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Touring the Scenic Rim

With some of the best scenic tours Australia has to offer, you'll find a wide range of expertly guided part-day and longer Scenic Rim winery, sightseeing and guided world-heritage national park walking adventures.  In many cases, you can start your holiday  in Brisbane or the Gold Coast, joining a group or personalised tour.

The Scenic Rim begins only 60km south of Brisbane and not far behind the Gold Coast;  access from the city airports is also easy. Our region doesn't offer much public transport, so if you don't have your own vehicle, consider car hire or even a motorbike – Scenic Rim touring is great on two wheels, including by bicycle.

We recommend an expert chauffeur for an intimate and flexible personalised safari or join the excitement of a Scenic Rim bus tour or look at four-wheel drive tours near Brisbane.

Whatever your fancy, there are many options – food and wine tastings, scenic tours and other sight-seeing adventures, or guided wildlife encounters and national park bushwalks to places you'd have been hard-pressed to find without local knowledge.

If you're under your own power, make sure to download the maps of our best self drive tours and itineraries, sight-seeing adventures, bushwalking and our food, wine, rail and arts trails.

Lamington national park tours includes bushwalks and wildlife spotting;  sightseeing and tastings at our wineries near Brisbane are popular and Tamborine Mountain tours also take in the famed Mt Tamborine distillery, Mt Tamborine restaurants and Gallery Walk shopping.

For something quite different, try a Gold Coast hinterland hot air balloon adventure, where you'll realise sight-seeing from the air is one of the best ways to truly appreciate our wild mountains and productive farmlands.

Find a tour to suit

Food and wine Tours

The Scenic Rim is home to many award winning south-east Queensland wineries and culinary delights. Tour Mt Tamborine distillery, the mountain's boutique breweries, renowned wineries and cheese factory or venture further afield to follow our wine trails, sampling vintages and food from other respected vineyards, restaurants  and heritage pubs. More>>

Sightseeing Tours

The Scenic Rim is just that – incredibly scenic. With pickups from Brisbane and the Gold coast, consider half-day or longer tours, stopping along the way to admire spectacular views, quaint historic towns and villages, natural heritage and more. You'll also sample our own special brand of country hospitality and have time to explore a few of our charming little old-time shops, galleries and antique treasure troves. More >>

Eco-certified Tours

Many Scenic Rim tour operators and guides have taken the step of eco-tourism certification with Eco-Tourism Australia. This credential endorses the recipient as a guide who will deliver an authentic, environmentally responsibly and professional ecotourism experiences. More >>

Wild-life Encounters

Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and platypus – they're iconic Australian wildlife and many are easy to see in the wild across the Scenic Rim. For shier, more illusive species, the expert knowledge of a guide is useful. It's also fun to know which bird, frog, or fluffy creature you're looking at and how best to spot wildlife.More>>

Guided National Park adventures

The Scenic Rim is home to more than 50% of Queensland's land-based world-heritage listed national parks. Easy access  and an expert guide can ensure you make the best of your trip. Use local knowledge  to help interpret thousands of geological formations, plants, birds and Australian wildlife species. More >>

Hot Air Balloon Tours

There is perhaps no better way than to tour our picture-postcard region than by hot-air balloon. Float skyward and be delighted by the vast patchwork of cropped fields and grazing paddocks, ringed by our name-sake mountains and dotted with farmhouses and villages. More>>

Car and motorbike hire

A self-drive Scenic Rim adventure is easy if you have access to a car or motorbike. Hire cars can be arranged from Brisbane and Gold coast airports or other outlets.  Within an hour or two you'll be admiring our views  and settling into a relaxing south-east Queensland holiday.. More>>

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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