Edition No.7 ~ Scenic Road Magazine 2022

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Editor's Letter “Nothing is permanent except change.” the words of Greek philosopher Heraclitus, 500 BC. Fast forward 2,500 years and this statement is just as relevant now as it was back then. One thing I notice when talking to our advertisers and the community, be it about flood, fire, COVID, or economic changes, is that no matter what the challenge, people are quick to adapt and find ways to overcome such obstacles. Our magazine is living proof that people want to continue marketing and showcasing their craft. I am always grateful of the willingness to invest in our pages. Of course, we’d rather not face such challenges in business or in our family lives, however the ability to survive is what makes us, as a species, so interesting. In saying that, the stress and angst of such challenges is fresh in many people’s minds, and sometimes never leaves us. We all have our own ways of dealing with emotional and physical stress. A useful article can be found on page 54 with our resident photographer Carin Garland exploring healing therapies to overcome such trauma. My hat goes off to Carin and when you read the story you’ll soon know why, a beautiful article providing reassurance to those looking for a way to heal – Healing with Reanne, an absolute must read.

You’ll also notice we’ve chosen to highlight some incredible homes within the region. Not just homes listed with our sister company Scenic Road Properties, but interior and people who sparked our interest with their undeniable style and creativity. Samantha Youngman’s home oozes international style, with an eclectic mix of pieces from her travels. Stephanie and Gareth Jones literally built their home from the ground up, the result a blend of classical pieces, antiques and recycled finds. Scenic Rim Artist Monique Quarantini is exceptionally gifted, her creative talent spanning across many applications page 14. We also meet talented Musician, singer and song writer, Laura Frank and her partner Nick. They invite us into their home to talk about their recent success on iTunes and the many layers, and years, that make up a professional musician’s journey. And when looking for places to relax, we couldn’t go past Wander. If you love off grid, then this is one to experience, on page 26. With sustainability and permaculture still top of our minds, especially with all the hikes in living costs, we interviewed a young Tamborine couple, Yana and Eddie. Dedicated to treading lightly on this earth, this family decided to take some control about where their food comes from and is well worth the read.

We also highlight the devastating Northern NSW floods which occurred earlier in the year, pages 50. It’s a story close to my heart with the article written by Firefighter and member for the SES, Johnathon Thomas, who also happens to be my youngest brother. While out helping others in his community, he returned home to find his own family home engulfed by the muddied flood waters of the Tweed River. Getting back to our feel-good stories and lifting the mood are our food pages, page 32. We decided to invite the Thomas family, Jonathon, Stephanie and Mia to enjoy some Scenic Rim hospitality, showcasing locally farmed Redclaw crays - cooked three ways. Delicious! The Thomas family certainly looked the part, hence the front cover choice although my brother Jonathon tells me he charges extra for front cover modelling work. Ha!

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Page 28 takes a closer look at the farming side of things, with an interview with Australian Sweetwater Crays owner Alex van Velzen. An interesting read, and certainly one that will satisfy curiosity about this little-known agricultural activity.

Want to be included in our next edition? Please email your interest to luisa@scenicroad.com.au or visit scenicroad.com.au

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This edition is so exciting, so with that said, lose yourself in our pages and start reading. Oh, and speaking of exciting and change, we have a new arrival joining us in September! Family life – another wonderful example of, “nothing is permanent except change.” I hope you enjoy reading Edition No. 7

Luisa Slack-Smith Editor-in-chief

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EDITION NO.7 Regional Markets

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Ever Wandered?

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Inside The Grounds Estate

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Pond to Plate

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Monique Quarantini

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Gather and Eat

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Sustainability at home with Yana and Eddie

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Scenic Road Trips

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Coming Home with Samantha Youngman

Laura Frank

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BMG Landscape Art Prize

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7 Years of loving Country Escape

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Cedar Creek Lodges

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AUSTRALIAN SWEET WATER CRAYS FARM ARTICLE POND TO PLATE ON PAGE 28 IMAGE BY CARIN GARLAND


Murwillumbah Floods

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7 Simple Secrets to Prepare Your Home for Quick Sale

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Healing with Reanne

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Duck Junction

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For the Love of the Horse

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Scenic Road Field Guide

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Scenic Road Properties

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Carin Garland Creative Director / Photographer When I was a little girl, weekend drives up to Tamborine Mountain were a fairly regular occurrence. Even then, I was captivated by the beauty and dreamt about living in my own cottage and calling this piece of tropical paradise home. As luck would have it, I do call the Mountain home and as I look out from my porch, down over the dense gullies and across to Moreton Bay, I still pinch myself that my little boy and I are lucky enough to be surrounded by nature, waking up to the sound of birds instead of siren and are a part of a nurturing community. We have finally found our “tribe.” If you know me, you’ll know that my camera gear rarely leaves my side. My work has evolved to such a place that I know what I love and what makes me work harder. Increasingly I find myself being drawn to interiors, food and product photography, and connecting with creatives that both push and share my creative visions. I have worked with Outland Denim, Imagine Holidays, launched a book - 'The Black and White Braid', had my work featured in The Guardian, Escape Travel, Australian Geographic, Pump Magazine, chatted with the good folks over on ABC’s Radio National, and of course am lucky enough to contribute to this divine publication, Scenic Road Magazine. I am so excited to see where the road takes us (no pun intended) and welcome commissions! CARINGARLANDPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM 0476896283 INSTA CARINGARLANDPHOTO CARINGARLAND.COM

Stephanie Don Art Director I grew up on Tamborine Mountain in a house that my dad built when I was four. I spent my childhood here drawing, painting and diving into any craft I could. If the scissors were missing it was always me, cutting and pasting yet again. After studying graphic design I worked in the fashion industry in marketing, for five years, growing my skills in a fast paced environment. It was then I decided to start my own studio, St. Clement Creative which has blossomed over the last six years. St. Clement is named after the long line of strong females in my family who have passed my middle name down to me. As a studio I specialise in story telling through branding, book and magazine design, photography styling and illustration. My style is inspired by the simplicity of nature, colours of the region and connecting to the message. After having our daughter Lilly last year, I have moved back to the Mountain with my husband David and furry dog Disco, to the red soil and the orchestra of birds every morning. The magic of this place brings me joy daily! Looking forward to reconnecting with this special region I am lucky enough to call home, back as a mother and designer. STEPHANIE@STCLEMENTCREATIVE.COM 0433232763 INSTA ST.CLEMENTCREATIVE STCLEMENTCREATIVE.COM

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REGIONAL MARKETS BEAUDESERT MARKET FEST

PEAK PUB COUNTRY MARKETS

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN COUNTRY MARKETS

1st Saturday of each month, 7am to 12 noon Dick Westerman Park Enterprise Drive, Beaudesert

1st Sunday of each month, 8am to 1pm 15-19 Ipswich Boonah Road, Peak Crossing

2nd Sunday of each month, 7.30am to 1.30pm Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain

BEECHMONT MARKETS 3rd Sunday of each month, 8am to 1pm Beechmont Community Centre Beechmont & Binna Burra Roads, Beechmont

BOONAH COUNTRY MARKETS 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, 7am to 12noon Springleigh Park, Coronation Drive, Boonah

CANUNGRA VILLAGE MARKETS 2nd Sunday of each month, 8am to 12pm, Moriarty Park Hall, Canungra

KOORALBYN RSL MARKETS

RATHDOWNEY COUNTRY MARKETS 3 Sunday of each month, 8am to 1pm Rathdowney Memorial Grounds 102 Mount Lindesay Highway, Rathdowney rd

MAKERS MARKET ON THE MOUNTAIN 1st Sunday of each month (except January) 8 to1pm 6-8 Knoll Road, Tamborine Mountain

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL MARKETS Last Sunday of each month, 7am to 1pm Held in car park across from school Long Road, North Tamborine

2nd Sunday of each month, 8am to 1pm Billabong Park, Kooralbyn

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN LOCAL PRODUCERS MARKET Every Sunday, 7am to 12 noon Held in the Green Shed, Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain

TAMBORINE VILLAGE MARKETS 1st Sunday of each month, 7am to 12noon Tamborine Memorial Hall Tamborine-Waterford Road, Tamborine Village For market updates and events visitscenicrim.com.au

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Inside

THE GROUNDS ESTATE

with Stephanie & Gareth Jones

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How long have you lived on the Mountain? Stephanie: I grew up on the Mountain and my family heritage dates back to pioneering times, with my great, great grandfather, Stanley Rosser being one of the early settlers. Gareth grew up 'down the road' in Canungra. What brought you here? S: After meeting each other as young adults, we moved to Europe for Gareth's career and ended up staying there for 9 years, before returning home to Australia. Gareth: We knew we wanted to live close to family, particularly to participate in our niece and nephew's childhood, so we bought the property from my uncle. The land has always been important to us, as my grandmother 'Mere', who grew up here, played such an important role in my childhood and so it holds deep sentimental significance to us both. It's really the only place we could imagine laying our roots. What was the inspiration and what influenced the design? S: We started with the ground work in 2016, establishing the gardens first. The layout of the property was planned in micro detail - considering the seasons and sun's movements throughout the year. The house began in 2020 just as Covid hit, business halted and we finally had the time to build. We have watched Grand Designs as a couple for many years, discussing what our dream house would look like, so the design came very organically. Our time in Europe heavily influenced our ideas, as we wanted to bring a little of what we called ‘home’ back with us. EDITION 7

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How long did it take to build your beautiful home? S: Gareth's skills as a builder meant we were able to realise quite an unusual style and complicated project; we executed everything from the foundations up; from architecturals, structural work, painting to fit-out... with a little help from our tradie mates. G: For most of the build it was just us and Steph's dad, our mums helping with painting and cooking hot meals to keep us going. We feel very blessed to have such great family and friends to support us! From the start of ground works to moving in, it took us just over a year. Upon completion, we felt an overwhelming satisfaction that every nail and little detail was done with our own two hands. Your furniture and antiquities are divine.... where did you find a lot of them?

S: Most of our house has been repurposed from garage sales, markets and auction houses both overseas and locally. You wouldn't believe what you can find by looking online! We wanted to give a second life to the things we bought and we feel that it makes the house more homely and 'lived in' for a new build. Favourite tunes on a Sunday morning? G: Our music taste is varied, but if we're not working or in the farm. On a slow Sunday morning, we'll be playing some kind of cruisy mixed soundtrack. Favourite features of the home? S: Our favourite and also the hardest part of our house to execute was the front vista design, as we needed to maintain symmetry throughout - staying true to the traditional Georgian rules. Our front vista includes set-back French doors and windows which maintains an exact proportion, even down to the panes of glass. Favourite season? S: My favourite season is Autumn after the heat of summer, everything slows down - most importantly the weeds. G: Steph loves Winter and Spring, mainly for how dynamic the gardens look. We have formal deciduous trees so the aspect is beautifully stark in winter and then bursts into colourful life come spring. What is next for your property? S: With great excitement we are able to announce that The Grounds Estate will be opening soon for weddings and special events. Having been in the events industry for the past several years it was something we hoped to achieve, and so we look forward to welcoming our first couples in the not too distant future! Email thegroundsvenue@gmail.com INSTA thegroundsestate 12

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Monique Quarantini SCENIC RIM ARTIST

Sitting in Monique Quarantini’s art studio is like sitting in Aladdin’s cave. A bohemian treasure trove of bits and bobs collected from all over the globe. From Scenic Rim’s very own Beechmont, to turquoise pieces from the foothills of Montana and collectibles from upstate New York. For this visionary potter and artist, collecting and creating has been a beautiful zig-zagging odyssey to date. Growing up in Sydney’s Manly, Monique knew she was destined for a creative future and began her creative journey studying fashion design. Whilst she didn’t pursue it, it’s obvious fashion made quite the impression: she sits in front of me, a bohemian vision in her flowing Zimmerman gown and striking, Egyptian-like statement earrings that jingle with her every movement, a personality of their very own that seem to match her joie de vivre. It was romance that saw a young Monique relocating to Queensland, having fallen in love with a potter. It was alongside him that she commenced “learning on the job”, working as a production potter. She was paid on a per piece 'basis', “I made 50 cents my first week; even during the 1980s that’s not a lot,” she laughs. 14


It was during that time though that she had one of those wonderful ah-ha moments that life occasionally throws us. Decorating pots had become her passion, and she knew it was time to move on from being a production potter. She studied under Errol Barnes owner of Lyrebird Ridge Pottery in Springbrook, someone Monquie cites as one of her greatest influences. Her new mentor saw her for the immense talent that she is, having been given the creative freedom decorating his pots, her work and skills flourished both on and off the wheel. Humble though she might be, her talents are far-reaching; and she began working with charcoal and taught herself the art of mark making (sketching) and 'searching for line,' as she calls it.

When asked what it is that appeals to her the most about drawing, for Monique it’s the immediacy. Results are instant in comparison to the many drawn out steps involved with the processes of pottery. In 2018, encouraged by good friend and fellow artist Sharon McLeod, Monique applied for a one-week intensive painting course at the illustrious COSM visual arts school in upstate New York. Unsurprising to all but herself, Monique secured a place in the program over hundreds of other hopeful artists alongside Sharon. Monique found the course to be deeply transformative and allowed her to tap into “sacred” art, something that very much informs her work today; creations that are inspired by the seasons, connection to spirit and place, and the metamorphosis of both nature and self. Thankfully for this now - Tamborine local, she doesn’t need to look very far for inspiration; this oasis she calls home, is surrounded by nature. As her works so beautifully reflects, she welcomes the changing of seasons and has made a ritual of walking to local waterfalls and reconnecting with the earth beneath her feet and diving into the waters, no matter the frigidity. So thankfully, there is no chance of the outflow of creativity stopping anytime soon.

UPCOMING EVENTS Exhibition in September at Under the Greenwood Tree 92 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine A collaboration with potter, Michael Jones. September 3 - October 9 Further collaboration coming up with local designer Raewyn Bright, creating wearable art in the form of Kimonos. Private commissions welcomed. INSTA moniquequarantini Email moniquequarantini@hotmail.com 15


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Sustainability

at home with Yana and Eddie In what feels like tumultuous and unpredictable times, both economically and environmentally, we sat down with Tamborine locals, Yana, Eddie and their son Aaron, who have transformed their property from being barren and parched to a sustainable tropical oasis. Yana gave us some tips on how we can all become less reliant on mass agricultural systems, and happy knowing where our food is coming from. When did you move to the property? What was the

Do you have any tips for beginners and do you follow

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novices! For the absolute beginner who wants to get started, we would recommend raised garden beds or self-watering wicking beds, which you can build yourself quite cheaply. With these methods you can control the growing conditions (soil quality, moisture, pest control etc.) more easily than planting directly into the ground. And you’ll be surprised just how much fresh herbs and veggies you can grow in a small space.

quality of the soil like, and did you have to start crops We moved out here in the beginning of 2019 and we have had our share of problems with the property. Originally this area was cattle pasture and previously it was a horse property, so when we arrived the soil was compacted and depleted of nutrients. The wasn’t much life in the soil. The only edible thing growing here when we arrived was a small mandarin tree and a banana tree. So far, we have planted over 80 varieties of fruit trees and over 2000 native trees. What have been the biggest challenges you have faced? Much of the property is sloping, so we’ve had to deal with erosion during heavy rains. However, we’ve stabilised the slopes and designed the property to slow down the water flow, redirecting it into the soil. We came out of the last set of big rains without too much damage. Also, the property was overgrown with noxious weeds, so that was something we also had to overcome. Did you have previous experience in gardening, planting

and harvesting, or have you learnt through trial and error? I grew up helping my Mum and Grandma in the garden in the summer months back in Russia. It was very common for most of our food to come from our own veggie gardens so that knowledge was very important. We would grow potatoes, cabbages, corn, beans, cucumbers, eggplant, carrots, beetroot, tomatoes and herbs, as well as various fruits and berries. We preserved a lot of our produce for winter and stored excess veggies in a cellar. However, I’ve had to relearn how to garden to suit Australia’s unique climate and conditions. What worked in Russia didn’t necessarily work here. Eddie didn’t have much experience in the garden, so he’s been learning a lot these last few years. What motivated you to start growing your own produce? After moving back to Australia, we realised that we were completely dependent on the agricultural system for our food but, at the same time, this system is completely unsustainable and damaging to our environment; degrading our soils, polluting our water and air and so on. So, we started thinking more about self-sufficiency and sustainable living. This became even more important and urgent after the birth of our son. We wanted to do whatever we could to minimise our impact on our environment. EDITION 7

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SOME USEFUL TIPS:

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Plant densely and cover your soil with a thick layer of mulch (e.g. sugar cane mulch) to protect the soil from overheating and losing moisture. Diversity is important for adding different nutrients into the soil and confusing pests - mix up your veggies. Add some herbs and flowers to attract pollinators and beneficial bugs. But the most important advice is to just start planting, observing and experimenting because “your best teacher is your last mistake.”

In your opinion how important is it being self-sufficient? We are living in uncertain times. Globalisation and just-in-time supply chains are very vulnerable to disruptions. We’ve seen some of this during the last 2 years with Covid. Being more self-sufficient or community-sufficient will help us with rising food costs, food shortages and food quality, so it gives you peace of mind. Being self-sufficient also means lessening our impact on natural resources and protecting our environment for future generations. An added bonus is that we both just love working on the land, it’s rewarding and good for the soul. What are your plans for the property in the future? We would like to expand what we are currently doing, i.e. build more swales, extend our food forest and native forest, build more wicking beds, plant more fruit trees etc. Some other projects in the near future include beekeeping and growing mushrooms. If things continue as planned, we would like to sell excess produce and maybe even open a small outdoor café using fresh produce from our land. We would like to share our knowledge in the future and build a community of like-minded people. If you want to follow us on our journey, visit our Facebook page - Tamborine Village Homestead. 17


COMING HOME

For Tamborine Mountain locals, the surname Youngman is synonymous with history. Having spent many years living abroad before returning to their roots, Samantha & Ian Youngman are the new custodians of the Youngman home and property, Tallaringa. We sat down with them to find out what life has been like since returning to Australia, just before Covid hit our shores in 2019. 18

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Can you please give a brief history of the home, when it

was built, and what it was used for (from local knowledge we are led to believe it was Vonda’s Doctor’s surgery)?

It is a very special year for our old home, turning 100 this year! The house and garden were first developed in 1922 by Ernest Curtis who planted many of the large trees that dominate the garden today. Tallaringa was purchased by the Youngman family as a weekender in mid 1956 (however they enjoyed mountain life so much they moved permanently later that year). When Vincent & Vonda Youngman renovated it was clear that in those days the view was not the focus with a non-existent Gold Coast skyline. The old house had opaque windows and stood on stumps only 6 inches clear of the ground. After renovating and raising the house, Vonda established the Tamborine Mountain Medical Practice within their home (today it is our laundry with a little nod to the history of the room with the original sign up on the wall) Vincent & Vonda’s son, John and wife Christine took over Tallaringa in 1984 and renovated the house extensively. They expanded the garden to the East and South with the southern garden completed in 2000. Over the next 3 decades thousands of people would walk through the beautiful gardens they had created through the Australia Open Gardens Scheme and it was considered a regional highlight. Numerous concerts and weddings have also been held in the gardens over the last 15 years. Ian, being the son of John and Christine, you must have

spent a lot of time here growing up. What are your most fond memories of the property?

I feel so lucky to have grown up here. It truly was an unrestrained childhood with my days spent in nature exploring the rainforests, riding horses and disappearing for hours with my friends over the shelf. It was such a tightknit community, everyone knew everyone back in those days, there was a freedom and wildness which I remember appreciating, even as a child. When did you start living here? How long had you been

abroad for, and Samantha what was it like working as an Interior Designer in NYC? What brought you home as family?

We moved back to Australia in late 2019 after 12 years living in Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and the USA. During those years Ian was working in technology for a global enterprise and I was an Interior Designer in New York (in between bringing up three children). We both were yearning for a more meaningful way of life and that sparked the need for change in us (some might call this a mid-life crisis!). We knew we always wanted to settle in Australia but where and how had eluded us until our focus shifted to a tree change and the first visualisations of returning to live in Australia on a mountaintop behind the sea were born. 20

It was a fortuitous move given we arrived home 3 months before the first murmurings of what would become COVID19. To have 25 acres to isolate on and for our children to be part of nature during a time when we had to be “locked up” was unbelievably good luck. We love your aesthetic! How much did you renovate, and were there any “must keeps” in order to pay homage to the original home?

To be honest we originally planned on knocking the whole place down and starting again, as with any old house the job felt huge and the house didn’t take full advantage of some of the best aspects of this property. But in knocking the existing home down we would be demolishing so much amazing history. We decided to work with what we had, pouring our hearts and souls into renovating the old Queenslander that has now sat on this land for 100 years! Sam what inspires your design work? When I look around my own home it is filled with pieces with so much meaning. I have collections and bits and bobs I have picked up along the way on our travels. Everything reminds me of a place or a moment in time, an inherited gift makes me think of the person who first bought it. Seeing and feeling the personality of a person in their home inspires me more than anything.

I’m also incredibly inspired by colour. I am a true colourist and couldn’t live without colour in my life. If you are looking for white on white I am not the designer for you! What do you love the most about the Scenic Rim and being back in Australia?

The Scenic Rim is truly such a special region with so much to offer. As a child growing up in a region plagued by perpetual drought, I never wanted to live somewhere where water or lack of it was an issue. One of the things I love most about Tamborine Mountain in particular is the climate. The rainfall is high, the grass is green, nature surrounds us, it is serene and peaceful. We are a world away from our life lived on the edge of New York City. I now spend my days on our mower, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, listening to the birds instead of sirens and I have never been more content. Without a doubt the greatest gift has been the amazing garden we are now the custodians of. Ian’s parents put their hearts & souls into developing the garden over the past 30 years and now we get to continue this legacy with beautiful established plants and outdoor spaces. Our intention is to make our little part of the world as beautiful and purposeful as we can make it, together. We are in the early stages of developing what we now call

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“Highgarden Estate” where we wish to offer the beautiful gardens and orchards as a venue for lunches, parties, concerts, picnics or whatever gorgeous event can be dreamed up. Please visit the below website or Instagram for further information. INSTA highgarden_estate highgardenestate.com.au

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7 Years of Loving

My Country Escape with owner Michelle Roper Dennis.

Michelle is a vibrant, positive with a can-do kind of personality. When we first started working with Michelle and talking about her store in our Magazine, she often tabled her vision of taking My Country Escape to a whole new level. By that she meant, making it a destination experience. She has certainly made that vision come to fruition, with an incredible shop renovation and fit-out, My Country Escape emulates a boutique found in perhaps some of the most sought-after country locations in Australia, maybe Bowral or the Gippsland region. However, you only need to drive into the village of Canungra to experience the 5-star offering that is My Country Escape. Celebrating 7 years, the store has some wonderful events and prizes coming up for grabs. Michelle tells us that she feels the shop has come of age, that there has been a huge transformation over the years. You get a sense of pride when you listen to Michelle describe what the shop, her customers and her team mean to her. “I can’t tell you how much this team of incredible women mean to me. I said to someone the other day what we have is so unique, and I believe we will look back on this time in our lives and say these are the best of times. I think this is why our customers are so loyal and keep coming back, they too are a part of our extended family, and we deeply care about them”. 22

And then there is the buying, her vision has attracted the best of brands, many of which can only be found interstate. “This year I feel we have turned a corner; we now have French Country Collection and Bianca Lorenne which lifts the feel of the store completely but also adds a luxurious feel to some of our old favourites. We are so proud to be a signature store to some core Australian brands such as Ecoya and Maine Beach, and we are immensely proud to showcase locally handmade artisan products such as Beautiful batches. This year we have opened up some space for a selection of gorgeous, handmade, small batch food products, which have been so well received. Other brands such as The Perfume Oil Company, Emma Bridgewater, Jellycat, Latern Cove, Brave and True, Holiday, Wrendale cards, Galah Magazine, La Chamba, Minister Teas, Winnow Chocolate, Typoflora cards and Slip Mary Vally Food Co - all cult-like brands that bring our shoppers so much joy to find them right here in little old Canungra”. Making time to visit My Country Escape is easy when you know the experience and destination won’t disappoint. Michelle and her team look forward to welcoming you to the store soon. The store is open 7 days a week. Visit Facebook and Instagram for updates and connect with the team through their active social media community. FB + Insta mycountryescape sales@mycountryescape.com.au 07 5543 4042 29 Christie St, Canungra QLD 4275 SCENIC ROAD MAGA ZINE


I think this is why our customers are so loyal and keep coming back, they too are a part of our extended family, and we deeply care about them”.

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THE OVERFLOW ESTATE 1895

For hundreds of years people have celebrated pivotal moments and special events in vineyards, sampling the creations of great winemakers. Director’s and owner’s Noeleen and David Morgan invite you to experience their renowned Vineyard and Cellar Door at The Overflow Estate 1895. Spread over 4,000 acres, this historical grazing property first opened the cellar doors in 2017, with the vineyard established earlier, in 2010. The reflective landscape of Wyaralong Dam provides a wonderous natural backdrop to the modern industrial architecture of the Cellar Door and Restaurant. Sip on Mediterranean varietals such as Vermentino, Fiano, Montepulciano and Tempranillo, perfectly paired with a French inspired seasonal menu. Noeleen and David, along with their team of helpful and invaluable staff, welcome small tasting groups, weddings, corporate functions and family gatherings – a cellar door and restaurant for all occasions. Savour the moment and stay a little longer, choose from 5 secluded eco-friendly Wander pods – for bookings visit wander.com.au. Cellar Door - Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday with live music most Sundays.

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Ever Wandered?


Five secluded WanderPods look over Lake Wyaralong and 4000 acres of bushland, named after the stunning mountains that surround The Overflow 1895 and form the centre of the ancient caldera called the Scenic Rim.

WanderPods are completely off-grid and “thrive on Country.” Each showcases old and new technologies that help to inspire guests to implement sustainable practices into the rhythms of their home and work lives.

Gaze at the stars from Crumpet, indulge in panoramic views at Flintoff, celebrate seclusion in nature at Joyce, spot Koalas from Moy and soak in the golden sunsets from Juberra.

Wanderers are mindful of their impact on the environment, the local economy and the lives of those living in the destination that they are visiting.

Wander provides a national network of off-grid, design led eco-accommodation that reconnects guests with nature while inviting them into the story of the local community.

Off-grid, featuring solar and water harvesting and greywater recycling.

Re-usable and prefabricated to a high standard of energy efficiency.

Aim for a zero-waste system by restricting the use of single-use packaging, recycling and composting.

Supporting the incredible work of Bush Heritage Australia as they protect and regenerate bushland.

Wander is a proud participant in the Scenic Rim Regional Council’s 1 Million Trees initiative by planting over 500 native trees at The Overflow 1895.

Wander at The Overflow 1895 is located in one of the most central areas to discover all of the Scenic Rim. Use it as your jump off point and take the car on some great day trips. Wander is the sustainable solution where you can land on Country, find space for personal transformation, and contribute to regional economic renewal. Guests stay in sustainable luxury and simplicity, in a WanderPod that is grounded in beautiful and purposeful design. The accommodation adds to the existing cellar door, restaurant and events at the property. Enjoy awe inspiring views, waterfalls, grasslands, bird and wildlife and discover meaningfully curated local experiences, co-designed exclusively for Wander guests. Wander connects visitors with the local ecosystem of tourism activity operators, and food and beverage producers by curating and creating a series of bespoke “guest only” co-experiences, that leverage the knowledge and skill of local operators, including Scenic Rim Farm Box which guests have the opportunity to order before their arrival.

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POND TO PLATE Curiosity on a number of drive-by occasions, has seen my Toyota Landcruiser slow in speed as I try to get a peak of the new Redclaw Crayfish Farm on Beaudesert-Nerang Road, and I know I’m not alone. When the opportunity arose to make this a purposeful visit and not just a nosey parker call- in, we jumped at the chance to sit with one of the owners and operator Alex van Velzen, to uncover the story behind the Scenic Rim’s newest Ag Tourism and Primary Producer development, Australian Sweetwater Crays.

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For those of us who like the stats, Australian Sweetwater Crays operates out of a 50-hectare property, with 4 hectares of ponds and 4 more hectares in the pipeline over the next few years. The van Velzen family started building the crayfish farm in late 2020 and were selling redclaw by Christmas 2021. Completely off-grid and equipped with industrial solar and batteries, the farm is also extremely light on water usage. All the water for the dams is collected from rain runoff from the surrounding hills into a 100ML holding dam. The nutrient rich water from the redclaw ponds is treated and recycled on site with no wastewater leaving the property boundaries. The farm currently harvests about 100kg/week and with the hope they will increase to 200kg/week over the coming year. Here is our interview with the quick-witted and delightful young farmer Alex. As a Chemical Engineer, what made you want to go into Crayfish farming? How did that even happen?

I stumbled upon a redclaw farm for sale near Gympie, and I met to the owner (who was an ex-Chemical engineer) and we got talking. It sounded like a great lifestyle with decent profitability and lots of freedom. We almost bought his farm but decided to start from scratch closer to home, so here we are. 29


How long did you search for the perfect property We looked at over 100 properties between Gympie, Toowoomba, and NSW over a 10-month period before finding this property on our doorstep. We got very lucky as it is so close to the family home on Mt Tamborine and satisfies almost all of the criteria for a successful redclaw farm (topography, soil type, road access, water catchment etc).

still be so kind to the environment. I was raised to be very environmentally conscious and to be able to build a business that embodies that consciousness is very satisfying. The farm is completely off-grid with solar power, we harvest only rainwater (don’t pull from creeks or rivers), the farm his a massive carbon sink due to the amount of algae grown in the ponds, and we recycle pots from plant nurseries to make habitat for the crayfish.

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Interacting with the customers and seeing how interested and excited they are about what we do here. We get customers from all walks of life, some who have grown up eating redclaw and some who have never heard of them before, but all eager to try our crays. It is really nice to feel like a valued part of the community.

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a straightforward process? What would you say has been Crayfish farmer?

We were very lucky that most redclaw farmers are very free with their knowledge and experience and eager to lend advice. There is no real standardized farm design, so we have picked good aspects of many redclaw farms that we have visited and created our own unique blend of design elements. It has not been a flawless start, but things are definitely coming along nicely. The most important lesson has been to keep an open mind about opportunities and adapt the plan to suit. Many interesting avenues have opened up just by us putting ourselves out there and sometimes we have completely changed focus because of an informal conversation. What are you most proud of with your farm? The fact that we can produce such a tasty product and

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crayfish? Is it just the flavour or are there health benefits? The great taste is obviously a plus. Many people who haven’t tried them before fall in love pretty quickly. They are often surprised at how different they are from other seafoods like prawns or bugs. I may be biased but eating something that is grown locally and sustainably farmed definitely makes you feel good eating it. In your opinion, why is redclaw farming not more popular? Most people don’t know about it. It requires significant SCENIC ROAD MAGA ZINE


capital to start a farm from scratch, and we had to go through almost 3 years of planning and approvals, but once you are up and running it is relatively easy. Most farms are run by just one or two people and do quite well. I hope that we see more people getting into redclaw in the future as the industry is quite small at the moment and many existing farmers are likely to retire in the next 5 to 10 years. What are your plans for the future of the farm? We will keep expanding our ponds to increase redclaw production. We also hope to put a café/restaurant at the entrance to the farm in the next few years which will double as a shop for selling our redclaw. We agist sheep and cattle on the property at the moment but we will get our own soon and plan to offer lamb to the public and supply our restaurant once it’s up and running. The farm is open every Saturday for redclaw sales, between 9am – 3pm and the camp site can be booked via Hipcamp - hipcamp.com Visit Australian Sweetwater Crays on Facebook, Instagram or order your redclaw online via www.sweetwatercrays.com.au and pick up from the farm direct. 4096 Beaudesert Nerang Road. Tabragalba, Queensland 4285 FB australiansweetwatercrays INSTA australian.sweetwater.crays EDITION 7

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WATER CRAYS Gathering your family and friends around a table or open camp-fire is as old as time itself. After a terrible start to the year, losing their family home in the Northern Rivers February floods, we decided to treat Scenic Road family members Jonathan, Stefanie, and their beautiful daughter Mia to an experience like no other. With their 1998 Landrover Defender packed and at the ready, we sent them off road tripping to Hipcamp’s latest campsite listing, in the Scenic Rim of course! Their destination? None other than Australian Sweetwater Crays to experience a little Scenic Rim hospitality first-hand. Hipcamp Host and Farmer Alex was there to give them a warm welcome to his property while also offering up some delicious Redclaw crayfish. So here it is, Redclaw prepared three ways over hot coals. Enjoy!

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Preparing the Crays Once you’ve picked up your live order from Alex’s farmgate shed, preparing Redclaw crayfish is no different to preparing any other live crustacean. Just pop the live catch into a freezer or submerge in a bucket of ice and leave to sleep for 20min. Then simply pop the crays whole into boiling water for 7-8 minutes, then drain ready and cut open to serve with lemon and salt. Alternatively, after your crays have gone to sleep in the freezer, split the raw crayfish down the center with a sharp knife, the same as you would for bugs, and grill flesh down in a hot pan or skillet until meat turns from opaque to firm and white, this usually only takes a few minutes. Grill or saute in garlic butter, a squeeze of lemon juice and Alex’s hot tip, a drizzle of honey to serve. Delish! But what to do with the left over claws and heads? Even though there is no meat in the head, there is plenty of flavour! See Alex’s family favourite, Redclaw bisque soup on the opposite page. Delish!

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Redclaw Bisque Soup Ingredients Heads and claws of 1kg Redclaw

Ginger

2 onions finely diced

2 tablespoons brown sugar

5 carrots finely diced

Sweet paprika

Oil (vegetable or similar)

Chilli

1 bottle of white wine

Salt

½ head of garlic diced

Pepper

Lemon juice

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Add the onions, garlic, oil, and salt to a pot and cook with the lid on until caramelised.

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Add the Redclaw heads and carrots, put enough water in so that all the Redclaw are submerged.

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Bring to the boil and then simmer on a low heat until the carrots are soft enough to cut with a spoon (about 30 mins).

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Pour into a blender and blend. This will extract more flavour from the Redclaw heads.

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Pour through a fine sieve into a pot and bring back to simmer.

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Add the wine, lemon juice, pepper, paprika, ginger, sugar, chilli and simmer for at least 30 mins.

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Taste and adjust to your liking.

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(Optional) Can cook the tails in this mixture if you like.

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Serve in cups or bowls with a dollop of sour cream and fresh white bread and butter.


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SCENIC ROAD trips TO CUSACK LANE - JIMBOOMBA

FOLK AND CO

Welcome to Folk and Co, a unique fashion boutique aimed at inspiring shoppers to create their own style. Nestled in the old colonial building on Cusack Lane, Folk and Co offers a wide range of pieces from denim to dresses, hats and skincare, to a selection of accessories. Owners Nadine and Ami built their vision off the back of the success of their sister store Feather Road Studios, a truly unique shopping experience. Enjoy! FB FOLKANDCOSTORE INSTA FOLK_AND_CO FOLKANDCO.COM.AU

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Feather Road Studios - Far from your typical homeware and giftware store, you'll find yourself lost in a unique shopping experience, a place where you can truly create your own way. Products from homewares to baby products and delectable chocolate, are carefully chosen by owners Nadine and Ami who take the time to craft the pieces you see in-store. Welcome home! FB FEATHERROADSTUDIOS INSTA FEATHERROADSTUDIOS FEATHERROADSTUDIOS.COM

BROW BABY

Owner of BrowBaby, Stevie, is well known for her brow skills. Locals in the know and those who live further afield, highly recommend Stevie for her attention to detailed approach to, well… brows. Starting with brow waxing and shaping, speciality colour tinting and ombre, laminations, microblading and cosmetic tattooing – this is your one-stop shop for beautiful brows. To book an appointment you can contact Stevie through Facebook or Instagram. FB BROWBABYCOSMETICTATTOOING INSTA BROWBABY_

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PILATES

Located upstairs in the colonial building, One Body for Life, lives by its name. You have one body for life so why not look after it, right?! It’s easy to be inspired by owner Marianna, a qualified Pilates instructor and Exercise Physiologist, not to mention the beautiful studio which provides a relaxed and welcoming environment. The studio focuses primarily on women’s health, but caters for men too, with a range of available classes that are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. FB ONEBODYEP INSTA ONEBODYEP_PILATES ONEBODYFORLIFE.COM.AU

PERNICKETY LADIES & GENTS SALON

Angelique’s eclectic style of retro finds and treasures will have you in awe. This gorgeous little shop provides customers with exciting hair styles and desirable colours, as well as nail salon bar and beauty salon. •

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CAFE ON CUSACK

We adore this beautiful little café. This hidden gem (that everyone should know about) with its own fairy light laden alleyway is worth the small deviation into Jimboomba. Café on Cusack is rustic and sweet and serves us incredible food. Their menu will have you doing little happy claps and you’ll be wanting to be a regular in no time. FB CAFE ON CUSACK INSTA CAFE ON CUSACK (07) 5540 3597

JIMBOOMBA WELLNESS CENTRE

After a day of shopping, lunch, hair or Pilates, why not completely relax with some wellness and relaxation treatments. Jimboomba Wellness Centre provides massage services through to energy healings and have a shop stocked with many wellness products. • • •

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Congratulations! We hear that your single, 'Simple Girl', recently hit #1 on itunes, your second "hit" to date! That must be quite the "pinch-me" moment?

Haha - yes thank you! It's funny because after 'Pretty' (my first single) hit number 1, I had put all of this pressure on us to try and replicate that, even though I know it's not sustainable. So I was quite anxious leading up to the day of release and then to see it hit number 1 on both the All Genres & Country charts was a pretty relieving moment. To see me sitting there in front of the likes of Lady Gaga & One Direction... it was quite unbelievable. There is always a part of me wondering how it happened though. My next goal is to try and get the actual song to 1 and not just the video, it's all part of the journey When you were a young girl, who did you imagine you would be like musically?

Musically I really had no idea. I grew up listening to Meatloaf, Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam) and Laura Branigan (whom after my mum named me) who are all really different musically! And as a teenager I adored Pink, but also Punk Rock bands like Fall Out Boy & Kisschasey. Then there was the Country phase where I would listen to 'Kasey Chambers' - The Captain on repeat. I have always had a very eclectic taste in music and I think that has found its way into what I create now. I didn't think I'd be making 'Country' music and in my early days I was singing Indie, Folk and Pop tunes. It's taken me a long time to find my sound and I think it will always evolve and develop as time goes on. As an artist I want to make music that resonates with me at the time. I don't feel like I need to necessarily 'fit' anywhere.

As long as I'm making tunes that people can relate to and it helps them create a soundtrack to their lives and special moments - that's enough for me. I just want to make people 'feel' something. Has country music always been your preferred genre of music to sing?

No. My voice has always naturally led itself to Country Music but I shied away from singing it for a long time. I didn't dream of being a 'country' artist. When I was growing up the genre was 'very' Country... I didn't particularly love it. But I think the genre has evolved so much over time there has been a huge shift! I do love singing it now because I've grown into my voice and my vocal quality, and I can really play to its strength. I know when I can add in some tonal things to hopefully give the crowd those goosebumps we all want! But really, I just love singing. Although I don't do it so much for fun anymore, I really should try singing for fun sometime!

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What is it about country music that allows you to

Where can people see you perform? And where can we

I think my journey to country music has really been because of the quality of my voice rather than the specific content of the music, and my ability to use my voice to its advantage. I love that Country music as a whole has so many more sub- genres these days. I like to walk the line of being a 'country artist', I don't want to be in that specific box. If I write a rock song... then I write a rock song. If I write an Indie pop song, I write an indie pop song, but it probably won't get released because it's not 'on brand'. So, when I'm writing, I don't really think about whether it's a 'Country' song or not. I like to just express myself and see what happens. If it's a song that's right for Laura Frank, then brilliant! If it's not, then we might record a demo of it and release it to my Patreon fans.

After many requests I now list all of my shows on my website laurafrank.com.au. As I said we are on a small tour at the moment which you can also find on the website.

When you write a song, what comes first, the melody,

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express yourself that other forms of music do not?

the lyrics or the music?

This changes every time! 'Simple Girl' for example, started with some very basic chords. I then wrote the first verse (usually lyric and melody at the same time). After that I took the guitar to Nick, he made it sound so much better and we just kept writing from there! But with 'Pretty,' I wrote the chorus to that song in the car with only a handful of lyrics and basic melody. That song took us two years to complete (unheard of) we just couldn't get it right. So it really depends. Often Nick will come to me with a little chord progression, I'll hum or make weird sounds over it and then lyrics will pop out. You’re so busy, working as a P.T as well as musician, how do you find the balance?

Balance? What's balance? Haha I have really just been flying by the seat of my pants which is something I'm working on changing. The last couple of years things have been so turbulent that balance has been really difficult to achieve. I have taken a step back from the gym and only fill in when needed now. Full-time music really is full time at the moment. I find it really difficult to switch off and find downtime. I'm working on that with my therapist! What’s next for Laura Frank? Well, my focus for this year is to release more music! With C-19 everything got delayed. We had four songs recorded and ready to release and then the pandemic hit, so we had to hold off on releasing them. It was hard. There are two more releases planned for this year. We have a small tour happening at the moment to celebrate the release of 'Simple Girl' and my hope is that we will start popping up on festivals and support shows around the place. I'm really trying to just build my community fan base whilst continuing to create inspiring work.

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buy your music from?

We try to really make our original shows something special and out of the norm, so if you get the chance - come to one of those shows! You can find me online @laurafrankmusic, and you can buy my music in the Apple/iTunes store or stream it from any of your favourite streaming platforms. If you sign up to my mailing list you will get updates straight to your inbox once a fortnight/month, that's on my website too. I also recently started an Official Facebook Fan Group The Frank Train. Please go join! It's lots of fun on The Frank Train.

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SCENIC RIM BRIDE 6 things every event host needs to know by Bronwyn McDonald 1. Planning.

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2. Timeline. Catering, styling and music! Set aside time to curate a delicious menu with your caterer. Source local produce to reflect the season which will assist with setting the scene and tone of your event. Create a checklist with an anticipated spend. This will assist keeping your event on track, and within budget.

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Despite his relative obscurity, Russell was a major influence on the Bella Epoch and post-Impressionism which was the foundation of 20th century modern art as we know it today. Unfortunately, after losing his first wife to cancer in 1908, Russell destroyed most of his paintings and when he died in 1930, he did so without ever gaining notoriety in his home country.

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Known as Australia's “lost impressionist,” not much is known of Russell’s work despite being the Australian artist at the centre of the Impressionist movement in the late 19th Century.

The landscape art prize is open to artists across the region and beyond, and will culminate in the finalists being selected by a panel of judges, including lawyer Ron Behlau, who recently judged the Queensland College of Art’s prestigious Behlau Murakami Grant Portraiture Art Prize earlier this year.

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CEDAR CREEK LODGES You’ve just been on a serene bushwalk, surrounded by ancient rainforest, soaking up the sounds and smell of nature. The clear waters of Cedar Creek are too inviting to ignore, so a quick dip or a relaxed sundowner (purchased from the Kiosk) is calling. Following a chillaxed few hours, you return to your ‘Courtyard Spa Room Luxe’ for a deep bath or outdoor jacuzzi, this is a prelude to a romantic dinner immersed in greenery. The Rainforest Restaurant features a menu that optimizes fresh produce from the local region, coupled with a playful drinks and dessert menu. Your romantic dinner for two is followed by a night-cap at the cocktail bar, and stroll of the art gallery. There is also the option of a game of pool before retiring back to your room for a movie and perhaps the next day, a leisurely breakfast followed by an inhouse spa treatment - or for those who want more outdoor play, a day of activities in Thunderbird Park. This delightful “couples” style experience is on offer at Cedar Creek Lodges with accommodation options such as the creek side ‘Woodland Tents’ (and yes, this is glamping with an outdoor spa bath and open roof shower), ‘Creek Lodges’ featuring king sized beds, sitting room, kitchenette and a log fire, or the newly renovated (and our favourite) hotel style ‘Courtyard Spa Room Luxe’ and the ‘Courtyard Spa Room’. 48

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MURWILLUMBAH FLOODS Story by Jon Thomas | Images by Carin Garland Resilience can be defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” This was widespread during the February 2022 flooding in Murwillumbah and surrounding Northern Rivers communities, who endured a disastrous flood event. As communities banded together in supporting the recovery efforts our beloved Northern Rivers experienced a second flood in as many weeks. Left isolated and with extensive damage, locals faced a long and arduous recovery, from not just one, but two floods. Not to be defeated, you could still find a smiling face amongst the mud and debris. The last few years hit our communities with a myriad of challenges from droughts, bushfires, pandemic, state borders closures and floods. Without a doubt, we have all felt the impacts of these events and navigated the unwanted challenges, which is what gives me a great amount of respect for the empathetic and positive attitudes I saw from so many in what was an overwhelming and back breaking flood event. If you haven’t experienced the impacts of floods or natural disaster, it can be quite foreign to comprehend the experience and understand how best to support those that have. Personally, while the sounds, sight and feeling of watching the flood waters inundate our family home will stay with me, it was the amount of people who reached out to offer us help that is something I will never forget. Our ability to just ‘be there’ for people is one of our greatest actions. For many people, young and old, these experiences can leave long lasting trauma, anxiety and stresses as we all process and deal with the various emotions differently. Which is a timely reminder to lend an ear and check in on people, even months down the track. On the evening of February 27th, like many others I returned home to prepare for a major flood event that was forecasted to be ‘at or below the 2017 flood level.” For Murwillumbah, at that time, March 2017 was the worst recorded flood and the current bench mark for preparations. By Monday February 28th flood waters had surpassed the 2017 levels and would continue to rise above forecasted levels, breaking all records and leaving many families, businesses and community members devastated. The Murwillumbah town levee of 6.3m would be topped, exposing areas of the CBD to inundation while surrounding areas would experience landslides, road failures and major infrastructure damages with some repairs quoted in excess of two years. At the height of the event, local evacuation centres would take in hundreds of residents, elderly and animals in what was a major logistical challenge. Emergency services would work around the clock to manage an overwhelming amount of 000 calls for help while many of our local first responders, who were also affected, would leave their flood impacted

homes, businesses and families to render assistance to their communities. In the days that followed as the flood waters receded, civilians, volunteers and emergency services would continue to provide support to their communities and help where they could with many people multitasking day and night. This epitomises the community spirit, with many people wearing many hats to help each other and embodying the quintessential Australian spirit. When road access was returned, Murwillumbah and surrounding areas had an influx of volunteers from an array of places including Queensland, Scenic Rim and beyond, along with the deployment of the Australian Defence Force. There was a volunteer hub setup opposite Knox Park that coordinated the civilian volunteer efforts and donations, while many other community groups opened their doors. There was an incredible amount of genuine empathy, with ordinary humans doing extraordinary things. There are many stories of kind people driving around and giving out cooked meals, clothes and medication. While some chose to help people clean their homes, remove debris and mud, others simply lended an ear and offered support or a place to sleep. As many residents will say, the recovery from these events takes time, months or years. Not every person, family or business will fully recover, nor do some have the luxury of time or age. The many hardships do take their toll both physically, emotionally and financially. However for many, this is home. Murwillumbah is a historical town resting on Bundjalung country split by the Tweed River with it’s beautiful Wollumbin back drop. If you are looking to have a local getaway in a neighbouring area, while also supporting recovering industries, many a local business would appreciate and welcome your support. For donations giveit.org.au


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Simple Secrets To Prepare Your Home for Quick Sale

I went to view a house as a buyer last week and instantly saw so much missed potential. The windows and doors were closed, the blinds were down, window dressings were missing, all the overhead lights were on, the list goes on. The key to a successful quick sale is to prepare the home so that the potential owners can imagine themselves moving in without having to do a thing. They need to be instantly emotionally invested in the look and more importantly the feel of their new home. 1. CREATE FLOW – Open the doors, windows, blinds, allow the natural light and fresh air to shift stale energy. Ensure furniture placement enables ease and accessibility. Introduce round objects if you have a house full of squares/rectangles. 2. DECLUTTER – Less of your stuff means plenty of potential for their precious belongings. Remove personal items such as photographs, clothing and nick knack accessories. Clear hall ways, remove “paper.” Clutter. Stops. Flow. 3. AROMATICS – Smell is the most powerful of all the senses. You and your home have a smell, which makes the space feel territorial. Bring in the fresh air, smudge if you see fit, avoid strong chemical, sweet smells. Simple aromas such as citrus are powerful motivators when it comes to spending money. 4. LIGHTING – “The jewellery of the home.” For high use areas such as the kitchen overhead lighting with daylight globes works well. For relaxing spaces, use a range (sizes, heights, styles) of lamps with warm globes to create beautiful ambiance and warmth. 5. PLANTS – An inexpensive, easy, beautiful addition to any home. Plants have the ability to not only elevate a space, they also oxygenate and purify the air. Choose large glossy leaves and avoid spiky plants indoors. 6. AUTHENTICITY – The presentation goal is for somewhere half way between your home as you know it and a show home. Make it feel real, lived in, inviting and comfortable. 7. CLEAN/FUNCTIONAL – The less a buyer has to do to the property, the better. Ensure windows have treatments (unless you are selling a brand new home), AC and appliances work, doors open and close, toilets flush, WIFI works. Simple, yet effective. Now, for my secret sauce. If you are thinking of ‘staging’ (essentially a furniture hire service), consider investing in some key pieces that A. Look incredible in your current home and B. Even better in your new home! Grace Your Space curates beautiful, functional and personal interiors in an environmentally conscious and cost-effective manner, for living, selling and Airbnb. Talk to Suz today to be inspired and excited by the possibilities for your home. 0416265836

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Healing with Reanne

written by Carin Garland

Outside it’s raining. Again. The weather is frigid. I am hyper aware of a blanket being placed across me. I am doing my best to focus my attention on my breath. In through the mouth, out through the mouth. Diaphragm, chest, exhale. Repeat. The sounds of the rain against the window distracts me. I estimate how long I have been breathing for. Thirty minutes? My mind wanders to my busy schedule. Mentally calculating how on God’s green earth I am going to fit all my photoshoots in this month. In this weather!

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The unjustness of it all. Yet here they are, almost 6 years later, bubbling to the surface and flowing down my cheeks. The relief I feel to let go and release is immeasurable. The reassuring voice of Réanne Goes is in my ear. I am safe. I am cared for. I am in good hands. And so, for the first time, I don’t run from the emotions. I lean into them.

Whilst breathing is the most vital thing that keeps us alive, somehow so many of us in our busy, harried lives have forgotten (much less learned) how to breathe beyond anything that is superficial. It is a means to an end, so we give it no thought, yet directing the breath (the practive The beautiful, haunting sounds of Nessi Gomes singing of Prana) with intent has been a technique well used for reverberates around the room. Keep breathing. The thousands of years in ancient and spiritual practices. Far distractions have started to fade. Images, memories, from being limited to yoga alone, Shamanic or circular emotions held onto, pushed deep into the parts of me breathing relieves emotional baggage, transforms the I share with no one begin to rise. The devastation. mental state, reduces stress and anxiety and takes our I am in the bedroom with my husband, Steven. Listening body out of fight-or-flight mode (thereby reducing our to his dying breath. Somehow, it feels like my breathing has adrenaline and cortisol levels) and is a form of conscious synchronised with his last. I am back in the room whispering meditation. goodbyes to last a lifetime. To carry with him to wherever Today my session with Cacao Breathwork, B.E.S.T, ERCS his soul is going next. and eDNA facilitator, Réanne began with a ceremonial cup With a three-year-old son to look after, I did not give of Peruvian Cacao. It feels like a sacred ritual in itself and myself permission nor the time to heal. To breathe. To dig is a quick way of bonding whilst also being highly nutritive deep and deal with my emotions, my regrets, my pain. and restorative for the body.

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An opener for the heart chakra, Cacao is rich in properties such as chemical compound theobromine (increases blood flow specifically to the heart and brain), improves focus, is packed with antioxidants (40 times that of blueberries), is high in iron, calcium and magnesium and is scientifically proven to contain naturally occurring bliss out chemicals, serotonin, tyrosine, tryptophan and phenylethylamine. On this cold and dreary day, it was warmly welcomed; my fingers gladly wrapped around the mug, absorbing its heat and was a perfect way to begin the transformative work. Working in the medical industry for 25 years, conversing with surgeons and specialists on the daily, Réanne has successfully stood with a “foot in each world”, finding and successfully striking balance between both allopathic and holistic practices.

As I write this, the rain has thankfully passed. Sunshine pours in through my home and I can’t help but draw upon the parallels of my session with Réanne. I had been carrying around with me not only the grief of losing my husband and father of my child, but experiences from childhood to adulthood, not always recognising my emotions were affecting my mental and physical state of being. I’ve sent the bad weather packing and let the sun shine in. With help from facilitators like Réanne we can spiritually evolve and recover from the tough times whilst learning how to live and breathe again, inviting the good stuff in, and systemically letting go of the rest. 0433 155 435 cacao.breathwork.com activatehealingalchemy.com.au

It was through her own heartbreak and tragedy that led Réanne on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Seeking solace, comfort and transformation through breathwork and techniques B.E.S.T (Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique), ERCS (Emotional Release Cellular Support) and eDNA Techniques. Having found transformative healing herself using these modalities, she is deeply passionate and driven when it comes to helping others achieve similar results.

Our minds are a little like a computer, multiple mental “tabs” remain open and the emotional traumas keep subconsciously running somewhere in the background without us consciously recognising the negative impact they are having on our physical, mental and emotional states. On a sub-conscious level, many of us carry with us the burdens and hurts from birth and childhood traumas, toxic relationships, grief and stress.

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Rather than patients having to verbally unpack and relive experiences, Réanne instead incorporates techniques that work on a subconscious, energetic level. Not unlike some Eastern practices, pressure is applied to specific points on the head and body as patients recall stressful memories. The goal is to manipulate the body’s energy in a way that brings about a healthy “rewiring” of the brain. Then, as mental issues are resolved, the brain stops sending unhealthy signals to the body. The end result is reduced pain and improved functionality and negative experiences are passively “cleared” but not erased. With this clearing practice, our mind and body can divert the new-found energy to positive goals such as healing, energising the psyche as well as resetting negative belief systems surrounding, love, relationships and money. EDITION 7

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DUCK JUNCTION Boonah is calling... stroll the High Street and discover freshly baked goods, fruit, veg , local butchers and a lively cafe culture - it's Boonah, and it's buzzing with locals and tourists. Duck Junction is on the must see list, it's become THE shopping destination for those in the know. Having just expanded again, owers Wendy and Leila have stocked the shop with a lovely selection of gifts, homewares and now a beautiful range of ladies fashion. They will have you browsing and taking in all the delights of this boutique for more time than you planned, so you've been warned. The shop draws in shoppers from as far away as the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba with the ladies having quite the reputation for sourcing beautiful pieces for a farmhouse style home, or the perfect gift. An appreciation for quality pieces, unique, handmade or hard to find, and now also adding to their stock with beautiful ladies’ fashion and linen, dresses, pants and jackets, scarves and handbags. Books, prints, lamps, tableware and cushions make Duck Junction a place for decorators and interior designers to feel right home. It's exciting times for Boonah so mark it on the calender for your next day trip, the ladies would love to see you soon.

Open 6 days a week – closed Mondays. Wendy and Leila look forward to hearing from you. FB INSTA duckjunction 42 High St, Boonah QLD 4310

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A place and a dream... of a simpler, slower way of life. LUXURY ACCOMMODATION | CORPORATE RETREATS | THE PADDOCK RESTAURANT | EVENTS Hazelwood Estate is a privately-owned Wagyu and polo farm nestled beside the world heritage-listed Lamington National Park and the rolling hills of Beechmont and Binna Burra. A world away from the hustle and bustle of city living, our luxury country retreat offers guests a chance to escape routine and return to what’s real. Escape to Hazelwood Estate and taste the region’s finest ingredients, sip a drink on the sunset terrace or relax in five-star luxury.

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FOR THE LOVE OF

THE HORSE Words by Drew Slack-Smith Images by Ashley Grant

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The history of the horse spans over 55 million years on this planet as a species. In relatively modern terms the Equus genome, domesticated by mankind, has survived the millennia, proving a loyal friend throughout the ages.

stockman and rural families as they have always done but it is our interest in horses in sport that have created the modern day horse industries that continue to see horse numbers flourish.

In Australia the relationship between horse and man pioneered the expansion and development of our great country. The horse arrived at our shores in 1788 with the first fleet. The English bringing the first domesticated horses for the grand endeavour to settle Australia and explore her broad landscape.

In Australia it is estimated that there are around 400,000 wild horses. Out of the many breeds in the country it is estimated that the thoroughbred accounts for around a quarter of the horse numbers in the country. Australia is the worlds second largest thoroughbred breed nation and features over 660 Stud Farms mostly located upon the eastern seaboard.

From transportation, sport, exploration, farm work and war this magnificent animal has served us well. Even in the early settlement days horses were imported and used for recreational riding and of course racing. Consider the expense of transport at the time and the difficulties and risks of crossing the world by sea. Estimated numbers of around 200 by the year 1800 and 160,000 by 1850 demonstrates just how heavily Australians relied on the horse in the early days. The horses flourished and formed the foundation of the breeds made famous in stories of early Australia. Being the fetcher and carrier, tiller of fields, weapon of war, bearer of bandits or a friend on a journey. A typical day in the life of the horse. Today there are millions of horses spread throughout Australia. Today you will see horse and rider galloping across the same fields where once they worked a plow just for the sheer pleasure of it. Of course in rural Australia the horse still has an everyday job tending to the needs of the

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Interestingly our endeavour to continue to test the limits of our exploits with this wonderful animal means that even today horse and man share a special bond. From ever greater sporting achievements, medicinal products, to innovation in geno technology and cloning it seems we still rely heavily on the horse. Our passion for this animal provides billions of dollars of private investment towards many industries and sees a great deal of investment in land and infrastructure, both private and commercial, all for the pleasure of spending time with this animal. Mans real best friend.

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The Scenic Rim is the perfect home for many horse owners. South East Queensland hosts equine sporting events year round for every discipline imaginable. Pony Club, Dressage, Polo, Eventing, Cutting, Showjumping, Reining, Campdraft, Polo Cross, Racing, Western Pleasure and the list goes on. If you want horse sports then this is the home of horse sports. The Scenic Rim features endless options for those with the dream to be at the pinnacle of their equine sport, maybe dreaming of Olympic nomination. Whether professional or pleasure, just learning to ride or striving to be the best, the most important thing to remember is that it is our honour to spend time with these beautiful creatures who graciously ask only to be loved and looked after. So get off your lounge chair and get in the saddle, it will change your life. Contact your local clubs and associations and get involved with great people who love their ponies and their communities. For private enquine shoots or equine prints please contact Ashley Grant, INSTA theblakhat

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SCENIC ROAD field guide

EL SOCIAL Café by day, Tapas Bar by night. El Social, serves up a great selection of café staples. From eggs benny, home made cakes and pastries, to incredibly fresh salads and juices. Then of an evening, transforms into a tapas bar, dishing up traditional style tapas, and banging cocktails. Please check socials for opening nights. 32 CHRISTIE ST, CANUNGRA FB ELSOCIAL INSTA EL.SOCIAL 0422894 172

MAIN ST. PROVEDORE Specialty handcrafted pastry and sandwich bar by day, sophisticated dining by night. Chef Brenden Schutz brings his fine dining background to an exciting little European inspired venue. Pop in for a morning espresso and pastry, or a deli style sandwich with a glass of wine at the bar for lunch. Dinner by appointment. Fully Licensed. SHOP 1A/11 MAIN ST, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN

FB MAINST.PROVEDORE INSTA MAIN.ST.PROVEDORE 0400 458 113 MAINSTPROVEDORE.COM.AU

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GINJA NINJA SUSHI CAFE & BAR Ginja Ninja in Canungra serves up fresh handmade Japanese inspired food in the coolest of settings. An absolute favourite with locals, this hole in the wall style café and bar oozes good vibes. Fresh Sashimi, Gyoza, Karaage burger with Ninja fires…. With so much more. Whether you’re chasing a quick bite to eat or want to hang out and stay a while, Ginja Ninja never disappoints. 28-30 CHRISTIE ST, CANUNGRA

FB GINJANINJASUSHICAFE GINJANINJASUSHICAFE (07) 5543 5198

AERIE The Aerie is a boutique wine, whisky and gin bar located on Tamborine Mountain's Gallery Walk. Think moody, luxurious ambience with exquisite cocktails and drinks to suit everyone's taste. The Aerie is a perfect choice for special occasions, or just to relax with friends and family, with beautiful cocktails and wine in an equally beautiful setting. 140 LONG RD, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN QLD 4272 THURSDAY 4PM-9PM FRI - SUN 3PM-LATE FB THEAERIE INSTA THEAERIEBAR 0474350736 THEAERIEBAR.COM.AU


BOHEMIAN FARMHOUSE A lifestyle store on “Gallery Walk” with an ethos for wellbeing and natural, slow living. Returning to old ways – ways that honour the earth and our bodies. Bohemian Farmhouse has an onsite apothecary and herbal dispensary, ethical and sustainable fashion labels, ritual tools for mindful living, artisan botanical and herbal skincare, perfume, bath and body line using only the purest, natural ingredients. SHOP 3/159 LONG RD, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FB BOHEMIANFARMHOUSE INSTA BOHEMIANFARMHOUSE

RUBY LOU BOUTIQUE Want to support a locally owned and operated e-commerce business in the fashion industry? Amber has been in the Fashion retail game for over 11 years, with her online business taking off during Covid. Now she concentrates on providing an online retail experience completely customer centric, you won’t find a better place to shop online than Ruby Lou Boutique. Catering for all ages and sizes, this bohemian style boutique features new stock each week, and latest releases of brands such as JASE. RUBYLOUBOUTIQUE.COM.AU FB @RUBYLOUBOUTIQUE INSTA @RUBYLOU_BOUTIQUE AMBER@RUBYLOUBOUTIQUE.COM.AU

LÁ MODÉ COLLECTION A beautiful store filled with so much love and delightfully curated homewares and gorgeous country gifts, right in the heart of the Scenic Rim, Beaudesert. A day trip to Beaudesert has never looked this good before, with the opening of beautiful boutiques such as Lá Modé Collection, and a strong café culture, and gorgeous hotels and pubs, as well as The Centre – Beaudesert’s Art Gallery… you’ll be wanting to explore more of the region's business centre. SHOP 2, 53-57 BRISBANE STREET, BEAUDESERT INSTA LAMODECOLLECTION_AU 0490 866 164 LAMODECOLLECTION.COM.AU

CANUNGRA BOOKS AND ART If you’re planning a visit to Canungra Books & Art, set aside ample time to pour over hundreds of books, ranging from all types of genres from years past and present. Immerse yourself in a whole building full of books. Jan’s beautiful store also pays homage to vintage clothes, jewellery and art. Historical finds that will have you smiling with delight or possibly drifting off to a past era. 6 KIDSTON ST, CANUNGRA FB INSTA CANUNGRABOOKSANDART 0418 792 161 CANUNGRABOOKSANDART.COM.AU

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THE CHURCH - ROADVALE

GULLY STATION

If it’s something unique that you are looking for, the latest addition in accommodation Stays to the Scenic Rim will not disappoint. ‘The Church Roadvale’ has been luxuriously converted and can accommodate up to 6 guests. Nestled in a peaceful country hamlet, it’s the perfect location to relax and enjoy the mountain views, all within minutes to Boonah and Kalbar.

Located just a short drive from Canungra is the gorgeous Gully Station Boutique Retreat. The perfect place from which to explore local villages and townships such as Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Beechmont. Luxurious and rustic, private and picturesque, this self-contained retreat will have you feeling relaxed and refreshed in no time.

325 GREY ST, ROADVALE FB INSTA THECHURCHROADVALE INFO@THECHURCHROADVALE.COM.AU THECHURCHROADVALE.COM.AU

40 UPPER COOMERA RD, WITHEREN FB GULLY STATION INSTA GULLY.STATION 0407 100 540

HANOOB VIEWS

BARNEY CREEK VINEYARD & COTTAGES

Surrounded by dramatic rolling hills and stunning vistas, if you are in need of a country getaway to leave your city troubles behind, with your fur baby in tow (yes, Hanoob Views is pet friendly) then allow us to suggest Hanoob Views. Just 20 minutes outside of Boonah, in Carney’s Creek, Hanoob Views offers either ‘The Villa’ or ‘The Cottage’. The ultimate place to relax, it is close to wineries, a lavender farm, country pubs, and stunning scenic drives.

Located at the base of Mount Barney in the Scenic Rim is Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages the ultimate peaceful hideaway, situated right at the doorstep of the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park. With 5 accommodation options to choose from, you can book your next family holiday or romantic couples getaway, and soak up this incredible location. New owners Aspen and Brendan look forward to welcoming you to their venue.

2278 CARNEYS CREEK RD, CARNEYS CREEK FB HANOOBVIEWS HANOOBVIEWS.COM 0438 193 649

198 SEIDENSPINNER ROAD, MOUNT BARNEY FB INSTA @BARNEYCREEKVINEYARDCOTTAGES BARNEYCREEKCOTTAGES.COM 07 5544 3285

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GROUNDED VILLAGE Looking for something a little creative? Grounded Village is a creative workshop and events space available to hire. Bringing together local makers and creators to teach you to create your own way. Grounded Village offers kids and adults classes, school term workshops, private events such as baby showers and bridal showers. The girls can work with you to create an exclusive event to celebrate any occasion. Jump on their website to check out all the upcoming workshops. CUSACK LN, JIMBOOMBA QLD FB GROUNDED VILLAGE INSTA GROUNDED_VILLAGE FEATHERROADSTUDIOS.COM 0434 529 656

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN DISTILLERY After 29 years, the iconic Tamborine Mountain Distillery remains a “must-do” on the Scenic Rim and Tamborine Mountain visitors guide. Since 1993, the distillery has won over 300 national and international awards for their handcrafted liqueurs and spirits, making them the most awarded Australian distillery in the new Millennium. Go behind the scenes of this working craft distillery with welcome drinks on arrival and then finish with a tasting flight. 10 MACDONNELL RD, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FB INSTA TAMBORINEMOUNTAINDISTILLERY TAMBORINEMOUNTAINDISTILLERY.COM

THUNDER BIRD PARK - ADVENTURE PARK

With a focus on customer experience, Mountview Alpaca Farm (located inside O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards), offers visitors unique one-on-one Alpaca experiences along with many packages such as an Alpaca Picnic, or ‘Wine, Cheese & Alpacas!’ Create beautiful memories with the family and enjoy the stunning vineyard setting and Canungra Creek with your furry new friends. Head over to the gift store before you leave and browse the extensive product range.

Stretching over 114 acres, this is where adventure meets nature! Strap yourself in and zip your way through the treetops on ziplines, flying fox, high ropes and tree top bridges. It is certainly one of the most popular attractions they have on offer (you will love it as much as the kids do!), but don’t forget to mine for crystals, have a round of mini golf, feed the birds, swim in the rockpools and play laser skirmish. Recently renovated and beautifully done, the food is amazing.

852 LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK RD, CANUNGRA FB MOUNTVIEW ALPACA FARM INSTA MOUNTVIEWALPACAFARM MOUNTVIEWFARM.COM.AU 0490 973 865

CORNER TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN RD & CEDAR CREEK FALLS RD, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN FB THUNDERBIRDPARK INSTA THUNDERBIRDPARK THUNDERBIRDPARK.COM (07) 5545 1468

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FREEDOM HEALTH & FITNESS BEAUDESERT We pride ourselves on having Beaudesert’s largest and most versatile indoor fitness centre that provides a great sense of community to our wonderful members. Cardio, weights, yoga, functional fitness room, dedicated boxing zone, airconditioned wellness studio for a variety of classes. We also offer personal training, airconditioned bathrooms and sauna, body composition scans and child minding. At Freedom we don’t limit you to one style of training and we don’t believe one style suits all! 13 DUCKETT ST, BEAUDESERT QLD 4285 FB FREEDOMHEALTHANDFITNESSBEAUDESERT FREEDOMHEALTHANDFITNESS.COM.AU (07) 5541 0999

DEM'S HAIR STUDIO It’s easy to understand why locals have been flocking to talented local hairdresser, Demi of Dem’s Hair Studio. Enjoy a comfortable, friendly space whilst your hair is transformed. Whether it’s a simple cut and blow dry or complete hair makeover using luxury hair products, Demi is our go to gal when our hair is in need of some expert attention! FB DEMSHAIRSTUDIO INSTA DEMS_HAIR_STUDIO 14 CHRISTIE ST, CANUNGRA QLD 4275 (07) 5543 5163

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LIVE FIT - CANUNGRA Live Fit Gyms are community based fitness centres located at Canungra and Yarrabilba. Our facilities cater for all ages from children to seniors, offering personal training, group classes and exercise physiologists. We are passionate about inspiring our local community to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. The services we offer range from weight loss, muscle building, general fitness for all ages from teenagers to seniors, rehabilitation from injuries and illness, plus we provide an overall fun, community-based environment. FB LIVEFITGYMYARRABILBA INSTA LIVE_FIT_GYM 34 CHRISTIE STREET 0407 434 164

KIBI RAW MINERALS KIBI Raw Minerals, professional mineral make-up that is natural, clean, and beautifying! KIBI is where earth and science unite. Quality fine powders that melt onto skin, providing skin softening, perfecting coverage, and luminous radiance, while supporting your skins natural eco system, for a healthy complexion FB INSTA KIBIRAWMINERALS HELLO@KIBIRAWMINERALS.COM.AU KIBIRAWMINERALS.COM.AU


OPPY'S FRUIT AND VEG

COOLIBAH SPRING WATER

Looking to explore the region and pick up some local produce along the way? Then Oppy’s Fruit and Veg will see that you leave our beautiful Scenic Rim well stocked. Located in the historical Boonah Butter Factory, a visit to Oppy’s will be met with the friendliest of service and the biggest display of local produce. The team at Oppy’s are all fabulous locals, so enjoy getting to know the region via a good chat and a big shop.

Locally owned and operated in the Scenic Rim. Supplier of 15 litre bottles of quality natural spring water, water coolers, all accessories and a reliable regular delivery service. Proudly servicing homes and businesses in the Scenic Rim, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay areas. Call Bruce, Wendy and Andrew today to begin receiving COOLIBAH SPRINGS pure mountain spring water right to your door.

10 RAILWAY ST, BOONAH QLD 4310 FB INSTA OPPYSFRUITANDVEG (07) 5463 4502

COOLIBAHSPRINGS.COM.AU BRUCE@COOLIBAHSPRINGS.COM.AU 0402887643

O.W.L. WHOLEFOODS Donna and her team will look after all of your health and wellness needs, while also feeding and nourishing you with delicious and organic coffee, tea, chai, fresh juices and smoothies. Sit and enjoy breakfast or lunch, catering to your dietery requirements with a selection of Vegan, Gluten Free and Sugar Free cafe staples. Shop, eat, relax and chat to the ladies, browse the selection of retail products, pantry items, supplements while also picking up a fresh haul of organic fruit, veg, bread, sauerkraut, dairy, eggs and organic meats. 8 KIDSTON ST, CANUNGRA FB OWLWHOLEFOODS INSTA OWLWHOLEFOODS OWLWHOLEFOODS.COM.AU

WHOLEFOOD HARVEST FARM & MARKET Connecting farmers and families: Farm Gate Stall Tuesday afternoon & Saturday morning with resident vegan chef Nicki Csiszar, or weekly delivery to your door. Working farm, workshops and events – Wholefood Harvest Farm & Market is a hub for the local community revolving around fresh, delicious and nutritious food. The way nature intended. 98-110 MUNDOOLUN ROAD JIMBOOMBA FB @WHOLEFOODHARVEST.ORGANICMARKET INSTA @WHOLEFOODHARVEST.ORGANICMARKET 0476 336 221

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TAMBORINE TRADERS

HARTLEY ROAD LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES The family owned and operated business, Hartley Road Landscape Supplies are a passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable team when it comes to landscaping. Suppliers of mulch, pavers, stepping stones, soil, rocks, logs, timber and turf, Nic, Clive and Ashley can help you transform your outdoors. Need to hire equipment to get the job done? Look no further than Hartley Road Landscape Supplies because they have you covered for all your landscaping and gardening needs. 85 HARTLEY ROAD, NORTH TAMBORINE, QLD 4272 INFO@HARTLEYROADLANDSCAPING.COM.AU 07 5545 3390

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Hardware

Gardening

Plumbing

Paint

Produce

Fencing

Saddlery

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BOONAH SHEDS

Beaudesert 4 x 4 is a locally owned business located in the Bridgestone building in Beaudesert. Also, home to Bridgestone Tyres and Ironman 4 x 4 in the Scenic Rim. Specialising in four wheel drive accessories, Beaudesert 4 x 4 can take care of suspension, bullbars, driving lights, uhf radios, towbars, basic camping equipment, 4x4 recovery equipment, dual battery setups, electric brakes and so much more. Visit the showroom today. All servicing, mechanical and tyres along with fitting of products can all be done on site at the beaudesert4x4.com.au

Boonah Sheds is your local Fair Dinkum Shed Distributor. We are QBCC licensed to complete your new shed from start to finish, from the certification process, concrete slab, shed kit delivered to site, rain water tanks, right through to the build, we have you covered! We realize that one size doesn’t always fit all, so our sheds are completely customisable. Boonah Sheds supplies shed kits to your exact specification. Head over to our website and fill out an online quote request, enter your requirements and we’ll get back to you quickly with a super competitive quote.

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TAMBORINE PET FARM STAY Tamborine Pet Farmstay is situated within the Scenic Rim on the Gold Coast Hinterland and convenient for Brisbane areas. It is only a 15 minute drive from the M1. We offer a variety of services for dogs, horses and their owners. This includes B&B especially for travellers with horses. • •

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RIVERSTONE AG Family owned and operated hay farm in the beautiful South Burnett, servicing the Scenic Rim, Darling Downs, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich regions. Offering prime lucerne hay, grassy hay and barley hay in round or small square bales, pick up or delivery. Trusted by leading Thoroughbred studs, equine training facilities, polo and polocrosse clients. Contact Katie and Richard Rawlings 0404 554 719 to discuss prices and order sizes.

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BFP - EQUINE VET SERVICES BFP Equine Veterinary Services is passionate about understanding you and your horse and offers a full mobile equine medical and surgical servicing the Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim Regions. Our Vet, Dr Ben Purtle has over 25 years of Veterinary experience in various fields ranging from; Racing, Sport/ Performance, Pleasure, Advanced Reproduction Management, Stud medicine, Rehabilitation, Dentistry and Breeding. Services include General Health, Ambulatory care, Ultrasounds, Wellness examinations/Preventative care, Pre-purchase examinations, Rehabilitation to Diagnostic services. BFPVET.COM.AU 0407 586 872 ADMIN@BFPVET.COM.AU

HOOFNPAWS VETS- THE 24HR VETS The “Vets Who Love Your Pets” treat your animals like the important family members they are. HoofnPaws Vets is a family owned and operated vet clinic, there for when you really need them. Offering a 24/7 in clinic & mobile service with experienced mixed practice veterinarians who love their work. Acupuncture is widely accepted in mainstream human medicine, Hoofn Paws is excited to now offer this excellent therapy by an experienced veterinarian.For all your household pets to small farm animals & horses contact the clinic today. 16 ALBERT ST, BEAUDESERT FB VERESDALEEQUINEVETS INSTA HOOFNPAWVETS VEVS.COM.AU 07 5541 2129

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BIDDADDABA 611 Biddaddaba Creek Road Magical, private rural estate regarded as a Centre of Equine Excellence. “Que Sera” offers unlimited possibilities. The estate features 4 luxurious living solutions, prime grazing, water, and impeccable infrastructure – and all just a short drive from Canungra. Totalling 370 acres on two titles, this is a rural holding in a first-class location, offering a superb opportunity for any venture. Options to purchase the property in its entirety or as individual titles will be considered by the seller. DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

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SCENIC ROAD PROPERTIES Market Review

SOLD LOT 1 $540,000 MOUNT BARNEY ROAD

Why would you want to live anywhere else? 2022 year to date has very much been a continuation of the real estate market conditions seen in 2021. In a sentence – great for property owners looking to sell and capitalise on their property investments. As far as the Scenic Road Properties team is concerned, there is no reason to believe the Queensland property market is in any threat of going backwards. In fact, history shows us that Queensland is a very stable market not subject to rash price adjustments. Just because Sydney and Melbourne have suffered a little adjustment, after 10 years of price growth, doesn’t mean doom and gloom for Qlder’s. In fact Queensland markets would tend to usually thrive in these conditions. The ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) just last month produced their annual population movement data and the winner is clear. Queensland is leading the nation in net interstate migration and population growth overall. Not just leading but clearly dominating the other states as the number 1 destination for Australians. Add to this, a good job supply with plenty of skilled labour openings and the short supply of properties should mean any retraction in the real estate market is unlikely for now. These conditions mean buyers need to be organised ahead of time so that when the opportunity to secure the perfect property presents, it won’t pass them by. As every seller is a buyer, it is important that sellers are also organised.

There is always the fear of the unknown for the seller trying to buy when it appears everything just sells overnight. But don’t be discouraged, be prepared. Be prepared to sell to buy. You will find agents will get easier to deal with regarding these clauses as this year progresses. Whilst interest rates are climbing, financiers will be more stringent on requiring properties to be sold prior to unconditional finance approvals and buyers will be less inclined to arrange expensive bridging loans. This means subject to sale clauses will be pretty popular in the months ahead. Feedback from all our agents and agency partners tells us that the enquiry for properties is as strong as ever, particularly in the hinterland regions of the Gold Coast and Brisbane. The Scenic Rim has seen some amazing property sale results over the past couple of years and it would seem there is plenty left in the tank. Demand is high for all types of residential, lifestyle, rural and commercial properties throughout the region at any price point. So all the best for the year ahead from the team at Scenic Road. We look forward to assisting you buying and selling in Australia’s best location.

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Scenic Road Agents Drew Slack-Smith PRINCIPAL AGENT With over 17 years experience as a Licenced Real Estate Agent, Drew’s expertise and negotiating skills are evident through his performance and results. Highly driven, positive and personable, Drew is a natural problem solver, he leads the Scenic Road Properties team to ensure they are well supported and equipped with the best sales and marketing resources available. If you are an experienced agent looking to make the move to a forward-thinking, family-oriented agency, operating in a rural setting, Drew welcomes your call. 0407 324 399 | drew@scenicroad.com.au

Brooke Whiteside ADMINISTRATION MANAGER Every real estate office needs a Brooke at the helm. Friendly, helpful and highly organised, Brooke provides the Scenic Road Team with the administration support they need to achieve great success. Her experience in the legal sector, coupled with attention to detail, and a passion for interiors, architecture, and the rural lifestyle – make her the Administration Manager every agent wants on their team. admin@scenicroad.com.au

George Cook SALES AGENT

As the senior of the team, George is an experienced agent who has been there and done it all. His love of the industry, of people and the rural lifestyle, is what makes him the easy going, fuss free agent, that gets deals done. George has most recently negotiated price record breaking sales for areas such as Wongawallan, Mount Nathan, Clagiraba, Guanaba and Canungra. George loves to talk property and the market – he welcomes a call any time. 0414 756 250 | george@scenicroad.com.au

Bernadette Brushe SALES AGENT

Bernadette has lived on Tamborine Mountain for over 10 years, her love of natural history and the wildlife is what drew he to the mountain. In her time as an agent, Bernadette has secured several large property sales for the Mountain, her attention to detail in the appraisal process, in marketing is second to none. Bernadette is a highly driven and committed agent, who enjoys seeing her clients succeed in their property endeavours. 0407 176 052 | bernadette@scenicroad.com.au

Michelle Handbury SALES AGENT

Michelle is the newest agent to join the Scenic Road Properties team. Her 13 years as a professional property valuer make her exceptionally experienced in the real estate sector. Michelle’s work has seen her value properties primarily in the Scenic Rim, Logan and Gold Coast Hinterland areas. Her ownership of horses and acreage properties make her a wonderful fit to sell lifestyle properties for Scenic Road. We look forward to seeing Michelle achieve great results for her clients. 0412 711 702 | michelle@scenicroad.com.au

Sarah Ingham

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AGENT – SINGAPORE Sarah has a wealth of experience in the Real Estate sector, both at home in Australia and abroad. Her career has seen her travel to London and Singapore, where she now currently resides. Sarah brings to the team the opportunity to present Scenic Road Properties to overseas investors and the Australian ex-pat community looking to invest and or move home. Sarah is a lifelong equine enthusiast helping introduce buyers from this sector, particularly in the Polo, Racing, Dressage and Show Jumping disciplines. sarah@scenicroad.com.au


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CLIENT PROFILE

Kate Raymont Renowned Food Ambassador for the Scenic Rim, Chef and Mother. The quaint village of Canungra first captured Kate Raymont’s heart over 20 years ago. Looking for a place to lay down their roots and raise two young girls, saw Kate and her family purchase a vacant block of land and build a beautiful family home. The gorgeous two storey Queenslander style home, with swimming pool and veggie garden was recently marketed and Sold by Scenic Road Properties Principal Agent Drew Slack-Smith and area Specialist George Cook. In a relaxed photographic interview at Kate’s home, she shares some of her story with photographer and Creative Director Carin Garland. A heartful insight into building a family home, of raising two children in a country setting and most recently, saying goodbye to years well spent at 25 Picnic Place Canungra. Tell us a bit about your home. We bought the land the day we saw it, knowing what style of house we wanted to build (Queenslander) the block had great views with the perfect amount of elevation. We designed the home ourselves but took our ideas to draftsperson to finalise the plans. Both my brothers were on hand to help build and bring this home to a reality. The process of sourcing materials was actually done before we did the plans. All the silky oak windows, antique doors, French doors as well as original fittings and eagle claw bath were procured before the plans and the build. We also wanted the natural look and feel of slate so that is a real feature in the bathrooms and complimented the redwood timber floorboards that ran throughout the house. Looking back, what have you enjoyed most about living in a country setting... I have such great memories of living in Canungra, and I think it has given my girls a strong sense of community. When the girls were in primary school, I helped set up the after school care program to assist other working parents, I also made great friends with whom we set up ‘The Green Team’ – which back then was just a few raised garden beds. We wanted to show the kids how to grow their own food, it just kept expanding to what it is today. I also enjoyed volunteering, so every Wednesday lunch time with kids I’d run cooking classes using the produce we would grow in the garden. I also remember getting involved in the Canungra Show Society, helping to organise food vendors for the Rodeo and Canungra Show. It really was lovely being involved in the community in this way and I think it has shown my two girls that living in a smaller country community really has so many benefits. You’ve been a food ambassador for the Scenic Rim for some time now, what does that entail? I am extremely honoured to be a Scenic Rim Food Ambassador. My journey with Eat Local Week began in 2012 with a FEAST dinner held at Aratula for 250 people. Most of the invitees were farmers who had been impacted by the 2011 floods so it was a lovely way of saying ‘thank you’ to them. I sourced everything on the three-course menu locally and I am happy to say that I still source from these producers now. When it came time to sell this much-loved Canungra home, why did you choose Scenic Road Properties? Because I knew on meeting Drew and Luisa, they were my people. I have loved watching their business grow, and I can appreciate how passionate they are about the region and how community focused they are. I have always admired how professional and beautiful their work was presented, right from the start there was no other choice for me. George was also a delight to work with, he is a great addition to the region and is just so lovely to deal with. And where are you headed next Kate, coast or country? A bit more country actually, out at Kalbar, I’m the Chef de Cuisine at Scenic Rim Farm Shop & Café ... But I also bought a beach apartment for when I get some downtime - so the best of both worlds really.

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BOYL AND 13 Jaraman Place

TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN 86-124 Kaiser Road

A beautiful dual-street entry block, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the lap of Tamborine Mountain, offering supreme privacy. 94 acres full of bushland, granite lined spring fed creeks, rockpools, swimming holes, rainforest, and stunning geological formations. Offering two building pads, power, phone access and the most stunning views. This is your opportunity to secure a great parcel of land, whether for a home, adventure playground or investment.

Spacious, dual living family home set upon a serene 2.66 hectares, complete with a creek winding through the property and cascades and rock pools along the way. This property provides a beautiful rainforest walk amongst the specimen trees sourced by the owner from around Australia. The creek culminates in a stunning waterfall, tumbling down over the adjoining bushland.

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

BERNADETTE BRUSHE 0407 176 052 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

INNISPL AIN 60 Oaky Scrub Road

MOUNT EDWARDS 7392 Cunningham Highway

Situated on 7 acres, this property sits in a prime position, north facing and overlooks a valley filled with horse studs and farms located on the fertile banks of Running Creek. The 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom homestead is beautifully appointed and wonderfully maintained. This little farm is great for animals and growing plenty of vegetables. An incredibly special property.

This 100 acre rural estate can be your new adventure farm escape. Plenty of infrastructure for all the kids, big and small. The farm has great access to Brisbane, with the Brisbane CBD just over an hour away. Set back from the highway on a long driveway, this newly renovated property is private and so well set-up, you won’t want to ever leave. Inspection a must.

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

For Sale - Current Listings


TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN 101-111 Coomera Gorge Dr

WONGAWALL AN 230 Wongawallan Road

Stylishly renovated home with plenty of spacious, sunlit living areas opening onto a charming country garden featuring mature Magnolias, Camelias and seasonal beauties. A sun-drenched lawn is the perfect spot for a cuppa and a good book, or for the kids to kick a ball around or play with the dog. Abundant with exotic fruit trees and a citrus and herb garden located handy to the kitchen.

Perched on the eastern side of Tamborine Mountain with stunning vistas of giant Eucalypts through which Tamborine Creek flows. With its valley full of waterfalls and cascades flowing through breathtaking rainforest, the block measures over 1800 metres from Wongawallan Road down to near Welches Road and is over 800 metres wide in places. For sale by expressions of interest.

BERNADETTE BRUSHE 0407 176 052 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

GEORGE COOK IN 0414 756 250 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

WONGAWALL AN 29 Colin Meagher Road

TAMBORINE 66-74 Kilmore Drive

29 Colin Meagher Road sits at the very end of a quiet, luxurious cul-de-sac filled with stunning acreage homes. Timberview Estate is a beautiful neighbourhood just 10 minutes from the M1 Motorway and provides easy access to services in Oxenford, Helensvale and Upper Coomera. This beautiful piece of land is ready for you to put your stamp on it.

Beautiful 3 Acre Family Haven in Tamborine. This stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom property is packed with features and offers everything you would expect of the perfect family acreage residence. A nice country home with a separate fully serviced office/living quarters, pool, shed, extra cover for the toys and plenty of space all with safe and secure fencing. A must see.

GEORGE COOK IN 0414 756 250 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

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TAMBORINE 135-143 Sundown Court

CANUNGR A 20A Colvin Road

Exclusive, quiet, private and right on the edge of town. This beautiful little 5 acre ranch offers endless views from front to back. Whether you are swimming in the river, tending to the animals, ripping around in the arena or kicking back for a steak and a beer on the veranda with the family, the vista is simply stunning and the sunsets are just spectacular. Will not last long.

Stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Dual living residence on running creek. 70 acres of complete privacy, this hinterland property boasts stunning views of the idyllic Lamington National Park & O’Reilly’s Vineyards. A must see for those looking for something unique and truly special.

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

CAINBABLE 422 Cainbable Creek Road

JIMBOOMBA 247-255 Boorah Road

Set on two titles, this rare 185 acre ranch just about ticks all the boxes. If you are after a boutique farming establishment with all the infrastructure and capability for any purpose, you must see this premiere property. Comprising of 3 dwellings plus countless sheds, stables and storage options, this property is a must see.

We have lovingly titled this home Jimboomba’s “Castle on the Hill” and once you see this property, you will see why! This executive 5 acre dual-living compound is a world unto itself. If you are looking for a boutique acreage in a prime position that ticks all the boxes, this is the home for you. With to many features to list, you just have to see it for yourself. Offers over $1,950,000

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

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BOYL AND 228 Boyland Road

KOOR ALBYN 2A Bobby Jones Court

Luxurious 47 acre rural estate in Boyland, Canungra. Set on 46.6 acres, this home has been architecturally designed and built by a Master Craftsman and is truly one of a kind. Some of it’s many features include 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, picturesque lake, separate timber cottage and so much more. Inspection a must to appreciate the quality of this opportunity.

This impeccable 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom timber homestead is set on a large 799m2 parcel of land on the second hole of the famous hinterland golf course at Kooralbyn Resort. The resort style township provides the community with several local services and facilities for the whole family to enjoy. Do not delay.

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399

L AMINGTON 2835 Christmas Creek Road Cave Rock Cottages is a 100 acre scenic wonderland located on over 1km of creek frontage to one of the Scenic Rims most famous water sources. Stretching from the creek banks to the range dominated by the granite formation which is properties name sake “Cave Rock.” The farm features a 5 bedroom homestead and 4 cottages spread along the banks of Christmas Creek. Famous as a BNB the property is a unique destination in a world class location being right in the lap of the Lamington Nation Park. DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY

For Sale - Current Listings

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN Birchgrove Nursery & Cafe 38-40 Alpine Terrace Located in the heart of Tamborine Mountain, this thriving nursery and café offers the total gardening experience. Featuring 1.5 acres of rich volcanic soil and abundant with crystal clear waters, the property offers the nursery, gift shop brimming with garden décor, alfresco café, historic old dairy and 1 bedroom loft apartment with plenty of room for a new home build and much, much more. Inspection a must. $POA BERNADETTE BRUSHE 0407 176 052 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/BUY


LD O S CANUNGR A 12-14 Appel Street

GUANABA 120 Lynwood Drive

“The Mill Cottages" is a boutique residential offering in the heart of Canungra. The 1,214m2 dual-street frontage property has been re-configured to allow for four boutique cottage residences existing within a Community Management Scheme. A worry-free living solution with the security for the ongoing management of your asset. Register your expression of interest in an individual cottage and/or the completed project in its entirety.

A beautifully renovated 5 bedroom homestead positioned on 10 acres in a very sought-after Gold Coast hinterland location. Featuring the largest dam in Guanaba and a spring fed gully, not to mention the above ground pool and multi-purpose area, this property offered the perfect bush retreat but still with the conveniences of shops and multiple schools close by.

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BARNEY VIEW 98 Harper Road

RUNNING CREEK 214 Spring Creek Road

“Wyuna” Circa 1930 homestead which had been lovingly restored and renovated. Surrounded by national parks and historic farms, rich in history and part of a lovely community of families that have resided in the region for generations, this property was a rare offering.

Welcome to “Mallalieu House,” a historic residence in idyllic Running Creek. Originally built by musician Henrietta Mallalieu, then later relocated to this beautiful, peaceful location. This home is so rich in history and passion and had been wonderfully renovated to preserve all of it. Absolutely breathtaking.

SOLD BY DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399

SOLD BY DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

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TAMBORINE 139-171 Larch Road SOLD $1,360,000

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Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this hinterland address is in a prime position. A stunning 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom North facing family home with picturesque lake views. Enjoy the sunrise over Mount Tamborine every morning and star filled nights by the BBQ enjoying time with friends or family on the veranda taking it all in.

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Hinterland paradise with over 250 meters of creek frontage. This hidden little gem on 4.3 acres features a 2 bedroom cottage, surrounded by spacious gardens and trees with an extensive range of native flora and fauna and fruit & vegetables to provide food for the table. A fenced 1.5 acres provides space for the animals, along with garden and lockable machinery shed storage.

CANUNGR A Canungra Post Office SOLD $580,000

CAINBABLE 619 Cainbable Creek Road SOLD $6,200,000

A central hub of any community, this opportunity offers the new owner a secure, established business in a stunning hinterland township. Located in the main street of Canungra, the premises offers high visibility and easy access for customers. Site includes the Main Post Office and Receiving and Sorting Office. Off street loading and covered parking areas a precious commodity in this bustling little township.

“Sarabah” A world unto itself and an absolute rare gem in the Scenic Rim. With over 1000 acres of God’s Country, this historic rural offering was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The estate, which sits on two titles has a boundary to the Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. This property was presented to market for sale by Private Treaty.

SOLD BY DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

SOLD BY DREW SLACK-SMITH 0407 324 399 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN 114 Kinabalu Drive

This charming, chateau style home takes you on a journey straight to the French Alpine Villages but in the heart of beautiful Tamborine Mountain. Set on 4 flat sundrenched North facing acres, this unique property has enjoyed a high-end re-build, complete with sparkling mosaic inground pool and fullsize tennis court. This property needed to be seen to be really appreciated.

3 bedroom treetop retreat set on two lush acres on Tamborine Mountain. Meticulous inside and out, whilst being only 4 minutes to the famous Gallery Walk and all the mountain has to offer. Just 20 minutes to the M1 and the north Gold Coast, this property is a little slice of paradise to just sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN 22 Bartle Road

WONGAWALL AN 16 View Crescent

This magnificent dual-living property, set upon 8.6 acres of private and serene parkland and stunning Gold Coast views was a favourite with buyers both local and interstate. An entertainer’s delight, this lifestyle acreage was a standout and ticked all the boxes.

Beautiful 5 bedroom home on 4.7 acres in Timberview Estate, this property is nicely elevated and surrounded by native bushland. Immaculately presented and offered multiple living areas, 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plunge pool, full workshop and so much more.

SOLD BY BERNADETTE BRUSHE 0407 176 052 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

SOLD BY GEORGE COOK 0414 756 250 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

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BARNEY VIEW Lot 1 Mount Barney Road

This stunning Queenslander in Canungra was in a fabulous position, close to town for convenience and boasting stunning views of Mount Tamborine. Featuring an established orchard to provide fruit for the table, solar power and water tank, this property had all the makings for self-sufficiency in the heart of Canungra.

Unique opportunity presented itself in this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Mount Barney property. Minimal maintenance 1 acre block with spectacular 360-degree mountain views. Serviced with power, sewer & water, enjoy as a weekender to escape the rat race or design and build something special.

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TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN 158-162 MacDonnell Street

CANUNGR A 40 Roxborough Street

SOLD $2,350,000

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A Luxury award winning BnB & small wedding location, this homestead is set amidst a private and peaceful 7.5 acres of landscaped terraces and gardens. With stunning views over the ranges, showcasing stunning sunsets, this Estate is a rare gem on the mountain whilst still close to all the Gold Coast and Brisbane have to offer.

This home is an absolute gem with a myriad of features and tasteful finishes. This lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom low-set home sits on an easy maintained 800m2 block and is located in a quiet, family-friendly area. Canungra and surrounding areas are developing quickly with the current cost of land and the ever-increasing cost of building ensuring that this home will appreciate considerably.

SOLD BY BERNADETTE BRUSHE 0407 176 052 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

SOLD BY GEORGE COOK 0414 756 250 OR VISIT SCENICROAD.COM.AU/SOLD

Sold by Scenic Road


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