Explore Boonah, surrounds and Main Range NP

To experience the charm of an original, un-spoiled, traditional small Queensland country town, look no further than Boonah. Only 45 minutes from Brisbane, the farmers sit beside newer tree-change residents and visitors in trendy cafes and historic pubs. This warm, friendly community welcomes visitors who’ve come for a relaxing day, a Scenic Rim weekend away, or to enjoy the many things to do close by.

Kalbar, Harrisville, Roadvale and Aratula are ‘ picture-postcard’ little villages, surrounded by patchwork cropped fields and grassy paddocks. This is the Fassifern Valley – famous for producing fresh food for locals, Brisbane and Queensland families. Wineries and vineyards also dot the region and its fringe of forested mountains is home to a number of the finest Queensland National Parks.

Our two dams – Lake Moogerah and Lake Maroon –  are havens for water-sport and fishing enthusiasts, while Brisbane bush-walkers and others come to enjoy our national parks and newly formed rail trail.

Plan your stay in and around Boonah


Boonah and its surrounding area is dotted with character bed and breakfasts, motels, cottages, hidden cabins and Scenic Rim camping or glamping experiences. Some make the most of our stunning views, others offer secluded retreats in the Australian bush.More >>

Things to do

Relax and linger in quaint country pubs, cafes and antique barns and boutique shops,  follow the Arts and Wine Trails for a cultural and gastronomic re-charge,  buy local produce and for adventure, try gliding or head to the national parks or lakes or discover the Mt French rock climbing experience. More >>

Food & Wine

The charm and character of Boonah town and its surrounding villages carries through to the places to eat and drink – think historic pubs, cozy cafes, footpath dining and a few great restaurants. Also look out for wineries with restaurants and other hidden taste experiences. More>>

National Parks

Boonah sits at the gateway to a number of Queensland National Parks, including  Border Ranges NP, Mt Barney NP and Moogerah Peaks NP which includes Mt French, just south of Boonah.  All parks offer trails suitable for beginners and advanced bush-walkers. More>>

Weddings & Conferences

Imagine a backdrop of towering rugged mountains, head-turning wide country-side, lavender fields or rows or grapes – Boonah and it’s surrounding region offer delightfully different wedding and conference locations, all still within a stone’s throw of major cities and airports. More>>

Tours – sightseeing, winery and walking

Do it by foot, by car, by bus or by air – this part of the world is stunning, which ever way you look and local knowledge will uncover the Scenic Rim’s highlights. Try a Scenic Rim hot air-balloon adventure, personalised eco-safari, winery tour or guided sightseeing journey. More>>

Events and Festivals

Country markets with fresh produce and craft are always a fun way to spend the day. Keep an eye out for our monthly markets, agricultural shows and special one-off winery music sessions. More>>