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 Villas

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$359 - 669
Immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park and surrounded by 20,000 hectares of sub tropical rainforest at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Villa precinct. Choose from 48 architecturally designed self-contained villas with stunning rainforest and mountain views perched unobtrusively into the sloping landscape with lush green interiors mirroring the rainforest canopy.

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Canungra, 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.

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park™

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$229 - 409
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.

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.

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$288 - 398
Songbirds Rainforest Retreat provides guests with luxury accommodation in their magnificent rainforest to enjoy an overnight escape in the boutique villas hidden away among 51 acres of pristine rainforest on Mount Tamborine.

Bed and Breakfast at Wallaby Ridge

Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 240
Wallaby Ridge Retreat is a Gold Coast Hinterland country escape in secluded bushland with plenty of wildlife all in its natural habitat. Six kilometres from Canungra in the foothills of Tamborine Mountain, a truly boutique experience awaits:

Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$129 - 289
Villa Della Rosa Bed and Breakfast is a romantic Mediterranean styled mansion, with official 4.5 AAA tourism star rating. Nestled in a wonderfully secluded corner of Tamborine Mountain, all rooms are luxuriously appointed, with queen or king sized beds, reverse cycle air-conditioning, spa ensuites and more.

The Odd Gecko

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$140 - 175
The Odd Gecko in Canungra is an award winning boutique guesthouse, that sleeps 12 comfortably in five guest suites, and having five guest bathrooms. Handy to O'Reilly's, it is ideally situated for your next short holiday, if your interests include World Heritage rainforests, wineries, Paragliding and hang-gliding, hot air ballooning, scenic drives, restaurants and galleries.

Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$450 - 700
Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead offer quality holiday accommodation only 90 minutes from Brisbane and Gold Coast, in the beautiful Lost World Queensland! Come holiday in either their charming two bedroom cottage or sprawling six bedroom homestead.

Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$199 - 298
Avocado Sunset is an exclusive and romantic Bed and Breakfast situated at beautiful North Tamborine Mountain. There are four stylishly themed ensuite guest rooms with spa baths, (some with log fires), air-conditioning, scrumptious breakfasts and some of the mountain's best views with amazing sunsets.
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