If you’ve been looking to get out of the house and soak up some culture, oh boy do we have news for you! Moreton Bay Region is stoked to introduce Tawny Trails, a self drive creative trail which showcases the top artists of the region in a monthly celebration of their craft starting THIS SUNDAY!
Tawny Trails perfectly mixes the beauty of nature with the magic of creativity into an art and lifestyle trail.
This self-drive experience will take you on a journey like no other — experience life through the eyes of artists. Escape to the hinterland, breathe in the fresh air, taste wine, throw some paint, wander through the rainforest, view award-winning artworks, feel the calm after yoga, ponder the masters of creativity, sleep in a luxurious mountain getaway, the choice is yours.
First things first, COFFEE. Drop into Rendezvous, a quirky book/café/gift shop whose shelves are stocked with a unique selection of contemporary authors as well as your old favourites.
At Rendezvous, breakfast is served daily from 8am – 11am, homemade cakes and a variety of tasty light and gourmet meals are served from 11am – 2pm and coffee and cake until 4pm.
Take a seat, order a coffee, browse the gifts, art and books and fuel your tummy before starting your day of adventures.
Right in the middle of the quaint township, directly across the road from Rendezvous you will find Hay Cottage Arts and Crafts. It is hard to miss, situated in a building established in 1869 and displaying original artwork from the era. So, dart across the road where you will find a gorgeous little cottage, and friendly faces ready to welcome you. Browse locally made unique pieces of art, handmade gifts, novelty items and quirky jewellery.
Before jumping back in the car, walk down the street to one of Dayboro's favourite décor stores filled with eclectic treasures. This Tawny Trails location boats deep Dayboro history, housed in Dayboro’s historic butter factory building, you will find Bohemian De’cor’s curated collection of Norman Lindsay art and books. This collection extends from bookplates to novels to the magnificent original etching of ‘Pantera’.
If you are lucky, you might even spot the traditional handcrafted leatherwork also being done in-house.
Next up, we encourage you to travel 10 minutes up the road to Slickers Horse Riding where you will saddle up and enjoy an unforgettable experience with a guided horseback winery tour. From the rainforest, through valleys and creeks up to mountain tops, adventure across their gorgeous hinterland property through to Ocean View Estates where a glass of wine and lunch will await you.
From mouth-watering entrees to delightfully tender and juicy mains, finishing off with a gorgeous dessert treat, Ocean View Estates has you covered for every course. Each dish is made from local produce and carefully created, then matched with beautiful wines made with estate-grown grapes and perfected by an onsite winemaker.
All tours are suitable for beginners and experienced riders. The team will be sure to pair you with a suitable horse while instructors will guide you along the way.
To end your jam packed day in the Moreton Bay Region hinterland with Tawny Trails we encourage you to drop into Dayboro Art Gallery, home to over thirty local artists with an extensive cross-section of artworks. Covering all styles and genres, your personal tastes will be challenged, if not expanded by the gallery collection.
View award-winning artistic works displayed on the walls of the gallery and feel relaxed as you make your way back home.
Craft your own trail for you and your road trip buddies via the button below. Choose from a number of creative, lifestyle and nature filled locations perfect for a hinterland adventure.
Tawny Trails is a crafted journey that takes you through the heart of the creative Moreton Bay Hinterland. Independent businesses have come together and mixed the beauty of nature and the magic of creativity into an art and lifestyle trail that shares the culture of creative living. Open the last Sunday of every month starting Nov 28 2021.
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