Mark the diary for Sunday March 6. You may like to call it Super Sunday. This is the day a massive 22 farms and producers from across the famous Scenic Rim are opening their gates and welcoming visitors. From fresh produce from the Scenic Rim Farm Shop, cuddles with lambs at Towri Sheep Cheeses, picnics with Alpacas at Mountview Alpaca Farm, stocking up on artisan dairy products at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, to beer tasting at Scenic Rim Brewery and wine sipping at Sarabah, visitors will leave with full stomachs and a love for the Scenic Rim region. It’s the most wonderful day, where eskies and hearts are filled and farmers, flavour-makers and producers are the stars of the show.
It all happens in the Scenic Rim, named one of Lonely Planet’s top ten regions in the world to visit this year.
This community initiative, driven by local tourism association Destination Scenic Rim, will celebrate Queensland agriculture, give visitors a chance to meet and support local farmers directly and is a perfect excuse for a country drive just over an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It’s the perfect day trip, or weekend away!
Destination Scenic Rim Board Member and Dairy Farmer Kay Tommerup of Tommerup’s Dairy Farm said, “Farm Gate Trail is important to our business because building connections with our customers is at the core of our values. Farm Gate Trail brings visitors to our farm who love local produce, who value knowing their local farmers, and who are excited to taste their way around the Scenic Rim. It brings a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our product to people who may not have tried our products. We love being able to share our farm story, our produce, and encourage visitors to take the time to visit other amazing producers across the region.”
Destination Scenic Rim CEO, Jessica Greenaway, is excited for visitors to experience the beauty, warmth, and authenticity the region has to offer. “There is no mistaking why the Scenic Rim was named in the top ten regions in the world to visit in 2022, patchwork fields of green, world heritage rainforests and mountain ranges, all provide a world-class backdrop for a Sunday drive in the country, but it is the opportunity to meet our passionate local farmers and produces that make this event so special.”
Hannah Hughes, Vineyard Manager at Sarabah Estate agrees the Farm Gate Trail is a celebration of local business and their collective passion. “The Farm Gate Trail is so important as it allows us to celebrate not only our own small business but allows us to support and celebrate other local businesses who are passionate in what they do. We love the ability to interact with our customers and share a bit of our story. Visitors can expect to be welcomed into a small family-owned estate that takes pride in grape growing. Enjoy a glass of wine amongst our vines, a wood-fired pizza from our smoke and vine bar or a beautiful meal at our bistro.”
Kate Bennie from Summer Land Camels thinks the Farm Gate Trail is a fantastic way to connect with people from all walks of life and to introduce them to their business – Australia’s largest Camel Dairy and the world’s largest Wild Camel Training Facility. “We love to welcome visitors to our farm to share our passion for camels and camel milk. As you learn all about these amazing creatures and get up close and personal with them, you might find yourself falling in love with them too! They get a snapshot of some of the amazing things that the Scenic Rim has to offer – and they’ll be sure to want to come back for more!”
The inaugural Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail was first held in 2020, fast forward 2 years and the popular event has now grown to attract over 5,000 visitors to the region.
The Scenic Rim Farm Gate Trail on March 6th will be held from 9am – 3pm
The 22 farmers and small producers opening their gates include Summer Land Camels, Scenic Rim Farm Shop, Coco and Myrtle, Scenic Rim Mushrooms, Scenic Rim Brewery, Running Creek Beef, Olive View Estate, Towri Sheep Cheeses, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, Bee All Natural Honey, Sarabah Estate Vineyard, O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard, Mountview Alpacas, Pretty Produce, Witches Falls Winery, Oaky Creek Farm & Harvest Cafe, White’s Farm, The Overflow Estate 1895, Ladybrook Farm, Canungra Creek Fingerlimes, Tamborine Mountain Distillery and Cauldron Distillery.
Visitors can download their own map and pick the stops they’d like to visit between 9am 3pm, with 22 Farm Gates to choose from!
For more info visit Destination Scenic Rim