Celebrating mum this weekend? Whether you want to send a gift from afar, enjoy a picnic together in the Scenic Rim (for those who live within 50km) or plan a future country getaway for your mum, we have some #buyfromthebush tips.
If you’re hoping to get some fresh country air and enjoy a picnic in the Scenic Rim this weekend there are a number of local businesses offering tasty options for the foodies in your family.
Get out into the fresh air this weekend and stop by Cedar Creek Estate. Their special picnic baskets will be loaded with food and drink for a family of four. The picnics include a selection of meats and cheeses, breadsticks, water and poppers plus a blanket and basket for you to keep, for $85. Pre-ordering is essential and you can call ahead on 07 5545 1666 with pick-up before noon on Sunday, May 10. Those who purchase a basket will also go into the draw to win a free Mother’s Day gift hamper!
After the success of their recent hampers, Mt Alford’s Scenic Rim Brewery is also offering special Mother’s Day hampers to go with their refreshing ales. Grab one to take home or to nearby Lake Moogerah and enjoy a picnic by the water. They must be pre-ordered via their online store and pick- up from the brewery is on Saturday and Sunday. You can phone in on 07 5463 0412 or oder online www.scenicrimbrewery.com.au
Does your mum love scones? How about with a cuppa as you enjoy a picnic looking out to the view of nearby Queen Mary Falls National Park? Spring Creek Mountain Café will be offering their classic country meals as takeaway this weekend. You can order via their website www.springcreekcottages.com.au or contact them on 07 4664 7101.
At Summer Land Camels, their farm cafe is open from 9am – 3pm daily and offers coffee and cakes, a seasonal lunch menu to takeaway, plus award-winning camel milk gelato. This weekend they’ll also have special picnic packs to feed four people. Perfect for a Mother’s Day in the Scenic Rim. They do recommend pre-ordering the picnic pack by calling 07 5467 1707.
Craving an authentic pub meal? The Bearded Dragon is offering some of their favourite dishes as takeaway from 10am-8pm. You can order online or call them on 07 5543 6888 and then collect and take with you to your special Scenic Rim spot.
If you’re not located within 50km of the Scenic Rim but still want to get your mum something special from our local businesses, you can still support them with the click of a button!
Based in the heart of Scenic Rim in Boonah, Scenic Rim Cooking Classes, hosted by Caz Osbourne, welcomes foodies to Caz’s kitchen in a restored Queenslander surrounded by beautiful gardens and stunning views of the Scenic Rim. With a range of cuisines and local produce to cook with, Caz will ensure you not only learn how to cook some great dishes but get to sit down and taste them as well. Scenic Rim Cooking Classes is offering a special for Mother’s Day – if you book a future cooking class or buy a gift voucher valued at $125 for your mum, she’ll also receive a Kooroomba Gully Produce Pack on the day she attends her class. Head to their website www.scenicrimcookingclasses.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
If you’d love to get your mum an experience she won’t forget, we suggest a hot air balloon ride with the Scenic Rim’s Floating Images. Picture your mum enjoying an experience like no other, on a sky-high adventure seeing the amazing views of the Scenic Rim and surrounds. Floating Images are offering special Mother’s Day gift vouchers to use in the future. Give them a call on 07 3294 8770 or order online at www.floatingimages.com.au.
Your mum will LOVE these natural bath & body products featuring produce grown in the Scenic Rim. The luxurious soaps include ingredients like Tommerup’s Dairy milk in the ‘Kerry Valley’ creamy milk and vanilla soap. You can order their full range from the comfort of home and have them posted, or if you live in Boonah and surrounds you can pick-up yourself or have them delivered for free. To make your order visit them here cocoandmyrtle.com
For the mums who love local produce and wine, you could try the new Scenic Rim Farm Box which can be delivered directly to those mums in Brisbane in coming weeks, or get some fine local drops delivered from the many local wineries including Canungra Valley Vineyard, Cedar Creek Estate, Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard and Sarabah Estate Vineyard.
Even though you can’t stay in the Scenic Rim at the moment, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead! The region is home to a range of accommodation options, from charming BnBs, luxury glamping spots, authentic farm experiences and camping options.
Greenlee Farm & Cottages is offering Mother’s Day vouchers to surprise mum with! The luxurious cottages are nestled on the hills of Greenlee’s Macadamia orchard in Sarabah, just outside of Canungra.
Milford Country Cottages are also taking future bookings in anticipation of those winter visitors. Located just near Boonah, Milford Country Cottages offer some time away from the hustle and bustle, stunning sunsets and time to wine (and cheese) down by their campfire.
If your mum would love a true farm experience, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm will be the perfect escape. With six generations under their belts, this working dairy farm has perfected the authentic farm experience. Mum can start the day with local produce from the Tommerup’s creamery, before exploring their working dairy farm and then kick back in their rustic, country cottage or historic homestead… which can fit the whole extended family if she prefers! Sit back and breathe in that fresh Kerry Valley air.
You can find more accommodation options here. If you’re able to plan and book a holiday for the future we know our local businesses would love to have you (and are happy to help you plan for when you are able to visit us in the Scenic Rim again).
**These businesses are following all Government advice and regulations surrounding COVID-19. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with them directly. We recommend contacting businesses before you visit or order to confirm their stock.