Scenic Rim 2 Day Itinerary
A 2 Day Tour of the Scenic Rim.
A travel Guide for overnighters in the Scenic Rim
Day 1 Country Towns Route, stopping overnight at Moogerah.
Featuring the towns of Boonah, Kalbar, Roadvale, Harrisville and Peak Crossing.
You can experience some of the delights of the Scenic Rim, local food, wine, arts and crafts on your way to Moogerah
From your starting point drive to Peak Crossing, and then to Harrisville This touring also has a few events throughout the year. Ask as you visit places.
- Peak Crossing to Harrisville via Warril View/Peak Crossing Road,, visit Normanby Wines in Harrisville and eat at Macaways Café.
- Harrisville to Roadvale via Munbilla Rd and Roadvale/Harrisville Rd. Road vale has a typical Aussie Pub at its centre.
- Roadvale to Kalbar via Roadvale Rd and Teviotville Rd. In Kalbar have a coffee at the Art Café du Kalbar
- Kalbar follow Kalbar Connection Rd to the Boonah Fassifern Rd. turn right then first left onto Lake Moogerah Road. Stop at the dam for wonderful views across to Mount Greville, Mount Edwards and Mount French. Hire a Kayak at the Lake Moogerah Caravan site, well worth a stop if you are a caravanner.
- Continue on the Lake Moogerah Road, careful not to miss the right angle bend ( follow the Mount Edward signs). There is an untarmaced section of about 3 kilometres, then as the tarmac resumes there is Zengarra Country House on left, a very good B & B..
- If you have any time left over follow the signs to Spicer’s Gap, one of Queensland’s best lookout points, the Governors Chair, has views as far as Brisbane. Its only a further 9km beyond Zengarra.
- Overnight at Zengarra or the Lake Moogerah Caravan Park
Day 2 Natural Wonders:
Incorporating the towns of Boonah, Aratula and Mt. Alford and the natural attractions of Cunninghams Gap, Spicers Gap, Mt. French and Lake Moorgerah.
1. If you missed Spicers Gap and the Governors Chair on Day 1 then start a bit earlier and catch them today, then retrace you steps to that T Junction of Mount Alford Road and Lake Moogerah Road and turn towards Mount Alford. The road climbs up to a wonderful view of the Scenic Rim and the long straight road down to Mount Alford.
2. Mount Alford is tiny but has an old store with petrol pumps outside, out of use now but was featured in much Queensland Advertising in the past.
3. .Contine on for a couple of Kilometers and you will see the turn Brents Road to your right with a big sign to Kooroomba Vineyards. Take the turn and watxch on your left for Bunjurgen Vineyards, an up and coming vineyard run by a very enthusiastic vigneron and well worth a visit. If you are still thirsty head on to Kooroomba.
4. Turn back and head for Boonah, (clearly signed) and as you enter the outskirts of the town you will see the Dugandan Pub on your left. Thirsty for beer or coffee try the “Duggie” or head into Boonah (the Heart of the Scenci Rim) and try Café 17.
5. From Boonah head for the Cunningham Highway along the Fassifern Road.
6. At the highway turn right and head out towards Warwick on the Cunningham Highway.- still in need of coffee or some fruit for the journey - then try Aratula a small town on the Highway.
7. Drive up the Cunningham Highway, near the top is a big parking area from which you can make various bushwalks from serious to gentle.
8. If you have time continue on to Warwick, then via Queen Mark Falls back to the East of the range and the Scenic Rim at Lake Moogerah