The Scenic Rim and Surrounds
The Scenic Rim region is a thriving rural paradise set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by world heritage listed national parks.
Known for its breathtaking scenery, it is a popular tourist destination offering visitors plenty to see and do. Use your stay at the Castle on Tamborine as a base and explore the region.
From its myriad of wineries and art galleries to expansive bushwalking tracks and friendly country charm, the whole of the Scenic Rim region is a must see destination.
Lamington National Park
Lamington National Park is just a short distance from Tamborine Mountain. It is the largest preserved subtropical rainforest in Australia and features spectacular scenery as well as a wide range of bird species.
Popular places to visit around the Lamington National Park include Binna Burra and Green Mountains, which you can get to from Tamborine. Around this section, there are a number of unique walking trails. Green Mountains offer a tree top trail which has great views across the surrounding landscape. There is also a slightly longer 24km walk which links the two places, if you would prefer.
There are also plenty of other walking tracks throughout the Lamington National Park ranging from easy walking tracks to more difficult tracks. The walking tracks pass some beautiful waterfalls as well as some famous features including Aboriginal Cooking Caves, Coomera Gorge, Echo Point, Mount Merino and Picnic Rock.
Why not take a day trip to Byron Bay, a small coastal village in the far north east of New South Wales. The resident population swells by three or four times in the popular summer holidays and some other peak times during the year. Shop around for great deals during off-peak times!
Head from the township of Numinbah north through the Numinbah Valley for some seriously scenic adventures.
Named after the Aboriginal word “Nyummin” meaning hold tight country, the narrow valley was thought to hold the two mountains together.