Getting there Ipswich is 40 motorway minutes from Brisbane; the Scenic Rim starts just south and is about 90 minutes’ drive across.
GROVE COTTAGE This self-contained accommodation also offers watercolour classes. thegrovebedandbreakfast.com.au
WORENDO COTTAGES The mountain views from this spot near Darlington are so spectacular they look Photoshopped. Its Wild Lime Cooking School adds yum to a rural idyll. worendo.com
HOMAGE Don’t miss the chance to eat at Spicers Hidden Vale’s restaurant. spicersretreats.com
SCENIC RIM EAT LOCAL WEEK The celebration of local food, wine and farming takes place this year from 30 June to 8 July, with a program that includes farm gate events, culinary experiences, and the Winter Harvest Festival at Aratula on 7 July. eatlocalweek.com.au