Explore Brisbane's Scenic Rim
Located just 60mins drive from the city you’ll find Brisbane’s Scenic Rim, a diverse destination to explore where you can find mountain ranges, rainforest, waterfalls, ancient landforms and world heritage-listed national parks.
The region stretches from Tamborine Mountain & Canungra through The Lost World & Mt Barney and across to Boonah & Kalbar. Bursting with activity or providing an opportunity for total rest and relaxation, Brisbane's Scenic Rim offers something for every visitor.
Sights, Attractions & Events
- There’s too much on offer to name it all! But here’s a few things you might like to check out while visiting the Scenic Rim.
- Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens
- Beaudesert Museum
- Aratula Markets
- Scarecrow Festival (usually held in September)
- Rathdowney Museum
- Bartons Rose Farm
- Tambornie Mountain Trail Rides
- Hot Air Ballooning
- SkyWalk Tamborine
- Witches Chase Cheese Factory
- Glow Worm Caves Tamborine
- Gallery Walk Eagle Heights
- Wild Lime Cooking School Darlington
- Mountainview Alpaca Farm Canungra
- Destiny Boonah Donkey Farm Wallaces Creek
- Templin Historical Village
- Canungra Showgrounds
Sunday Drives in the Scenic Rim
If you love a ‘Sunday Drive’ then jumping in the car to discover the region is a great option for you. Explore the 420,000 hectares at your own leisure - discover the food, wine and arts trails, or soak up the beauty of nature with cascading waterfalls and stunning lookouts.
Scenic Rim for Foodies + Wine & Shopping
The region is rich with top restaurants, cafes and country pubs – whatever your foodie style you’re sure to find it in the Scenic Rim. Check out award winning wineries, relax with a beer at a local brewery or expand your skills with a cooking class. For a casual and scenic dining experience why not shop for farm fresh produce, local cheeses, olives, and more then enjoy your spread in the great outdoors.
Shop at interesting local boutiques, gift and craft stores where you can pick up a unique souvenir or special gift.
Immerse in Nature
Did you know that the mountains of this region were once a volcanic hotspot? Dating back around 26 million years!
The Scenic Rim is a diverse; Tamborine Mountain is known for its green, lush subtropical rainforest. The areas of Binna Burra and O'Reilly's are made up of high-altitude rainforest, where you’ll see the gnarled and moss covered trunks of the Antarctic beech. Then up in the higher rainfall areas of Spicer's Gap and Tamborine Mountain there’s Eucalypt Forest.
If you travel 25 minutes drive from Beaudesert, overlooked by the Razorback Mountain and Lamington Plateau, are the valleys of The Lost World with green pastures, tangled forest, rock pools and running rivers.
The Scenic Rim has loads of action and adventure activities on offer, including water-skiing, kayaking and fishing at Lake Maroon or Lake Moogerah. There’s bike trails, hiking or horse riding at Mt Joyce Recreation Park. Head to Queensland Moto Park for the sport of motocross.
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image: Curtis Falls, Tamborine