Register now to make sure you secure a spot!

Experience the best of a boutique country market – Locally grown and produced food products, art, Christmas gifts, live music, wine lounge and more.

After last year’s amazing success, their Christmas Markets will be bigger and better this year! More stalls and more food trucks!

Come along to have a fun day with the camels and get your Christmas shopping done!

11am – Farm tour (book on their website).

Santa will be arriving on a camel and will do a present-giving (parents bring/buy presents and label them for Santa to give to your kids).

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.

 

There is something for everyone at the annual Kalbar Country Day, happening on 19 October.

Enjoy the free bush poets breakfast from 7am and then check out the huge markets.

There’ll be family entertainment all day, a mega multi-draw raffle, arts and crafts, homemade goodies, country games and displays, delicious country fare, a hay sculpture competition, hay scramble for the kids, face painting and rides, musical entertainment by local bands, vintage displays and much more.

Check out the local cafes and shops while you’re there!

Read: Six new reasons to love Kalbar

For more information, phone 0474 293 736 or check out the Kalbar Country Day Facebook page.

A wonderful day out for families in the school holidays. Your children will never forget this exciting and informative experience at Summer Land Camels.

Kid’s Farm Tours, camel rides, Camel Milk Chocolate, face painting, hot dogs, burgers, gelato, smoothies, chocolate, camel cuddles, book readings, fun camel facts.

Please wear closed in shoes and a smile.

9:00am – 2:00pm

Entry price includes:
– Kids farm tour (30 minutes)
– One bag of feed
– Free patting and cuddling the camels
– Story time
– Camel arts and crafts
– Face painting

Extra Activities
– Kids camel rides (Book online)

Food Available for purchase
– Hotdogs
– Kid’s burger
– Gelato
– Café Open

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:

 

A wonderful day out for families in the school holidays. Your children will never forget this exciting and informative experience at Summer Land Camels.

Easter egg hunt, Farm Tours, camel rides, Camel Milk Chocolate, Easter Camel craft, hot dogs, burgers, gelato, smoothies, chocolate, camel cuddles, face painting, book readings, fun camel facts. Please wear closed in shoes and a smile.

9:00am – 2:00pm

Entry price includes:
– Kids farm tour (30 minutes)
– One bag of feed
– Free patting and cuddling the camels
– Story time
– Camel arts and crafts
– Face painting

Extra Activities
– Kids camel rides (Book online)

Food Available for purchase
– Hotdogs
– Kid’s burger
– Gelato
– Café Open

Have you been dreaming of an elegant country wedding?

See what wedding dreams are made of at the White Chapel + Black Hall Kalbar at their Wedding Showcase on Sunday, 14 April.

With champagne on arrival, see the venue come to life as though it was your very own wedding day.

Be joined by some of Queensland’s leading wedding professionals.

Bookings essential, with two time slots to choose from: 10am to noon or noon to 2pm.

To book, checkout the Facebook event page by clicking here or phone 0478 767 046

The showcase will feature:

  • Beautiful Weddings Australia
  • Wendy Makin Bridal
  • Cuisine on Cue
  • Vintage Cars
  • Inc Mill Photography
  • Jacqui M Designs
  • Bella Brides Hair + Makeup
  • Event Letters
  • In the Booth
  • The Secret Bridesmaid
  • Live Musician- Madeline Cooper
  • Little Cocoa
  • Sharne + Sugar
  • Harpist- Naomi Terashima
  • Invitation Designs by Eliza
  • Coco + Myrtle
  • Gelato a go-go
  • Scenic Rim Expresso

Summer Land Camels is bringing together a stellar line-up of artists for their inaugural Camel Arts Festival!

This will be an extraordinary experience involving global and regional artisans from a wide range of genres and mediums including ceramic art, textiles, film, photography, portrait, landscape, jewellery and much more.

General Admission to the festival will include:

Meet the artists and see demonstrations. You’ll be able to view and purchase artwork from the artists as well as placing your vote for “People’s Choice” for the category of Camel Themed Art.

Exclusive screenings of The Judas Collar Film – You’ll be among the first people in Australia to watch this amazing Australian short film that has won a host of international awards including Best Narrative Short Film in the Austin Film Festival in the US! They also have prizes for Primary and Secondary Art categories.

Bring the whole family out to the camel farm to celebrate the beauty of camels!

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

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

Become Arabian kings and queens for the night. When you arrive, you’ll enter another world via your own private Bedouin tent, decked out with candles and richly decorated with Arabian furnishings.

Enjoy a luxurious platter of the finest fare while you relish a Summer Land Camels twilight and romance your loved one.

You’ll receive a personal VIP visit from one of the farm’s resident camels, making this the most memorable Valentine’s Day ever.

This experience costs $250 per couple and includes:

  • a take home pack of award-wining camel dairy products
  • a luxurious platter of the finest fare
  • a personal VIP visit from one of the Summer Land Camels

This is a BYO alcohol event, and an exclusive offer as Summer Land Camels has limited availability.

For more information, follow the Facebook event page. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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

Have a unique shopping experience at Beary Special Crafts in Kalbar.

The large shopfront at 89 George Street, Kalbar is a treasure trove of handcrafted delights, and features work by local Scenic Rim craftspeople.

Owner Shirley Ernst, who sells some of her own crafts in the store, established Beary Special Crafts on Edward Street in 2009 before shifting to her current location in 2016.

Beary Special Crafts is open 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, follow Beary Special Crafts on Facebook or phone the shop on 07 5463 7711.

Head to the Kalbar Showgrounds on Saturday, 26 January for the Fassifern Australia Day celebrations.

The Kalbar Baptist Church will host the morning function, starting with a free cooked Aussie breakfast from 6.15am to 7.30am.

Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz will present the Australia Day address at about 8am, and award presentations will follow.

Charge up your camera and head along to the very first Igers_ScenicRim ‘Instameet’ for 2019, to be held at Summer Land Camels.

Join online photography group Igers_Scenicrim for a fun-filled afternoon at this popular Scenic Rim attraction.

Take a tour of the Summer Land Camels agri-tourism operation, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and capture beautiful photographs of the camels. You may even get to see baby camels!

Tickets are $10 per person, and they are available online here.

Event information is available via the event Facebook page here.

Other online photography groups Igers Gold Coast, Igers Brisbane, and Igers Ipswich will also join in the fun.

The event will go from 2pm to 5pm at Summer Land Camels, 8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville.

To keep up to date, follow Igers_Scenic Rim on Facebook and Instagram.