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.

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.

Herrmann House is a brand new luxury homestead available for overnight bookings. Located in the cute, historic town of Kalbar, it is set in the heart of the town and overlooks green, farmland. 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.

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

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, Earth Frequency Festival has grown from it’s origins as a small landcare party to 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, and a fantastic food and markets area, and of course a positive community vibe.

Earth Frequency Festival is held each year at Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events, Peak Crossing. Ivory’s Rock is a beautiful outdoor venue with top notch facilities, comfortable campgrounds, and it is conveniently located under an hour from Brisbane and just 20 minutes from Ipswich.

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.

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 and Junior Cameleer Experience.

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

April Cornwell at her Kalbar luxury accommodation, Herrmann House

April Cornwell is the vision and energy behind the beautiful refurbishment of some of Kalbar’s most historic properties.

April, together with husband Paul, has overseen a two-year project to inject new life into the former Kalbar Methodist Church and most recently Herrmann House in George Street Kalbar.

It’s just one of a number of new businesses to open in Kalbar recently. Read more about the changes happening at Kalbar.

The White Chapel and Black Hall Kalbar are now being offered for weddings, christenings and other events, while Hermann House is available for luxury rural accommodation for groups up to eight adults.

The Cornwells moved Herrmann House from its original location just outside Kalbar and have undertaken a sympathetic renovation, connecting the homestead to another historic local cottage to create a large, luxurious property.

Herrmann House, named after its most recent owners Kate and Vince Herrmann, was built in the 1880s and was originally owned by Franz and Jacob Surawski.

April says she is proud to have been able to bring new life to the beautiful property, which she knows will make the perfect base for brides-to-be and their friends and family.

April and Paul have been visiting their Lake Moogerah farm for many years and in that time have found some favourite haunts for coffee, food and stunning views.

April shares her local’s knowledge on the best places to eat, drink and explore the region’s rich history.

The beautifully-restored Herrmann House Kalbar

My favourite Scenic Rim place to eat is …

The Royal Hotel Roadvale for one of their amazing (and naughty) burgers. We love to take our friends from the city out there . They always love the country atmosphere, the cold beer and fabulous gourmet burgers that they have. It’s a little secret spot!

My favourite Scenic Rim place to have coffee is …

Lovett Cafe at Kalbar. Lindsay and her guys always make the most consistently good coffee .

What I love about the Scenic Rim is ….

The way that the community wraps their arms around you like a big, warm country hug. They are the friendliest people around.

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …

I have never tired of the view from our farm at Lake Moogerah. We have magnificent views of Mount Moon and all of the surrounding mountains. Up there it’s easy to see why this region is called the ‘Scenic Rim’.

My favourite Scenic Rim walk is …

The walk to the Governors Chair Lookout in the Main Range national Park. The walk looks out over the Fassifern Valley. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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

Take in all the joy and warmth of a small town country event at the 2019 Kalbar Show from 21-22 June.

There’ll be fun for all the family, including sideshows, rides, sample bags and fireworks.

Watch the judging of the horses, cattle, poultry, goats, pantry, photography, schoolwork, and much more.

Tuck into some delicious food from the show society’s catering group in the main pavilion dining room, and treat yourself to show fare from the sideshow alley catering vans.

Keep up to date with information via the Show Society Facebook page, and find out more about Kalbar and surrounds here.

Ivory’s Rock and Harrisville Community Hub will host a community Christmas fair from 11am to 3pm on December 2.

Bring a picnic rug and enjoy the Christmas festivities and surroundings at the beautiful Ivory’s Rock.

The free entry event will include:

– Visit from Santa
– FREE inflatable water slide and mega obstacle course
– FREE bucking bull
– FREE face painting and craft
– FREE mini neck and shoulder massages
– FREE games for the whole family
– Live band – hell on heels
– Lucky door prizes
– Harrisville and Peak Crossing State School choirs
– DIY tie dye and slime making ($5 each)
– Christmas kokedama workshop ($10 each)
– Food and drinks available
– Market stalls

Keep up to date with event information via the Facebook events page.

Join the Fassifern Salvos to celebrate Christmas at the Kalbar Community Carols on December 16.

The event will go from 6pm to 8.30pm at Kalbar State School, with the Fassifern Lions Club providing a sausage sizzle at 6pm and the carols starting at 7pm.

To keep up to date, see the Facebook event page.

Flinders Peak Winery Luxury Villas are located within an hours drive of Brisbane, an excellent jumping off point for your Scenic Rim adventure. These 20 two bedroom, two bathroom, fully appointed villas let you experience all of the luxuries of modern living with good old fashioned country hospitality.

Nestled on 87 acres in the foothills in the Flinders Peak Ranges, Flinders Peak Winery can accommodate all holiday types; from large family gatherings to intimate couple weekends. With an upcoming boutique distillery onsite, this is definitely one to tick off the holiday bucket list.

Head to Elegance & Grace and Empowered Soul Kalbar to get your Christmas shopping sorted at their Sip ‘n’ Shop Evening.

The event will go from 6pm to 8pm November 16 at their combined shopfront on 73 Edward Street, Kalbar.

They will have a gift registry on the night for shoppers to record their preferences, and they’ll also provide a hint note to take home.

Both businesses will also be open for trade on the night.

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

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

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.

To keep up with event information, check out the Christmas Markets at Summer Land Camels event page.

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.

A wonderful day out for families in the school holidays. Your children will never forget this exciting and informative experience at Summer Land Camels. Farm tours, camel rides, patting and feeding the camels, as well as hot dogs, burgers, gelato, smoothies, chocolate, camel cuddles, face painting, book readings and fun camel facts. Please wear enclosed shoes and a smile!

Morning Session: 9am to 12pm.
Afternoon Session: 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Entry includes: Kid’s farm tour (30 minutes), one bag of feed, patting and cuddling the camels, story time, camel arts and crafts and face painting.

Extra activities include kid’s camel rides (costs apply and bookings can be made), Junior Cameleer Experience (costs apply).

The cafe will be open and the food available will include hot dogs, kid’s burgers and gelato.

Join the folk at Summer Land Camel Farm as they bring together some of the hottest topics in health and science for a 1-day seminar.

Summer Land Camels CEO Jeff Flood, who is a physiotherapist, biochemist and nutritional immunotherapist, will lead the seminar.

Mr Flood will draw on his 20 years of clinical experience and the latest research and science to share his understanding of illness and disease and natural approaches to supporting and managing recovery.

In this interactive, experiential workshop, Mr Flood will share the latest research findings, statistics and studies while explaining the scientific community’s current knowledge on the beneficial properties and characteristics of camel milk and its positive health impacts.

This will be a full day of learning with real-life applications, covering:
– The biome living in you and on you and how it works with your body
– Gut health and the gut-brain connection
– Your immune system and how diet improves its function
– How your skin really works and how to slow the ageing process and keep your skin well
– Q&A

Tickets are $95 for early birds who book before 10 October or $115 full price. This price includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and product tastings. Book tickets here.

Everyone has gone crazy for camels, and we can understand why.

Spartan Race is an elite series of adventure races and the fastest growing in the world with events held across 35 countries. Founded in 2010, over one million participants have already competed in a Spartan Race and this number will double in the next 24 months.

The Australian series has captured the imagination of the nation as elite and social participants of all ages challenge themselves to complete the course. Over 30,000 racers will take part in the 2017 series.

The individual challenge of strength, team work, mud and sweat brings a sense of accomplishment and adds the fun factor back into fitness for all who cross the finish line.
Spartan Race is an event designed to test elite athletes and unleash the social gladiator in everyone. The obstacles are challenging, the course tests you and often your body and mind will ask you to give up but nothing will match the sense of achievement, accomplishment and joy as you cross the finish line to receive your first Spartan Race medal.

Whatever your goal, you CAN do it. Believe in yourself and go for it.

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.

Hurry… Don’t miss booking the wonderful White Chapel Wedding Showcase.

If there’s one Showcase you mustn’t miss, it’s the one we’re hosting on Sunday 8th April.
It promises to be a spectacular gathering of some of Australia’s best wedding professionals.
You’ll have the chance to talk to experts in wedding styling, wedding dresses, florals, photography, catering and many other wedding services.

Multi ABIA award-winning wedding stylists, Beautiful Weddings Australia will be there to create their wedding magic in Black Hall and you’ll have the chance to discuss your wedding dreams . https://beautifulweddings.com.au

The Chapel will be the backdrop to one of Australia’s most awarded bridal wear designers, Wendy Makin Bridal Designs with a truly, stunning wedding display. http://www.wendymakin.com

Jacqui M Designs will also be on site to showcase her magnificent floral designs. http://www.jacquim.com.au

And one of Brisbane’s best and most experienced caterers, ‘Cuisine on Cue’ will provide delicious wedding package tastings for you to try. https://cuisineoncue.com

Amanda from ‘We are Twine’ will also be at there to show you why she is one of Australia’s most talented wedding photographers. http://www.wearetwine.com.au

And you can’t miss the chance to discuss your wedding look with the wonderful make-up magicians from Bella Brides www.bellabrides.com.au

For those thinking of a truly romantic wedding arrival, the team from Drayhorse shires will be there with their beautiful carriages http://www.drayhorseshires.com

There will be a large range of other wedding services on display such as a multi ABIA award winners ‘In the Booth’ and ‘Love Letters’ – life-size, light-up letters.

We’ll have French champagne flowing and live music for showcase guests to enjoy whilst they stroll around the event. You could also enjoy a coffee which will be served at our rustic Barn Bar afterwards.

It will be a wonderful day to check out Qld’s newest wedding venue – White Chapel and Black Hall, as well as our gorgeous grounds, Barn Bar, 3-tier fountain and 3 metre fairy-tale book.

For those who are considering an outdoor wedding, you’re guaranteed to love our white French door wedding arbour set up in the grounds. There’ll even have some little surprises for you that could just make your wedding day incredibly memorable.

Because every wedding is so special at White Chapel Kalbar and because every couple deserves our attention, we are making this BY BOOKING ONLY. Please note that this is not an open day.
So, couples MUST BOOK a viewing time. You will have the option of an 11am – 12.30pm morning timeslot, or an afternoon timeslot from 12.30pm – 2pm.

Plus, there is a chapel ceremony being given away to a couple that books a wedding and reception with us at the Showcase on April 8th. Valued at up to $1300*. (conditions apply). All couples welcome.

How to book? We will be at the Qld Brides Bridal Expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre over March 23rd to March 25th where you can book, or you can phone us directly
on 0478 767 046 to reserve your Showcase booking.
This is guaranteed to be a sensational event and we’d love to see you there.

What Mountain is that? Mt Walker

Height: 430-metres
Location: Close to Coleyville

Mt Walker by @vikhere

Mt Walker by @vikhere

Mt Walker stands majestically like a monument in the middle of a productive valley, used for farming and rural pursuits.

Mt Walker was originally named Mt Forbes by John Oxley, in honour of Sir Francis Forbes, the Chief Justice of NSW. It later acquired the name Mt Walker, a name thought to be inspired by a shepherd from the Franklyn Vale pastoral station.

The mountain is identified by the telecommunications, electricity and RAAF towers sit at the top.

Mt Walker is situated on private property and access is not available, however it can be seen and enjoyed from afar as you take a scenic drive through this part of the region.

Mt Walker by @craigmcphilips

Mt Walker by @craigmcphilips

The mountain once housed native stands of hoop pine and the surrounding land attracted timber getters in the late 1800s.

These days, during December and January you’ll find paddocks of sunflowers in bloom, adding a shot of colour to the landscape.

Sunflowers by Gail's Photography

Sunflowers by Gail Bryant Photography

Picnic and barbecue facilities, toilets and water are available nearby at the Warrill View Rest Area, located on the Cunningham Highway, just south of Warrill View village. This rest area is suitable for caravans; however it is a day-use area only.

Take the Rosewood-Warrill View Rd and enjoy the expansive scenery. This drive eventually arrives at Aratula via Rosevale and Tarome.

Car Boot Sale – Sunday, 18 March 2018

1pm – 5pm

Contact Now to register a spot!

On Saturday 3 March 2018, head to The Peak Pub for a great day out;

Live music
Rockabilly Dancing
Car and Motorbike Show and Shine
Best Dressed Sheila, Fella and Little Sheila and Fella
Miss Peak Pin Up Competiton
Stalls
Face Painting

Entry: Adults $10, Kids Free
11am till Late

Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at the Peak Pub while you are there!

 

Saturday, 3 March 2018 9am-3pm

Displays of working and static tractors, implements, stationary engines and classic trucks. Food and drinks, entertainment, cent auction and colouring competition.

Fun and entertainment for all ages

* rides – for the kids
* carrot tossing * horse shoe quoits * hay scramble
* hay sculptures
* lots of stalls * arts and crafts * homemade cakes, sweets and jams
* fresh fruit and veges * food stalls
* plants * vintage cars
* historical farming photo display
* music by local bands
* huge multi-draw raffle

The 2018 Kalbar Swap Meet & Markets, hosted by the Fassifern Car Club Inc, will be held on Sunday, 21 October at the Kalbar Showgrounds.

Come along and experience:

• Cars, trucks, bikes
• Old engines, tractors
• Car show, 10am presentation
• Food and drinks stall
• Markets

Fun for all the family including sideshows, sample bags, and fireworks.

Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club charity event. Whether you are a serious seasoned cyclist or looking for a fun family ride you are in for a great day… Featuring 100 Mile, 100KM, 50KM, 25KM and 5KM rides, with spectacular countryside scenery as you pass through the Scenic Rim on a number of the routes.

5pm at Salvation Army Hall with complimentary food from 6pm

Candle light walk to Kalbar State School at 7pm for carols at 7:30pm

(Wet weather – all at school)

Bringing the worlds biggest country music stars to Willowbank!

Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Dustin Lynch, Dan + Shay, and many more will perform in 2018!

Black Hall Kalbar is a beautiful venue for events such as wedding receptions, parties, celebrations, conferences and meetings. It caters for up to 80 guests seated in the hall. It is situated next to the White Chapel Kalbar and can be hired together with the chapel or on its own.

Dreaming of an outdoor wedding? We can take up to 120 guests for a wedding and reception at Black Hall Kalbar. ‘The Grounds’ is a beautifully manicured lawn for your outdoor wedding or marquee. ‘The Barn’ is our rustic country bar complete with pressed metal bar, vintage ladder chandelier and antique roll-top bath for your drinks & ice.

The Black Hall

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This historic 134 year old church has been transformed into a stunning country-chic wedding chapel called White Chapel Kalbar. The 1929 Sunday School hall has been reborn as a brand new stylish reception and celebration venue called Black Hall Kalbar. We can take wedding ceremonies of up to 90 people in White Chapel and receptions of up to 80 in Black Hall. Up to 120 guests can be accommodated in our Barn Bar and The Grounds lawn area. Kalbar is only an hour from Brisbane and there is ample local accommodation for up to 200 people within 15 mins of Kalbar. And we even have our own White Chapel mini-bus to transport your guests to and from your wedding.

 

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Santa Visit and Fireworks

Rides and Amusements for the kids

Waterslide…bring your togs!

Christmas Carols and Live Music

Market Stalls

Prizes Galore!

Food and Drinks to buy or bring your won picnic!

Free Entry!!

Zombie movie camp out by night, and Zombie walk with a twist by day. The movie camp out will be held Saturday night with the option to tackle the Zombie walk either Saturday or Sunday.

This is a fully interactive Zombie walk full of special effects and walking dead actors. Their advice for the event is “Expected the Unexpected”. Come as a Zombie or human the choice is yours. Both complete the same course.

Saturday 11 November 2017 3:30 to 6:30pm

Food, Music, Jumping Castle and Markets. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy our beautiful vineyard.

Available for weddings, functions, dances.

From the moment you drive through the entrance at Ivory’s Rock, it’s obvious that this is a very special and unique place.
As you top the rise there is the venue’s namesake – Ivory’s Rock. Towering over the property, it is a significant landmark at the gateway to South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim region.
Nestled in the valley below is the fantastic facility that is the Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events Complex. Driving further into the site, past flowering Bauhinia, the citrus grove and towering native gum trees the first vista you see is the delightful ornamental lake. It all has the feel of well-kept parklands. On its edge rests the Pavilion, an outdoor area with a large domed roof, circled by 29 shops, pathways and shade sails. Suitable for food and beverage operations, concessions and a range of options, the shops provide a plaza that can service 3000 – 5000 guests within the Pavilion area.
A short walk from the Pavilion and you will arrive at the Conference Centre, a purpose built structure suitable for trainings, Annual General Meetings and product launches. Set below the ever present Ivory’s Rock, this venue will fulfil all your technical requirements, holding up to 360 people in theatre-style. It is also suitable for smaller, more intimate presentations – musicians, speakers, awards nights and receptions. Far from the hustle and bustle of big cities there is only birdsong to distract attendees – no ambient noise, no traffic, no disturbances.
About half a kilometre up the hill in an easterly direction lies the jewel in the crown of the facility – a 5000 seat, natural, open air Amphitheatre. Constructed from sandstone and fully covered with shade sails, this facility feature offers the perfect outdoor performance venue. A fully equipped soundstage provides the best possible venue for your productions – music, theatre, opera and live speakers.
This is an exciting and visually stunning venue. Serviced with modern bathrooms and catering, it is a wonderful venue in a superb natural setting.
Ivory’s Rock Conventions and Events have successfully hosted a significant number of events, both large scale as well as smaller corporate and community events.

If you are looking for a fun activity for kids and an outing the whole family can enjoy, then look no further. We run farm tours every Sunday between 1pm and 5pm. On one of our tours you will get to pat and feed our kids, milk a goat by hand, have ricotta made in front of you, learn about goats, and sample gelato.

Cost of tour — Adults: $15 p/p, Children (under 15y/o ): $5 p/p, Families (two adults and up to six children): $35

Times: Sunday 1pm – 5pm, except public holidays.

Farm tours for other times can be booked by calling our office.

If you just want to pat the goats and try some gelato then you are welcome to stop by while we are open and there is no cost.