Locations & Experiences Regions in Scenic Rim

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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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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Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages, Mt Barney

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages, Mt Barney

Seidenspinner Road Barney View

Relax, unwind, indulge: that’s the catch-cry of this delightfully different Mt Barney cottage retreat and boutique vineyard. Set at...Read more

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Bigriggen Park - bush camping, near Rathdowney

Bigriggen Park – bush camping, near Rathdowney

196 Bigriggen Road

Bush-style camping on the edge of the Logan River, where the kids can spend the day playing in the...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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Mt Barney Lodge Camping, Mount Barney

Mt Barney Lodge Camping, Mount Barney

1093 Upper Logan Road, Barney View

Creekside camping on grassy flats and the closest camp ground to World Heritage listed Mt Barney National Park: Mt...Read more

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Southern Cross Four-wheel Drive Tours, Scenic Rim

Southern Cross Four-wheel Drive Tours, Scenic Rim

Working the Gold Coast hinterland and Scenic Rim

Personalised Gold Coast tours into intimate private hinterland wilderness properties, World Heritage Lamington National Park, Mt Tamborine and other...Read more

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Scenic Rim Adventure Park - Camping

Scenic Rim Adventure Park – Camping

636 Tamrookum Creek Road, Innisplain QLD 4285

Get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors! Scenic Rim Adventure Park just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane...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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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.

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