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Scenic Rim is in South East Queensland in Australia.


Map of Scenic Rim

  • 1 Beaudesert - main population centre of the Scenic Rim
  • 2 Boonah - a base from where to explore the Scenic Rim

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The Scenic Rim region is a thriving rural paradise set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by world heritage listed national parks.

Home to a population of more than 34,000, the region covers 4,250 km2 (1,640 sq mi) and is located an hour south of Brisbane and an hour inland from the Gold Coast.

Known for its breathtaking scenery, it is a popular tourist destination offering visitors plenty to see and do.

From its myriad of wineries and art galleries to expansive bushwalking tracks, state of the art equine facilities, growing rural communities and friendly country charm, the Scenic Rim region is a must see destination.

Its main towns are Beaudesert, Boonah, Rathdowney, Kooralbyn, Kalbar, Aratula, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain, Harrisville and Peak Crossing.

The region's primary businesses are agricultural/horticultural production, the equine industry and tourism/ecotourism.

The Scenic Rim region contains more than 30,000 hectares of parkland, including national parks and council controlled parks. The region also contains three dams: Lake Moogerah, Lake Maroon and Wyaralong Dam.

Supported by a thriving economy, a farming industry and a vibrant arts community, the Scenic Rim has a strong community spirit and friendly locals

Get in[edit]

Transport options into the Scenic Rim are very limited, and as such, the primary method of getting into the Scenic Rim is by car. However, there is only one major well-developed highway to the region from Brisbane, and that is from the Mount Lindesay Highway (National Route 13). Outside that, most roads are narrow and not a very feasible way of getting in.

Get around[edit]


The Scenic Rim has plenty of national parks, including several world heritage national parks, as part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.

Visit sub tropical rainforests in Tamborine National Park and the World Heritage Listed, Lamington National Park. Fully guided tours in Australian built 4WD’s ensure an educational and exciting day out. From nature walks, animal spotting and bird feeding to off-road driving, whip cracking, wine tours, conferences and overnight camping.




Cork'n Fork is the family owned and operated wine tour operators locally based at Tamborine. Judi and Peter Jaques established the business in January 2001, with the idea of providing visitors, staying at the B & B's of Tamborine Mountain, with the experience of participating in boutique winery and distillery tours. Today they have expanded to include pickups from Coolangatta to Brisbane and west to Ipswich.


Lake Moogerah has an associated caravan park and camping ground which is a favourite with fishermen and holiday makers. These areas are a great drawcard for residents and visitors alike.

Council owns a number of camping grounds in the Scenic Rim region, some of which are managed by private operators.

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This region travel guide to Scenic Rim is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.