A Scenic Rim Adventure
Considered as the Brisbane treasure, the world heritage listed mountains of the Scenic Rim envelopes fertile green rainforests, dramatic mountain ranges and landscape dotted with villages and towns making visiting the area an exciting experience. Lamington National Park and Tamborine Mountain with their famous resorts O’Reillys Rainforest Resort and Binna Burra Lodge are famous for trekking and bird watching. A wonderful way to take it in is by going on a hot air balloon ride floating through the air over this magnificent region of Queensland.
Only an hour south of Brisbane City and just west of the Gold Coast this amazing area will have you touring and discovering for days.
There is an option of doing an exciting skywalk on a canopy, hovering 30m above the valley of the Tamborine Rainforest below. Or else, admire the richness of the tree growth in the area and spot wildlife in their natural habitat on O’Reillys Tree Top Walk.
4WD tours offer visitors another way to explore this refreshing scenic rim of Brisbane, driving along the winding roads enabling you to see many of Australia’s endemic fauna and flora while you travel in comfort.
Due to the enormous amount of sunshine all year round, Queensland is regarded as the “Sunshine State” of Australia. When the need for remoteness grabs you, take off to the Mount Barney National Park, a World Heritage listed park. Here you find several rugged mountains, flowing rivers, and the remains of an ancient volcano, offering you a perfect escape. Many endangered species of wildlife live here together with many rare plants. Among the activities on offer are a sunset eco walk, rock climbing, and a chance to abseil, for enthusiasts of this sport
Consider a romantic overnight stay in the Sceic Rim at the many fine Bed and breakfast and lodges offering traditional old fashioned freindly service and hospitality and wind back the clock as you relax in front of a log fire in winter. Tamborine Mountain has the famous Witches Falls Cottages and many more attractions and market shopping along Gallery Walk and Wine lovers will enjoy visiting the Koorooba Vineyard and Lavender farm at Boonah, known for its gastronomic delights and superb wines for sale.