Thinking of getting out of the city for the weekend? Why not head to the scenic rim? it’s only a short drive from brisbane, stretching from Tamborine Mountain & Canungra through The Lost World & Mt Barney and across to Boonah & Kalbar. It’s a great place to explore nature, relax and enjoy award winning food and wine.
Here are our top 8 places to stay:
Located just minutes away from the township of Boonah, the Old Church is surrounded by the beautiful mountains and lakes of the Scenic Rim. Set in an historic church, the property offers luxury B&B accommodation, retreats and weddings in a rural setting. They also offer wine tours for their guests
visiting local wineries and breweries including Normandy Wines, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, Scenic Rim Brewery, Kooroomba Vineyard, and The Overflow Estate 1895. Note* A campsite is also available next to the Church, prices start from $15/night/site.
Just 5 minutes from Boonah and Kalbar, the Grove Cottage is located in a scenic spot with mountain views beside the olive grove at Scenic Rim Olives. The cottage sleeps up to 6, making it suitable for couples, families and small groups.
Leave the city for the weekend and get a taste of farm life. Tommerup’s Dairy Farm offers farm stays for guests, so you can help milk the cows, enjoy fresh produce and retreat in a country cottage. They are 75 minutes away from Brisbane and the Gold Coast with prices starting from $130 per night.
Enjoy a backdrop of the Darlington Range hills and a macadamia orchard at the Greenlee Cottages. Nestled in the Canungra Valley, 12 kilometers from the town of Canungra, the property boundries the Canungra Creek which has a permanent water flow with headwaters beginning in the Lamington National Park. Cottage prices start at $180 per night.
Mt Barney Lodge is located next to the World Heritage-listed Mt Barney National Park and offers a variety of accommodation options including rustic cabins, glamping, camping and a Queenslander homestead. When you stay at Mt Barney Lodge, expect to be treated to fresh, local Scenic Rim produce including Scenic Rim 4Real Milk, Cheese and Yoghurt, Kooralbyn mini goat mini soap, Smiffy’s Bakery goods, Heits Quality Meats (Hillview Pork), Scenic Rim Olives oil, Mt Barney Lodge jams & preserves, Kalfresh carrots, Barney Creek Vineyard wines, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard wines and Oppy’s Fruit & Veg.
Milford Country Cottages offers you the perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of modern living, and you can get a taste of Scenic Rim produce while you’re there, too.
Located just four kilometres from Boonah town centre and located within the Scenic Rim region, Milford Country Cottages offers you the perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of modern living, with a country escape feel about it. There are two self-contained cottages available, Bottletree and Rose cottage. Both are air-conditioned for your comfort and Rose cottage has wheelchair access. Prices start from $180 per night.
The retreats is set at the foothill of Tamborine Mountain, only a few kilometers from Canungra. They offer self-contained accommodation in a secluded bushland setting making it ideal for a romantic getaway. Prices start from $145 per night.
Set in the Lost World Valley and overlooking the World Heritage Rainforest Mountains of Lamington National Park, Worendo Cottages offer simplistic beauty at is best. The property is the perfect place to escape the fast life and take in the peaceful wilderness. They have a variety of cottages available, oh and they are pet friendly too.
Information provided by Kath Rose and Associates
Published by: Aliyah Ravat