Scenic Rim

Lace up your hiking boots and explore an oasis bursting with ancient flora and lush World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest, right on Brisbane’s doorstep.

Digital detox

  • Switch off from technology and gadgets and enjoy the countryside of Beaudesert or Boonah.
  • With a map underarm, 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.
  • Pack up your camping supplies and pitch a tent by Lake Moogerah or a rainforest camp site.

Local & luxurious

  • After all that physical exertion, discover the local produce, award-winning restaurants, local wines and friendly locals. 
  • Surprise your loved one with a romantic glamping escape  – luxury under the stars in a state-of-the-art tent. Or opt for one of the many B&Bs with views of local vineyards and beyond. 

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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.

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$295 - 400
Pethers 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. Each Tree House offers a private spa for two, fireplace, king size bedroom, entertainment system, air-conditioning lounge and dining areas with five metre high glass windows leading to an outdoor balcony and overlooks spectacular surrounds.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$455 - 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.

Greenlee Cottages

Sarabah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$180 - 325
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.

Country Mile Escape

Flying Fox, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200 - 320
Country Mile Escape is a boutique country getaway nestled amongst the picturesque rolling hills of the Gold Coast Hinterland, (only 40 minutes from the heart of the Gold Coast). Country Mile Escape has two brand new, modern self-contained studios perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle.

The Polish Place

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$210 - 340
The Polish Place (accommodation, restaurant and gallery) is located on the western escarpment of Tamborine Mountain facing beautiful views to The Great Dividing Range. It is only 45 minutes from the Gold Coast and a one hour drive from Brisbane.

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.

Wongari Eco Retreat

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$390 - 490
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.

Mount Barney Lodge

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$16 - 320
Mount Barney Lodge sits in a picturesque valley with full creek frontage. Situated within the Scenic Rim, Mt Barney Lodge is adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park and offers graceful Queenslander homesteads, rustic cabins, glamping in deluxe camper trailers and camp grounds.
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