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Mt Barney National Park

About Mt Barney NP

Distinctive and spectacular mountain peaks dominate Mt Barney NP – the towering heights of mounts Maroon, Clunie, Earnest, May, Lindesay and Ballow are impressive, but it is Mount Barney which tops the list as the second highest peak in south-east Queensland. All mountains are the remains of an ancient Focal Shield Volanco which errupted 24-million years ago.

Vegetation is extremely varied, with some rare species in amongst classic Australian eucalypts, patches of rainforest and some unusual mallee eucalypt scrublands on Mount Maroon. In the open grassy lower country kangaroos and wallabies are common, as are many species of bird. The park is home to over 34 mammal, 182 bird, 40 reptile and 71 frog species. Six species including the eastern bristlebird and Coxen’s Fig parrot are endangered.

Mt Barney National Park has a special significance to Aboriginal people who have legends to explain their connection with the mountains.

Mt Barney is easily accessed from the Boonah-Rathdowney Road.

A World Apart…

Various unique locations in the Mt Barney region will open their gates & doors from 9am – 4pm Sat 28th & Sun 29th May 2016 to entice visitors to explore the diverse variety of delightful regional food & wine experiences on offer.

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Exploring Mount Barney National Park

Accommodation near Mt Barney NP

Close to Mt Barney NP, stay in romantic cottages, a farmstay bed and breakfast or eco-lodge accommodation. Mt Barney camping is also popular – children delight in pitching their tent on the creek banks and being able to spend long days exploring the local water holes..  More >>

Tours of Mt Barney NP

Eco tours, rock climbing and guided wildlife encounters are all popular ways to best ensure seeing the gems of Mount Barney NP and making the most of a visit to this incredible Scenic Rim park. More >>

Bushwalking in Mt Barney NP

Mt Barney Np’s maintained tracks are limited to three walks at the base of the mountain. Unformed trails can be found on Mt Maroon, but the remainder of the park is considered wilderness and only suitable for experienced walkers with navigational skills, or those accompanied by a knowledgable local guide. If you’re looking for easier walks, with more developed visitor facilities, look for walks in Lamington NP, Tamborine, Main Range and Moogerah Peaks Mt French section. Mt Barney Walks>>

Thistledown Country Retreat, Mt Barney

Thistledown Country Retreat, Mt Barney

68 Harper Rd, Barney View

The experience of a bye-gone era awaits guests to Thistledown’s romantic Mount Barney retreat. Choose between elegant Queenslander homestead...Read more

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Lillydale Farmstay, Mount Barney

Lillydale Farmstay, Mount Barney

821 Upper Logan Road Mount Barney

Opened in 2000, Lillydale Farmstay offers their guests a fun, interactive farm experience with an environmental focus. Guests are...Read more

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Bigriggen Park - bush camping, near Rathdowney

Bigriggen Park – bush camping, near Rathdowney

196 Bigriggen Road

Bush-style camping on the edge of the Logan River, where the kids can spend the day playing in the...Read more

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Mt Barney Lodge - Adventure

Mt Barney Lodge – Adventure

1093 Upper Logan Road, Barney View

Rockclimbing and guided mountain ascents, abseiling, rogaining, guided walks, outdoor education and navigation training – Mt Barney Lodge is an...Read more

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Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages, Mt Barney

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages, Mt Barney

Seidenspinner Road Barney View

Relax, unwind, indulge: that’s the catch-cry of this delightfully different Mt Barney cottage retreat and boutique vineyard. Set at...Read more

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Mt Barney Lodge Camping, Mount Barney

Mt Barney Lodge Camping, Mount Barney

1093 Upper Logan Road, Barney View

Creekside camping on grassy flats and the closest camp ground to World Heritage listed Mt Barney National Park: Mt...Read more

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Mt Barney Lodge

Mt Barney Lodge

1093 Upper Logan Road, Barney View

Relax in the comfort of a Queenslander holiday homestead, ease into the rustic character of a Scenic Rim cabin,...Read more

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