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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 >>

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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Southern Cross Day Tours

5a/3078 Surfers Paradise Blvd Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Enjoy the Hinterland region in Luxury Mercedes Vehicles with just a small group with a choice of four great...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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Cedar Glen Farmstay

Cedar Glen Farmstay

3338 Kerry Rd, Queensland 4285

An authentic Scenic Rim farmstay in the beautiful Lost World Valley – the ultimate family getaway, offering an opportunity...Read more

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Witches Falls Cottages, Mt Tamborine

Witches Falls Cottages, Mt Tamborine

Main Western Road & Hartley Road North Tamborine

Delightfully different, intimate stone cottages tucked away on beautiful, tranquil Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast Hinterland, 30 minutes...Read more

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Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park

Cedar Creek Lodges at Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park, Corner Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272

Cedar Creek Lodges located at Thunderbird Park™ – Your Retreat for all Seasons Cedar Creek Lodges shares a magnificent...Read more

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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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Stay at Kirro

Stay at Kirro

Stay at Kirro 2614 Kerry Road Darlington QLD 4285

Short Term Accommodation Kirro sits on part of a 2600 acre grazing property in the beautiful Kerry Valley at...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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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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