Nestled at the top of Tamborine Mountain in the Queensland Gold Coast Hinterlands, you will find Jasmin Organics, Australia’s purest organic skincare farm and factory.

This eco-friendly attraction is now open to the public; to come and explore the organic farm and manufacturing facilities and to view how organic skincare is made.

Enjoy tours of the organic farm, factory, essential oil distillation, fruit orchards and park like gardens surrounded by sub-tropical rainforest. Visitors can observe the delicate processing and production of the organic ingredients used in this global award winning skincare range.

The range contains no chemicals, no synthetic ingredients, no artificial colours or fragrance and is not tested on animals and contains a minimum of 95 per cent organic base.

Sample the Jasmin Organics and Koala Baby Organics skincare range in the beauty retail shop and experience how nature and science, when blended together can expertly care for your delicate skin.

Ditch the golf cart and take a chopper!

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

Captain Mike will fly you between Scenic Rim golf courses.

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

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

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

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

Kooralbyn Valley Golf Course

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

Tamborine Mountain Golf Club

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

Beaudesert Golf Club

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

Boonah Golf Club

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

Canungra Golf Club

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

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

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

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

 

Renowned local artist Gaye Dell is offering a three day creative workshop for the artist in all of us.

Gaye specialises in small groups to ensure not only a creative educational experience but also a fun time.

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

Fun learning in a one-on-one and group environment.

– Creative play and sharing
– Critical visualisation
– Art practise and development
– A take-home framed, personally created piece of art

This workshop experience is inclusive of accommodation.

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

Award winning author, Marisa Parker Author, is delivering a two day Creative Writing Workshop (inclusive of accommodation), right here on the Mountain!

If you have ever wanted to learn the essentials of creative writing, this practical workshop will provide you with an insight into good writing habits, including how to cultivate and enhance your ideas.

Designed to instruct, support and inspire writers in any genre, the workshop will be delivered in a friendly, casual and interactive atmosphere.

Suitable for both beginners and intermediate writers, this is a great introduction, or refresher, to creative writing.

Renowned local Tamborine Mountain artist Gaye Dell is offering a series of five-day creative workshop that stimulates the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations!

Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, Gaye shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

This workshop experience is inclusive of accommodation, which they allocate from one of their preferred Bed and Breakfasts based on availability, or share this experience with a group of friends and/or family!

For groups with three or four couples travelling together, they will accommodate (at no extra cost) in one of our fabulous Holiday Houses. These are perfect for group gatherings with shared communal spaces.

Travelling as a couple and wanting to stay in your own private cottage? Why not upgrade to one of their cottage destinations?

The Pottery and Textiles Experience is designed to inspire your creative energy through the discovery of various art forms, from Pottery to Rug Making and Basket Weaving, all with local based artists.

Suitable for beginners, this is a fun filled experience for those wanting to unleash their creative side!

Pottery is an organic beauty, created with one’s own hands. The limits on what you create are limited only by what you can dream. Learn the craft of handmade pottery from a ceramic artist and potter with over 30 years’ experience.

Rug making is a revived tradition. They join the ‘War on Waste’ and learn how to transform unwanted fabric or clothing into functional rugs and mats from a textile artist specialising, for over 25 years, in the design and production of hand tufted rugs.

Get hands on experience identifying, harvesting and preparing local plant materials while learning the basic art of basket weaving from a creator who, over the past 30 years, has aimed to create art that “interprets the story of nature and show the beauty of the secrets it holds’.

This Experience is inclusive of accommodation.

The Tamborine Mountain Country Markets are a feast of craft and food, fresh produce and artisan goods.

Held on the second Sunday of the month, the biggest Markets on the Mountain are a great day out and a fantastic place to shop for that special occasion.

The produce market, sells freshly picked, seasonal, certified and non-certified organic fruit and vegetables, as well as honey, coffee, jams, preserves, chilled kefir, herbs and plants.

There is often live music and other entertainment for the family.

A unique and exciting shopping experience on Tamborine Mountain, the Country Markets are packed with plenty of things to see and do, a value packed day for the whole family.

See artists at work, buy an unusual gift, stock up with fresh supplies from the grower or listen to live music.

Gates open to the public at 7.30 am. Be sure to arrive pretty early, as parking is limited, and plan an hour or two to wander through the market.

** Please note that unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at the markets.

Visitors to Tamborine Mountain can choose from some new and unique accommodation offerings. You won’t want to leave when you see these stunning properties.

Exhale Boutique Accommodation

Exhale Boutique Accommodation

Located on Tamborine Mountain and perched on the edge of the escarpment – exhale and breath in the views and the fresh mountain air.

Yumeji Japanese Retreat

Yumeji Japanese-styled Retreat

A new comfortable luxury mountain retreat which blends the best of Japanese and Australian hospitality.

Guests will enjoy original Japanese cuisine and food delicacies, served by hosts Louise and Hideyo.

This little piece of Japan, nestled in the Tamborine Mountain hinterland, is the place to relax and recharge.

Edge Lodges at St Bernards Falls

Edge Lodges at St Bernards Falls Tamborine Mountain

Situated on the edge of the Tamborine Mountain escarpment next to St Bernard’s Falls, this new luxury retreat is the perfect place to unwind.

Close to the city, but far enough away that you can escape the hustle of urban life.

Enjoy views over the Guanaba Valley.

Bronwyn McDonald of Scenic Rim Brides.

Bronwyn McDonald, owner and creator of Scenic Rim Bride, has 20+ years working in wedding and event management and styling and brings her expert eye to your Scenic Rim wedding.

Bronwyn is a creative and romantic at heart and she lives and breathes dream weddings.

Prior to returning to her home on Tamborine Mountain, Bronwyn worked for Japan Airlines, as well as the Sheraton and Versace Resorts on the Gold Coast. Now she channels her experience and creative eye to Scenic Rim wedding venues, sharing her talent and love of detail with newlyweds who want to add a natural, rural and on-trend country vibe to their nuptials.

“The Scenic Rim is so vast and has so much available here that often people don’t know where to start” says Bronwyn.

“My background is in styling and I love to work with brides and grooms to bring their event together and focus on everything right through to those finishing touches.”

For the past year Bronwyn and her team has pulled together a comprehensive guide to some of the region’s most incredible venues – from modern country, to rural tranquillity, to cliff-top intimacy.

From the ceremony to the accommodation, the styling and the photography, Scenic Rim Bride can be your one-stop shop for wedding planning.

Go to the Scenic Rim Bride website for a community directory of dream venues, as well as some amazing wedding images shot around the region.

Bronwyn shares her tips on the best places for food, wine and romance in the Scenic Rim.

My favourite Scenic Rim place to eat is …

I’m passionate about our food and where it comes from and most of all, flavour!!
Breakfast:  Wild Plum Kitchen, Sticky black rice pudding in winter and smashed avo mizuna with snow pea tendrils, radish, sesame and miso butter on sourdough every other time of the year!
Lunch: Is usually on the run so a plant based salad from Sacred Earth Wholefoodskeeps me going or on the weekends I love enjoying everything Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm has to offer, from stunning architecture to delicious food, it’s a beautiful dining experience.
Dinner:  Leaf Japanese for casual dining, or takeaway. For fine dining my choice would be Pethers Rainforest Retreat, both are close to my home on Tamborine Mountain.

My favourite Scenic Rim date is …

Where do I start? Probably with a helicopter ride to Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm for lunch with my love (it’s on my to do list for 2019!)
Or a picnic lunch at Glenloch Gatehouse, enjoying their 2ha of gardens, paired with a Witches Falls wine and a selection of gourmet local cheeses from The Vintage Pickle.

My favourite Scenic Rim place to have coffee is …

Green Lane Coffee, Tamborine – they make a good almond milk cappuccino and they have WIFI!

What I love about the Scenic Rim is ….

What I love about the Scenic Rim is … it’s so vast yet it’s all connected.  The people are warm, genuine and super passionate about the region and excited to share their ideas for weddings and open their doors with a warm invitation for me to view their exclusive properties.

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …  We are spoiled for choice when it comes to views but lately I have been loving Rosins Lookout in Beechmont and the view from Lake Moogerah.  Seeing the cows roam freely and bath in the lake is a surreal like feeling yet it’s nature working at its best, untouched.

My favourite Scenic Rim walk is …

My favourite Scenic Rim walk is … the one to my car on a Thursday morning! Thursdays are allocated for exploring more of the Rim and meeting the faces behind the places.

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

Experience an Australia Day long weekend like no other at the Bearded Dragon from 26 – 28 January.

Nothing beats the Australian atmosphere of this true blue Aussie live music destination.

There’ll be beers, a barbecue, pub meals, good times and free live music.

Bring the whole family down to take part in good old fashioned Australian traditions like cane toad racing and lamington eating competitions.

There will be live music from noon each day and the gates will open early for Australian country breakfasts from 8am.

Live music acts are as follows:
Saturday, 26 January: Chester Aussie Rock Band Live
Sunday, 27 January: Adam Hole Band
Monday, 28 January: Hayley Grace and the Bay Collective

Ensure you stick around for special appearances from the True Blue Crocodile and Reptile Show on Sunday at 11am and 2.30pm.

To book a table or accommodation, email events@beardeddragon.com.au or phone (07) 5543 6888.

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

The Tamborine Mountain Show will be brighter and better than ever in 2019 with a rock ‘n’ roll theme.

The Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds are the setting for this yearly event, which retains the characteristics of a small country agricultural show, set on beautiful Tamborine Mountain.

There is loads of fun for the children, with rides and laser skirmish, fairy floss, animals to pat and horses to watch.

In keeping with the tradition, there are fantastic pavilion competitions – baking, jam making, arts, photography and garden related – and everyone is welcome to enter.

Most sections have special classes for children, and all have fantastic prizes.

Watch out for our fantastic competitions and enter for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

The community of Tamborine Mountain will celebrate Christmas at the Main Street carols and lighting of the tree on December 2.

The carols will be held in the open space on the median strip across from the post office.

Arrive from 5pm with your rugs, torches, tables and chairs and a good voice. The event will start at 5.30pm and refreshments can be purchased from the local cafes.

The lighting of the Christmas tree will take place at about 6.30pm.

For more information, keep up to date via the event Facebook page.

Photo by Matthew Dyhrberg‎, via Tamborine Mountain Community Facebook page.

Come on down to Tamborine for a sunday like no other! Full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Sunday funday! They bring you the boys from Bluescorp for a little rockin’ rockabilly day!

Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine is the only place to party! Blow up the pokies, kick back and relax from the garden of a Sunday. The kids can enjoy the playground! The whole family can enjoy the great food served all day, till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut!

Book a table with them now.

Head along to the Artisan Fayre at the Mt Tamborine  Show Grounds to experience art stalls, workshops, entertainment and food stalls.

It’ll go from 9am to 4pm November 18.

Visit the Artisan Fayre Facebook page to keep up with event information

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

The Bearded Dragon Hotel will host its free entry annual Tamborine festival to support Australian live music on Sunday, November 4.

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 an all day menu, with breakfast available from 8am.

Book your table or stay the weekend. Phone 5543 6888 for more information or to make a reservation.

To keep up with event information, visit the Tamborine Annual Paddock Party with Hillbilly Goats Facebook event page.

“Lalita and the Alohas” blends the ancient practice of Kirtan to modern music. Kirtan is the practise of mantra meditation to music. Instruments that are used include Ukuleles, an Electric Ukulele, Djembe Drum and a Harmonica. The lead vocalist will sing various mantras while the audience listens. It is then the turn of the audience to respond to the lead singer.

People are encouraged to clap along and dance to the rhythm of the music. This provides a joyful, enlivening atmosphere where everyone is involved in the performance. So come along and join them for this truly unique and wonderful experience of Kirtan by the “Lalita and the Alohas. Hope to see you all there. Free event. Donations welcome.

Get on that highway and come down to Tamborine for a Sunday sesh! Full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Sunday funday! They bring you the talented Devils Kiosk! Bringing together Blues and Soul, Devils Kiosk are a four-piece known for being a tootin’ good time!

Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine is the only place to party! Blow up the pokies, kick back and relax from the garden of a Sunday, the kids can enjoy the playground! The whole family can enjoy the great food served all day, till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecuehut!

Book a table now.

Over four million people in Australia have some form of disability. That’s one in five people. Assemble a team and pledge to break the stigma of disability by participating in the 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay.

In your team of five, work together to complete a five kilometre relay amidst the stunning Tamborine Pony Club. Each relay participant will complete a one kilometre leg of a five kilometre course to highlight the statistic that one in five Australians have a disability.

For those who are up for the challenge, participate in the Early Riser Solo five kilometre Loop. All participants are encouraged to fundraise in the lead up to the event, with all money raised supporting Rural Lifestyle Options Australia’s Unfunded Projects.

Every dollar raised will go toward supporting one in five Australians with a disability living in a rural or regional community. There will be live entertainment and food trucks on the day so prepare yourself for a morning of family fun!

All participants will receive an official 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay T-Shirt. So what are you waiting for? Visit 1:5 All Abilities Charity Relay website to register today!

The sixth annual Ray White Rural Tamborine Mountain Golf Club Open will be held from October 12 to 14.

Entry is $60 for visitors and $45 for members, with substantial prize earnings every day.

Registration information and conditions of play are available at http://tamborinemountaingolfclub.com/2017/12/10/2018-open/

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a Good Ole Fashion Sunday Funday!

Katie J Whites’s music is very diverse and she can bring out the best for every situation. Fronted by Katie on bass guitar, supported by electric guitar, keys and drums, brings a seriously rockin’ groove to a scene, with big vocals and contagious rhythms.

Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine is the only place to party! Blow up the pokies, kick back and relax from the garden of a Sunday, the kids can enjoy the playground! Food for the whole family to enjoy, served all day til late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut!”

Book your table today.

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole’ fashion Sunday Funday. This Sunday, they bring you Microphone Blonde for a little bluesy, jazz, funky tunes and incredible vocals by Melinda Menzies!

The whole family can enjoy the great food served all day, till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut! Perfect family venue close to Brisbane and Gold Coast serving great food all day every day!

Book your table today.

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Don’t miss the annual Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows will line the streets on the 17km trail, plus there’s live music and a scarecrow lantern parade.

Scenic Rim photographer Sabine Bannard. Image by Annabelle Hickson.

Sabine Bannard is a Tamborine Mountain-based photographer who captures beautiful vignettes of the local area, Scenic Rim people, creatives and producers.
Her photography shows the region in a gorgeous light and celebrates the region’s diversity.
Sabine is known for her moody botanical pictures, capturing the simplicity of a fleeting moment, and for her storytelling of local communities and the individuals within them.
Sabine moved to Tamborine Mountain in 2005, after arriving to Australia with her Australian husband, Martin, in 2003, together with their young children. Martin had spent his teenage years working on the mountain at the local Rock Shop and at Thunderbird Park. Their son Will not works at the rock shop!
Sabine trained in hospitality, working for Michelin Star restaurants and trained in wines through her father’s boutique wine business.
“I always joke that I grew up in a wine barrel,” she says. “I spent most of my childhood visiting wineries all over Germany and eating local food at amazing restaurants and pubs. My dad always wanted us to try everything, especially what the locals ate.”
During the 1990s Sabine worked as a presenter and producer for a German music television station in Cologne. She also worked as a DJ, presenting a weekly house and techno show which ultimately led her to Australia where she met her husband, then working as a party promoter.
“I’m still greatly inspired by music and my love for storytelling comes from my time doing TV, where I filed reports about DJs and places all over Europe and even Autralia.”
Sabine’s love for good food, people and places found a visual outlet on Instagram, where she is known as @_housefrau.
She discovered a love for photography and spends her days behind the lens of her Canon camera, capturing tailored content. She jokes that she’s known locally as ‘the German living on the mountain behind the sea.”

We asked Sabine to share her locals’ knowledge of where to eat, drink and soak in the Scenic Rim’s views.

Favourite Scenic Rim place to eat & have coffee

I actually love a good warm savoury breakfast and could have this any time of the day. So here is a list of my favourite places.
I love exploring new places to eat, have a coffee and enjoy the scenery. There are so many places I haven’t been but keen to check out.
Favourites up on Mount Tamborine, where we live are definitely: Wild Plum Kitchen, Green Lane Coffee, The Treehouse and most definitely the delicious creations at The Vintage Pickle and Marsala Shanti.
I also love to check out The Story Tree in Boonah and breakfast with a view at Binna Burra Mountain Lodge is high on my list too. Actually all meals here are great.
 

Sabine enjoys the food at Tamborine Mountain Indian restaurant Marsala Shanti.

My favourite place in the Scenic Rim is …

I would have to say Mount Tamborine, where we live. It’s truly magical. The drive up from Tamborine Village, when the shrubby dry forest changes to subtropical rainforest, it always gives me goose bumps.
The views up here are also amazing, the beautiful valley on one side and the ocean on the other.
When I think about favourite places, it’s the feeling this region gives me. Driving though the Scenic Rim is an experience not to miss, the wide open land, how the colours change from winter to summer and everything in-between. The high open sky, it feels like Australia to me. Whenever I have someone visiting from Europe (where I originally come from) I make sure to show the them the true side of Australia (how I like to call it, it’s not all beach  and palms).
 

Sabine works with ethical Tamborine Mountain denim producer Outland Denim.

What I love about the Scenic Rim is …

I love that is so open, wide, raw, beautiful, fertile and of course the hardworking people, who are so proud of their land and produce. The people, their passion, the and land and their produce are inseparable in the Scenic Rim. That’s what I love the most about it.
Oh and not to forget all the small roadside stalls with honesty boxes. One day I will drive around the whole Scenic Rim and document and photograph them all.

Sabine captured Christine Sharp and Brenda Fawdon during Eat Local Week.

My favourite Scenic Rim view is …

Ah, so many. The lookout on Mount Tamborine is very special to me or us as a family. We used to rent nearby and I would take the kids to the lookout at least once week to run around, feel the wind and watch the sunset.
The drive from Tamborine to Beaudesert is glorious too, that old shed on the way!!! And how gorgeous is Lake Moogerah and the view at Binna Burra Lodge.
And Beechmont!

Adventure-loving children will love the Scenic Rim’s newest attraction – Australia’s largest junior adventure park.
It’s the latest offering from award-winning operators, TreeTop Challenge, at Tamborine Mountain.

The Taylor family is behind the attraction and says their latest initiative is a first for Queensland and is Australia’s largest junior adventure park.

“Until now there hasn’t been a purpose-designed adventure park for young children in Queensland,” explains GM David Taylor.

Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones opened the new attraction at the start of August and says the junior course will provide hours of fun for families and will encourage children to be active.

“This park is a Queensland first and providing new tourism and adventure experiences is key to growing our state’s tourism industry,” she says.

The regular Treetop courses have a height marker, which Mr Taylor jokes is also known as the ‘line of tears’ because that’s the reaction young participants have when told they’re not tall enough to have a go.

But not anymore.

The new junior course is perfect for children aged three to seven and features 50 challenges, starting at ground level and soaring up to eight metres. The course can completed over two hours. Make a weekend of it and stay on site at Thunderbird Park, where the adventure course is based.

The designs incorporates parents and carers who are able to interact with their children from the ground during some of the lower levels.

“It’s a great opportunity for kids to experience nature while extending themselves within our Adventure Park in the trees,” Mr Taylor says.

“We understand children can be wary of heights, so they can complete a lower level course and build their confidence, ready for greater adventure in our higher courses.

“We operate to the highest safety standards and the children are continuously attached to overhead guide wires from their harness and are only disconnected when they are safely on the ground.”

The Junior TreeTop Challenge is open on weekends, during school holidays and at other times by appointment.

Support Girls Got Heart in their bid to raise $150,000 for rural health when they cycle 265km from Brisbane to the Scenic Rim and back on September 22-23.
Spectators are encouraged to come say hello and cheer cyclists on in the sold out two-day Hearts on the Road fundraising cycle.
The Girls Got Heart team and about 35 cyclists will cycle 125km from Brisbane to Boonah via Aratula and Lake Moogerah on September 22 and then 140km from Boonah back to Brisbane via Beaudesert and Tamborine on September 23.
To donate, visit https://girlsgotheart.com.au/donate/ and select ‘Hearts on the Road 2018’ from the drop down menu.

The lush fairways of Tamborine Mountain Golf Club will be filled with food trucks for Food on the Fairway from 2pm to 7pm, August 26.

The event, which the Club is running with assistance from the local chamber of commerce, will also include children’s activities, entertainment and market stalls.

Food on offer will range from Greek souvlaki, roast pork rolls and cronuts (a cross between a croissant and a donut) to gourmet coffee and desserts.

Entree is free and there is limited on-street parking around the Golf Course Road entrance.

The Club will start its greens renovations in the days following the event.

Ripple Massage, Day Spa And Beauty – the day spa that comes to you. They service Mt Tamborine, Springbrook, all Gold Coast Hinterland and all Gold Coast. It’s perfect for couples massages, hens party, girls pamper day, corporate massage, parents wanting some time out or busy professionals looking to relax and unwind. There is an indulgent massage or spa package designed just for you.

Try one of their rare massage styles, unique to Ripple here in Australia. You’re welcome to choose from the deeply relaxing hot stone, the Russian deep tissue massage, seashell or the luscious chocolate massage. Or perhaps their pregnancy massage, Blokes men massage, deep tissue, remedial or corporate massage.

A full beauty service with manicures or pedicures, and a facial for every skin type is available. Ripple has a range of services with something for every budget. Have the luxury of their friendly, fully qualified massage therapist come to you, just relax, unwind and let them do the rest.

True Grit, a military-inspired obstacle challenge, is coming to Tamborine on August 11 and August 12.

A True Grit course is 10-12km in length with more than 30 obstacles. There is also a 5km course with 22 obstacles, which is open to anyone 12 years and older.

The Tamborine True Grit events will be held at 150 Creamer Rd, Tamborine.

Keep up to date with event information via their Facebook event page.

Come on Down to Tamborine for a Sunday full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Sunday Funday. This Sunday, they bring you the boys from the Dirty Dukes for a little rockin’ blues, covering all the classics!

Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine is the only place to party! Blow up the pokies, kick back and relax from the garden of a Sunday. The kids can enjoy the playground! The whole family can enjoy the great food served all day, till late, both from the kitchen and the outdoor barbecue hut!

The Dirty Dukes are a four-piece power outfit that delivers a premium blend of your favourite Alt-Country, 60s, R&B, Boogie n Blues and Rock n Roll music to your venue. If you’re after a band to fill your dance floor and get people tapping their feet, then these guys are a must see.

Book your table today.

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, barbecue, good times and free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Sunday Funday! They bring you the talented Colt Seavers for rockin’ rockability day!

Colt Seavers bringing you Rockabilly, Bluesbilly, Anythingabilly really! They’re you’re country specialists, pro-rodeo guys! Except these days…they ride that double bass into town! Book a table with them for the day.

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

Come on down to Tamborine for a Sunday like no other! Full of beers, BBQ, good times & free live music! Bring the whole family down for a good ole fashion Friday Funday, decked out in your patriotic best!

Book your table today

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.

Check out their well priced, spacious, boutique, self-catering cottages. Enjoy exceptional local dining and a variety of unforgettable experiences on Tamborine Mountain. Kidd Street Cottages are perfect if you are looking for an affordable break in the Hinterland of South East Queensland. Located a one minute walk away from Main Street with its restaurants, cafes and shops.

Their private cottages feature shaded verandahs to sit and enjoy a glass of wine on a warm night. They also have king beds, split system air-conditioner and full kitchen so you don’t have to go anywhere! For the cooler months, the wood burner give the cottages their country charm.

Rose Cottage and Kookaburra Cottage are both studios with king beds, full kitchen, verandahs and wood burning fires.

Blue Wren Cottage has a separate bedroom with king bed and single bed and has the capacity to accommodate 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age. All cottages have attached carports.

Visit Mason Wines Mt Tamborine where the cellar door staff will guide you through Mason’s extensive range with styles and varieties to suit all palates.

The weekend tasting cellar door boasts some impressive wine racks, hinterland views from the adjoining deck as well as a log burning fireplace with lounge area for the cooler months. Please refer to the following Wine Lists for Mason Wine’s current vintages and prices.

We offer a Lunch Package for Group Bookings (for 12 people or more). We can provide a 2 course Lunch Menu or alternatively we can provide a ‘grazing style’ long lunch ($35 per person). Group bookings are allocated exclusive use of our cellar door deck or private function room.

OPENING HOURS 11-4 Monday and Thursday to Sunday. Closed tues wed.

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?
INTERNATIONAL SOPRANO MIRUSIA LOUWERSE

Caroline Russo Enterprises is very pleased to announce the kick off for 2018 with Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? This evening we have a very special guest, the talented international Soprano, Mirusia Louwerse, to be held on April 18 at the Wedding and Function Gardens at 104 Beacon Rd, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland.

Mirusia Louwerse was born in Brisbane, Australia, and graduated in December 2006 from the Queensland Conservatorium, obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Performance and Classical Voice. That same year, Louwerse became the youngest winner ever of the Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award and went on to record her debut EP, She Walks In Beauty.

Her success story has truly been an amazing journey. One of her landmark moments was being selected by the world famous Dutch conductor and violinist André Rieu for whom she has been his star soprano since 2007.

Mirusia has many wonderful stories to share from her journey, chronicling her rise to become an international star including numerous performances at many prestigious events around the world. She also has recorded a number of albums, including her own solo album Always & Forever, released in Australia on 8 October 2010. The album went straight to No. 17 on the ARIA pop charts.

Always & Forever was released in the Netherlands during December 2010, and on DVD in March 2011. It stayed at the No 1 position on the ARIA DVD charts for 4 weeks. In 2012 Mirusia Louwerse won the ARIA No. 1 Chart Award for Always & Forever being the first and only classical artist ever to receive the award.

In 2015, Mirusia Louwerse married her long-term boyfriend Youri Wystyrk. The wedding was a much-celebrated affair with André Rieu writing a special piece of music and filming a video clip of the pair before their wedding. December 2017 was yet another busy year which highlighted the successful recording and international tour of her newest album “From The Heart”.

This year brought with it another wonderful moment, Mirusia and Youri became proud parents on the 8th of December when Mirusia gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Sascha!

We are very excited to have Mirusia as our special guest, just before she sets off on a national tour for her new album. This will be a great way to get up close and personal to hear Mirusia’s journey as she speaks about some of her wonderful achievements and sharing some great stories throughout the dinner. To conclude the evening Mirusia will perform two song from her latest album, “From the Heart”. This is set to be a wonderful treat for all who will attend Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
CDs, signed by Mirusia herself, will be for sale during the evening.

All guests will receive a drinks on arrival, and a 3 course meal with coffee and tea. A cash bar will be running on the night.

Our charity of choice is the Rural Fire Brigade who provide an amazing service to our community. A wine auction is to be held, courtesy of Mr. John Penglas our venue partner. On the night we shall also have a raffle ticket draw with some great prizes to be won in aid of the Rural Fire Brigade.

Tickets can be purchased at $89 per head plus booking fee at sticky events. Each guest will receive a DVD from our sponsor, Icon Films.

There will be tables of 10, limited to 100 guests total. Be quick to book at the link below!
https://www.stickytickets.com.au/65316

WHAT: Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

DATE: 18th April 2018

WHERE: Tamborine Gardens, 104 Beacon Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4271

TIME: 6.30pm for 7.00pm start to conclude at 10.30pm

COST: $89.00 head plus booking fee

BOOKING: Sticky Tickets – Limited – 100 seats available – https://www.stickytickets.com.au/65316

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