Locations & Experiences Regions in Scenic Rim

Rainforest Retreat

A Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland and beyond

Imagine waking to a chorus of rainforest birds and the dappled light of the sun as it peaks through the green canopy. Most Queensland rainforest accommodation has been cleverly designed to capture the splendour of this unique sub-tropical landscape with its towering figs, long slender palms, intertwined vines and mass of ferns, often close to a pristine rapid-filled creek.

Choose to sleep in the forest, sit quietly, walk or drive. Our region has many graded walking tracks leading to lush rainforests, hidden waterfalls, dramatic lookouts and some of the world's last remaining warm temperate rainforest and Antarctic beech (Nothofagus moorei ) cool temperate rainforest.

The Scenic Rim is also home to the largest tract of sub-tropical rainforest in the world and most of it has been protected with world-heritage listing. The remainder is often carefully preserved by private landholders, many of whom love to share the intense beauty of the forest and its wildlife with visitors.

Planning your Scenic Rim rainforest getaway

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Rainforest accommodation

For a truly special Queensland rainforest experience, consider staying in or close to our magnificent forests.  Look for carefully designed, sustainable rainforest accommodation >>

Things to do – rainforest

Whether you'd like to explore our rainforests on foot or just sit and tune  in the incredible sounds of the birds — there are many options. Consider rainforest photography workshops and scenic rainforest drives and more >>

Food & Wine

The Scenic Rim offers a number of opportunities for rainforest dining, or to replenish your energy with cafes close to rainforest areas.

National Park Rainforest Experiences

Choose an many easily accessible walking track and immerse in the magic of world-heritage protected rainforest. Mt Tamborine NP and Lamington NP offer easy walks. For more secluded rainforest experiences, head to Lamington's wilderness end (no formed paths – experienced walkers). More >>

Rainforest Tours

The Scenic Rim's rainforest tours are the perfect opportunity to head off the beaten track, as well as to explore some of our most well-recognised rainforest attractions. Your knowledgeable guide will be able to explain the stories behind the plants, birds and other wildlife. 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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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 Brisbane and Gold Coast tours into intimate private hinterland wilderness properties, World Heritage Lamington National Park, Mt Tamborine...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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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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Thunderbird Park – your rainforest adventure destination

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

Thunderbird Park™ – Where Adventure Joins Nature Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain takes adventure holidays to the top. This...Read more

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Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

333 Geissmann Drive, North Tamborine

South-east Queensland’s longest rainforest canopy walk provides the perfect vantage point to discover the thrills of this incredible eco-adventure....Read more

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Wongari Eco Retreat, Lamington

Wongari Eco Retreat, Lamington

3196 Christmas Creek Road, Lamington, Qld 4285

Seclusion and privacy, beside the pristine rapid-filled headwaters of Christmas Creek. Wongari is Lamington National Park accommodation where you...Read more

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Mt Barney Lodge - Adventure

Mt Barney Lodge – Adventure

1093 Upper Logan Road, Barney View

Rockclimbing and guided mountain ascents, abseiling, rogaining, guided walks, outdoor education and navigation training – Mt Barney Lodge is an...Read more

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Beaumont High Country Homestead

Beaumont Road Chinghee Creek 4285 Australia

Experience a rare and tranquil beauty. This secluded high country home in the mountains is surrounded by fragrant flower...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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