Set in the Lost World Valley and overlooking the World Heritage Rainforest Mountains of Lamington National Park, Worendo Cottages offer simplistic beauty at is best.
What they offer is an escape from the fast lane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting. Farm Houses and luxury cottages for a fantastic family break.

Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek – Wongari is an intimate romantic retreat bordering World Heritage Lamington National Park and only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  If lazing in a hammock under the rainforest canopy, or reading a book or watching the birds, swimming in the private rapid-filled rock pools of the creek or roasting marshmallows on a fire under the stars is how you see yourself relaxing and unwinding, then Wongari Eco Retreat fits the description.

For the more adventurous, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore. Wongari sits nestled in a spectacular gorge setting, with gentle walks on their property along Waterfall Creek and Christmas Creek and also into Lamington National Park’s wilderness section. The renowned Stinson Wreck and Westray’s Grave walks are easily accessed and marked, but not formed.

Wongari’s two cabins sit in their own private six acre section on the property and have their own entrance. With 200 metres of private, forested frontage to Christmas Creek you’ll be guaranteed not to be disturbed. The holiday cottages are fully self-contained with a wood-fired oven, rainforest deck, king-sized bed and a glass-enclosed shower overlooking rainforest garden.

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is a sixth generation working dairy farm providing visitors with genuine farm experiences, warm country hospitality, charming farmhouse accommodation and an escape from the hectic pace of city life. A completely unique experience awaits; an authentic ‘Paddock to Plate’ journey. Located just 75 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the picturesque Lost World region of Scenic Rim, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is perfect for your next holiday.

The 200 acre farm is home to dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and more and of course, your farmer hosts, The Tommerup family. Milking cows in a real working dairy is always a thrill for children and adults alike. Don’t miss joining in on the daily animal feeding and egg collecting. Visit Tommerup’s Farm Larder where you’ll find ethically raised meat products, raw honey and dairy products all from the Tommerup’s Farm.

Choose from The Homestead, the original family home built in 1888 now comfortably sleeping up to 13 people or The Cottage, 1880s renovated farm cottage which sleeps up to seven people. Both offer charming self-contained country accommodation with all the modern conveniences. Get your hands dirty on the farm or just lose yourself in the serenity.

Perched beside the crystal-clear tumbling headwaters of Christmas Creek and Queensland’s ancient Lamington National Park rainforests, nightfall’s luxury tents epitomise the simple luxuries of life.

The nightfall ‘glamping’ (luxury camping) experience steps away from the excess’ and complications of the modern world. Less becomes more. Luxury is redefined by architect-inspired, hand-built, permanent safari tents; sumptuous fire-cooked cuisine and the relaxed feeling of staying with old friends.

The pared-back surrounds, pure fresh air and tranquil forest are conductive to rest and rejuvenation. Heart, body and spirit are nurtured through a tonic of immersion in nature, evocative nights under-the-stars and inspired custom-designed luxury tent accommodation (with fireplaces for winter).

nightfall camp is limited to only eight travellers at any one time, ensuring privacy, intimacy and conviviality. Couples relish the seclusion of their private tents, mixing with like-minded experiential travellers and sharing the tree-change lifestyle of nightfall’s hosts.

Cave Rock Cottages is set on a picturesque 100 acres adjacent to the world heritage listed Lamington National Park. Just 90 minutes drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, their three secluded cottages are an ideal place for a back to nature family holiday or quiet romantic getaways.

Cave Rock Cottages is bordered by pristine Christmas Creek and surrounded by the ancient escarpments of the Scenic Rim. Bushwalk, bird watch, swim, fish, or just relax. Their self-contained cottages are private and comfortable with modern appliances, covered verandas, log fires and magic views – touch the wilderness.

Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead offer quality holiday accommodation only 90 minutes from Brisbane and Gold Coast, in the beautiful Lost World Queensland!

Come holiday in either their charming two bedroom cottage or sprawling six bedroom homestead. Surrounded by 500 acres of countryside, mountains and meandering river, all available for guests to explore. Both houses are positioned on individual acreage blocks.

The homestead boasts three bathrooms, two lounge rooms, self catering kitchen, dining room, laundry, two outdoor dining areas, large swimming pool, inside and outdoor fire areas, table tennis, barbecue plus more.

The cottage is nestled beside the Albert River with breathtaking views, and is equipped with a large rear deck, self catering kitchen, dining room, lounge room, bathroom with spa.

Over the past four decades the family and owners of the property lived and operated a dairy farm followed by a beef cattle farm which continues to operate in the surrounding paddocks to date. Guests occasionally enjoy viewing the farm work in action during their stay.

Activities include bush walking, campfire, swimming, bird watching, fishing, stargazing, board games, books, or exploring the local district such as Christmas Creek.

Come stay awhile, refresh and unwind at Eighteen Mile!

Cafe` 7 – Cabins Catering and Events – Activity packages – Full Venue Hire – Groups Welcome.

They are the gateway to spectacular and tranquil surrounds of Christmas Creek, with an outdoor facility in the picturesque foothills of the World Heritage Lamington Natural Park within a 90 minute drive in the Scenic Rim, from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Whether you’re a couple, family or group, they’ve got something for you
Why stay with them?
They offer accommodation with recreational facilities, activity packages and catering menus – which is the perfect venue for any occasion – whether it is for a private function or a more formal setting with an on-site Cafe and is Pet friendly. Choose from one cabin to full venue hire, their self-catering option or they can assist with tailoring a fully catered menu for your family or group. Full Venue hire provides exclusive use to all facilities, guaranteeing your group privacy for the duration.

Your hosts Katy and Dennis Chan welcome and thank you for your interest in the Christmas Creek Cafe and Cabins (previously referred to as the Christmas Creek Recreation Center Christmas Creek National Fitness Camp or The Fitness Camp and Camp Lamington).

Father’s Day family fun on Tommerup’s Farm will offer hours of good old fashioned fun for the whole family to celebrate Father’s Day.

The Tommerup family thinks it’s about time everyone had a bit of fun with the everyday farm chores!

If the man in your life fancies himself as a bit of a legend in his own lunchtime, this might just be the perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day.

Join Kay, Dave, Georgia, Harry and all the animals for some good old fashioned farm shenanigans and find out just who the real legends are!

Bring together the dream team and enter the Father’s Day Farmers Challenge. You can test your skills and claim the inaugural Farmers Challenge trophy and the best bragging rights around.

MC Brent will keep the boys in order as they test their prowess against the rigours of the Farmers Challenge.

Of course, the day isn’t just about Dad. There’ll be fun for the whole family.

Take your bucket of feed and head off on your farm adventure to meet the Tommerup family’s friendly sheep, calves, chickens and guinea pigs.

Smash pumpkins on the pig feeding tours, head down the river for a quiet picnic, enjoy face painting for the kids and get involved with all sorts of old fashioned games, from egg & spoon races to pin the tail on the pig.

Abbiocco Food Truck will be on-site with awesome sliders and fries and the Bedford Bar will be running all day with local craft beer, local wines and a selection of classic favourites.

The ever-popular Darlington State School vintage cake stall will be stocked with delicacies you won’t be able to resist, and there’ll be a coffee van on hand.

Listen to the live tunes of Tom & Darryl rocking it out on the back of the Bedford while you chill out for the afternoon in the farm picnic paddock and finish the day with a trip to the farm larder to stock up on goodies from the farm.

Father’s Day family fun on Tommerup’s Farm will go from 10am to 3pm.

As with all Tommerup’s Farm events, ticket numbers will be capped. Bookings essential via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fathers-day-family-fun-day-on-tommerups-farm-tickets-67382614213

Picture spectacular views of open fields, breath-taking mountain scenery in the Lost World Valley and a stunning avenue of old Blue Gums and the scene is set for an amazing long lunch and farm tour in this special collaboration between Wild Canary Bistro and Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, all just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane hosted by fifth generation farmers Kay and Dave Tommerup and Scenic Rim Regional Food Ambassador Glen Barratt. A highlight of this lunch includes Tommerup’s ethically raised grass-fed veal and heritage breed free range pork, raised on creamy Jersey milk, fresh from the dairy – an exceptional immersive farm and food experience.

Come 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.

Head along to the Kerry Memorial Hall from 2.30pm for a sausage sizzle, musical entertainment and kids face painting. BYO drinks.

A donation box will be set up for those wishing to support the $480.00 cost of the blue tree and signage, with the rest going to Beyond Blue.

Stock up on old fashioned, full flavoured pork raised in open paddocks at the Pig Day Out at Tommerup’s Farm.

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.

The larder will be open from 10am to 2pm, 9 March for the Pig Day Out.

Animal feeding is available (feed available for purchase) and there will be a gourmet BBQ sausage sizzle.

Enclosed shoes essential, no pets allowed. Waiver to be completed on entry.

Bring cash and an esky so you can stock up!

Please note: this is not one of Tommerup’s regular open days. They are not offering farm tours, markets or extra activities. Though you can feed their animals, this one is all about purchasing the porky deliciousness available at their farm larder!

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

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

Eighteen Mile Homestead is a spacious, comfortable, family friendly holiday home located only 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Positioned in the beautiful Lost World Valley, part of captivating Scenic Rim Queensland.

The homestead is situated on an individual acreage block, surrounded by 500 plus acres of bushland, mountains and a meandering river, all available for guests to explore.

Over the past four decades the family and owners of the property lived and operated a dairy farm followed by a beef cattle farm which continues to operate in the surrounding paddocks to date, giving guests the possibility of viewing the farm in action during their stay.

The homestead boasts six bedrooms, three bathrooms, two lounge rooms, fully equipped self catering kitchen, dining room, laundry, two outside dining areas, large in ground swimming pool, inside and outside fire areas, large barbecue and more.

Activities include bushwalking, campfire, swimming (rock pools and swimming pool), birdwatching, fishing, stargazing, table tennis, board games and reading books.

The homestead is located five kilometres from an entrance point to the Lamington National Park. Great for picnics, rock hopping, bathing and exploring.

Come stay awhile to refresh and unwind at Eighteen Mile!

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 a hike across the spectacular Jinbroken Range, on private property in the Scenic Rim, with the annual Shepherds Walk.

The walk honours the memory of Aboriginal tribe’s people and Chinese Shepherds who lost their lives in conflict circa 1850 in the Kerry Valley.

The event, organised by The Historical Society of Beaudesert through the Beaudesert Historical Museum, is held on the third weekend in July.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 14, and the cost includes the bus to and from the event as well as a sausage sizzle lunch.

The event begins at 8am at the museum, 54 Brisbane Street Beaudesert, where you’ll board a bus to Christmas Creek to view a memorial monument and hear a short address on the historical significance of the day.

Participants hike from Christmas Creek over the Jinbroken Range to the wash pool on the Albert River in the Kerry Valley.

On the grounds near the river crossing, society members and members of the Beaudesert Restored Auto Club will have everything ready for participants to enjoy a real Aussie sausage sizzle, with tea, coffee, cordial and fresh damper and syrup. Buses will return to the Museum about 2.30pm.

Walkers must carry at least two litres of drinking water and have a reasonable level of fitness to handle steep walking.

About the Shepherds Walk:

Circa 1850 Messrs Barker, Christmas Creek (Western Slopes of Jinbroken Range) and Compigne, Nindooinbah (Eastern slopes of Jinbroken Range) employed many Chinese Shepherds to tend their flocks of sheep. When the sheep required washing prior to shearing, the shepherds would herd them to their respective wash pools at Christmas Creek and the Albert River at Kerry.

The families would visit each other socially for gatherings and would walk from Christmas Creek over the Jinbroken Range to the campsite at Kerry on the banks of the Albert River.

Early one morning there was a confrontation between the Shepherds at Christmas Creek and a group of local Aboriginal Tribesmen. During the skirmish it is reported that three Shepherds were killed, there being no report of Aboriginal fatalities or casualties if any.

Oral history relates that a girl said to be the wife of one Shepherd and sister to another, managed to hide and escaped unharmed, eventually walking over the track to the Shepherds hut by the washpool at Kerry to relate the events.

The annual commemorative walk of about 9km has been held since 1987, and numbers increase each year.

The event, held in association with the Beaudesert Restored Auto Club, is used to raise much needed funds for the maintenance of the Beaudesert Museum.

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

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.

Just 10 minutes drive from the town of Beaudesert, in the picturesque Scenic Rim, a single crow’s ash tree makes up the stunning dance floor of the Kerry Memorial Hall, built in 1946 by the local farming community to honour those who had sacrificed their lives to fight for their country and the freedom of their fellow Australians.

Traditions of country dances and charity lunches adorned with the most exquisite homemade delights still continue today as the community comes together to keep the hard work of their forebearers alive in this small community. The addition of an outdoor entertaining area has opened up a myriad of possibilities for the future of the hall.

The local community looks forward to welcoming you for this special event. 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!

Limited on-site camping will be available or check out the options for local accommodation at www.thelostworld.com.au

Doors open at 6.30pm and tickets are just $15 per person – available here

To keep up with information about the event, visit Summer Tour 2018: Kerry Facebook event page.

Worendo Cottages offers a peaceful setting in the Lost World Valley overlooked by the rugged mountains of Lamington National Park. On offer is an invigorating escape from the mundane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting.  Romantic cottages for couples or Farm Houses for bigger family and friend groups. Set in the Scenic Rim region – an easy drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

This is truly romantic comfort on the edge of wilderness with beautiful spaces for relaxed walking, photography or bird watching. The dams are stocked, the animals friendly and the picturesque hut on the river makes an ideal lunch or swimming spot. Can your camera capture a rainbow?

Worendo Cottages offers a peaceful setting in the Lost World Valley overlooked by the rugged mountains of Lamington National Park. On offer is an invigorating escape from the mundane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting.  Romantic cottages for couples or Farm Houses for bigger family and friend groups. Set in the Scenic Rim region – an easy drive from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

This is truly romantic comfort on the edge of wilderness with beautiful spaces for relaxed walking, photography or bird watching. The dams are stocked, the animals friendly and the picturesque hut on the river makes an ideal lunch or swimming spot. Can your camera capture a rainbow?

Local produce, live music and food from the Vintage Café will be highlights at the 2018 Darlington Community Markets on September 16.

The markets will go from 9am to 2pm at Darlington State School, 2744 Kerry Road, Darlington.

Local wares will also be on offer at the market stalls and there will be free kids entertainment, local cheese and wine tastings, a petting zoo and sideshow alley.

Scenic Rim Tasting Plate, Darlington Community Markets.

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

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

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

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

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm are opening their farm gates for a Mother’s Day Picnic on the Farm.  Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the farm experience, boots n all, or just while away the hours in the shade of the blue gums, it’s sure to be a Mother’s Day to remember.

Grab a bucket and head off on your own animal feeding adventure, or perhaps you’d prefer to take a wander down to the river and dip your feet in the cool waters of the Albert.
Browse the grow it, make it, bake it market stalls and find the perfect gift for mum or yourself.
The whole family will love the giant lawn games.

Why not pre-order a gourmet picnic hamper or cheese platter to share with family & friends as you listen to the live music?

With a true country atmosphere and picturesque views in abundance, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is the perfect place to celebrate this Mother’s Day.

Bookings are essential at https://www.tommerupsfarmstay.com.au/mothers-day-picnic-on-the-farm.html

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.

Nathan and Jodie Overell from Worendo Cottages

Nathan and Jodie Overell from Worendo Cottages

Nathan and Jodie Overell run Worendo Cottages and the Wild Lime Cooking School in the spectacular Lost World.
The business was started by Nathan’s parents Sue and Rob and overlooks the world heritage rainforest mountains of the Lamington National Park.
The Overells offer their visitors a unique and invigorating escape from the mundane, in a stunning and peacefull wilderness settings.
The property features romantic cottages for couples and larger farm houses for families and groups.
Nathan and Jodie are overseeing a small expansion, with two new cabins and a kitchen-dining area to be complete by July 2018, which will expand the group retreat offerings available. In-house meals will also be offered to guests.
As well as the accommodation, Worendo is well-known for its Wild Lime Cooking School, situated on the property and run by local chef Kate Raymont.
The casual cooking classes use local ingredients and finish with a communal, long-table lunch.

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

Favourite Scenic Rim place to eat

The Ginga Ninja in Canungra tops our list…  their sashimi bowl is fantastic but everything is fresh and beautifully presented.  We can’t go through Canungra without stopping!  If you’re after the best in gourmet goodies then it definitely has to be The Vintage Pickle on Mt Tamborine.  They also promote a wide range of Scenic Rim products.  For a pub meal we have to say St Bernards on Mt Tamborine.  Amazing views, a lovely feel to the place and great grub!

Favourite SR coffee spot

When we are in town (Beaudesert) “Our go to is the Bean To”.   Great organic coffee, the friendliest staff and always fun to check out the eclectic decor.  Closer to home we love the Christmas Creek Cafe (and Cabins)  You can sit on the deck staring up at the Mountains of Lamington National Park and the kids (we have 3 small boys) are taken care of by the foosball and ping pong table and the toy collections inside which gives us a chance to relax and have a chat.  The coffee is great too and Katy makes a mean burger if you are hungry!

My favourite place in the Scenic Rim is …

Lamington National Park.  We live with those mountains standing above us and the urge to explore round the next corner of the Albert River is never ending fun.  Often a short walk to a swimming hole can lure you into a longer adventure!

What I love about the Scenic Rim is …

It is close…  but far….  You can get lost in The Lost World for days and feel like you are far removed from city stresses and the fast pace…  but jump in a car and be soaking up Southbank Culture or a game at the Gabba in just 90 minutes.  We also love the food and tourism diversity.  With such a lush and dynamic region we are filled with pockets of small scale perfection.  Running our Wild Lime Cooking School has helped us realise the incredible variety of produce available right on our doorstep.  Nowhere else can you go for a half hour drive and pick up anything from coffee to carrots or camel milk!
Views from Worendo Cottages

Views from Worendo Cottages

My favourite Scenic Rim view is ….

From the deck of any of our Cottages.  People ask us all the time if we ever get sick of the view.  No we don’t.  It is ever changing as the weather rolls around and the seasons change and not one day goes by that something doesn’t stop me in my tracks and have me staring for a few minutes in appreciation.

Christmas on Tommerup’s Dairy Farm

Join the Tommerup family on their Lost World dairy farm for a very special pre-Christmas event.

The family will throw open the farm gate on November 25 from 3pm to 7pm, so you can meet the animals, take a farm tour and browse the boutique market stalls.

As the sun goes down relax and enjoy a gourmet picnic in the paddock, featuring a paddock platter full of local Scenic Rim produce, including the Tommerup’s pork, veal and cheese made from the farm milk.

Bookings are essential.

Available for private functions.

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is one of very few working dairy farms in Australia where farmstay guests
can help milk the cows and be part of the process from Farm to Fork.

– Rustic country cottage accommodation
– Milk the cows in the dairy herd
– Feed pigs, sheep, calves, goats and chickens
– Collect eggs
– Enjoy meat, cheese, eggs and fresh produce straight from the farm
– A Farm to Fork adventure on an authentic 6th generation working farm
– Share daily life with an Australian farming family
– Spectacular farm scenery in The Lost World

Located in the picturesque Kerry Valley, part of the Scenic Rim region Queensland Australia, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is within 75 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Your hosts are the Tommerup family; Dave, Kay and our kids, Harry and Georgia .
We offer guests an authentic farm adventure and a place of seclusion and relaxation.

The hike from Christmas Creek to Westray’s Grave and The Stinson begins not far from Christmas Creek Café & Cabins.

In 1937 a Stinson Airliner had crashed on a flight from Brisbane. With many people believing the plane had crashed somewhere over New South Wales no search had been conducted in the Lamington Area until Bernard O’Reilly heard the news one week after the crash and set off in search of the crash site based on a hunch.
He found two survivors at the crash site and was told another man, Jim Westray, had also survived and set off down the nearly sheer bluffs to Christmas Creek where his body was found. Jim Westray is buried by Christmas Creek. Visiting his grave lets you witness this incredibly rugged country where O’Reilly walked without tracks to rescue the plane crash survivors.
This hike takes you along the beautiful Christmas Creek on one of the few hikes in Lamington National Park. It is also the start of much harder hikes such as Larapinta Falls, Stinson Crash Site and Point Lookout Peak. A lovely creek walk with small waterfalls, pools suitable for swimming.

Stinson Park, Christmas Creek is set on the Banks of Christmas Creek in the shadow of the awe inspiring Darlington Range. Ideal for the family camping scenario, or a great base camp for experienced hikers to take on the surrounding walking tracks.

In 1937, a local man, Bernard O’Reilly set out in search of a small commercial passenger plane that crashed in thick rain forest. The current camp site was the base of operations for the rescue party, who trekked 10km through the bush to save two men, still alive 10 days after their Stinson airliner disappeared on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. Stinson park provides a base camp for (experienced hikers) to retrace some of O’Reilly’s heroic journey back up the Darlington Range to the crash site of the airliner, or a visit the site of Westray’s grave, one of the victims of the crash.

Darlington and Burgess Park camping grounds are council owned properties, privately managed by your friendly hosts Joe and Kate Murray.

The campsites offer visitors an environment to enjoy the outdoors and locality. Just an easy hours drive from both the Gold Coast and Brisbane, this escape is ideal year round.

Darlington and Burgess Park are the perfect locations to unwind, put your feet up and relax.
For the more adventurous, the grounds provide a starting point for exploration of the surrounding areas and all it has to offer. Take a dip in the cool Albert River bordering the park.

Both parks offer open space and shade set upon lush kikuyu grass to establish your home for the duration of your stay.

All campers can be accommodated, from 2 man tents to RVs, caravans and big rigs.

When camping overlooking the river or nestled among the trees, the natural surrounds can be appreciated from beside your campfire, drink in hand.

Day visitors welcome

Darlington Park

If you are after a fantastic Gourmet Getaway from Brisbane or the Gold Coast then look no further.  Wild Lime Cooking School has been consistently rated as one of the best cooking schools in Queensland.  The food is outstanding and the location is incredible.  We are located in The Scenic Rim region which is a prime food producing area South of Brisbane and West of The Gold Coast.  We grow native ingredients onsite including wild limes, warrigal greens, lemon myrtle, cinnamon myrtle and river mint.  We show you how to put a flavour twist on traditional cuisines using these ingredients.  An added benefit is our close access to the best local food.  You will learn something new, get hands on and enjoy a fantastic meal!  This is all done looking out over the Lost World Valley and the World Heritage Listed Mountains of Lamington National Park.  Your Gourmet Getaway awaits!

Darlington Community Markets presents: Rockin’ In The Lost World. A 1950s Rock’nRoll Nostalgia Festival. Darlington Community Markets and Rockin’ In The Lost World Nostalgia Festival is being held Sunday September 3rd. The setting is the picturesque Darlington State School in the Lost World Valley – Nestled at the foothills of the Border Ranges and Lamington National Park. There could not be a better place to bring the family. A fantastic festival and the markets that have become an anticipated event in their own right.

The markets hold the theme of home grown, homemade, handmade, local, organic and fair trade. The quality on offer is assured and the opportunity to find something truly unique is genuine. Darlington is at the heart of the Scenic Rim, a region fast becoming a food and art mecca in South East Queensland.

The Rockin’ In The Lost World Nostalgia Festival includes Live Bands featuring “Krazy Horse” and “Lock ’n Load”, Face Painting, Hot Rod and Classic Car Show ’n Shine, PINUP Girl Contest, Bouncy Castle and Free kids activities.

Add to that country baked goods and local fare from the Vintage Cafe, great coffee vendors and a wide armed country welcome!

Feast in the Field Tommerup'sPlanning for Scenic Rim Eat Local Week is well advanced and this year’s festival features a number of preview events.

The first of these preview events is on sale now.

Feast in the Field, a producers’ long table lunch, is being hosted at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm in the Lost World. Feast on a lunch prepared by Tamborine Mountain chef Brenda Fawdon, the co-author of the Scenic Rim’s EAT LOCAL cookbook.

Prior to lunch, explore the Tommerup’s sixth-generation dairy farm and meet the four-legged residents.

Numbers are limited. Tickets are $125 and include food and drinks.

Find out more about the Feast in the Field and book tickets

Eat Local Week runs from June 24 to July 2. This year’s event features more than 90 individual events, including producer dinners, farm tours, cooking classes and the Winter Harvest Festival on Saturday July 1.

Find out more about Eat Local Week

The highly-anticipated Darlington Community market and Family Fun Day returns on Sunday March 26.

You’ll love the setting, the picturesque grounds of the small Darlington State School in the Lost World Valley.

This is a stunning part of the Scenic Rim and a wonderful place to give your kids a relaxed day out in the countryside.

The markets have a ‘homemade, homegrown, handmade, local, organic and Fairtrade’ theme, which means you’ll only find unique and fresh offerings at these markets.

The Country Family Fund Day features plenty of activities for young and old, including whip cracking displays, face painting, country games and novelty races, an Easter Egg hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny.

Enjoy the live music, country baked goods and local fare from the Vintage Café.

Darlington State School is at 2744 Kerry Rd Darlington.

Entry is $5/family.

Find out more

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

The kiosk at Darlington Park Camp Ground has basic supplies for campers and day-trippers. You can purchase ice, cold drinks and ice-creams and enjoy the peaceful surrounds by the river.

Our Café offers a wide range including: hot breakfast, burgers, fish & chips, devonshire teas, aromas coffee, cold drinks, ice cream, snacks and home cooked catering.

If you’re looking for self-drive, ecotourism packages that provide an experience you will never forget, Country Charm™ Discovery Tours has the ideal holiday for you! The self-drive Scenic Rim Country Charm™ Discovery Tour takes you into this gorgeous region of South East Queensland, a beautiful part of Australia’s Green Cauldron national landscape.

No bookings required, just turn up. On Christmas Creek Road. New toilets, BYO
drinking water, no pets. Pay in honesty box.

The park, run by Wildwood Park Management, is situated in the world-heritage
listed Scenic Rim about 90km from Brisbane and 28km from Beaudesert on Kerry
Rd. BYO drinking water. On-site manager. Please book for school and public
holidays.

On Christmas Creek, providing ideal swimming. BYO drinking water. Managed by
Wildwood Park Management, the park is 20km from Beaudesert and about 85km
from Brisbane.

Located 47km from Beaudesert and 19km from Rathdowney on the Lions Road,
south of Beaudesert, Andrew Drynan park has an impressive backdrop formed
by Mt Chinghee. The drive from Brisbane will take a couple of hours. The park is
divided by Lions Road. Running Creek is a lovely flowing creek which is very inviting
in summer and the park offers a great bush camp among the trees. Toilets, BBQs,
picnic tables and swimming. BYO drinking water. Pets to be restrained. No showers
– a dip in the creek will keep you clean. Please don’t use soap or detergent.