Tawny Trails is open the last Sunday of every month. It is a crafted journey that takes you through the heart of the creative Moreton Bay Hinterland.
The trail takes you from the country feel of Woodford through the lush green rolling hills of Mount Mee, the Glass House Mountain backdrop of Ocean View, and onto the character-filled creative, cultural, and historic towns of Dayboro and Samford.
Tawny Trails is The Creative Living Experience; It’s discovering what it means to live creatively through interactions with artists, exploring creative spaces, and discovering creatively inspirational locations.
You will meet award-winning artists that have had creativity running through their veins since birth, as well as those with academic, holistic, and opportunistic creative backgrounds.
Creativity and/or its appreciation can be found in us all, and this trail will help you find yours.
So what is Tawny Trails?
It’s all the hard work done for you and put on a plate ready to enjoy. Tawny Trails maps out all the: interesting, scenic, and cultural locations between Woodford and Mount Glorious. It’s also giving you access to private galleries and studios that are not otherwise open to the public.
Its a self-drive adventure that can be enjoyed by yourself, with partners, family, or friends.
Tawny Trails is the place to escape the mundane, for creative inspiration, to discover new artists, and for motivation to enjoy life and start creating. Offering you the best kind of trail, with options for entertainment, experiences, food, accommodation, and culture. And with our boutique tour guide, you don’t even have to drive.
Tips on how to get the most out of Tawny Trails
Just want to get straight onto driving the trail?: Go straight to the SUNDAY TRAIL MAP, pick a starting point, and let the trail guide you from one location to the next(food and picnic spots are indicated on the trail for your convenience)
Have time to enjoy the full Tawny Trails Experience?: Spend a little time exploring the website before starting the trail to gain insights from each location. From the menu tab select creative locations for galleries, art businesses, and artists; Lifestyle locations for creatively inspiring locations, and arts-supportive businesses; and the Experiences page for workshops and other activities you can join and get hands-on experiences.
These pages will give you an overview of what’s on offer at each location. Select individual location links to go to more in-depth information about each location
Want to have the absolutely best Tawny Trails experience?
Double up! And make a weekend out of it. Take advantage of the newly released weekly SATURDAY TRAIL MAP(not all locations are available on this day) and spread the trail over two days. Staying at one of our gorgeous accommodation locations is an experience in itself.
Can’t visit Sundays?
We’ve got you covered. Yes, we have just released the Saturday trail map that includes the locations that are available EVERY Saturday.
***Bare in mind that this is not the main trail, so not all locations are available***
But absolutely plenty to make your weekend astounding
Each location has been hand-picked to express different elements for your creative journey with no place alike. Enjoy an extensive variety of artworks, from whimsical illustrations and vivid landscapes to huge glamorous abstracts entwined with gold and silver. You will also find lifestyle locations that are inspirational, explorational and experience-driven to heighten the creative journey.
Woodford - Mount Mee - Ocean View - Dayboro - Clear Mountain - Samford
Tips on navigating the Tawny Trails website
Trail MAPS can be found on the Tawny Trails homepage. Each participating location is marked on the trail map with a brief description and images.
The Creative Living page shares insights on what it means to live creatively
Location pages list the stop options along the trail with links for more information about each. On these pages, you will find “The Experience” with soundbites that share with you how the artists got started, why they love what they do, and any notable moments in their journey. As well as tips on how you, too, can live creatively should you wish. Also, at the bottom of each of these location pages, you will find: contact, location, socials, and opening details
For hands-on options available along the trail, visit the experiences page. Most of these require bookings
Like the location pages, the accommodation page lists the accommodation options briefly with a link for further information.
The contact page also has our feedback form. We would love to hear how your Tawny Trails experience was.
Don’t forget, you may not fit all the trail in one day, but we will be here for you next month as well
Tawny Trails strives to be inclusive where possible and encourages improvements in this area to ensure digital and physical accessibility for people with disabilities. However, Tawny Trails acts as an agent for participating individuals & businesses.
Please see the interactive trail map on the Home Page for accessible locations. On the map, you will also find the details of accessibility for each site. If you would like to contact a specific location on the trail, please see the contact details on their individual page throughout the website. Creatives – Lifestyle – Accommodation
ACCESSIBILITY ELEMENTS throughout the trail: Ramp, Wheelchair toilet, parking next to the ramp and assistance on request and noticed.
Please call if bringing groups through so we can ensure we have adequate staff to assist should it be needed.
Tawny Trails website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the digital accessibility standard.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Tawny trails event and website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Tawny Trails Website:
We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.
This statement was created on 22 December 2021
“This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.”