Exploring Brisbane’s Scenic Rim

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by Hertz AU - 04 August 2017

Brisbane’s heritage listed backyard, the ‘ScenicRim’includesTamborine Mountain, Canungra, Lost World Valley, Lamington National Park, Mt Barney,Boonah and surrounds. There’s so much to see and do here, you’ll want to pack it all in. Check out our top picks:

Cork n Fork

This region is famous for its wineries – why not take a tour and take the hard work out of your explorations? The tour can be tailored to your preferences – do you love red, white or bubbly? Dessert wines or crisp dry whites? Whatever your favourite is they can introduce you to the right makers, so you can pick up a bottle or two to take with you. They include in their tour a cheese and wine stop near a spectacular waterfall, and a gourmet lunch. If you want an overnight itinerary, then one of their longer “Sip and Kip” tours will be the perfect choice.

Wild Lime Cooking School

Situated at the beautiful Worendo Cottages in Lost World Valley is a unique culinary educational experience – the Wild Lime Cooking School. Native Australian ingredients are combined with traditional cuisines and prime scenic rim produce in classes that are guaranteed to be as delicious as they are enlightening. You’ll explore new tastes and flavours and could walk away with a new signature dish under your belt – literally and figuratively. All this in a kitchen with panoramic floor-to- ceiling windows offering a spectacular view of the World Heritage listed mountains and green surrounds.

Hot Air Balloon Flight

You’ll need to be up before dawn for this, but the breathtaking views will be worth it. Seeing the sunrise come up over the rugged mountains while you’re floating in the sky is an unforgettable experience. Once your flight touches down, a sumptuous champagne breakfast awaits you on the veranda of the grand old homestead of Canungra Valley Vineyard. When the day starts this well, you’re sure to have a holiday to remember.

Tree Top Walk

The way rainforests are designed, most of the interesting stuff happens up in the canopy – and with this Tree Top Walk you can see it up close. Nine suspension bridges make up the famous walk at O’Reilly’s with two observation decks so you can stop and take in the view 30 metres above the ground. Designed so that the whole family can enjoy it, you don’t need any climbing skills to complete the walk.

Hire a car from Brisbane Airport today to explore the Scenic Rim in all its glory.