Things to Do in the Scenic Rim, Queensland


Your Ultimate Guide to a True Grit Weekend in The Scenic Rim

For a memorable weekend getaway during the True Grit event in The Scenic Rim, explore the unique and special areas this region has to offer.


Discover the charm of Beaudesert and Kooralbyn, known for their distinctive local offerings. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of The Lost World, where you can find tranquil accommodation options. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and vibrant community of Boonah and its surrounds. Experience the natural beauty and outdoor adventures in Rathdowney and Mt Barney. For more information on these and other fantastic destinations, visit Visit Scenic Rim.

Where to Eat

Indulge in the finest dining experiences Scenic Rim has to offer. We’ve selected some of best pubs and restaurants that highlight the region’s local produce. Whether you need a hearty meal after the race or a relaxing evening out, these spots promise delicious food and warm hospitality. 

The Club Beaudesert

With TAB, KENO, dining, a lively bar, and a convenient bottleshop, there’s endless fun to be had all day and night. Kick back with a drink and catch the footy, enjoying your night with family and friends. 

The Overflow Estate 1895 (Winery)

Experience the charm of The Overflow Estate 1895. Sip on exquisite wines while enjoying breathtaking views and gourmet meals. A serene escape for wine lovers.

The Country Club Pavilion Tavern (With the Kooralbyn Resort)

The Pavilion Tavern, affectionately known as “The Pav,” is just 400 meters from the main Kooralbyn Resort. Open 7 days a week, it serves delicious meals at lunch and dinner and features mini-golf, a children’s playground, and a bowling green. Enjoy convenient shuttle service every evening from 5:30 PM until closing. Guests of The Kooralbyn can call 415 from their room, while local residents can contact 0421 145 807 or 07 5544 5915. Pickups are available anytime with half-hourly return trips.

Things to Do

Explore the The Scenic Rim’s diverse attractions during your True Grit weekend. Whether you love the outdoors or cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone. Here are some must-see spots to enhance your visit.

Kooralbyn Lookout

Kooralbyn Lookout offers a magnificent view of the surrounding area. Visitors can enjoy the picturesque scenery of forests, mountains, and valleys, making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The lookout is open all year round, with the best views during the day.

Beaudesert Show Society

The Beaudesert Show offers fun, entertainment, and learning, celebrating the vibrant community. Enjoy the main arena, dairy and cattle sections, animal nursery, and fireworks. Don’t miss the Beaudesert & District Horse & Pony Club on the 18th of August.

Lake Wyaralong Sculpture Park

Lake Wyaralong Sculpture Park is great for a picnic or walk, featuring ten fascinating sculptures and beautiful scenery, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Scenic Rim Farmers Market

Discover the family-owned fruit and vegetable shop in Beaudesert. Perfect for grabbing nutritious snacks and delicious treats for a picnic.

  • Location: 40 William St, Beaudesert QLD 4285 (24-minute drive from our QLD event location)
  • Website: thebigpumpkin.com.au
  • Phone Number: 07 5660 4788

Scenic Rim Adventure Park

Explore the Scenic Rim landscape via thrilling 4WD or mountain bike adventures. Enjoy over 28 kilometers of tracks, camping sites, and family-friendly activities like the tyre maze.

The Centre Beaudesert

Experience The Centre, a dynamic modern art space with state-of-the-art facilities, hosting events, exhibitions, and performances. Free admission to community and touring exhibitions year-round.

  • Location: 82 Brisbane St, Beaudesert QLD 4285 (21-minute drive from our QLD event location)
  • Website: creativescenicrim.com

Places To Stay

Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage, a charming farm stay, or a luxurious retreat, The Scenic Rim has a variety of accommodations to suit your needs. Here are some top recommendations to make your stay comfortable and memorable during your True Grit weekend.


Our True Grit participants can unwind and relax at The Kooralbyn Valley resort. Just metres from our festival area, it’s the perfect spot to recharge. Their rooms are cosy and welcoming, with comfy beds, private balconies, and all the amenities you need. 

Location: THE KOORALBYN VALLEY, 1 Routley Dr, Kooralbyn QLD 4285 (500 metre walk from the event). 

Website: https://thekooralbynvalley.com.au/

Email: info@TheKooralbynValley.com.au

Phone Number: (+61 7) 5544 6688

Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay
Family accommodation in the heart of The Scenic Rim. Offers suites with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a kitchenette. Facilities include a tennis court, pool table, free Wi-Fi, playground, fire pit, and barbecue area. Enjoy farm activities with friendly animals.

Tommerups Dairy Farm
Hands-on farm experience with activities like milking Jersey cows, feeding animals, picnicking by the creek, swimming, and stargazing. Offered on weekends and certain school holidays.

  • Location: 2142 Kerry Rd, Kerry QLD 4285 (35-minute drive from our QLD event location)
  • Website: tommerupsdairyfarm.com.au
  • Phone Number: Kay: 0400 076 556, Dave: 0412 727 742

Downunder Farmstays (Tim and Belinda Farm)
Hobby farm with sheep, chickens, organic fruit trees, vegetable garden, pizza oven, swimming pool, and seasonal campfire. Activities include farm tours, feeding animals, seasonal fruit picking, and more.

Downunder Farmstay (Allan and Lisa Farm)
Rural stay with a swimming pool, fruit trees, vegetable garden, and daily wallaby visits. Activities include farm tours, feeding animals, and star gazing. No pets allowed.

The Old Laravale School
Renovated farmhouse offering a homely stay with 9 adult beds. Features include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge, potbelly stove, and picturesque views. Close to hiking trails, lakes, wineries, and eateries.

Wander in the Scenic Rim
Luxury eco-aware pods set around Lake Wyaralong, offering a unique connection to nature and local community. Five WanderPods named after the surrounding mountains.

Hilltop Retreat in Scenic Rim
House on a 1.2-acre property with panoramic views, indoor fireplace, NBN Wi-Fi, Smart TV, and a spacious deck with a BBQ and fire pit. Ideal for relaxation and exploration.




True Grit participants can enjoy camping on site at our event with basic facilities like toilets, entertainment and a fire pit. 


Book your spot through the True Grit website.

Your True Grit Weekend inThe Scenic Rim

Your True Grit weekend in The Scenic Rim promises to be an unforgettable adventure filled with challenging obstacles, delicious food, comfortable accommodations, and exciting activities.


From the places to eat and stay to must-visit attractions and relaxing experiences, we’ve covered everything you need to make the most of your trip. Embrace the spirit of True Grit, explore the beauty of The Scenic Rim, and create lasting memories with friends and family.


We can’t wait to see you there!

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