About the Scenic Rim

We are your escape from the city — the perfect romantic getaway, family holiday or day in the country, close to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Discover lush world-heritage listed rain-forests, swim in crystal-clear mountain streams, walk in our iconic Aussie bush and sight-see in the rolling farmlands, which produce fresh food and wine for Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Queensland.

Within an hours drive of Brisbane,  the Scenic Rim offers old-fashioned hospitality and special kind of relaxed rural life-style: stop at the pub for a beer, or take morning tea at the book-shop cafe.  Have a yarn with the locals, breathe the clean country air and reflect on our quaint historic towns, villages and farms, as well as the incredible natural beauty of the national park mountains which ring our  region.

After a day sightseeing, bushwalking or exploring our attractions, enjoy the comfort and intimacy of a romantic bed and breakfast at Mt Tamborine , an eco-retreat at Lamington, a secluded cottage in Lost World, a traditional farm-stay at Boonah or a family camping holiday at Mt Barney.

Leaving the rush of city life has never been so easy, so start planning your Scenic Rim holiday itinerary now.

Will yours be an active adrenalin-filled adventure or a relaxed and indulgent south-east Queensland country getaway?

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Accommodation

Romantic weekends away, family holidays, corporate retreats – the Scenic Rim is blessed with a great range of places to stay.  Choose from budget motels, luxury suites, hidden cottages, cozy cabins, welcoming bed and breakfasts, world-class eco-lodges, creekside campsites and even glamping. All Scenic Rim Accommodation >>

Things to do

Relax in quaint country pubs and cafes, travel our rail, arts and winery trails or immerse in World Heritage forests. Do as little or as much as you like. Tour picturesque Scenic Rim country-side by foot, road, horse or hot air balloon or be adventurous by climbing or abseiling our mountains. More >>

National Parks

Discover waterfalls, crystal-clear creeks, rain-forests, ancient old-growth trees, classic Australian bush, unique birds and iconic wildlife. Choose gentle trails or advanced hikes. For experienced walkers, there are also unmarked historic treks into our remote rugged ranges. More >>

Food & Wine

Indulge in the food experience of your choice – quick take-aways, cafe favorites,  mouth-watering gourmet restaurant meals or long lingering lunches in classic Queensland country pubs. We’re also well known for our award-winning Scenic Rim wineries and vineyards. More >>

Weddings & Conferences

Head-turning views, country charm, elegant homesteads and boutique vineyards are winning-over couples and companies, crafting unique weddings and conferences at large and small Scenic Rim venues. Our rainforests and pristine streams are a one-of-a-kind backdrop. More >>

Tours and Transport

‘We’ll drive you to drink’ is the catch-cry of one Scenic Rim winery tour operator. Enjoy food and wine tasting, scenic tours, sight-seeing adventures, guided wildlife encounters and national park bushwalks to places you’d have been hard-pressed to find without local knowledge. More>>

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Vibrant festivals are a regular part of our Scenic Rim and look for country markets to relish the thrill of discovering  bric-a-brac treasures and hand crafted masterpieces from passionate artists. Buy fresh local produce to take home or cook up a storm on your holiday. More>>