As one of the last acreage estates in the Scenic Rim, Benobble Heights is uniquely placed within one of Australia’s most spectacular hinterland regions. From the iconic Tamborine Mountain to beautiful Lake Moogerah and every breathtaking space in between, the Scenic Rim is a region that has so much to offer. From historic national parks to delicious food and wine, ancient rainforests and charming country towns, there’s always something new to discover.
So, let’s explore the hinterland you could soon call home and get to know a few of the areas surrounding Benobble Heights.
The beautiful country town of Canungra is less than five minutes from Benobble Heights and just a one-hour drive from Brisbane. As the gateway to the Gold Coast hinterland and World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, this quaint country town is rich in history, culture and adventure.
Canungra was founded in the 1880s by the Lahey family who owned and operated Queensland’s largest sawmill. Since then, the town has retained its old-world charm, becoming a popular destination with day-trippers, bird watchers, bushwalkers and lovers of nature and good food.
Whether you’re visiting to potter through local galleries and explore nearby wineries or get your adrenaline pumping with activities like hang gliding and hot air ballooning, Canungra has something for everyone.
Things to see & do:
- The Outpost Café – famous for its award-winning homemade pies.
- Historic Canungra Hotel – for a cold beer and a delicious meal.
- Canungra Creek – a great spot for bird watching, walking or a picnic.
- Canungra Village Markets – held on the last Saturday of the month featuring a variety of wares from local artists, as well as fresh produce.
- O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard – pick up a gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of wine to enjoy by the creek.
Heading south from Canungra, meandering country roads will take you up the mountainside to deliver you to the lush, green pastures of Beechmont. This hilltop oasis sits between the Lamington Plateau and Tamborine Mountain. It’s this location that makes the village a popular destination for bushwalkers who travel through the town en-route to the Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park. The area is also a great spot for hang gliders and paragliders, with Rosin’s Lookout a popular launch point.
Things to see & do:
- Beechmont Markets – held every 3rd Sunday of the month, the market offers an array of local produce and homemade goods, set against breathtaking views.
- Flying Bean Café – overlooking Numinbah Valley and Mt Warning, this hidden gem is the perfect destination to have a great meal and enjoy the atmosphere.
Lamington National Park
This ancient jewel is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This World Heritage Area is the most extensive subtropical rainforest in the world, home to the rare Albert’s lyrebird! Visitors to Lamington National Park will have no shortage of things to explore. Extensive walking tracks (more than 160km of them) will take you through lush rainforests, past ancient trees and raging waterfalls.
And fun fact: two former volcanoes can be found in the Lamington region. No surprise perhaps given the region is over 225 million years old. You can even skip over the NSW border to Mount Warning if you want to find the ex-volcano’s core.
An outstanding place to visit for walking, camping, bird watching and relaxing, Lamington National Park is not to be missed.
Things to see & do:
- Morans Falls – walk to this stunning viewpoint for views over the cascading falls into Morans Creek below.
- Tree Top Walkway – observe life in the rainforest canopy with this suspended walkway through the trees.
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