Who else is planning a picnic this weekend? Pack your picnic blanket, head to the Scenic Rim (for those who live within 50km) and let these local businesses sort the rest for you!
Some of our favourite foodies are offering delicious hampers and take away meals for you to enjoy at your favourite Scenic Rim spots. Whether you feel like a grazing platter from Kooroomba Gully or hamper from Scenic Rim Brewery while you look out at Lake Moogerah, or some tea and scones from Spring Creek Mountain Cafe while you visit Queen Mary Falls National Park, we can guarantee fresh air and wide open spaces.
Mt Alford’s Scenic Rim Brewery is offering hampers to go with their refreshing ales. Each hamper includes enough for two people: fresh rolls, cold meat, cheese, Wendy’s Dutch potato salad, olives, dip, nuts, tomatoes, fresh & dried fruit, relish and a sneaky slice for dessert. They must be pre-ordered via their online store and pick- up from the brewery must be on Saturday, between 10am-2pm. You can also add some of their craft beers (to take home) and famous pretzels to your order. Hampers start from $65.00 and you can contact them on 07 5463 0412.
Caz Osborne is known for her Scenic Rim Cooking Classes, locally made chutneys and relishes and her impressive hampers and platters. If you’re looking to feast on some delicious local produce, there’s a hamper to suit every tastebud. The picnic hampers start from $75 and have a range of goodies including local meats, cheeses, olives, oil, chutney, dried fruit and nuts or fresh fruit, pate or hummus, pesto and gluten-free biscuits. The Premium Scenic Rim Platter is $115 per couple and is for the foodies. It includes pate, pesto, freshwater crayfish, smoked drumsticks, fresh fruit, artisan breads, cheeses, chocolate and more. The platters and hampers even include maps with local tips! To order contact Caz online or via 0408 199 736.
As soon as you drive through the grand entrance of O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards you’ll feel you’ve had a trip away! The picturesque vineyard, situated on Canungra Creek, is offering picnics and takeaway options for visitors. Choose from their takeaway picnic baskets, cheeseboards, pizzas and O’Reilly’s wines to take with you and enjoy in the nearby national parks and lush surrounds. For more details or to place an order you can contact them on 07 5543 4011.
As the weather starts to cool down and we’re reminded that it’s autumn, it’s the perfect time to reach for some comfort food. Spring Creek Mountain Café is offering some takeaway country classics like chicken and leek pie with chips and salad, pork and apple sausage rolls, their Killarney Beef Burger and for something sweet – tea and scones, with jam and cream.
While sitting in the café and garden isn’t permitted due to the current regulations, you can take it away and enjoy in the nearby Queen Mary Falls National Park. To order your takeaway you can 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 picnic packs to feed four people. They do recommend pre-ordering the picnic pack by calling 5467 1707. In addition to the above, they also have their Friday night gourmet pizza night and offer sourdough bread for pick-up on Saturday morning. Pre-order is essential for the pizza and sourdough loaves.
Craving an authentic country pub meal? The Bearded Dragon is offering some of their favourite dishes takeaway from 10am-8pm. There are parmys, burgers, chicken wings, salads and more. You can order online at the click of a button or call them on 07 5543 6888 and then collect and take with you to your special Scenic Rim spot.
If you’d like to fill up your empty esky on your visit pop into The Big Pumpkin in Beaudesert to get your groceries and local produce. There are a range of other local stores you can get produce, gifts and takeaway from in the region before you head off, so keep an eye out as you drive by.
For those visiting (and you must live within 50km), don’t forget to follow all Queensland Government guidelines including social distancing rules. Some National Parks will be open so best to check the latest updates from the Queensland Government and SEQ before you leave on your adventure.
**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.
This information was correct as of April 30, 2020.