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$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.

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.

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.

Wongari Eco Retreat

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$350 - 470
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.

Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley

Kooralbyn, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$158 - 418
Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley is a secluded hinterland paradise tucked away in the heart of regional Queensland’s picturesque Scenic Rim Region. Just over an hours drive from Brisbane and Gold Coast, guests can discover the beauty and tranquillity that has historically attracted Australia’s highest flyers to holiday there.

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 designed specifically for couples with a decor and attention to detail not often found.

Hilly Ridge

Cannon Creek, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$325 - 540
Hilly Ridge is an exclusive and elegant Queenslander perched on a mountain ridge in the middle of the Scenic Rim. Breath-taking and peaceful views only an hour and ten minutes from Brisbane, Hilly Ridge provides a unique and private country escape for couples and families.

O'Reilly's Villas

O'Reilly, 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.

Brook Cottage Boonah

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$145 - 170
Brook Cottage is a fully self contained Circa 1890s Worker's Cottage which offers privacy and comfort, lovingly restored and situated on the edge of town in a quiet Boonah Street, close to local hotels, eateries, wineries and shops, all with friendly country service.
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