Staying in the western parts of Brisbane puts you in the perfect location for day tripping, especially if you would love to explore the Queensland countryside.
From Springfield Lakes you can head out around Brisbane’s Scenic Rim and make a day trip to any of these incredible destinations, along country roads with scenery from farmland to rainforest and mountains.
Boonah Day Trip
Known as the heart of the Scenic Rim, Boonah is 60kms from Springfield Lakes and an easy self drive from your accommodation. Drive through stunning country scenery and mountains and enjoy the country lifestyle of Boonah, country pubs and wineries plus an array of local artist galleries and a host of natural attractions in the National Parks and bush walking.
Before reaching Boonah you will come to Aratula, other than great Chocolate eclairs you might like to check out Aratula Traders the local antique shop or pop in to see the works of Suzy Buhle, a local artist born and raised on Aratula cattle station.
Toowoomba Day Trip
A day in Toowoomba will be to discover the historical charm of this early settlers town, it is also the gateway to Crows Nest National Park on the Darling Downs River and Ravensbourne National Park.
One of the most famous destination in Toowoomba is Cobb & Co Museum where you can see one of Australia’s largest displays of horse carts from the days of old as well as a sound depiction of local history on display. See the way the early settlers lived in the nineteenth century at the Royal Bulls Head Inn which is a heritage listed site, it’s only open on the first Sunday of the month so it needs to be a well planned visit if you would like to see this one!
Toowoomba is a bustling country town with plenty of attractions to keep visitors intrigued for the day, combined with some time spent walking in the tall trees of the national parks it makes for a day trip to remember.
Canungra, Beechmont and Lamington National Park
For a true outdoor adventure, take a quick stop in Canungra and have a beer at the historic Canungra Pub before advancing into Lamington National Park.
Along the way you may decide to detour to Beechmont for a taste of old hillside dairy farm land and grazing lands.
Lamington National Park is the Scenic Rim’s most accessible and unique natural parks lands, Green Mountains is well known for the founding family the O’Reilly’s who settled the land in the early 1900’s. Now days there are many walking tracks, views of the escarpment and fantastic vantage points.
South East Queensland has much to offer visitors with everything from country charm to rainforest walks and locally produced goods and wares, come and see for yourself what the Scenic Rim has to offer.