Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm

It was a public holiday recently so my sister, who has been visiting, and I headed out west to the Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm.

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

Kooroomba is located approximately an hour & half South West from Brisbane City (depending on the day and traffic, or if you get lost because you took a wrong turn!) and is in what is called the ‘Scenic Rim‘ area of South East Queensland.

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

It was the wrong season to see the vineyard in action but along with the lavender farm, Kooroomba also have a restaurant and bistro area plus of course you can sample some of the local wines and there is also a small gift shop with some lavender products.

One the grounds there is also a cute little chapel and the farm is often closed to the public for weddings. The church is quite unique in that it doesn’t actually have proper walls – tho it does have a glass door which I am assuming is just for aesthetics.

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

After we had gone for a wander through the lavender we headed to the bistro area – I had tried to get a booking at the restaurant however it was fully booked due to a couple of bus loads of local rest home inhabitants. But because of the time we finally got around to having something to eat we did actually manage to score a seat in the restaurant after all. The outdoor bistro area had also been full when we headed in for food but it is a lovely undercover area with stunning views over the farm and vineyard.

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

We settled on the lavender scones with cream and the farm’s own special jam and as we were stilling waiting for the scones, we decided to be extra naughty and get the lavender ice cream to share. Personally I preferred the scones – which were warm, light and airy and, quite frankly, bloody delicious!

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

Over all the day was really good. The weather was nice and I was quite surprised that there weren’t as many people as I thought there would be given it was a public holiday in Brisbane.

It was a nice day for a drive in the country, though I am really kind of bad because if I have the destination in mind I find it hard to do detours. I need to take my time in the future and actually stop off in places of interest – I did stop on the way back because we passed an old abandoned service station so I had to turn around and go back for photos!

Scenic Rim, QLD

Here are some more photos from the day:

Scenic Rim, QLD
Lots of wildlife signs in country Australia and we did see a couple of unfortunate kangaroo’s on the side of the road

Scenic Rim, QLD
Is it even a drive in the country if you don’t do a ‘middle of the road’ photo?

Scenic Rim, QLD
Stopping along the way for a very good ham & cheese toasted sandwich and the worlds thickest thickshake!

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Stunning day at the lavender farm

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Very instagramworthy – I, on the other hand, am not hence the empty shot

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Stunning setting for a wedding

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Rows & rows of lavender

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Whilst the lavender wasn’t in full bloom I was very happy with what we did see

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Not a bad day at all!

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Loving my super long lens! 

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
The lavender ice cream was very nice but those polenta tuille were YUMMY!

Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm
Inside the coolest wee chapel

Scenic Rim, QLD
Totally worth turning around for!

Scenic Rim, QLD
Last photo of the day – I love these fences

In summary, Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm was a great day out with yummy food, friendly & helpful staff and a stunning location. Definitely worth the visit if you find yourself in the area.

P.S it is all looking a bit dry as there is currently a drought happening in rural Australia.

8 comments

  1. I’m sure you encounter a bunch of people taking photos for Instagram and the like… do you ever try and look them up? That might be kind of cool if you could find them using a hashtag or something. 🙂

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  2. I love the little abandoned petrol station; I really love taking pictures of abandoned places. So great that they have a chapel there. When I went to a lavender farm near London they had a little gazebo and I thought then what a great backdrop it would make for wedding photos

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