The Mary Valley Scenic drive rewards riders with a patchwork landscape of pineapple plantations, grazing cattle, macadamia farms, rainforests and endless rolling hills.
If you are heading north out of Brisbane take exit 244 off the Bruce Highway onto the Old Bruce Highway before turning left onto Kenilworth Skyring Creek Road.
It’s here at Carters Creek you will find the renown Bellbird Creek Café, a favourite stop in for bikers with the regions award-winning scones and Devonshire Tea, a variety of local Organic Teas, milkshakes, freshly ground Organic Coffee and real home-style cooked meals are all available.
After your visit, the road will rise to a lookout point before dropping to cross Chinaman’s Creek Bridge. Turn right onto Tuchekoi Road and notice how the landscape has changed from light forest to grazing pastures.
At the intersection of Mary Valley Road, look out for the old barn which is popular with photographers. Turn left and make your way to the village of Imbil. Imbil is a quaint and modest village with a Sunday market and is situated on the banks of the Yabba Creek.
Check out Bellbird Creek Café at: www.bellbirdcreek.com