SHOW ME THE WAY!!
Tour the Mt Barney Valley during “A World Apart – Discover the Hidden Tastes of Mt Barney”
The beautiful Scenic Rim is on Brisbane’s doorstep to the south, and is the setting for the “A World Apart” food and wine discovery tour. Here four tourism operators will put out old-fashioned wooden signposts for one weekend only to entice and guide you along the experience trail. The operators are unique in working together to put on this annual event to help you explore the beautiful Mt Barney Valley.
Each location offers a free “taste of Mt Barney” with local and homemade fare – Barney Creek Vineyard winery will have wine tasting, including their new Petit Verdot wine. Mt Barney Lodge is an Advanced Ecotourism retreat and will have hourly bushtucker tours with a tasting of how this bushtucker is used in everyday menus at the Lodge. Classi di Cucina Italiana displays modern stone sculptures within their gardenscape that can be contemplated as long as the homemade fruit sorbet lasts!! And Scenic Rim Hampers will have samples of the locally sourced indulgences that are within their hand-assembled hampers.
Guests to “A World Apart” will also be able to explore the unique gardens at the four venues, enjoy live music, and discover the art from local artists such as Therese Flynn-Clark (please link to Therese Flynn-Clark Bio PDF) – a fibre and weaving artist who has won the Caldera Art Prize, and Jennifer Seale who creates magical canvasses of landscapes and still life with watercolours.
But the most dramatic and enduring feature of a visit to “A World Apart” is the volcanic mountain scenery of the Mt Barney Valley which is created by the presence of the McPherson Range, the most well-known and recognisable peak being Mt Barney at 1,354m.
Visitors are welcome to come for a day trip or stay overnight in one of the accommodation options – from camping and huts, to cute B&B’s and Farm Stays.
At the end of all the fun, visitors can enter their completed entry ticket in the draw to win some great prizes …. just for having a great day out!!