Coochin QLD, Australia
Coochin
One of the oldest pastoral homesteads in the Scenic Rim is named Coochin Coochin, meaning ‘many black swans’, because of the many black swans living on the lagoon. The land, originally inhabited by the Ugarapul people, was first selected in the 1840s when it was a rambling stretch of 120,000 acres. By the time the Bell family
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19 High Street Boonah Queensland
Boonah
This Boonah butcher says he sticks to good old-fashioned techniques and it’s an approach which has set him apart from the competition. He’s won a slew of awards at the annual Sausage King championships, for his traditional beef sausages, as well as for his gourmet snags. Gary says the awards help to confirm that h
Tabooba
At a very young age, Jim Platell made the decision to continue the family tradition of dairy farming. With his father’s blessing, they purchased Eurara, a 700-acre farm in picturesque Tabooba, a short drive south of Beaudesert. Jim and his sister, Bob, who returned to the country to help Jim on the farm, milk a herd of 320 co
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2614 Kerry Rd, Darlington, Queensland, Australia
Darlington
Sixth-generation cattle graziers, the Harrisons are a humble family and proud of their family name, which is recorded in the historical documents of Beaudesert, dating back to the 1800s when they first settled in the region. Fifteen years ago, they established Ladybrook Farm in Darlington, and they have restored a charming Qu
821 Upper Logan Road, Mount Barney, Queensland, Australia
Mount Barney
Doug and Pam Hardgrave have been involved in beef cattle production for forty years. They’re proud to produce grass-fed Angus beef from lovingly raised cattle using best-farming and ecologically sustainable practices, and they sell their premium natural beef direct from the farm. As well their grazing property, Pampoola, unti
1531 Ipswich Boonah Rd Peak Crossing, Queensland, Australia
Peak Crossing
Naughty Little Kids is a family-run goat dairy with a herd of around seventy adult goats and forty kids, guarded by a maremma sheepdog. The goats are free to roam the paddocks and graze on grass, and they also enjoy munching locally grown fruit and veg — especially watermelon. They love watermelon! Nathan Jackson and his pare
Nindooinbah House Road, Kerry, Queensland, Australia
Kerry
Euan and Kaye Murdoch are not afraid to take the proverbial bull by the horns. In 2005 the founders and former owners of Herron Pharmaceuticals bought Nindooinbah, a historic homestead on 3000 acres of prime grazing land in the Kerry Valley, only ten minutes from the town centre of Beaudesert. When they acquired it, the homes
1428 Beechmont Rd, Beechmont, Queensland, Australia
Beechmont
Nestled high on the lush green Beechmont plateau sits Providence Farm, with glorious views sweeping across Numinbah Valley, out to the Gold Coast and the sea. When Greg McKenzie’s parents were ready to retire, Greg and his wife, Wendy, took over the traditional dairy farm, which has been in Greg’s family since 1880. Due to de
479 Running Creek Road Rathdowney Queensland
Running Creek
When most people select beef they are concerned only with cut and price. “But cattle breeder Matthew Arkinstall of Rathdowney Blondes relies heavily on science to choose his beasts. Matthew and his family raise a breed of cattle called Blonde d’Aquitaine on their Rathdowney property. The breed hails from Europe an
Harrisville, Queensland, Australia
Harrisville
Paul Roderick is a fifth-generation dairy farmer with a passion for animal welfare and great-tasting milk. With his wife, Linda, and their two boys, and with his parents just up on the hill, he lives and works on the family farm at Harrisville. Like many dairy farmers, Paul has been negatively affected by the milk wars, but h
9023 Mount Lindesay Highway Tamrookum Queensland
Tamrookum
When he was asked to sign a contract for returns below his cost of production, Tamrookum dairy farmer Greg Dennis knew something had to give. Rather than complain about the situation he was faced with Greg and his family put their money where their mouth is and invested $1-million in their own on-farm milk processing facility
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8 Charles Chauvel Drive, Harrisville, Queensland, Australia
Harrisville
Sustainability is at the heart of Summer Land Camels. When biochemist Jeff Flood and grazier Paul Martin heard about the government’s wild camel-culling program, they put their heads together to found the largest commercial-scale camel dairy outside the Middle East. Established in 2015, their 850-acre property on the mi
Maroon
The Brasington family love dairying. They enjoy the steady rhythms of the days, and the peace and quiet of country life. Most of all, Brett Brasington loves milking cows. He knows each cow in the herd and keeps a close watch over them, monitoring them and providing nutrient-dense food to ensure their wellbeing. His father, Ro
95 George Street Kalbar, Queensland, Australia
Kalbar
Kane Lutter worked in the meatworks for ten years, before working as a boner in a local butcher shop. He realised he enjoyed it and decided he’d like to own a butcher shop of his own. Now, he has not one, but two butcheries in the Scenic Rim. His shops — at Kalbar and Boonah — both have different clientele with one thing in c
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Main Street, Tamborine Mountain QLD, Australia
Tamborine Mountain
The Vintage Pickle Deli and Catering offers a variety of deli delights along with a catering service. Kate Raymont and her team focus on fresh, healthy and locally sourced food, with an impressive selection of gourmet delights, meat and cheeses. The Vintage Pickle Deli is in Main Street on Tamborine Mountain.
2142 Kerry Road, Kerry, Queensland, Australia
Kerry
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is an authentic working farm on 200 acres in the Kerry Valley, part of the Lost World region of the Scenic Rim. The farm has been in Dave Tommerup’s family since 1874, when his great great grandfather selected the land. Predominantly a small dairy farm with thirty milking cows, Dave and wife, Kay, realis
206 Saville Rd, Allenview QLD 4285, Australia
Allenview
The Towri Sheep Cheeses property is on 300 acres of rural land at Allenview, near Beaudesert. Towri, the only accredited artisan boutique dairy and cheese room in Queensland, began life when Carolyn Davidson wanted to make cheese for her family and friends. One thing led to another and the farm grew larger than she’d anticipa
165 Long Road, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia
Tamborine Mountain
Meredith Morris founded Witches Chase Cheese Company on Tamborine Mountain in 2004. The company was originally located on Beacon Road and named after Witches Chase, the road leading to nearby Witches Falls National Park, then re-located to Gallery Walk in 2008. Meredith proudly uses only Scenic Rim 4Real Milk to make her cow
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