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The Ultimate Indulgence Trail

Discover local breweries and wineries across Queensland's Scenic Rim and Northern New South Wales

Discover why the Scenic Rim, Northern NSW and the Gold Coast are home to some of Australia's premier food and beverage experiences on this epic 7 day road trip across South Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Along with award-winning produce, fall in love with the natural beauty of the century-old volcanic mountains and valleys and country charm while winding your way across this indulgent trail. There's something for every food enthusiast to enjoy in this produce-rich region. 

Day 1: Brisbane Apollo Branch to Tamborine Mountain

Distance: 80km

Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pick up your Apollo vehicle and head south in the direction of Mt Tamborine. Once you've arrived, spend the afternoon visiting the beautiful Curtis Falls before watching the sun go down from Rotary Lookout. 


Day 2: Tamborine Mountain

We hope you're hungry, because there is a wealth of delightful food and wine is waiting for you today. We recommend treating yourself with a visit to Witches Falls Winery and Cellar Door. 


Woman standing at fruit market stall | Tourism and Events Queensland

Day 3: Tamborine Mountain to Stanthorpe

Distance: 214kms

Travel time: 2 hours 50 minutes

We hope you left room after a day in the Tamborine Mountain because it's only going to get better. Today's destination is Stanthorpe, situated just on the Queensland side of the Queensland New South Wales border. Wine lovers rejoice, Stanthorpe has over 50 vineyards to choose from and while you're here be sure to drop in on Sutton's Juice Factory to taste their famous apple pies and buttermilk scones. 


Day 4: Stanthorpe to Byron Bay

Distance: 261kms

Tracel time: 3 hours 35 minutes

Cross the border today and enter Northern New South Wales. The world famous (partly due to the Hemsworth brothers!) Byron Bay is your destination for today. 


Day 5: Byron Bay

After a quick trip to the Cape Byron Lighthouse (the most easterly point of the Australian mainland!) get ready to eat your way through Byron Bay. Spend the day slowly working your way from the acai bowls on the coast to The Farm on the Byron Bay hinterlands. 


Byron Bay Hinterland | Destination New South Wales


Day 6: Byron Bay to Burleigh Heads

Distance: 82kms

Travel time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Head back to Queensland today, with the fashionable Burleigh Heads to look forward to. Burleigh Heads is known for great surf, incredible views and hip dining and we recommend watching the sun go down with fresh Pan-Asian dish from Rick Shores. You can thank us later!


Meal on table overlooking Burleigh Heads beach | Tourism and Events Queensland

Day 7: Burleigh Heads to Brisbane

Distance: 95km

Travel time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Early risers can conquer the Burleigh Headland walk before heading back to Brisbane. Brisbane is a growing foodie hub, with many delightful and delicious restaurants located along the Brisbane River. 


Group sitting and enjoying drinks next to Brisbane river with skyline in background | Tourism & Events Queensland



Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm

The Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm is ideally located in the Scenic Rim. This stunning property is home to a cellar door, restaurant, and lavender shop overlooking 6 acres of vineyards and fields of lavender with views of the Scenic Rim Mountains.

Granite Belt Wineries 

Stanthorpe is home to 50+ vineyards and many outstanding cafes and restuarants. Soaked in European culture with produce as diverse as the seasons, the Granite Belt is a food enthusiast’s delight from the paddock to the plate. 

The Farm, Byron Bay 

Situated on the outskirts of Byron Bay, The Farm is predominately a working farm, home to a collection of independent businesses all sharing in a common goal "Grow, Feed, Educate." It's a great place to see how a farm works and suports the surrounding nature.

Rick Shores

This local's favourite is not only situation right on the water at Burleigh Heads, but the menu boasts an array of droolworthy items. Unsurprisingly, it received a chef’s hat in the 2019 and 2020 Australian Good Food Guide and landed a prized spot on the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Restaurants list.


Where to Stay

Thunderbird Park Tamborine Mountain

Country Style Caravan Park

Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

Burleigh Beach Tourist Park 

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