The Scenic Rim was named by the Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 Regions in the World! There are so many hidden gems and our blog is full of local insights and ideas to experience the best this region has to offer!
Restaurants/Bistros (Lunch and Dinner)
- Dugandan Hotel – 07 5463 1048
- Park Street Kitchen at the Commercial Hotel – 07 5463 1024
- The Vue Restaurant – 07 5463 4738
Cafés on High Street, Boonah
- Hummingbirds Natural Pantry & Cafe – 07 5463 2878
- Arthur Clives Family Bakehouse – 07 5463 4477
- Revival Café – 07 5400 4715
- Glen’s Diner – 07 5463 1488
- The Story Tree – 07 5463 2980
Wineries, Breweries and Farm Gates
A charming café with an abundance of alfresco seating around the gorgeous old Jacaranda trees. Relax in the shade while you are having a bite to eat and then pick up some goodies from the shop to take with you. They have everything from local honey, chutneys, nuts, soap, olives and plenty more!
Address: 541 Kents Lagoon Road, Kalbar 4309
Phone: 0429 452 637
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.
Address: 168 F. M. Bells Road, Mt Alford, QLD, 4310
Phone: (07) 5463 0022
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. Pop in and meet Dave who will tell you all about the history of Bunjurgen Estate and vineyards of the Scenic Rim
Address: 121 Brent Rd, Bunjurgen
Phone: (07) 5463 0270
The Overflow Estate 1895 is a lovely little winery and cellar door. They offer lunch and grazing menus and tastings of all their Italian grape wines. A great little drive with views of the Wyralong Dam and vineyard with live music on weekends.
Address: 1660 Beaudesert-Boonah Road, Beaudesert, QLD, 4285
Phone: 0455 221 895
Scenic Rim Brewery & Cafe is a small family-owned brewery located at Mt Alford. As the name suggests, the Scenic Rim is known for its natural assets. With fresh air, clear water and natural ingredients, it’s a great place to brew beer! Enjoy a tasty Dutch inspired lunch on the open deck and browse their local goodies.
Address: 898 Reckumpilla St, Mount Alford QLD 4310
Phone: 07 5463 0412
Walks & Swimming Holes
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.
Check out our blog post Scenic Rim Trek and Taste Combos near Ketchup’s Bank Glamping!
Or head to the Visit Scenic Rim Website which has lots of great information about the many national parks in the region and the variety of walks to suit all levels of experience.
Ketchup’s Bank Glamping and the surrounding area also provide some of the best country mountain road walking you will ever find with spectacular mountain views and sunsets.
Farm gate food tours and dining experiences that showcase the array of locally grown fresh produce and stunning scenery of the Scenic Rim. Pick up from your accomodation available.
Phone: 0409 857639
Sit back & relax whilst listening to the sounds of the horses hooves whilst stepping back in time to the days of the Cobb & Co Coaches which travelled across Australia. Their tours depart from the Dugandan Pub and include a traditional Drovers Lunch along the way.
Phone: 0476 199 826
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.
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!
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.
Address: Degen Rd, Boonah, QLD, 4310
Phone: (07) 5463 2630
Scenic Rim Adventure Park offers over 20km of off-road driving, ranging from level one stock standard four wheel driving to the more extreme level three and four tracks for modified vehicles. You can book in for the day to just put around their tracks or attend one of their 4WD awareness courses held intermittently throughout the year. Check their website for prices and booking details
Address: 636 Tamrookum Creek Road, Tamrookum
Mobile: 0458 406 236
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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