Nestled in the heart of the Scenic Rim, just over an hour from Brisbane, Canungra is a stone’s throw from gorgeous hiking trails, waterfalls and wineries, making it a choice home base on a weekend getaway from Brisbane. Save these hidden gems for your next visit.
Around ten minutes from Canungra is The Stables, a luxe Queenslander holiday home set on a stunning private farm. You’ll have the whole place to yourself at this three-bedroom Airbnb, with a wrap-around balcony boasting views of the Scenic Rim’s rolling hills and mountains, and comfortable amenities such as a clawfoot bathtub and a rainfall shower.
The Stables is also home to farm animals you can feed, and is walking distance to O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards. It’s also pet-friendly, so no need to leave the puppers at home.
Eat & Drink
Some people like to cook breakfast at their accommodation on a sojourn, and others prefer to go out and experience the local dining scene.
If you prefer the latter, we recommend starting the day at Bean In, a gorgeous cafe in Canungra, which serves up mean breakfast and brunch food such as haloumi rolls, hash brown stacks with poached eggs and hollandaise, as well as grab-and-go pastries and sandwiches.
As aforementioned, O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards is a choice winery option, but being right next to Mountview Alpaca Farm, it does get quite busy on weekends.
If you want something a little more secluded, head to Sarabah Estate Vineyard for wine tastings with cheese pairing, wood-fired pizza, or one of their tasty steaks, which are claimed to be the best in the Scenic Rim.
Being a 45-minute drive to Lamington National Park and just half an hour to Tamborine Mountain, you’ll be spoiled for choice with nature walks and waterfall visits. Our favourites are Box Forest Circuit, Morans Falls, O’Reilly’s Treetop Walk, and Curtis Falls.
For pampering experiences, The Lost World Day Spa will have you truly relaxed, with a range of wellness treatments against a backdrop of lush rainforest.
For more information on Canungra, head to the Scenic Rim Regional Council website.