Our Local Friends
Towri Sheep Cheeses
The Towri property consists of 300 acres of scenic rural land, a purpose-built dairy with specialist milking equipment and the Towri homestead and gardens. With the peaceful country lifestyle that we have here, life at Towri is close to perfect – especially if you’re one of our 350 sheep.
Our herd of sheep are specifically bred for the milking industry and although this is a relatively new industry to Australia, sheep milk is prized worldwide for it’s clean taste and health. Our flock of 350 sheep includes the Awassi (a Middle Eastern fat tail sheep), the East Friesian and the Assaf (an East Friesian / Awassi Cross) milking breeds, and the Dorset and Dorper for fat lamb production.
Check them out on instagram @towri_sheep_cheeses
Scenic Rim Eat Local Week
Eat Local Week has something for foodies of all ages, from free and low-cost activities for children and families, including farm tours and cooking classes through to exclusive dining experiences hosted by some of Queensland’s finest Chefs.
This festival of food and farming runs during the first week of the Queensland June-July school holidays at various locations
around the Scenic Rim region, which is just one hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Check them out on instagram @eatlocalweek
Poppy and Sage Photography
My husband, Peter, and I are passionate about capturing the moments that are important to you and your family. We enjoy helping to create tangible memories. In addition to photography, we enjoy travelling with our little girl, Chloe. We currently reside in Brisbane, Australia, and we are available worldwide. We introduced ourselves here.
Feel free to have a look around here and if Poppy & Sage Photography is a good fit for you, I would love to hear from you!
Check them out on instagram @poppyandsagephotography
Jordi Kate Design
Freelance Graphic Designer, Illustrator and art lover. The studio is based on Australia’s breath-taking East Coastline. The business is founded by Jordi Millard, a young woman from a country town, who successfully completed a degree majoring in Graphic Design and minoring in Website Design. Jordi has an outstanding GPA, is well-experienced in travel and motivated. Jordi Kate Design specialises in quirky Digital Designs, Business Branding, fun Illustrations, line art and bringing your visions to life. Working with Up-coming / Small Business Owners, both online and in-store, Corporate A-listers, Influencers, Teachers, Solopreneurs, Freelancers, Authors, Entrepreneurs and Personal Projects. More than anything creating beautiful gift products with a smile.
“The world is your oyster, and we are here to listen and work with your ideas to bring your dream into reality”.
Check her out on instagram @jordi_kate_design
Peace, Love and Flowers
Peace, Love & Flowers established on the full moon in November 2020, hoping to spread happiness through the magical world with flowers. Originally from Ontario, Canada and has called Australia home for the past 7 years. Formally trained florist, and currently found herself on Tamborine Mountain (Jambreen) in the Gold Coast hinterland. This is the country of the Wangerriburra peoples of the Yugambeh language group.
You can find us selling flowers and handmade wares at pop-ups and markets with our flower bike named, Sage! Being a sustainable business is important to us. Our designs and packaging are earth-friendly and plastic free. We choose Australian grown flowers over imports, source locally, and also grow some of our own flowers and greenery. Flowers are one of Mother Nature’s most healing gifts, and we hope to spread the peace, love and flower magic!
Check her out on instagram @peaceloveandflowers_
Sarabah Stud Camping (Hipcamp)
Sarabah Stud Camping offers camping sites on the pristine Canungra Creek. Get outdoorsy and explore the Scenic Rim and all our beautiful Hinterland has to offer. Looking for a nature lovers getaway ? Sarabah Stud Campsite is just near Sarabah Estate Vineyard – so wine and food if need be is very close by. They are also extremely pet friendly and welcoming.
Get your camping hat on and see you there!
Check out their Facebook Page @SarabahStudCamping
Unyoked (Natural Remedy)
They’re that friend who rocks up barefoot to your bbq. The one who doesn’t see the point of ties, who believes you should make your own trail, not follow the crowd. It’s natural to want to be challenged and create things but making a living shouldn’t be confused with having a life. Get away from the desk. Get out there.
The best trips answer questions you never thought of asking before you left. While we’re not saying you need to go full Odysseus, just don’t lie still (unless it’s on your back staring up at the sky, we’ll allow it). Take a different route. Plan that extra trip. Be inspired and never stop wondering what else is out there.
Check out their Website Page @Unyoked
OWL Whole Foods
The Canungra locals love her little shop and Donna welcomes all visitors to the area with a cheerful smile. One reason Donna has a passion for the health food industry is because she has a daughter on the spectrum and she noticed significant results in their improvements of their health when she changed their diets. Choosing natural, organic and wholefood alternatives has changed their lives forever. ‘Organics With Love’ aka OWL Wholefoods is a family owned health food establishment in Canungra. We stock an impressive range of quality organic products.
Check them out on instagram @owlwholefoods
Blissful Yoga Events
Brisbane & Gold Coast based yoga. At Blissful Yoga Events, we curate beautiful and unique Yoga experiences. Sparkling after amongst the vines at Sarabah Estate Vineyard or in the Scenic Rim. Join us !
Beautiful mornings on a Sunday with friends and family. I can guarantee you will be left feeling relaxed and ready to adventure! Oh, and you will probably want an alpaca!
Check her out on instagram @blissfulyogaevents
A small, family run engraving business based in Brisbane that has grown out of a heritage of engraving upon jewellery. Passionate for creating high quality, unique goods that exude beauty and style runs through blood, with Master Engraver Callum Bishop’s grandfather being the well known Mr Wallace Bishop.
Every day, the joy they get from engraving is inspired by the limitless potential to create gifts and memories that will last a lifetime. Your engraving designs can be applied to a wide variety of objects and surfaces, so never be shy to ask if they can engrave something! Especially excited to be able to offer photographic engraving as one of our services too.
Check them out on instagram @grand_engrave
Gone Bush Adventures
Immersed in nature it becomes so much easier to gain inspiration, challenge the status quo, explore new perspectives, connect and understand a common purpose. From this vantage point, more dynamic, inspired and fulfilled working cultures can be felt and realised.
Gone Bush Adventures have been delivering unique events and learning programs to Australian companies with a team of highly experienced guides, learning specialists and facilitators since 2014. Their work reflects their passions for nature, learning, business, people and good health. They have grown to realise that they are so much more than the sum of our parts. Yes, they’re a team of highly experienced guides and facilitators and host our programs in places of immense natural beauty and grandeur. But the Gone Bush experience is far more than just that.
Check them out on instagram @gonebushadventures
Eleni’s Gourmet Deli
Fruit’s of Eden – Eleni’s Gourment Deli was established in October 2020.
Located at Toombul Shopping Centre, Brisbane, Queensland
Heavily supporting and showcasing small local businesses.
Amazing friendly service with a smile!
Check them out on instagram @elenisgourmetdeli_fruitsofeden
My Country Escape
Little shop in the Gold Coast Hinterland, Canungra. Whether you are shopping in-store or online, they have created a space where the clothing and accessories have an easygoing, timeless, trans-seasonal feel with the likes of Humidity, Oliveetjulie, Namaste, Brave & True, The Shanty Corporation, LJC Designs, Stitch & Hide, Rare Rabbit, Pink Woods and Emma Bridgewater just to name a few.
I have a selection of gorgeous homewares and gifts which are a little different! I stock beautiful but unique things that are always changing.
I love working with Australian brands and we have recently started introducing some gorgeous additions from overseas.
Check them out on instagram @mycountryescape
Dana Crowe – Musician
Singer songwriter Dana Crowe has developed her own distinctive sound since releasing her debut Ep Everything in 2017. In a time when genres are blurred she takes from roots to rock and rolls it all together with harmony.
As a charismatic and engaging live performer Dana can be found playing a varied repertoire of songs from influences such as Fleetwood Mac, Springsteen and everything between Buddy Holly to Madonna putting her own spin on each song.Opening with an energetic kick and sailing on a rootsy rock rhythm Anchor In The Blue was the number 1 song added on the community radio stations on release receiving airplay Australia wide as well as internationally.
Check her out! @danacrowe
Greenlee Farm and Cottages
Greenlee Cottages can be found in the Canungra Valley a short drive south of the country town of Canungra and an easy 50 minute drive from the Gold Coast and hour drive from Brisbane, right beside Sarabah Estate Vineyard!
The backdrop to the cottages is Greenlee Farm, a family-owned and operated working macadamia farm, nestled in the foothills of the Darlington Range, in Queensland’s beautiful Scenic Rim Region, with its boundary on the Canungra Creek. Paul and Robyn Lee and family are the proud owner-operators of Greenlee Cottages & Farm. When they’re not welcoming guests to Greenlee Cottages they are busy running their working Macadamia Farm and tending their bees. They look forward to welcoming you to their little slice of paradise.
Check them out on instagram @greenleefarmandcottages