Scenic Rim, Brisbane Region, Queensland, Australia

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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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.

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.

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

Barney View, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$180 - 275
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages offer romantic accommodation at Mount Barney, an area of stunning mountain scenery. The Lakeside Bungalow, Florries Cottage and Hill Station are for couples only. Hill Station is styled on the opulence of the Orient Express, double spa bath, wood heater, air conditioning, front deck with superb views of the Border Ranges.

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.

Ketchups Bank Glamping

Cannon Creek, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$239 - 269
Ketchup's Bank Glamping offers the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars. South East Queensland's first couples' luxury tent bush retreat can be found in a secluded location near Boonah in the heart of the Scenic Rim, only 90 minutes south-west of Brisbane.

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.

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.

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.

Flinders Peak Winery

Peak Crossing, Ipswich Area
From AU$165 - 250
Flinders Peak Winery Luxury Villas are located within an hours drive of Brisbane, an excellent jumping off point for your Scenic Rim adventure. These 20 two bedroom, two bathroom, fully appointed villas let you experience all of the luxuries of modern living with good old fashioned country hospitality.

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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