Scenic Rim Wine Country - Just an hour's easy drive from Brisbane!
We recommend the following Scenic Rim services.
See the What's On page for details of self-guided tours.
Ever wanted to experience hot air ballooning over the greater Brisbane region and surrounds? Then go ballooning with Floating Images, South East Queensland’s only balloon operator offering this unique city & country balloon flight. Only 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
You can now enjoy superb and glorious views whilst floating majestically and effortlessly over the stunning valley's of the Scenic Rim and the heritage city of Ipswich, part of the greater Brisbane region!
The Greater Brisbane and Scenic Rim region in South East Queensland is the ultimate place to experience the magic and adventure of hot air ballooning.
Whilst floating majestically and effortlessly, your hot air balloon ride combines the city and country in one flight. Your flight is tranquil yet exhilarating. As the world slowly awakens, you float peacefully overhead, witnessing the serenity in slow motion from the balloon basket.
Ipswich and the Scenic Rim's geography and climate are ideal for ballooning, providing a unique opportunity for passengers to enjoy superb and glorious views from Floating Images basket whilst exploring this vast and beautiful region from the air.
Breathtaking views potentially await you of the city of Ipswich and its classic Queenslanders, heritage buildings and homes, Flinders Peak, Mt Walker, the Great Dividing and McPherson Ranges, Mt Tamborine, Moreton Bay, the skyline of Brisbane, Mount Coot-tha, D’aguilar Range, Wivenhoe Dam, the Brisbane, Fassifern and Lockyer Valleys and the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers.
Let Floating Images share with you, your family, friends, overseas visitors, corporate guests and staff our ballooning experience and explain how a hot air balloon flies & operates. We love to share the experience of our activity to all our passengers.
Our balloon program includes:
Participants need to allow 3 - 4 hours for the ballooning program.
Floating Images was the first established, and therefore the longest serving, and the most knowledgeable & experienced balloon operator in the Scenic Rim region.
Floating Images Ballooning experience is ideal for all - individuals, couples, family & friends, corporate & social group outings.
Accommodation packages, Group discount & Gifts Certificates available.
Call or book online for flights, accommodation packages and gift vouchers.
259 Junction Road, Karalee Qld 4306.
Phone (07) 3294 8770
Just a stone's throw from the Brisbane CBD, Pterodactyl Helicopters offers tours through the scenic areas of Ipswich, The Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset.
Within this region is a huge range of wineries, museums, art precincts, accommodation and dining, from country pubs to fine dining.
Not only will you experience great views and the thrill of a personalised helicopter ride, but you also sample local food and wine and meet real Australians on the way.
Enjoy an intimate, romantic trip for two or blow your mind with a group adventure tour for any number of passengers from 2 to 50.
Phone 0417 727 532.
Just 30 kilometres from Ipswich and open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
Phone 07 5467 1223
32 Queen Street, Harrisville, Q4307.
Lizzy’s Kitchen at Mackaway’s
33 Queen Street, Harrisville 4307
Phone (07) 5467 1751
Open Mon to Thurs. 7am-7pm & Fri to Sat 7am-8pm.