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Follow our Journey

Curl up in your favourite armchair, with a cup of tea (or glass of wine) and escape with us to the countryside for a while. You can follow our journey towards a simpler, slower way of life here.

Champions of local produce

Not one but two acclaimed chefs, both champions of local produce and both with extensive experience in Michelin starred restaurants, recently took over the reins at the award-winning The Paddock restaurant at Beechmont Estate in Queensland’s famed Scenic Rim.   Chris Norman has been appointed Executive Chef and Alex Norman Executive Sous & Pastry Chef. The...

Love stories: Phoebe and James

Meet Phoebe and James. If you’ve visited any one of our luxury lodges, there’s a chance you may recognise these friendly faces. Currently acting as the general managers of Beechmont Estate in the Gold Coast hinterland, James and Phoebe have worked at each of Morris Escapes lodges at one time or another over the past...

5 must-visit Scenic Rim wineries

If you haven’t heard, the Scenic Rim is where you’ll find savvy oenophiles who know to ignore the naysayers who still claim Queensland doesn’t have a robust wine scene. This ancient caldera in south-east Queensland with fertile volcanic soil plays host to a growing number of Scenic Rim wineries, all a short drive away when...

What does it take to create a Chef Hat restaurant? 

If you’re looking for the best regional dining in South-East Queensland, there’s a Chef Hat restaurant in the Scenic Rim you need to try. The Paddock restaurant at Beechmont Estate was recently awarded 14 points and two Chef Hats by the Australian Good Food (AGFG), celebrating the sophisticated, ego-less cooking of Executive Chef Simon Furley...

Life changing 2023 wellness retreats in the Scenic Rim

The beginning of a new year brings with it new intentions, and an unsurprising focus on wellness. We want to forget the bad news stories and health scares, and counterbalance all those fruit mince pies.  The best way to shake off the heaviness of the past few years – thank you, Covid-19 – and set...

It’s not just Lonely Planet that knows the Scenic Rim is the place to be

Lonely Planet named South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim among the world’s top 10 regions to visit in 2022 and it’s not hard to understand why.  Surrounded by an arc of national parks, and with its own microclimates (which make summers more comfortable than the coast), this veritable nature and food bowl offers fine dining, luxurious...

Interior Designer Claire Stevens in front of large stone fireplace.

Stylish by Design

When designing Beechmont Estate we wanted it to be a setting where guests would immediately feel relaxed and at home. Our vision was to create a space that encourages guests to slow down, become grounded and appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds us. To achieve this vision, we enlisted the services of Brisbane-based Interior Designer,...

Beechmont Accommodation near Rosewood Estate

The Scenic Rim and Beechmont plateau offer many boutique accommodation options near the Rosewood Estate wedding venue. The Estate is located on the Binna Burra Road 11 mins drive from Rosewood Estate at Beechmont. Beechmont Estate, a working cattle and polo farm offers two accommodation types all with luxurious king beds, a day spa and...

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