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Rainforests, Waterholes & Wildlife

Rainforests, Waterholes & Wildlife

Queensland bushwalkers and visitors from around the world come to the Scenic Rim to be captivated by the magic of our world heritage national parks and privately-owned paradises – to immerse in these vast tracts of unique forests and encounter their amazing array of plants, bird and other Australian wildlife including many rare and protected species.

Journey into a world of waterfalls, crystal-clear mountain creeks, chilled rock pools, rain-forests, ancient old-growth trees, as well as the classic eucalypts of the Australian bush.

The Scenic Rim is also an easy place to see Australia’s iconic kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and possums in the wild. A guided tour will help you identify species and know where to look for our shy rainforest wildlife.

Have you considered a place to stay, close to one of our parks? This is ideal as a base while you explore hidden treasures and different walks on private land, in national parks, as well as other nearby Scenic Rim attractions.

Explore the Scenic Rim’s rainforests, waterholes and wildlife

Accommodation in nature

Consider national park eco-resorts and eco-lodges,  secluded mountain cabins for lush rainforest experiences or venture into the true “Australian” bush for a different-style of natural encounter.Accommodation in nature >>

Things to do

In the height of summer, there’s nothing better than cooling off in a chilled rock pool or immersing in a natural rapid-filled spa. In winter, those same places simmer with mysterious mists and beauty. Look for private and public waterholes, rainforest walks and wildlife encounters. More >>

Rainforests, waterholes and wildlife in our parks

Lamington NP,  Springbrook NP and Tamborine NP are popular easily accessible rainforest and waterfalls experiences, while Mt Barney and the Border Ranges NP also boast hidden pockets of lush rainforest, often with rock pools. More >>

Scenic Rim Wildlife

The Scenic Rim is a birdwatcher and naturalist’s paradise, with hundreds of species, some common and others rare or endangered.  Kangaroos and wallabies are common, koalas are becoming rarer and the platypus are generally only seen at dawn and dusk or on overcast days. More  >>

Rainforest, Wildlife and Waterfalls tours

Our knowledgeable local tour guides can take you to the best hidden rainforest spots and interpret the sounds and mysteries of our forests. Did you know the rare Albert’s lyrebird is a clever mimic, so listen out for its rendition of people, clicking cameras and other rainforest inhabitants.More>>

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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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 Adventure Activities

Binna Burra Mountain Lodge Adventure Activities

Binna burra

Zip-line flying fox adventures, thrilling sheer-cliff abseil descents, rainforest rogaining and internationally renowned bushwalks – Binna Burra Mountain lodge...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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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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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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Worendo Cottages, Lost World Valley

Worendo Cottages, Lost World Valley

97 Cedar Glen Road, Darlington

Worendo Cottages Set in the Lost World Valley and overlooking the World Heritage Rainforest Mountains of Lamington National Park,...Read more

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Cedar Creek Lodges – Lounge Bar, Rainforest Restaurant Mt Tamborine

Cedar Creek Falls Road, Tamborine

Enjoy a barbecue breakfast with the birds or a carefully lit rainforest dinner experience at  Cedar Creek Lodge‘s recently...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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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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