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Hiking at Mt Barney

Follow the changing landscape west and you’ll find yourself in the Scenic Rim, Brisbane’s World Heritage listed backyard, home to lush rainforests, spectacular mountain ranges and ancient landforms. Food and wine, romantic escapes, camping, bushwalking, country pubs, art, history and adventures are all here, tied together by the landscape and the beautiful towns and villages dotted throughout. Explore the great outdoors and trek mountains such as Mt Tamborine, Mt Lindesay and Mt Barney or lose yourself on one of the many trails through Lamington National Park, taking in the majestic waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts. This natural wonderland can be experienced in the air, on the water or across the land with hot air ballooning, fishing, water skiing and wine tasting waiting for you as you discover the winding roads and natural fauna and flora. Be pampered at one of the many country-style bed and breakfasts or escape from the rest of the world at the charming lodges, rainforest retreats and spa hideaways. BRISBANE  INSIDER GUIDE

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BUSHWACKER ECO TOURS eco-tours of south-east Queensland’s natural places

ECO SAFARIS QUEENSLAND discover the rainforests and region by organised tour

JPT TOUR GROUP AUSSIE OUTBACK ADVENTURE authentic Australian cattle property

CORK N FORK WINE TOURS from the city to the wineries

COUNTRY CHARM DISCOVERY TOUR hire a car and take the drive

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Hot Air Balloon Brisbane

WORLD HERITAGE-LISTED NATIONAL PARKS Get away to one of the eight heritage-listed national parks in the Scenic Rim, an area of rugged escarpments, hidden passes and spectacular peaks towering over valleys and plains. Numerous picnic spots, hiking trails, historic walks and camping areas are on offer throughout Lamington, Mt Tamborine, Mt Barney, Moogerah Peaks and The Main Range National Parks, all featuring very diverse habitat, from a green oasis of lush forests to rough volcanic summits, stunning waterfalls and rocky cliffs.

BED & BREAKFASTS Reconnect with nature, family, friends or that special someone and cosy up at one of the region’s many delightful guest houses. Historic mansions, comforting B&Bs, host farms and even luxury camping will welcome you with country hospitality turning a short break into a weekend to remember. Experience a working cattle property at Spicers Hidden Vale, tuck yourself away at Witches Falls Cottages or sleep under the stars in style with Ketchup’s Bank Glamping. The country air will have you feeling refreshed, re-energised and ready to explore the Scenic Rim.

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SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES

ARAUCARIA ECO TOURS Award-winning wildlife and other eco tours. 1770 Running Creek Rd, Rathdowney T 07 5544 1283 W learnaboutwildlife.com

KOOROOMBA VINEYARD & LAVENDER FARM ACCOMMODATION Picturesque cellar door, restaurant and AMORE BED & BREAKFAST lavender shop. 168 F M Bells Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 0022 W kooroomba.com.au

MOUNT TAMBORINE BREWERY

Award-winning beer using traditional brewing methods. 165–185 Long Rd, North Tamborine Tour Springbrook and Tamborine T 07 5545 2032 National Park. Brisbane Transit Centre, Roma St, Brisbane W mtbeer.com.au T 1300 559 355 SPICERS CANOPY W bushwacker-ecotours.com.au A fully-guided walk in a private

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CORK ‘N FORK WINERY TOURS Tamborine Mountain’s premier wine tour experience. 42 Chianina Crt, Tamborine Mountain T 07 5543 6584 W corknfork.com.au

nature reserve. 10613 Cunningham Hwy, Maryvale T 1300 773 425 W hiddenpeaks.com.au

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERY

Reputation as creators of high-quality liqueurs and spirits. Specialist bird watching and wild life tours 87–91 Beacon St, North Tamborine T 07 5545 3452 in South-East Queensland. W tamborinemountaindistillery.com.au 25 Gwingana Crt, Beechmont

GONDWANA GUIDES

T 07 5533 3162 W gondwanaguides.com.au

HOT AIR BALLOON BRISBANE Take a hot air balloon ride over the Scenic Rim. Beaudesert Nerang Rd, Nerang & Canungra T 1300 766 857 W hotair.com.au/scenicrim

INTERNATIONAL PARK TOURS All inclusive tours of the Hinterland’s Great Walk. 6 Timbarra Dr, Beechmont T 07 5533 3583 W parktours.com.au

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN TOURS A fun way to explore the National Parks and attractions. 148 Long Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 4321 W tamborinemountaintours.com.au

TAMBORINE RAINFOREST SKYWALK A long canopy walk soaring 30 metres above the valley. 333 Geissmann Dr, North Tamborine T 07 5545 2222 W rainforestskywalk.com.au

KETCHUP BANK GLAMPING

Premium central position from which to explore Tamborine Mountain. 150 Long Rd, Eagle Heights, Tamborine T 07 5545 2330 W amorebandb.com

The glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars. 726 Green Hills Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 1269 W ketchupsbankglamping.com.au

BARNEY CREEK VINEYARD COTTAGES

LILLYDALE HOST FARM

Secluded accommodation in a World Heritage rainforest region. Cnr Walters St & Yeates Ave, Mt Barney T 07 5544 3285 W barneycreekcottages.com

Experience 4.5 star accommodation on a working cattle property. 821 Upper Logan Rd, Mt Barney T 07 5544 3131 W lillydale.com.au

BINNA BURRA MOUNTAIN LODGE

MT BARNEY LODGE COUNTRY RETREAT

Nestled high in World Heritage listed rainforest. Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont T 07 5533 3622 W binaaburralodge.com.au

An eco-tourism retreat with adventures for everyone. 1093 Upper Logan Rd, Mount Barney T 07 5544 3285 W mtbarneylodge.com.au

BUNYIP SCENIC RIM RESORT

O’REILLY’S RAINFOREST RETREAT GUEST HOUSE

A truly exclusive boutique resort, limited to 10 adults. 139 Lutter Rd, Killarney T 0408 016 164 W bunyipscenicrimresort.com.au

CEDAR CREEK LODGES A hidden oasis, perfect for romantic getaways and family holidays or fun weekend retreats. Thunderbird Park, Cnr Cedar Creek Falls Rd, Tamborine T 07 5545 1468 W cedarcreeklodges.com.au

DESTINY BOONAH ECO COTTAGES & DONKEY FARM Private and quiet bush enclave. 701 Boonah Rathdowney Rd, Wallaces Creek T 07 5463 2643 W destinyboonah.com

Nestled high in World Heritage listed rainforest. Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra T 07 5502 4911 W oreillys.com.au

OAKLEE BED & BREAKFAST Surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains. 966 Condamine River Rd, Marbury T 07 4664 7161 W oakleacottages.com.au

SCENIC RIM VIEW COTTAGES Exclusive cottages with views of the Great Dividing Range. 357 Old Rosevale Rd, Warill View T 07 5464 6508 W scenicrimviewcottages.com.au

Private walks, private paradise

Spicers Canopy: Luxury ecosite and private bushwalking in the Scenic Rim. 5000 acre private nature refuge. One to four day guided walks. All-inclusive experience with bush guides, safari-style luxury tents, and a private chef preparing all your meals and drinks. Spicers Canopy & Spicers Private Walks

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Spicers Peak Lodge

SPICERS PEAK LODGE

WINING & DINING

PIETRO PIZZA CAFÉ

A luxurious mountain getaway. Wilkinsons Rd, Maryvale T 1300 253 103 W spicersgroup.com.au

ALBERT RIVER WINES

Traditional Italian all day cooking class. 111 Douglas Rd, Rathdowney T 07 5544 1008 W scenicrimescapes.com.au

TUCKEROO COTTAGES The perfect place to refresh in a country setting. 115 Forest Home Rd, Rathdowney T 07 5463 6263 W tuckeroocottages.com.au

WALLABY RIDGE RETREAT An elegant country escape among the foothills of Tamborine Mountain. 88 Bambung Rd, Boyland T 07 5543 6263 W wallabyridge.com.au

WITCHES FALLS COTTAGES Tucked away on beautiful, tranquil Tamborine Mountain. 132 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 4411 W witchesfallscottages.com.au

ZENGARRA COUNTRY HOUSE & PAVILIONS Luxury at a down-to-earth price. 2225 Lake Moogerah Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 5600 W zengarra.com

Set high on the hill with panoramic views to Tamborine Mountain. 1–117 Mundoolun Connection Rd, Tamborine T 07 5543 6622 W albertriverwines.com.au

BUNJURGEN ESTATE WINERY Scenic location, excellent wine and a relaxed cellar door. 121 Brent Rd, Bunjurgen T 07 5463 0270 W bunjurgenestatevineyard.com.au

CAFÉ METZ A café offering great service, food and fine coffee. 32 Christie St, Canungra T 07 5543 4322

SONGBIRDS IN THE FOREST Fresh and innovative cuisine served in a beautiful environment. Lot 10 Tamborine Mountain Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 2563 W songbirds.com.au

THE CEDAR CREEK ESTATE VINEYARD, WINERY & CEDAR CREEK CELLARS A charming winery. 104–144 Hartley Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 4322 W cedarcreekestate.com.au

WILD LIME COOKING SCHOOL

Authentic Australian country pub experience. Boonah Rathdowney Rd, Boonah T 07 5463 1048

Native Australian fused with Asian or Mediterranean cuisine. 97 Cedar Glen Rd, Darlington T 07 5544 8104 W worendo.com

FLAVOURS CAFÉ RESTAURANT

WITCHES FALLS WINERY

DUGANDAN HOTEL

Perfect country setting dining. 8 Railway St, Boonah T 07 5463 2699 W flavourcafe.com.au

Small, highly-regarded winery. 79 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 2609 W witchesfalls.com.au

LAUREL COTTAGE GARDEN CAFÉ & RESTAURANT

ARTS & CULTURE

The perfect destination on beautiful Beechmont Mountain. 707 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont T 07 5533 1213 W laurelcottage.com.au

Purpose-built facility with gallery. 3 High St, Boonah T 07 5463 1524 W boonah.net

BOONAH & DISTRICT CULTURAL CENTRE

THE CENTRE FOR SCENIC RIM ARTS & CULTURE Modern flexible space for art exhibitions and performances. 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert T 07 5540 5050 W liveatthecentre.com.au

MARKS AND GARDNER GALLERY Quality art by established and emerging Australian artists. 69 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine T 07 5545 4992 W marksandgardner.com

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN GALLERY WALK Everything from fine art to the frivolous. Long Rd, Beaudesert T 07 5545 4422 W tamborinemtncc.org.au

SHOPPING & FASHION

GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK NEST A traditional Bavarian chalet with authentic waterwheel. 143 Long Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 1334 W cuckooclocknest.com.au

MAYFIELD CHOCOLATES TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN Imaginative chocolate of the highest quality. 161 Long Rd (Gallery Walk), Eagle Heights T 07 5545 4561 W mayfieldchocolates.com.au

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Large range of gifts, garden accessories and collectables. 41–47 Lahey Rd, Eagle Heights T 07 5545 2803 W discovertamborine.com.au

TEDDIES ON TAMBORINE Huge range of collectable teddy bears. 28 Main St, North Tamborine T 07 5545 1781 W tamborinemtncc.org.au

WISS EMPORIUM Eclectic mix of unique goods and gifts. 101 George St, Kalbar T 07 5463 7999 W wissemporium.com.au

HERITAGE & ARCHITECTURE

BEAUDESERT HISTORICAL MUSEUM Regional industrial and lifestyle heritage. 82 Brisbane St, Rathdowney T 07 5541 3740 W visitscenicrim.com.au

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RATHDOWNEY INFORMATION CENTRE & HISTORICAL VILLAGE Pictorial displays, records of events and family histories. 82 Collins St, Lamington National Park T 07 5544 1222 W rathdowney.org.au

MOUNT FRENCH WALKS

MOOGERAH PEAKS

Panoramic views and no bushwalking experience required. Cunningham Hwy, Boonah T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

Ancient peaks of Mount French, Greville, Moon and Edwards. 100 Cunningham Hwy, Boonah T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

O’REILLY’S TREE TOP WALK

MOUNT BARNEY NATIONAL PARK

BIKEWAYS & WALKWAYS

Walk through the canopy to view the Park of exceptional ecological flora and fauna. importance and natural beauty. Lamington National Park Rd, via Canungra Mt Lindesay Hwy, Mt Barney GOVERNOR’S CHAIR LOOKOUT T 07 5544 0569 T 1300 130 372 A popular resting spot for early Governors W oreillys.com.au W derm.qld.gov.au of Queensland. TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN Cunningham Hwy, Moogerah PARKS & BOTANIC GARDENS T 1300 130 372 NATIONAL PARKS W derm.qld.gov.au Over 11 hectares with exotic species LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK and natural rainforest. LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK GREAT WALK Extensive walking tracks in Green Forsythia Dr, Eagle Heights Traversing World Heritage rainforest with Mountains and Binna Burra. T 07 5545 4926 spectacular views. W tmbotanicgardens.com.au Lamington National Park Rd, Brisbane Lamington National Park Rd, Beechmont T 1300 130 372 TAMBORINE NATIONAL PARK T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au W derm.qld.gov.au Picnic facilities and short walks. MAIN RANGE NATIONAL PARK Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain Breathtaking views and a popular T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au bushwalking destination. Cunningham Hwy, Aratula T 1300 130 372 W derm.qld.gov.au

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Insider Guide 2012 - Scenic Rim  

Insider Guide 2012 - Scenic Rim