The ultimate foodie road trip from Brisbane to the Scenic Rim
Discover the best of the Scenic Rim and Southern Queensland Country on this picturesque foodie trail through charming countryside, abundant with wild beauty and mouth-watering local produce.
Pack your tastebuds and follow your nose. If you consider yourself a foodie, delicious road trips are within your reach from Brisbane.
Brisbane’s fast-evolving foodie scene lends itself to alfresco dining, and has forged its own food culture with dedicated eat streets and a new breed of smart-casual eateries.
But venture outside the city, and you’ll find culinary delights in the Scenic Rim and Southern Queensland Country, both a short road trip away.
Think fresh produce and quaint vineyards; rolling mountains and quintessential country charm; charismatic towns and rich culture. Here’s the ultimate three day foodie road trip.
Day 1: Enjoy Brisbane’s dining scene
Brisbane’s restaurant scene is warm and friendly, with everything from hole-in-the-wall bistros to special event destinations welcoming walk-ins and offering world-class dining experiences.
Sunshine-soaked mornings see locals lined up at their favourite Brisbane cafés and bakeries, with plenty serving up fresh produce and a variety of sustainable plant-based options.
Home to a thriving restaurant culture and a host of city wineries, cocktail bars and boutique breweries, if you’re looking for an elevated dining experience in Brisbane, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.Show more
Day 2: Foodie exploration in the Scenic Rim
Home to many wonderful eateries serving up delicious local produce, the Scenic Rim is the key ingredient to your culinary road trip. First, head for the hills and the Gold Coast Hinterland’s Tamborine Mountain, where you’ll be embraced by a velvet cloak of greenery and organic produce.
Start at the family friendly O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat to discover delicious food, peaceful walking trails, guided bird walks, the renowned Tree Top Walk and a multitude of other adventurous activities to choose from.
Follow the road through to Binna Burra Kitchen. This humble little venue offers plenty of Queensland flavour and is home to views that stretch from the Northern Gold Coast all the way down to Tweed Heads in New South Wales, making it a popular pit-stop for locals and savvy tourists alike.Show more
Day 3: Finish up in Southern Queensland Country
Finish off your foodie road trip in Southern Queensland Country. This region is leading the way as the place to escape for fresh produce, boutique wineries and stunning national parks.
Start in Toowoomba and follow your nose to Preston Peak Wines. Perched up high on the Great Dividing Range and overlooking the Lockyer Valley, their collection of wines are rich in flavour due to the cooler climate.
One hour away, you’ll find Sutton’s Juice Factory, where you can enjoy the famously plump Stanthorpe Apple Pie.Show more
This article was written by Tourism and Events Queensland. For more information about road trips in Queensland, go to queensland.com.