Scenic Rim

Located an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, explore World Heritage-listed rainforests, national parks, mountains and relaxed towns on short, scenic drives around the Scenic Rim. 

Things to do in the Scenic Rim

Switch off from technology and gadgets and enjoy the countryside of Beaudesert or Boonah or head for the challenging day-hike of Mount Barney. Try one of the many shorter waterfall one-hour walks at Tamborine Mountain or join a guided bicycle tour and feast on local cheeses. Whatever you do, make sure you pack up your camping supplies and pitch a tent by Lake Moogerah or a rainforest camp site. 


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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Lamington National Park, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$149 - 699
Explore World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park from multi award winning O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat nestled in the iconic Gold Coast hinterland (Queensland, Australia). Proudly operated by passionate third generation O’Reilly family members whose ancestors pioneered eco tourism in Australia in 1926.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$275 - 400
Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a luxurious boutique retreat with just 10 secluded, individual and private tree houses all offering a magnificent sub-tropical rainforest vista. Pethers is exclusively designed for adults.

Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$360 - 540
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.

Cave Rock Cottages

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$210 - 225
Cave Rock Cottages is a private oasis of over 100 acres adjacent to the world heritage listed Lamington National Park, just 90 minutes drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The cottages are an ideal place for a back to nature family holiday or quiet romantic getaway.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$795 - 795
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.

Hardings Paddock Campground

Ipswich Area
From AU$12 - 12
Just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 45 minutes from the Brisbane Central Business District, the Hardings Paddock campground is perfect for a weekend getaway for the whole family.

Witches Falls Cottages

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$310 - 450
Witches Falls Cottages is an idyllic couples retreat with private, self contained cottages tucked away along rainforest pathways directly opposite Witches Falls National Park. Your hosts Daniela and David are happy to assist to make your stay a memorable experience.

Mt Tamborine Motel

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135.00 - 180.00
Perched on the edge of dramatic Guanaba Gorge, atop stunning Tamborine Mountain, Mt Tamborine Motel offers magnificent views from the balcony of your stylish room. Mt Tamborine Motel is conveniently located;

Hillside Villas "Lady Caroline"

Kooralbyn, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$250.00 - 300.00
The Hillside Villas were built around 1982. They were designed by the famous Australian architect Harry Seidler. The Villas are on two levels, each villa accommodates four adults making it the perfect spot for a golfing weekend with a group of friends or a family getaway.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™ - Scenic Rim, Gold Coast Region

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$219 - 329
Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent rainforest property with Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain - under an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Stay in a stylish two bedroom Creek Lodge or a family holiday home or choose a contemporary room with or without a spa.
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