The Scenic Rim may just hold the secret to surviving the next few months. Home to hundreds of kilometres of stunning tracks and national park trails, it is the perfect place to escape, walk it off and experience some spectacular scenery with all creeks and waterfalls back to their majestic best.

In this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation, bushwalking  is an ideal option and with six national parks to explore, the Scenic Rim, just an hour from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, offers the opportunity to pack your car, your kids and maybe one friend and head west. Take your empty esky, stop for some local produce along the way and spend a day (or weekend) walking some of the dozens of magical bush tracks that dot the region’s 4243 square kilometres.

The national park contains 12 tracks that are guaranteed to reward you with pristine air, stunning views and immense satisfaction. From gentle well-marked paths to challenging mountain scrambles, there is a walk to suit most abilities. And while you are in the region, take the opportunity to visit a local butcher, a farm stay, one of the craft breweries or wineries, a gallery or pop into one of the fabulous fashion or homewares stores – it is truly a region unlike any other.

Free of charge, these bush walks are exactly what everyone needs during these uncertain times. It is a safe way to get out of your house for a few hours whilst also getting some quality exercise.

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