Country Charm™ Discovery Tour

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For ecotourism seekers, the Country Charm™ Discovery Tour is an eco-certified, self-drive tour of the beautiful Scenic Rim region of South-East Queensland, part of one of Australia's exciting National Landscapes - the 'Green Cauldron'. The discovery tour can commence in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. The eco tour itinerary includes a variety of wonderful experiences featuring visits to national parks, with specialised interpretation of the flora, fauna and landscapes (including a vineyard tour), as well as a tour of a fascinating heritage site. High quality accommodation at award-winning, advanced ecotourism resorts (Mt Barney Lodge and Binna Burra Skye Lodge) and all meals are also included in one of two packages.

Details of the tour itinerary are included in supplied maps and 'easy to follow' navigation instructions for the entire journey, including Everythere smartphone based guidance. For travellers requiring a rental vehicle, special rates have been negotiated with Avis Australia. The assigned exclusive travel agency, Wye and James Travel Associates can also arrange all travel requirements to and from Brisbane or the Gold Coast.

Documentation in Mandarin language available for Chinese travellers.

Our Tours

Enjoy the beautiful mountains within Australia's Green Cauldron National Landscape on the door-step of the Gold Coast. Country Charm Discovery Tours are self-drive with a customised itinerary provided, including visits to natural areas with ecological interpretation of this magnificent setting, wildlife encounter experiences, a vineyard and a heritage destination.

Three or Four Day self-drive tour packages offer an exciting itinerary with 'Everythere' smartphone guidance and which links a variety of natural and cultural heritage experiences within world-heritage listed national parks, including quality accommodation and all meals at advanced ecotourism resorts. Documentation available in mandarin for Chinese travellers.

Three Day/Two Nights Tour: Accommodation (four star) at the Advanced Ecotourism Mt Barney resort located next to World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park near Rathdowney.

Indicative rates

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$889 $1309

Four Day /Three Nights Tour: An extra one night's accommodation in the fabulous luxury Sky Lodge Studio Apartment at the Advanced Ecotourism Binna Burra Lodge located adjacent to the Lamington National Park.

Indicative rates

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$1139 $1709

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Tugun

Tugun, Gold Coast Area
Just when you thought the Gold Coast couldn't get any more relaxed you arrive over the hill and into Tugun. This southern Gold Coast suburb is so laid-back that locals fondly call her Tugz (pronounced choog-s) while ancient Aborigines referred to Tugun as a place of "breaking waves".

Kirra

Kirra Beach, Gold Coast Area
There's variations on what the word Kirra actually means, but some believe Queensland Aborigines named it after a boomerang. Which makes sense as Kirra wraps evocatively around the bend separating Coolangatta and Kirra beaches and in front of Kirra Hill.

Scenic Rim

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
Follow the changing landscape west and you'll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane's world-heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms. Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout.

Mount Barney

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this World Heritage-listed park an outstanding place to visit. Mount Barney is one of Queensland's highest and most impressive peaks, and is part of the Scenic Rim and Mount Barney National Park.

Darlington Park

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
The Albert River is the main character in the story-book setting which is Darlington Park, perched among the foothills of the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. Let your travel tale unfold as you camp along the banks of this lovely river, stocked with bass and cod on a catch and release system.

Dave's Creek Circuit

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
Located in the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, this circuit takes walkers through a fascinating variety of forest and heath. Daves Creek circuit descends through the head of Nixons Creek out into Daves Creek country.

Lake Maroon

Maroon, Scenic Rim Area
Free Entry
Just one hour's drive from the centre of Brisbane, Lake Maroon is located in the heart of the Scenic Rim, Boonah. Lake Maroon is ideal for camping and one of Queensland's most popular places for sailing, fishing, water skiing, parasailing and paddle boating.

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves

North Tamborine, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$12 - 12
Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves are located at Cedar Creek Estate. Come underground on a journey through the spectacular purpose-built Glow Worm cave! The cave consist of two large chambers interlinked by tunnels.

Currumbin

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
The coastal nook of Currumbin on the Southern Gold Coast is a haven of pristine beaches and calm waterways attracting surfers and SUP enthusiasts by the dozen. Swim in the sheltered waters of Tallebudgera Creek and the Currumbin Rock Pools and test your balance kite-surfing or kayaking.

Cook Island Dive Site

Gold Coast, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Cook Island, a short boat trip from the Gold Coast, is an accessible and appealing dive site for all experience levels. Hard and soft corals cover the bottom in some areas, with boulders forming walls and caves descending to the sandy sea floor in others.
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