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What’s new and what’s coming in the Scenic Rim

07 Jul 2021
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From tiny houses to eco pods, glamping and new food experiences, there’s a lot happening in the Scenic Rim right now. Whether you know our region like the back of your hand and are looking for something different, or you want the perfect introduction to the Scenic Rim, these six new and upcoming experiences will have you daydreaming about your next holiday.

Hazelwood Estate

The passionate Northcott family has lovingly transformed this disused dairy into a spectacular working Wagyu cattle and polo farm complete with restaurant, accommodation, horseriding, beekeeping tours and more. This picture-perfect 75 acre farm is nestled next to the renowned Lamington National Park, surrounded by rainforest and the rolling hills of the Beechmont plateau and Binna Burra.

The Northcott’s invite you to escape from the hustle and bustle of city living and enjoy a simpler, slower way of life — need we say more? Start planning your trip here.

Wander at The Overflow 1895

The Overflow 1895 is already a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike, with sweeping views of Wyaralong Dam and waterfront vineyard. But if you want to stay and play for longer, or need to reconnect with nature, have we got news for you!

Lake Wyaralong is now home to five spectacular WanderPods, designed by Wander. Full height windows and detailed design will make you feel like you’re immersed in nature whether you’re inside or out. This is truly the ultimate retreat to unplug, unwind and get back to nature. Find out more and book your nature escape here.

Baya Eco Retreat | Ketchup’s Bank Glamping

Love a secluded getaway while keeping your eco footprint in check? Baya is South East Queensland’s first tiny house eco-retreat, the perfect balance between luxury and sustainability. Experience tiny house living perched atop Ketchup’s highest ridge, a whopping 1000 feet above sea level. We’re talking uninterrupted views of the southern Scenic Rim all the way across to NSW — we can’t stress this enough, these views are unforgettable.

Find absolute peace on this mountain retreat, with no neighbours, just you, the sunset, the sunrise and stars for miles. Find out more and book your stay here.

Glamping at Cedar Creek Lodges

Want the fun and adventure of camping but with all the comforts? Get the best of both worlds and book yourself a glamping experience at Cedar Creek Lodges! The glamping tents provide the perfect blend between rustic luxury and camping in amongst the rainforest, overlooking the stunning Cedar Creek.

Better yet, take the hassle out of your trip and treat yourself to a package, whether you’re looking for adventure, rest and recovery, or a bit of rainforest romance. Find out more and book your stay here.

Scenic Rim Farm Shop & Café and Elderflower Farm

This epic duo is your one stop shop for fresh local produce and dazzling fresh cut flowers. Opening just in time for Scenic Rim Eat Local Week 2021, the new Scenic Rim Farm Shop & Café is where you can enjoy fresh local food and shop local produce and specialty items. Plus pop next door and visit Elderflower Farm’s garden shop for fresh cut flowers grown on site and a selection of beautiful garden goodies.

North Stores North Tamborine

Local legends Brenda Fawdon and Sonja Drexler are expanding on their popular North Stores site on Tamborine Mountain. Not only can you pick up a coffee, bite to eat or purchase a pre-packed picnic to savour later in the day, soon you’ll be able to attend a workshop or event in a purpose-built workshop and event space, complete with cooking school facilities. The update is due for completion late 2021, find out more about North Stores here.

Less than 60 minutes drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast will find you in the heart of Queensland’s recreational wonderland. Take a walk with hundreds of kilometres of walking tracks, go flying, gliding, hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, launch a kayak or fish on a fresh water lake, taste award-winning wines, enjoy fresh seasonal produce or simply explore the art galleries and cafes – the Scenic Rim is your perfect escape.