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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Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park ®

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$229 - 509
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.

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.

Binna Burra Lodge

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$30 - 695
Please be advised: Binna Burra Lodge is not currently taking bookings. They will update their website and social media when they have reopened. They had originally hoped to open in April-May, however, this will likely still be a few months away due to road and cliff repairs and now the delays caused by COVID-19.

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$275 - 400
Pethers Rainforest Retreat is a luxury boutique retreat with just 10 secluded tree houses, situated amongst 15 acres of magnificent sub-tropical rainforest. 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.

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:

O'Reilly's Villas

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$321 - 601
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.

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.

Songbirds

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$288 - 500
Songbirds provides guests with boutique rainforest bungalow accommodation in their magnificent 51 acre paradise on Tamborine Mountain. Guests can immerse themselves in their own private sanctuary, arrange a massage or beauty treatment, enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the double spa bath, walk through the pristine 20 hectare rainforest property, or simply relax by the gas-ember fire.

nightfall camp

Lamington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$795 - 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.

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.
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