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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      PHOTOGRAPHY: KERRY HEANEY
breakfast in the bush
                                                                       First stop – Walkabout Creek Restaurant for breakfast          Enjoy stunning views along the way

THERE’S NO doubt motorbike riders know the best scenic                 children under 10.                                                    Teahouse and Restaurant, which has operated since early last
routes around the country. Take a look any fine Sunday morning            Downstairs, the Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre adds another       century. Elm House Cafe at Mt Glorious is worth another stop to
and you’ll see droves of riders heading out to the countryside for     dimension to breakfast with the opportunity to get up close and       have a look at the quirky decor.
a morning ride.                                                        personal with some favourite Aussie creatures. Kids love the              For some delightful local organic honey pull up at Olley’s Mt
  The route through the rainforest from Brisbane to Mount              walk through animal exhibits that simulate native habitats. You       Glorious Honey and enjoy some organic coffee and homemade
Glorious is well known, well ridden and full of delightful places to   might even spot a platypus, if you’re lucky.                          biscotti. You’ll find plenty of natural honey products, including
stop along the way. Start early and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at        Then it’s off along Mount Nebo Road to explore the closest         organic lip balm and beeswax furniture polish, as well.
Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre in Brisbane Forest Park. It’s just     rainforest to Brisbane and a chance to enjoy my new passion in            Depending on time, you can continue through Esk to the
a short hop out of The Gap on Waterworks Road, but you feel            life – hanging onto the back-end of a motorbike!                      Wivenhoe Dam and come home via Ipswich or double back a
as though you’re right in the heart of the bush.                          Brisbane Vineyard and Wine Tasting on Mount Nebo Road              little and wind down through the rural bliss of Samford.
  Walkabout Creek Restaurant features a large wrap-around              is home to Doctor Red Nutraceuticals. Owner Greg Jardine
veranda overlooking the bushland setting. Whip birds crack their       has developed a smooth red wine (known as “Doctor Red”)               Walkabout Creek Restaurant, 60 Mount Nebo Rd
calls and curious butcher birds pop down to see what’s on offer        containing grapeseed extract, olive leaf extract and lemon skin       The Gap p 3300 2558
while families enjoy a leisurely breakfast.                            extract grown locally on the slopes of Mt Nebo. The cellar door       Brisbane Vineyard and Wine Tasting
  The Sunday buffet breakfast includes a large hot and cold            is open for tastings seven days a week.                               1076 Mount Nebo Rd, Mount Nebo p 07 3289 5111
selection with danishes, muffins, croissants, fresh fruit and             Jolly’s Lookout is also worth stopping for. Built in the 1930s,    Maiala Rainforest Teahouse, 1850 Mount Glorious Rd
delicious Greek yoghurt with berry compote. There’s also               it’s the mountain’s oldest formal lookout and was named after         Mt Glorious p 3289 0100
scrambled and poached eggs, bacon, chipolatas, hash browns             Brisbane’s first Lord Mayor, William Jolly.                           Olley’s Mt Glorious Honey, 2040 Mount Glorious Rd
and waffles. The breakfast buffet costs $24 per adult and $12 for         Further along is a popular bikie stop, the Maiala Rainforest       Mt Glorious p 3289 0286

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                                                                                   corner store-like service.
                                                                                Consider our café as a venue or                                           TRADING TIMES
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                                                                                    Boardroom lunches can be delivered.
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