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Hike With Alpacas And Ride Camels On The Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail

By Georgia Condon – who will need to try a bite of every dish at the table.

Polish your boots and grab the esky—the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail is popping up again for 2023 on Sunday 2 April, with 25 farmers and small producers welcoming visitors this year. The first Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail of 2023 is the ultimate foodie road trip where a record number of farmers, growers, producers, winemakers, brewers, distillers and flavour-makers across the region will, quite literally, open their gates. 

The Scenic Rim was named as one of the top ten regions in the world to visit this year, and the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail is the perfect excuse to jump in the car, directly support the primary producers that feed us, and take in some of that fresh countryside air.

A group of camels with one showing its teeth to the camera.

Showcasing the huge variety of agriculture in the area, the 25 participating farm gates and small businesses include foodie spots like Canungra Creek Fingerlimes, Valley Pride Produce, Bee All Natural Honey, White's Farm, Scenic Rim Mushrooms, and Olive View Estate, where you can pick up freshly pressed olive oil. Stop for a rest and a feed at Oaky Creek Farm and Harvest Cafe, The Shed Cafe Rathdowney, or Scenic Rim Farm Shop then stroll through flower fields at the Elderflower Farm.

Don’t miss cuddles with lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses, camel feeding and rides at Summer Land Camels, and picnicking with furry new friends at Mountview Alpaca Farm or feeding farm animals at Tommerup's Dairy Farm.

A field with rows of flowers growing.

For boozy experiences, you can visit Barney Creek Vineyard, Bunjurgen Estate, Hampton Estate Winery, Scenic Rim Brewery, O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard (where you can enjoy a picnic on the creek with a $10 tasting paddle), Witches Falls Winery, The Overflow Estate 1895, Tamborine Mountain Distillery, and Cauldron Distillery, with its sweeping view of the vineyard.

There's plenty more must-hit spots on the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail and loads of the locations on the Trail welcome dogs, too.

You can read more about the Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail and plan your itinerary here. Thinking about making a weekend of it? Check out our picks of where to stay in the Scenic Rim here.

Image credit: Tommerup's Dairy Farm, Destination Scenic Rim

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