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Summer Staycay Specials in the Scenic Rim – six perfect getaways await!

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Worendo Cottages in the Scenic Rim has released summer specials



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Since being named by global travel authority Lonely Planet as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2022, the SCENIC RIM in Queensland has continued to win accolades. Last year delicious. magazine named it in the top 10 places to visit in Australia and this year, Qantas Travel Insider has included it in the Hottest Places in the World to Visit (the only Queensland inclusion)! With world class operators from across the region releasing their Summer Staycay Specials, now is the time to visit this extraordinary region and see what all the fuss is about!


Worendo Cottages – Lost World getaways

Set in the Lost World Valley outside Beaudesert, and overlooking the World Heritage Rainforest Mountains of Lamington National Park, Worendo Cottages offer stunning, simplistic beauty at is best – with both farm house and luxury cottage options! It’s an escape from the fast lane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting and right now, with recent rain, it’s like being in a renaissance painting!

Stay Package:

Summer Sale! 25% Off Weekend Package, valid through until Thu 07 Mar 2024

Includes 25% Off Weekend Package (Friday To Sunday) plus the famous Worendo Breakfast Quiche, a $100 Gift Voucher to be used towards a future stay, free Kayak hire, free daily animal feeding session, free firewood and marshmallows to roast under the stars! Book here


Binna Burra Sky Lodges – mountain high stays

At home at Binna Burra, the world class, Heritage-listed destination in Woonoongoora, Lamington National Park, immersed in the Gondwana Rainforest, the eco-friendly Sky Lodges make you feel like you’re sleeping in the clouds. The lodges feature local stone, slate and reclaimed hardwood and boast a spacious bathroom with a spa, separate shower and Wallawa amenities with indigenous active botanical ingredients. Spread across three levels, all with the same stunning views over Lamington National Park, they are a short walk away from the Binna Burra Tea House and Groom’s Cottage Bushwalker’s Bar. The Tea House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

Stay Package:

Stay Longer For Less, valid through until Sat 20 Jan 2024

Save up to 45% in the Sky Lodges! Wake up to a misty mountain sunrise in your luxurious king bed, and relax in front of the cozy gas fireplace and hideaway TV. Book here


Ketchup’s Bank Glamping – the famed luxury eco tent retreat

Ketchup’s Bank Glamping offers the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars. South East Queensland’s first couples’ luxury tent bush retreat can be found in a secluded location near Boonah in the heart of the Scenic Rim, only 90 minutes south-west of Brisbane. A choice of either a Luxury Eco-tent providing you with a truly unique camping experience complete with ensuite, quality linens, private deck with spectacular views and your very own campfire and alfresco kitchen, or a stay in the Scenic Rim’s first Tiny House retreat with an entire ridge all to yourself! Set on the edge of 100 acres of private eucalypt forest, there are many hidden locations to escape to for breathtaking mountain views and glorious sunsets. Relax by the campfire and toast marshmallows or unwind on your balcony with a glass of wine as you watch the friendly wallabies grazing.

Stay Package:

Summer Specials, valid through until March 31, 2024

Save 25% off room rate by entering the promo code SUMMER when booking online. Book here


Cedar Creek Lodges at Tamborine Mountain

Nestled high into the mountain along the stunning ever-flowing Cedar Creek is Cedar Creek Lodges, a magnificent destination featuring a range of accommodation, from glamping to luxury lodges, rooms and suites, cabins and camping. Multi-award winning and a standout stay experience, the site is shared by Thunderbird Park, the eco-tourism adventure park. Check which accommodation options are dog friendly!

Stay Package:

A 2 for 1 offer, valid through until January 31, 2024 which includes glamping, luxury lodges, rooms and suites, cabins and the all new Vistas – use 2FOR1JAN when booking online. Does not include campaign or the January long weekend period. Book here


Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages – take your pooch!

Nestled at the base of the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park, this pocket of paradise is the perfect hideaway. Five cottages have been seamlessly blended into the natural environment, with glorious views and access to the creek, the lake, the vineyard, a rambling country garden and of course, the mountains. Hill Station cottage is the old beautifully refurbished Logan Village railway station, Florrie’s Cottage is a delightful 120-year-old renovated workers’ cottage and a couple’s paradise, Lakeside Bungalow is also a couple’s escape – wake to stunning views across the lake to Mount Barney and enjoy a coffee in the dining nook. The Garden Cottage sleeps eight and Pecan’s Camping Cabin sleeps four and is shaded by huge pecan trees, beside the Logan River, offering a wonderful way to re-connect. What’s even better? The property is dog friendly.

Stay Package:

Sip and Stay! Book two nights between 15th January and 28th March receive a complimentary bottle of the popular 2018 Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre. Book four nights during this period and receive double the love, two 2 complimentary bottles. Book here


Olive View Farm – getaway to the olive grove!

Olive View Estate (say it quickly, it morphs to I love you!) is a 700 tree Olive Grove just minutes away from Boonah in the Scenic Rim with stunning views and is pet friendly. The Grove Cottage is a historic Queenslander lovingly renovated as couples, friends and family accommodation with a fire place and private pool. It’s a perfect homebase for dining at the celebrated Roadvale Hotel or the hatted Blume at Boonah, or visiting the Scenic Rim Farm Shop and Café and Elderflower Farm. 

Stay Package:

All three night stays this Summer receive a complimentary grazing board served in a stylised setting in the Olive Grove and Chevy ride around the countryside! Book here


** Stay a little longer

The Scenic Rim offers so many ways for visitors to escape the world and stay a little longer in charming cottages or bed and breakfasts, stylish guest houses, stunning holiday houses or luxurious retreats and hotels.

For all accommodation within the Scenic Rim click here and WHILE YOU’RE HERE:



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If you’d like to sip the Shazza, the Digga, Fat Man or the highly recommended PharQue beer, head to the Scenic Rim Brewery, if it’s gastro menus and signature dishes from an acclaimed chef, then you’ll need The Roadvale Hotel, and if you’re a Palmy fan, drive directly to The Canungra Hotel and order the ‘Parmegedon’. These are just two of the 11 classic Queenslander pubs that call the Scenic Rim home.



If you are a pet owner, then you know - holidays and day trips are better when everyone can travel. So cancel the dog-sitter, grab a leash, call ahead, and set the GPS for the Scenic Rim because here’s a PAWSOME list of pet-friendly accommodation, activities, parks and eateries.












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Just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim stretches from Canungra to The Lost World, Beaudesert to Boonah, Tamborine Mountain to Kalbar and is home to the ancient World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests, six historic national parks, charming towns and villages, adventure parks, farm stays, craft breweries, boutique wineries, ecolodges, tantalising gourmet and locally led food experiences, world class camping and glamping and breathtaking spaces in between. It’s a region of more than 4,200 square kilometres of rich volcanic soil surrounded by ancient mountains and home to thousands of farmers and food creators, more than 30,000ha of parkland, plus three dams - Lake Moogerah, Lake Maroon and Wyaralong Dam.



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