One of the best kept secrets in South East Queensland, just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane, discover the Lost World Valley on the Scenic Rim Hinterland. If you’re looking for a quiet and gentle, slow moving and relaxing short break, driving to the Lost World Valley and enjoying all it has to offer, it will definitely recharge your batteries.
The scenery is always impressive, no matter whether skies are blue or cloudy, see the vivid mountains of the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park as they rise up dramatically above the Valley plain, peppered by the chill rock pools of the Upper Albert River and Christmas Creek; the region takes in Kerry, Darlington as well as Lamington too. One of the best ways to see The Lost World Valley is from up above and take off with Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim, float up, up and away and get a real sense of the majesty and distances and scope of the entire region. Hot Air Balloon rides happen daily and it’s recommended to book well in advance.
When deciding to choose your Scenic rim accommodation, there is a wide range to select from and it’s up to you whether you would like on your visit to The Lost World Valley to stay at a farmstay like Cebra Farm or to stay in a wonderful cottage, or choose to go camping or even try a self contained accommodation. What you can be sure of, no matter which style of Scenic Rim accommodation you choose, is that there is a real sense of peace and tranquillity at all. Whether it’s views of the farm, over wide open paddocks or views of the impressive mountain ranges of The Lost World Valley take the time to drink in the scenery and the serenity.
Of course, other than choosing a popular hot air balloon ride, there is also the chance to do some bush walking or wander through local towns and definitely pop into the local bakery and be sure to check out the main street for locally produced preserves and organic foods, even better why not put together a picnic and enjoy all that in the wide open fresh air. If you happen to visit for Lost World's 'Arts in the Olives' Festival in Mid May, be sure to bring your appetite!
Other activities available in The Lost World Valley include fishing find some suitable creek frontage and try your hand at sport fishing for Bass or Spangled Perch and look out for, Mary River Cod, Eels and Eel Tailed Catfish. If you’d rather bring your binoculars and do a spot of bird watching, you’re in the right place, bring your field guide book and see just how many bird species you can see and ask the locals which birds are migrating as seasonally the sights will change, whether you’re lucky enough to see Dollar Birds and Channell Bill Cuckoos or our favourite the Azure Kingfishers.
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Brisbane Scenic Rim, Queensland, Australia
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