Scenic Rim

Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim is a group of mountain ranges of the Great Dividing Range in South East Queensland. These ranges include the Little Liverpool Range, Main Range, Mistake Ranges, McPherson Range, Tweed Ranges and the Border Ranges. The mountainous landscape forms a quarter circle ridge positioned roughly from south of Toowoomba around to Springbrook. Tamborine Mountain, Lever's Plateau in New South Wales and the Lamington Plateau are part of the rim formation. [Rankin, Robert. (1992) "Secrets of the Scenic Rim". Rankin Publishers ISBN 0-9592418-3-3]

Parts of the rim are well developed, crossed by highways with facilities for tourists, others are privately owned agricultural properties. Most areas are remote, isolated and protected in national parks, including Main Range National Park, Lamington National Park, Border Ranges National Park, Mount Barney National Park and Springbrook National Park.

There are many recreational activities for rockclimbers, hikers and nature lovers on the rim and in the valleys of Laidley Creek, Christmas Creek, Fassifern Valley, Numinbah Valley, the Albert River, Logan River, Coomera River and the Bremer River.

The concept of the Scenic Rim was first described by Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey in the 1920s.cite book |title=Heritage Trails of the Great South East |last=Queensland Environmental Protection Agency |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2000 |publisher=State of Queensland |location= |isbn=0-7345-1008-X |pages=18 ] They were campaigning for the protection of the forests from Main Range to the Lamington Plateau. At the same time the Binna Burra lodge was established.


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