About Scenic Rim

Discover the allure of the Scenic Rim, where the name speaks for itself. Just an hour’s drive from the Gold Coast and 90 minutes from Brisbane, this region, named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s Top Ten regions to visit in 2022, offers a perfect escape from the hustle of city life.

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, this rural paradise is surrounded by six national parks, three major lakes and hundreds of kilometres of mountain hiking tracks, lush valleys and charming country towns.

In the Scenic Rim, true luxury lies in simple pleasures—finding space to slow down, breathe deeper, and connect with the land, nature, and loved ones. Locals welcome all visitors with genuine country generosity.

The region, home to over 43,000 residents, boasts townships like Tamborine Mountain, Beaudesert, Boonah, and picturesque villages including Canungra, Rathdowney, Kalbar, and Mount Alford.

Distinguished by its thriving food and wine culture, Scenic Rim offers an array of culinary tourism experiences complemented by award-winning local produce.

Scenic Rim Map

Known for its breathtaking scenery, the Scenic Rim is a popular tourist destination offering visitors plenty to see and do. From wineries and art galleries to bushwalking tracks and majestic waterfalls, it is a must-see destination.

Following a day outdoors, unwind in our various luxury lodges, eco-luxe retreats, or charming cottages —each promising an unforgettable stay with the added allure of stargazing beneath the night sky’s celestial beauty.

Your next adventure is closer than you think!

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We acknowledge the traditional owners of the many lands within the Scenic Rim – the Mununjali in the Centre, the Wangerriburra to the East, the Ugarapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.