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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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.

Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$295 - 490
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

O'Reilly, 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.

Mystery Mountain Farmstay

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$190 - 220
Farmstay in the Gold Coast hinterland near Brisbane, designed specifically for groups, particularly international school groups of 20 to 50 people plus leaders and guides. It is a purpose built farm resort only 45 minutes from Surfers Paradise, and just over one hour from Brisbane.

Milford Country Cottages

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200 - 240
Located just four kilometres from Boonah town centre and located within the Scenic Rim region, Milford Country Cottages offers you the perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of modern living, with a country escape feel about it.

Hillside a Country Retreat

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.

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.

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;

Thistledown Country Retreat

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$165 - 235
Thistledown Cottage is framed by the grandeur of Mount Barney with its magnificently appointed guest spaces. Tucked away in private gardens is Thistledown Cottage which is fully self-contained with a spa bathroom, cosy fire-lit lounge, dreamy bedrooms and a scenery soaked deck.

Binna Burra Lodge

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
From AU$30 - 645
Binna Burra Lodge is under one hour's drive from the Gold Coast and just 90 minutes from Brisbane, the rainforest of Lamington National Park sprawls like a rich emerald carpet across the spurs and valleys of the McPherson Ranges.
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