The Gold Coast Hinterland aka the Scenic Rim Region offers many wonderful experiences to be had that are free, low cost or totally worth every cent! From Hot Air Ballooning to incredible off the beaten track tours with the Blind Guy, a weekend (or week) will leave you so content with the experiences that are on offer. We’ve compiled a list of our top 6 experiences that we recommend you not to miss when exploring our incredible region. Read on for all the goodies!
1. Hot air ballooning
Hot Air Ballooning Scenic Rim
This company offers you an adventure of peacefully sweeping over the Scenic Rim magnificent mountain ranges and rolling hills from above. This experience gives you the opportunity to , photograph and take- in the breathtaking natural landscape of the Scenic Rim. Early morning starts ensure you will experience the best sunrise. Hot Air Ballooning has the largest fleet of hot air balloons and some of the country’s most experienced operators in the country to ensure you have the smoothest rise. Making this a lifetime memory.
Book direct: 07 40399942
Balloon Aloft Gold Coast
The Ultimate Hot Air Ballooning experience that specialises flying over the Gold Coast or Scenic Rim.If you are looking for an incredible unlimited 360* degree views of the beautiful landscape and sea views of the Gold Coast or the breathtaking topography of the Scenic Rim mountains, this is the team that will not disappoint you. The experienced fun-loving pilots, make sure you are safe and laughing every minute. This will be a “Wow” moment in your life. Email the team to book and to see where they are launching from.
Book direct on their website: www.balloonaloftgc.com
Call: (07) 55782244
2. Skywalk in Tamborine Mountain
Mt Tamborine has a thrilling way to experience and explore a 1.5kms of rainforest floor and canopy walk. The skywalk starts with a forest floor trail, making its way onto a unique 300 metres of high tech steel bridge through the highest point of the upper canopy, and then onto a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soars above the breathtaking rock pools and crystal clear creek and rainforest below. After your walk, take some time in the gallery and discover the reptiles, insects, and animals that habitat the rainforest.
3. Scenic Rim Equine Group
Scenic Rim Equine Group offers two types of trail rides for all horse enthusiasts. Experience the one hour “Gorge Ride”, enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Beechmont mountain ranges and valleys. Discover the flora and fauna on your travels.The one hour “Ocean Ride” provides the open expansive views of the beautiful views of Hinze Dam, the Pacific Ocean, and parts of the Gold Coast.Or you can continue to experience the Gorge and the Ocean drive which will take just over the two hours to complete.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your trail ride. Bookings are essential
4. Mountainview Alpaca Farm at Canungra Valley Vineyard
You can enjoy Mountain-view Alpacas at Canungra Valley Vineyard. You can order a bottle of wine and a gourmet picnic basket full of goodies, and enjoy it beside the running creek, while sharing time with your new fluffy friend. You can book your experience with the alpacas from a 15- minute to a 60-minute date. All alpacas are on a lead for an easy experience to discover the ground of the winery.
Booking are essential prior to your arrival date; mountainviewfarm.com.au
5. Hang gliding
Oz Paragliding and Hang- Gliding
Live the dream and let Oz Paragliding and Hang-gliding team show you why thousands of people have enjoyed hang- gliding and paragliding. Come fly and experience the freedom of tandem flight with a qualified instructor. Envisage yourself gracefully gliding above the scenic mountains of the Scenic Rim and the Gold Coast Hinterland. No Experience is required, your instructor will show you firsthand to the basics on how to fly and control the glider and what it takes to become a pilot.
The Scenic Rim is a great place to get back to the things that really matter in life and at the same time enjoy world class experiences that will give you memories to last for a lifetime. Need to book your escape? Check out our beautiful Studios located on our 70 acres of paradise. Perfect for a weekend getaway – or longer if you really need to soak it all in.