Scenic Rim Eat Local Month

Scenic Rim Eat Local Month

23 Apr 2024

Scenic Rim Eat Local Month is a celebration of the food, produce and people of this fertile region of South East Queensland where much of our fresh produce is grown. There’s a host of foodie-focused events taking place across the month of June across the wineries, distilleries, accommodation providers and farms, from family friendly events and campfire cooking, to fine dining, cocktail making and paddock-to-plate experiences.

Areas of the Gold Coast Hinterland including Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and Beechmont are part of the Scenic Rim Eat Local celebrations, bringing together chefs, foodies and farmers together to enjoy local flavours and showcase the vast array of delicious products that are made here. It’s the perfect time to take a day trip, or plan a getaway and while you’re on the tasting trail, explore the stunning National Parks, hiking trails, waterfalls and attractions the Hinterland is famous for.

Beechmont Estate

Nestled among rolling green hills, this stunning Hinterland estate offers fine dining at onsite restaurant, The Paddock, luxury accommodation in the form of cabins with incredible views across the surrounding countryside. Beechmont Estate are hosting a number of decadent farm-to-table dining experiences for Scenic Rim Eat Local Month and if you want to make a weekend of it, book an accommodation package, which includes a two or three night stay and tickets to various events. 

The Paddock Sunset Banquet


Savour the flavours of the Scenic Rim, and gather around the centrepiece grill as The Paddock’s culinary team prepare a feast of local delights over the flames. The three-course meal at the Paddock Sunset Banquet will be expertly paired with local wines and you’ll dine as the sun sets over the Hinterland. Finish the evening with delicious desserts and toasting gourmet marshmallows under the stars.

Saturday June 1st, 5.30 - 10pm
Where: Beechmont Estate, 422 Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont

High Tea in the Fields

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Enjoy stunning sights and dainty bites at this special Hinterland high tea. Feast on a selection of carefully curated sweet and savoury local flavours at this afternoon of culinary delights, live music and lawn games. 

When: Sunday June 2, 11.30am - 4.30pm
Where: Beechmont Estate, 422 Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont

Eat Local Market, Growers and Makers Day at Picnic Real Food Bar - North Stores 

If you like your produce plucked from the ground or tree mere hours before you eat it, then to market you must go. This market showcases Tamborine Mountain's freshest, local and seasonal produce. Savour a vibrant day filled with local growers, food artisans, stalls and live music. Bring your picnic blankets and empty eskies and indulge in a day of community spirit and culinary delights.

When: Sunday June 2, 9am - 2pm
Where: Picnic Real Food Bar – North Stores, 46 Main St, Tamborine Mountain

Longest Lunch at O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard


This is a long lunch in more ways that one! Not only will you be sipping fine wine and enjoying culinary creations for three hours, but you’ll be seated at a table so long you’ll struggle to see both ends of it. Sink your feet into the cool grass and soak up the serene creekside setting as you tuck into the marvellous menu created by O’Reilly’s executive chef.  The meal includes a starter, two share platter courses, and dessert all made with fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients. Live music will be the perfect accompaniment to your feast on a sunny afternoon in this spectacular spot.

When: Sunday June 2, 11.30am - 2.30pm
Where: O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards, 852 Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Perched on top of the mountain, this multi award-winning distillery (over 300 and counting!) looks like something out of an English fairytale. Inside the Elizabethan tudor-style building you’ll find everything from liqueurs, schnapps, vodka and gins created from an impressive variety of botanicals. Over the Scenic Rim Eat Local Month, you can attend a range of classes and workshops where you’ll learn how to craft your own signature spirits and liqueurs and mix some very tasty cocktails. The distillery’s expert guides will share insights into the rich history of spirits and liqueurs and the craft behind Tamborine Mountain Distillery’s award-winning range. And naturally a few tastings will be enjoyed too!


Craft Your Signature Bottle - Spirit Blending Class

When: Saturday June 1, 11am - 12.30pm, Sunday June 2, 11am - 12.30pm
Where: Tamborine Mountain Distillery, 10 Macdonnell Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Elevate Your Spirits – Liqueur Making Class

When: Friday June 7, 3.50 - 5pm, Saturday June 8, 11am - 12.30pm, Sunday June 9, 11am - 12.30pm 
Where: Tamborine Mountain Distillery, 10 Macdonnell Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Craft Your Own Cocktail

When: Friday 14 June, 3.30 - 5pm, Saturday 15 June, 3:30pm - 5pm, Sunday 16 June, 11am - 12:30pm
Where: Tamborine Mountain Distillery, 10 Macdonnell Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Witches Falls Winery 

Tacos and Tipples


Enjoy an afternoon of laid-back vibes and a fiesta of flavours courtesy of mouthwatering tacos by Scenic Rim Food Ambassador Josue Lopez, and a diverse drink selection, including over 20 wines, craft beer, and hard ciders. With live music and local flavours, all set in Witches Falls picturesque vineyard, it's the perfect day out on Tamborine Mountain. Table bookings are two hours, but you can linger longer if you BYO picnic blanket and find a sunny spot among the vines.

When: Sunday June 2, 11am - 3.30pm
Where: Witches Falls Winery, 79 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Behind the Barrels

Join the team from Witches Falls Winery for a fun, insider's journey into the world of winemaking. Go behind the scenes with their passionate winemakers, explore their production process, and uncover the fascinating journey from grape to bottle. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or a curious newcomer, Behind the Barrels promises to be both entertaining and enlightening. Chat with winemakers, ask questions and geek out on grapes with fellow lovers of a fine drop. (18+ only.)

When: June 2, 11am, 12pm and 1pm
Where: Witches Falls Winery, 79 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Twilight Cocktail Masterclass at Cauldron Distillery

Fancy crafting your own cocktails and getting a behind-the-scenes peek at a working distillery at the same time? Then sign up for this event at Cauldron Distillery where the resident mixologist will share the secret to shaking, stirring and muddling the perfect cocktail, using premium ingredients and learning the history behind them. Stay a while either side, spread out a picnic rug and enjoy the scenery or lush meadows and vineyards alongside a refreshing beverage made with spirits brewed on site. That’s as local as you get!

When: Friday June 21, 5 - 6pm
Where: Cauldron Distillery, 89-123 Hartley Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Campfire Cookout and Nature-Play with Birdwings Forest School at Frost Farm

Bring the kids to this family-friendly event that celebrates and nurtures a connection with nature. It will be a fun morning of fire, fresh air and food that little ones will love, and carers too. Gather round the campfire for an unforgettable cookout experience where you’ll help prepare homemade delights like vegetable soup and damper using fresh produce from the Scenic Rim. While the food simmers, learn bush skills like whittling and weaving, deepening your family's connection to the great outdoors.

When: 12, 19, 24, 25 & 26 June, 9.30am- 12.30pm
Where: Frost Farm Lower Paddock, 44 Billiau Rd, Guanaba

Feast in the Valley at Country Mile Escape 


If you’re a meat eater, then this event is for you. Sink your teeth into a four-course meal made with locally grown beef and fresh produce while an expert butcher breaks down a side of beef, giving insights into meat cuts, cooking tips and the way the meat industry works. A unique culinary experience for carnivores!

When: June 22, 12 - 2.30pm
Where: Country Mile Escape, 63 Little Flying Fox Rd, Flying Fox

Beef and Bonfire at Sarabah Estate

Light up your tastebuds and gather around the bonfire for a three-course feast under the stars. The delicious winter menu will warm your belly,  paired with Sarabah Estate’s signature wines and ports. Watch the shadows of surrounding mountains spread across the valley, and draw closer to the warmth of the bonfire as the heat fades with the daylight and the stars start to sparkle.

When: Friday June 14, 4 - 8pm
Where: Sarabah Estate Vineyard, 46 Rymera Rd, Sarabah

If you want to explore more of this beautiful region of the Gold Coast Hinterland check out this blog: Locals Guide to Canungra & Tamborine Mountain


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