Treat yourself with a short break in the Scenic Rim and learn its secrets from the locals. Stretching south west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect city antidote. Walk amongst spectacular landforms, sample fresh produce and meet artists and local characters along the way. Travelling from Brisbane via the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, we begin with easy walks in Moogerah Peaks National Park. In and around the lively town of Boonah, enjoy the combination of good food, wine, local art, along with gentle walks in Main Range National Park. A lunchtime cooking class contrasts with creek walks and mountain lookouts in the Mt Barney area. Travelling via Rathdowney and Tamrookum, we then explore the eastern side of the Scenic Rim. Based for two nights at Tamborine Mountain, short walks lead to palm forests, waterfalls and quiet lookouts. We enjoy the mountain’s culinary delights and meet local characters. Our final day includes a short walk in Lamington National Park, time at a Beechmont art studio and lunch with views back over the mountains before returning to Brisbane.