Getting Here


Just one hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim region is home to the thriving country towns of Beaudesert, Boonah, Canungra, Kalbar, Kooralbyn, Rathdowney, Tamborine Mountain and Aratula. The region boasts Lake Maroon and Lake Moogerah which lay nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, and Wyaralong Dam located on Teviot Brook downstream from Boonah.

The region covers 4,238 square kilometres and is home to about 38,304 people. Residents enjoy the relaxed, hospitable lifestyle afforded by the small country towns and villages which features fantastic scenery and great outdoors as well as a mix of traditional and alternative forms of rural business and industry.


Coming by car

  • From Brisbane City - Head south on the Pacific Motorway, take the Logan Motorway exit at Upper Mount Gravatt exit. Continue on the Logan Motorway turning left on Beaudesert Road (Mount Lindesay Highway).  
    Estimated time: 55 minutes /70km


  • From Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise - Take the Nerang North exit or the Oxenford exit off the Pacific Highway and follow the signs to Beaudesert.
    Estimated time: 1hour / 65km


  • From New South Wales - Follow the Pacific Highway through Tweed Heads and Bilinga then take the Nerang North or Oxenford exits and follow the signs to Beaudesert.

Coming by bus

For information about bus services to and from the Scenic Rim, visit the TransLink website at or call 13 12 30.