12 Beautiful Destinations in Australia's Scenic Rim

Scenic Rim ©Flickr/Dualiti Photos
Scenic Rim ©Flickr/Dualiti Photos
Photo of Alice Duffield
4 September 2017

Australia’s beautiful Scenic Rim is jam-packed with so many things to do and see for the adventure and hiking loving travellers. Pack some food, your walking shoes and swimming gear, and you won’t be disappointed with this stunning region that spans the western part of South East Queensland over a huge 4,000 kilometres.

Lake Moogerah

While the purpose of this lake is actually as boring as irrigation, it’s actually a beautiful place for a picnic or even to camp. The lake is huge and not to be missed if you like a water view in a mountainous setting.

Cedar Creek Falls

Pack some comfortable shoes and your swimmers and complete the 3.2-kilometre Cedar Creek Circuit on a hot summer day. A dip in the cool pools is exactly the reward you’ll want after this walk.

Tamborine Mountain

This beautiful, tranquil mountain is full of walking tracks, swimming holes and great local arts, crafts and food options to keep you busy. Stay overnight to get the most out of your visit here – there’s a lot to see and eat.

Tamborine Mountain | ©Flickr/Bertknot

Tree Top Walk

Picture canopies of green floating over your head and sweet birds singing to each other all around you. This walk is only 180 metres long and made up of suspension bridges.

Queen Mary Falls

This stunning 40-metre waterfall is perfect for those wanting to see a beautiful sight without having to travel too far from the car, or you can opt to take the 2 kilometre walk if you’re feeling energetic.

Queen Mary Falls | ©Flickr/Tatters

Mt Greville’s Walk

Take the Palm Gorge walking track option, hike for about two-and-a-half hours and get the best views from the summit. Head back to the car via the South East Ridge and enjoy lake views.