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
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 >>
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 >>
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>>