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Adventurous and active

Get active, be adventurous!

On foot, in a kayak, on two wheels, hanging from a mountain or in the air — the Scenic Rim has no shortage of opportunities if you're feeling energetic, adventurous and looking for an active adventure holiday near Brisbane.

Our mix of rolling hills and rugged mountains means we're a popular day trip and short break destination for on-road and off-road cyclists, as well as south-east Queensland motorbike touring fans and others from further afield. Out national parks offer some of the best bushwalking Queensland has – with tracks suitable for beginners and also options for seasoned walkers seeking remote locations away from the crowds. Guided walks help reveal our hidden treasures and stories, as well as making it easy to identify the thousands of plants, birds and other Australian wildlife.

Experienced abseilers and  climbers, and those with guided help, relish the challenge of cliff faces in the Mount Barney area and Mt French's Frog Buttress, near Boonah. Visitors can also enjoy tails on horse-back, golf and watersports on Lake Moogerah and Lake Maroon.

The full magnificence of this spectacular scenic region is best seen from the air – hot air balloon adventures take off from a number of our Gold Coast hinterland locations, near Beaudesert and west towards Boonah. Canungra, Beechmont and Mt Tamborine are popular hang-gliding locations and Boonah's thermals are fast becoming some of the best Queensland gliding adventures.

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Accommodation close by

If you're focused on a Scenic Rim adventure holiday, you might like to consider places to stay close to those activities. There are many options … from cabins, holiday houses, eco-retreats and eco-lodges… or get adventuous and try a spot of glamping or glamorous Scenic Rim camping. More >>

Things to do – adventure

Rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, bushwalking, remote hiking, hot air ballooning, horse-back trail rides — there's something for everyone if you're ready for action. More >>

Adventure Tours

Choose from the more gentle eco-guided walks and wildlife encounters  to dramatic guided climbs up our rugged mountain peaks, hang gliding and marathon trecks —  our long-experienced guides will ensure you remain in safe hands for your Scenic Rim adventure experience. More >>

Adventure in our National Parks

The Scenic Rim's National Parks are ripe for adventure, but please choose carefully to ensure your walk meets your abilities. Our national park trails offer both beginner and more advanced hikes. For experienced walkers, there are also unmarked historic treks into our remote rugged ranges.More >>

Araucaria Ecotours

Araucaria Ecotours

1770 Running Creek Road Queensland

See wild kangaroos, koalas, platypus, bowerbirds , cockatoos, frogs and much more – an Araucaria Eco tour is an...Read more

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Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves

Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves

Corner of Long and Hartley Roads, North Tamborine

There is something quite surreal about glow worms, especially when you’re standing in a cave surrounded en-masse by thousands...Read more

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ECO Safaris Queensland - 'Wine Safari'

ECO Safaris Queensland – ‘Wine Safari’

Scenic Rim

Relax, taste and indulge your way around the Scenic Rim on a luxury, personalised ‘Wine Safari’ with Eco Safaris...Read more

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Floating Images Balloon Flights

Floating Images Balloon Flights

Ispwich, Queensland

Floating Images is South East Queensland’s only balloon operator offering a unique opportunity to combine a city and country...Read more

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Gondwana Guides

Gondwana Guides

Lamington NP

Twice-named ‘Eco Guide of the Year’ by Ecotourism Australia, Gondwana Guides’ Barry Davies is one of the most experienced...Read more

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Binna Burra Mountain Lodge

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge

Lamington National Park

If you crave world-class walking tracks and rainforest experiences, look to Binna Burra Mountain Lodge and Campsite.  Surrounded by...Read more

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Lillydale Farmstay, Mount Barney

Lillydale Farmstay, Mount Barney

821 Upper Logan Road Mount Barney

Opened in 2000, Lillydale Farmstay offers their guests a fun, interactive farm experience with an environmental focus. Guests are...Read more

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Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim

Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim

166A Enterprise Drive, Beaudesert Qld 4285

Only $280 to experience one of the best ways to see the varied beauty of our Scenic Rim  with Hot...Read more

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Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast, Tamborine Mountain

Avocado Sunset Bed and Breakfast, Tamborine Mountain

186 Beacon Road, Tamborine Mountain 4272

Double-spa baths, log-fires, breathtaking views, fresh mountain air, hearty food, romance and relaxation are the ingredients for Avocado Sunset’s...Read more

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Country Style Escapes

YOUR escape comes complete with earthy gourmet experiences, fresh mountain air, lush valleys, world heritage rainforest and the chance to find your own space down the end of a slow country lane.

Choose from luxury resorts, rustic cottages, indulgent B&B's, camping, glamping, cabins and much more.....

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