Hot air balloning in the Scenic Rim is one of the best ways to start the morning! It’s an early start but 100% worth it. So many packages available that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Head over to their website to find out more!
Gliding and Aviation
Boonah Airport is suitable for small planes and is popular for ultra lights and fixed wing gliders. Free transport to Ketchup’s Bank Glamping can be organised for aviators wishing to fly into Boonah. Guests wishing to add a touch of adventure to their weekend can take an Air Experience Flight which allows you to have some ‘hands on’ time with a qualified instructor while enjoying the fabulous scenery around the Scenic Rim.
Mount French National park is home to a world class rock climbing and abseiling site and is only 15 minutes from Ketchup’s Bank Glamping. Mt Barney in the south of the region is also very popular. There are a number of local rock climbing guides.
Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm – Phone: 07 5463 0022
Austin House – Phone: 0458 331 715
Commercial Hotel – Phone: 07 5463 1024
Dugandan Hotel – Phone: 07 5463 1048
Scenic Rim Brewery– Phone: 07 5463 0412
Simon’s Tavern – Phone: 07 5463 1007
Boonah Chinese Restaurant – Phone: 07 5463 2807
Hummingbirds Natural Pantry & Cafe – Phone: 07 5463 2878
Cafe 17 – Phone: 07 5463 2671
Flavours Café – Phone: 07 5463 2699
Glen’s Diner – Phone: 07 5463 1488
The Story Tree – Phone: 07 5463 2980
Art & Culture
The Scenic Rim has a long and rich history in arts and culture, dating back to its pioneers.
Find out more at http://www.visitscenicrim.com.au/experience-us/arts-and-culture/
So many packages available or customise your own! Have a snoop on their website and give Captain Mike a call. Sometimes you will find him at Karoomba Vineyard offering little joy flights out to the mountains and back.
Touring the Scenic Rim
All you need to know about touring the Scenic Rim can be found at
Local Taste Discoveries
Farm gate food tours and dining experiences that showcase the array of locally grown fresh produce and stunning scenery of the Scenic Rim.
Phone: 0448 771 025
Find them on Facebook!
Walks & Swimming Holes
Queen Mary Falls
Only 1 hour drive from Ketchup’s Bank Glamping is Queen Mary Falls which plunges 40m to the forest floor. The mountain drive, walks and the falls are spectacular.
Lower Portals walk – Mt Barney National Park
The Lower Portals walk is one of the most popular and rewarding walks in the Scenic Rim. A 3km hike will get you to an amazing rock pool where you can swim and enjoy the amazing walls of stone that surround you. There is a secret passage way to get you there 😉 Allow the full day to spend as much time as you like.
Follow the Boonah-Rathdowney Road south for 39km. Turn right on to the Barney View-Upper Logan Road, travel a further 12km and follow the signs to the Lower Portals.
The North Cliff Track leads to Logan’s lookout with excellent, panoramic views over the Fassifern Valley, with the Main Range escarpment to the West and Flinders Peak and beyond to the East.
Mount French has one of the most popular and well-known rock climbing locations in South East Queensland. Known locally as ‘Frogs Buttress’. Abseiling and rock climbing is for experiences, suitably equipped climbers only.
Location: Mount French Road, Boonah. 30 minute drive from us.
Ketchup’s Bank Glamping and surrounding area provide some of the best country mountain road walking you will ever find with spectacular mountain views and sunsets. Ketchup’s Bank Glamping also has many bush walking locations. The region boasts many national parks all of which have a variety of walking tracks to suit all levels of experience. http://www.visitscenicrim.com.au/in-the-beginning/world-heritage-listed-national-parks/
Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavendar Farm
Kooroomba has been created as a unique tourist destination, nestled in the Fassifern Valley at Mt Alford near Boonah. The property consists of a multi-million dollar cellar door complex, restaurant and lavender shop which overlooks a six hectare vineyard and a breathtaking lavender field, with magnificent views of the Scenic Rim mountains. The award winning cellar door/restaurant complex is of a 5 star level and is a blend of rustic and contemporary architecture. Kooroomba has a large variety of wines including Chardonnay, Verdelho Marsanne, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. The unusual Verdelho Marsanne blend has been served in Paris and received high praise.
Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard
Bunjurgen Estate is a 60-acre property situated 10 km south of the township of Boonah. Easy drinking Shiraz, boutique Chambourcin wines, fortified wines, verjuice and grape juices are available with picturesque views of the Scenic Rim mountains.
Cellar Door open 10am – 5pm Wed – Sun & Public Holidays.
Address: 121 Brent Rd, Boonah
Phone: (07) 5463 0270
The Overflow Estate 1895 is a lovely little winery and cellar door. They offer a grazing menu and tastings of all their Italian grape wines. A great little drive with views of the Wyralong Dam and vineyard with live jazz music on Sundays. Their opening hours do change from time to time, so be sure to get the latest on their Facebook page.
Something for everyone
Whether you are up for an adventure or something more relaxed, the Scenic Rim has so many diverse activities to complement your stay at Ketchup’s Bank! There are so many things to see and do and the best thing is, they are all close by!
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