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exploring the rest

There's a range of different activities available on site and locally within our valley.

On Site:


  •  Full size flood-lit tennis court, basketball & volleyball court, indoor table tennis, Foosball facilities.

  •  Unlimited access to Christmas Creek to enjoy the pristine waters - paddling, swimming, rock-hopping,                       fishing or with plenty of quiet places around to enjoy a picnic or just plain lazing about.  

  •  FREE Waterslide in the summer months.

  •  Feeding our small collection of birds with endless amount of local birds for those Bird watching.

  •  Paradise for Photography and Artist with unlimited places including... mountains, creeks, wildlife, fauna & flora..

  •  Star glazing..... Well the best place to be, away from the city lights. 

  • It's a place where the kids can freely explore... then there's the wildlife...

  • Meet our friendly Butler, chickens & the neighbours including kangaroos.

Off Site:


  • Camping: Right next door at Stinson Park. Barbecues, new toilets, BYO drinking water, no pets. Bookings preferred.As campers set up their tents on Stinson Park, some may recall the heroic actions of Bernard O'Reilly and other locals in 1937 when a small commercial passenger plane crashed in thick rainforest.  The campsite in Christmas Creek Rd was the base of operations for the rescue party, who trekked 10km through the bush to save two men, still alive 10 days after their Stinson airliner "City of Brisbane" disappeared on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.    Ph: 07 5544 8008  Managed by Pet Rob Services                                                                                                                                                                              

  • 4wd Driving: Duck Creek Road is one of the most scenic touring tracks located in close proximity to both Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Due to its natural landscape and it entering the picturesque rainforest of Lamington National Park. The track is suitable for any off roader or 4wd camper. One of the most impressive aspects of the Duck Creek track is the view of the Gold Coast hinterland then driving through amazing rain forest tracks, stunning lookouts and picnic areas. Exploring day trip opportunities to O'Reilly resort, the Green Mountains section with Tree Top suspensions bridges and numerous graded walks. Untouched rainforest park criss-crossed with walking trails and home to rare animals and birds.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  • Qld famous Gold Coast Theme Parks are only 80 minutes drive: Wet-in-Wild, Movie World, The Australian OutBack, Dreamworld and of course Sea World which is a little longer.                                                                                                                                                       

  • Enjoy a few hours or days in outstanding parks in this delightful corner of South East Queensland. Four of the parks covered are part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, which is internationally renowned for its conservation values-- especially it's unique geology, subtropical and cool temperate rainforests and rare animals. Lamington National Park—covering 20 590 ha—boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range allowing visitors to explore the area’s forests, creeks and waterfalls. Lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, towards the western Scenic Rim and northern New South Wales. Lamington’s natural diversity can be discovered on the many walking tracks. See subtropical rainforest, ancient Antarctic beech trees, hoop pines, eucalypt forest and montane heath, and if fortunate, some of the area’s elusive wildlife.                                                                 

  • Relax and Rejuvenate with Toni our local Massage and Bowen Therapy. A range of therapeutic and pampering treatments available from 1/2 hour to 1 hour. Off site or On site.                                                                                                                                    Please phone Toni for an appointment 0417064955 weekdays or (07) 55448227 weekends.


  • Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy tours just twenty minutes away. They provide an insight into robotic dairy farming and why it's so much better for the cows and the milk they produce. Contact to book a tour  0448 887 844 or (07) 5544 2206


  • Ballooning over the Scenic Rim plus Champagne Breakfast everyday, just a  thirty minute drive from Christmas Creek Cafe` & Cabins. Spectacular Hot Air Balloon ride over the hinterland.

       Full Hot Breakfast and Champagne at O'Reilly's Grand Homestead and Vineyard  visit.

        Hot Air Balloon Scenic Rim open 8am to 8pm on 1300 766 887 or instant tickets online at


  • Immerse yourself in the history of pioneers, timber-getters and the Stinson wreck

  • Take part in the local 'Farm Gate Festival' in June

  • Check out the Darlington market

  • Experience the annual 'Arts in the Olives Festival' in May (mothers day treat)

  • Learn to cook with fresh local produce

  • Explore the countryside on horseback


Scenic Rim:


Cyclists love our spectacular views and country roads. Our steep hills … not so much.

Browse our art galleries, gift shops and country clothing stores. Have a lazy lunch at a country pub, or sample some local brews over a Scenic Rim cheese platter. Bring the children, there’s plenty to keep them busy. The Scenic Rim is one of Australia’s best natural playgrounds. Choose your own adventure in the Scenic Rim.


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