Rainforest Circuit - Main Range National Park

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The Rainforest Circuit commences at the eastern end of the car park at Cunningham's Gap in Main Range National Park. It passes the Allan Cunningham monument, and is the beginning of an extensive track system on the northern side of the Gap. Enjoy strolling under towering rainforest trees admiring amazing buttress roots and listening to the calls of secretive rainforest birds.

The Fassifern Valley lookout, in a small patch of eucalypt forest on the eastern part of the circuit, provides a spectacular view over distinctive volcanic peaks, the Fassifern Valley and Lake Moogerah. It can be reached by climbing the stairs at the first track junction, or for an easier way round the entire circuit, turn left at the base of the stairs and walk the circuit in a clockwise direction.

Journey Details

Duration
1 Hours
Distance
1.6 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Full Itinerary

The Rainforest Circuit is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.

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Route Details

Route Type
Circuit
Level of Difficulty
Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience
Mode of Travel
Walk

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Greenlee Cottages

Sarabah, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$175 - 300
Greenlee Cottages are four contemporary cottages with rustic charm set in the Scenic Rim, with a backdrop of Greenlee Farm macadamia orchard. Soak up the great views of the Canungra Valley from the deck. Listen to the Canungra Creek flowing by. Relax with a good book. Immerse yourself in nature with native wildlife and birdlife on your doorstep. The cottages accommodate between two and four people. Woodcutters cottage is disable friendly so all guests can enjoy the beauty of the surrounds. Enjoy the comfortable queen beds and the rustic touches in the bathrooms. Each cottage has its own welcoming feel. Wi-fi is available. Indulge in a breakfast basket full of food sourced from the Scenic Rim that you can cook in your kitchenette. A barbecue gazebo is available for your use at any time. Barbecue packs can be arranged with notice. Farm tours can be arranged to explore the macadamia farm. Make time to taste the many wines of the area, or go bushwalking at close locations like O’Reillys, Binna Burra or Tamborine Mountain. Learn about the woodcutting history of the Canungra area. Only one hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
From AU$185 - 265
Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay is a tranquil and private farmstay holiday getaway featuring self contained accommodation. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, their farmstay is just a one hour drive from Brisbane and an easy 40 minute drive from the Gold Coast. Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay are nestled in some of the Scenic Rim Regions most beautiful countryside and on the doorstep of award-winning wineries and the best equine stables and polo fields. Whether you're looking for adventure or just some peace and relaxation, Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay has something for everyone. They even offer facilities for you to bring your own horse, perfect for those who are attending one of the many equine events in the area.

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 495
Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen's family since 1882, and they've been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, milking cows, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry. A real highlight of Cedar Glen is the activities they have to offer. Imagine the kids' excitement as they get to feed the animals twice daily, or try their hand at milking the house cow each morning. Don't miss the opportunity to take a horse ride through some of South East Queensland's most spectacular country - riders of all ages and experience are catered for. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang and crack the Australian stock whip while enjoying a cup of billy tea and freshly made damper. Guests can stay in the original 1901 homestead, or choose one of three historic cottages which have been renovated to maintain the charm and authenticity of a bygone era. All buildings are surrounded by wide verandas perfect for soaking up the country views and self catering or fully-catered packages are available.

Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$265 - 650
The Escarpment Retreat and Day Spa is an international award-winning mountain rainforest sanctuary perched on top of Mount Tamborine. Set on four acres of botanical gardens, complete with flowing stream, small waterfall and cliff views as far as the coast. Their villas feature cedar floors, wood fireplace, private balcony, king size four poster bed, decadent deep spa bath. Be welcomed by glasses of bubbly and chocolates. Awake refreshed and enjoy a complimentary homemade fully cooked breakfast in their dining room overlooking the rainforest. The Edge House perched on a cliff has stunning views and accommodates up to six people in three bedrooms. Designed for self-catering, it has a fully equipped kitchen, two viewing platforms, log fireplaces, a triple spa bath and two bathrooms. They offer delicious two course dinners for two delivered direct to your front door in clay tagines. Put your feet up in their private Gold Class Cinema or experience a rejuvenating massage in their award-winning Day Spa. They offer massage packages, facials, couples massages and the highest quality organic products. Bookings in advance are essential. The Escarpment Retreat is owned by Oozz Holiday, providers of luxury accommodation on Mount Tamborine and Sanctuary Cove.

Tommerups Dairy Farmstay

Kerry, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$260 - 290
Tommerup's Dairy Farm is a sixth generation working dairy farm providing visitors with genuine country hospitality, charming farmhouse accommodation and a chance to escape the relentless pace of city life. A completely unique experience awaits; an authentic 'Farm to Fork' 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 cattle, sheep, pigs 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 the opportunity to join in on the daily animal feeding and egg collecting. Visit Tommerup's Farm Larder where you'll find ethically raised meat products, raw honey, dairy products and produce 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 eight 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.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$278 - 398
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat provides guests with not only luxury accommodation in magnificent rainforest surrounds but a completely unique dining experience. Enjoy an overnight escape in the boutique villas hidden away among 51-acres of pristine rainforest on Mount Tamborine. Guests can immerse themselves in their own private sanctuary, arrange a massage or beauty treatment, enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the double spa bath, walk through the pristine 20 hectare rainforest property, or simply relax by the gas-ember fire. Each villa enables guests to awake to the sound of birdsong in their king-size bed, watch a movie or cable television from the cosy lounge, or enjoy the clean mountain air and rainforest views from their own private balcony. The award-winning Songbirds in the Forest restaurant will stimulate the senses with a superb menu made from the freshest ingredients and organic produce much of it from their own garden, accompanied by the finest wines from boutique wineries. Both connoisseurs and casual diners alike with feel exquisitely indulged as they enjoy an ambience that exudes relaxation and soothes the soul. Songbirds Rainforest Retreat offers a serene but purely decadent experience in idyllic surrounds less than an hour's drive from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$86 - 136
Christmas Creek Cafe` and Cabins offer seven cabins, catering and venue hire. Besides the tranquil surroundings and comfortable accommodation one of the great things being on holidays there is you don't have to cook. Settle in and enjoy their country style food. It's a place where kids can freely explore. Open seven days a week, the facility offers Family and Group accommodation. It's ideal for private functions, youth camps, sporting groups and corporate groups. They are an outdoor recreational facility based on the edge of Lamington National Park, south west of Beaudesert, Scenic Rim. It's 80 to 90 minutes to theme parks. Located on the banks of Christmas Creek, it's a place where you can explore, go bushwalking and enjoy the pristine waters of Christmas Creek. The centre has accommodation for 60 guests for minimum of one or two night stays, providing fully catered meals or self catering in their shared kitchen. There is a fully equipped dining room, fireplace, and dance floor which can be used for private functions. Join in some more activities or workshops on site, as well as full sized basketball and tennis courts. There are farm tours and animal feeding nearby.

Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$250 - 800
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?

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$30 - 445
Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air, and after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a meal in the restaurant, time to catch up with friends or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you. Ray and Elise would like to welcome you to Bestbrook, a farm-stay where everyone is encouraged to have fun. They have owned and operated Bestbrook for 10 years, building a strong customer base by making everyone feel like part of their family. Along with their children and their committed staff, they aim to provide you with memories you will remember long after you have returned home. During the weekends and on school holidays listen to Cyril, a long time member of the Bestbrook family, recall snippets from the past. He will show you how to milk a cow and churn the cream into butter which you will enjoy with your damper and billy tea. Bruce and Laura will gain your confidence and teach you the art of horse riding, how to crack a whip, how to throw a boomerang and have it come back.

Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$180 - 195
Set high on a plateau on the edge of the escarpment of Tamborine Mountain, Hillside Bed and Breakfast and Gumnut Cottage's unique location offers beautiful views across the Hinterland to the Gold Coast and Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by National Park and Reserve, Hillside is a luxurious Retreat away from the stresses of life, but within easy access of both the Mountain attractions and the Gold Coast. Gumnut Cottage, private, nestled amongst the gum trees, offers self-contained accommodation with its own balcony where you can wake up to Nature's Song, and over a glass of wine in the evening, soak up the magic of twinkling lights. Small dogs and child friendly. The Lyrebird Suite, self-contained, presented with a lovely breakfast hamper, or the Rose Room Suite with your breakfast cooked for you, offer you the warm friendly atmosphere of Hillside. For those warm sunny days, splash in a tropical pool/spa to cool off, whilst in the winter months, curl up in front of your own private log fire and relax over a good book. At night enjoy the twinkling lights, the moon and stars, perhaps see a possum, as you relax in the quiet private atmosphere of Hillside Country Retreat.
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