Your ultimate Scenic Rim summer HOLIDAYS

This summer holidays, it’s time to let your hair down and just play after the year we’ve all had. And what better place to do it than right here in the Scenic Rim, only an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast?

Corinna and Ryan Schindel with kids Marlo, 6, and Ayla-Mae, 4, at Binna Burra. Picture by Luke Marsden.

Use our hot Scenic Rim tips to STAY and PLAY or even just VISIT FOR THE DAY this Christmas holidays. No kids? No worries! We’ve even got your kid-free holiday adventures sorted, because who says children get to have all the fun? 

Plus, we’ve chatted with the locals to pull together these fresh HOLIDAY DEALS just for you. 

STAY (and play)

  1. Make new memories at Binna Burra
    The Binna Burra Sky Lodge Summer Special is just what you need to unwind from 2020. Book 3 nights in the Binna Burra Sky Lodges and enjoy 30 per cent off! Relax at the doorstep to pristine Lamington National Park and enjoy the age-old hospitality of Binna Burra Lodge. Book in for guided bushwalks, kids activities, well-being classes and heritage walks to complete your stay!
  2. Beat the heat at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
    Your one-stop-shop for family Christmas fun! Book the O’Reilly’s Summer Special to enjoy the splendours of summer where it’s 7 degrees cooler. Keep the kids entertained with the School Holidays Eco Rangers program while you have a massage at the Lost World Day Spa! Or get back to basics with a stay at the new O’Reilly’s Campground. Wherever you rest your head, make sure you book in for the O’Reilly’s Traditional Christmas Buffet Lunch. Join O’Reilly’s family members for a glass of bubbly and a chat, then be served lunch with all drinks included.
  3. Keep the whole family happy at Cedar Creek Lodges
    Take advantage of Cedar Creek Lodges’ Family Package! You’ll get 2 nights’ accommodation, cooked brekki in their onsite Rainforest Restaurant each morning, a voucher for the Terrace Kiosk and family passes to popular on-site attractions TreeTop Challenge, Thunderegg Fossicking and Adventure Mini Golf. No-one will get bored! Click here to book.
  4. Make yourself at home at Herrmann House
    There’s plenty of space for the whole family at luxurious, historic Herrmann House in Kalbar! Grab their half price offer, available during the 2020 -2021 Christmas school holidays only! Enjoy one night of indulgence and receive the 2nd night half price. Herrmann House accommodates up to 8 people. Click here to view Holiday Deals in the Scenic Rim.
  5. You won’t be bored at The Kooralbyn Valley
    Check out the calendar of special Christmas holiday events at The Kooralbyn Valley, and make the most of their special Aussie Muster Farm Experience Package! It includes 1 night accommodation, animal feeding, a golf buggy kangaroo tour, bush dancing and more.
  6. Roam free at Clandulla Cottages
    Explore this beautiful country property with plenty to do, from feeding the farm animals to having a camp fire at night. Keep the kids entertained with plenty of activities onsite, and explore local attractions at Tamborine Mountain and Canungra. Get 10 per cent off when you book all four cottages for 2 nights (ideal for big families or groups), or get 10 per cent off when you book 4 nights or more. Click here to view Holiday Deals in the Scenic Rim.
  7. Stay on a real working farm at Cedar Glen Farmstay
    Find the ultimate family farm stay experience at Cedar Glen Farmstay in the Lost World. There’s animal feeding, alpaca walking, twilight tours, guided cave hikes and more. Book here.
  8. Stay at Milford Country Cottages
    Stay in affordable, quality country accommodation in self-contained 2 bedroom cottages. Feed the cows, chickens and horse, enjoy a glass of wine while the sun goes down and explore Boonah and surrounds.
  9. Have a unique holiday at Old Church BnB
    Get a complimentary bottle of wine and 20 per cent off your next booking when you book direct with the stunningly-restored Old Church BnB near Boonah! Or book 3 nights midweek and only pay for two. OR book the new self-catering studio room with a kitchenette, TV, fireplace and en suite and only pay $180 per night, for a limited time. Book direct online or by phoning Harry on 0415 119 817.
  10. Holiday at Moogerah Lake Houses
    Base yourself at Moogerah Lake Houses for your ultimate Scenic Rim holiday adventures. Explore the gorgeous nearby communities of Mt Alford, Boonah, Kalbar and Harrisville and enjoy plenty of downtime and take in the views.
  11. Have an outdoors escape at Scenic Rim Adventure Park
    Have an affordable family getaway with plenty of activities for kids and parents, from 4×4 driving through to wildlife spotting and outdoor games.
  12. Unwind at Hilly Ridge holiday house
    Find space for the whole family (sleeps up to 8 guests) at Hilly Ridge holiday house. This exclusive and elegant Queenslander at Cannon Creek, near Boonah, has breathtaking views of the Scenic Rim and it’s fully self-contained. Book here.