On The Property Activities
Birdfeeders with birdseed are provided at the cottages so you can sit on the verandah and feed and watch the cheeky mountain parrots and galahs. King parrots, rainbow and scaly-breasted lorikeets are daily visitors. In autumn the rare Glossy Black red tailed Cockatoos feed on the Casuarina trees surrounding the cottages. In spring watch wedgetail eagles soaring in the sky.
With one kilometer of Christmas Creek frontage, and tubes available, children and adults alike can spend hours amusing themselves in the creek or among the many crystal clear rock pools, or just laze in a tube and feel the tensions drain away
Feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs is popular with children. Bring a few carrots to feed our friendly horses.
Bring your torch with you, and do a spotlight walk at night, under our magical clear night skies. You may be lucky enough to spot a possum, sugar glider, owl, bandicoot or wallaby.
Taking it Easy
Bring a book and curl up in front of our cosy log fires, toast some marshmallows, stargaze, enjoy a game of Scrabble with a friend, or get back to what life used to be, having a quiet conversation over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
On the property, the walk to Cave Rock is well worth the effort, with stunning views of the ancient escarpments of the Scenic Rim and Christmas Creek Valley. Leisurely walks alongside Christmas Creek are a sheer delight. (Picnic baskets are supplied in each cottage)
Out and About Activities
Cave Rock Cottages are situated in the Scenic Rim - a sweeping arc of ranges formed millions of years ago by dramatic volcanic activity, enclosing dozens of creeks and fertile valleys - there is lots to explore and hosts Gary and Gayle are only to willing to help with details on suggested drives, dinning and other activities. Here is just a sample.
There are short and all day self drive trips exploring the many National Parks of the Scenic Rim. World-heritage listed Lamington National Park including the Lost World, Mt Tamborine and Green Mountains or Mt Barney National Park taking in the Lower Portal and Flanagans Reserve or explore the Border Ranges by taking the magnificent Lions Road Drive which winds through the very scenic valleys of Running Creek and Brindle Creek.
The Scenic Rim is one of the fastest growing wine regions in Queensland and its rich volcanic soils are producing premium wines. Follow the Scenic rim Wine trail and/or the Gold Coast Hinterland Wine trail visiting such wineries as the 2003 and 2004 award wining Albert River Winery, the historic Canungra Valley Vineyards or the Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender Farm.
For the 4wd enthusiast the popular Duck Creek Road drive which begins at the base of the beautiful Kerry Valley and winds its way to the top of Lamington Plateau is a must. this road is the ideal way to visit the famous O'Reillys Rainforest Resort, Green Mountains and the exhilarating Tree Top Walk. Misty rainforest, stunning lookouts and picnic areas are all apart of this adventure.