attractions: Rathdowney and Mt Barney

Yellow Pinch Reserve

The distinctive peaks of Mount Barney, Mount Maroon, Mount May, Mount Lindesay, Mount Ernest, Mount Ballow and Mount Clunie make up Mount Barney National Park. These rugged peaks are the remains of the ancient Focal Peak Shield Volcano which erupted 24 million years ago. Mount Barney is the second highest peak in South East Queensland.

The park has extremely varied vegetation with open forests around the foothills of the peaks, subtropical rainforest above 600m and montane heath shrublands towards the summits. The summit of Mount Ballow is cool temperate rainforest, and on Mount Maroon there are mallee eucalypt shrublands. Many rare and unusual plant species grow in the park. Cronans Creek provides a beautiful spot to cool off, track leaves from the Yellow Pinch reserve.

There are picnic tables, toilets, barbecues and information displays at Yellow Pinch at the base of Mount Barney.


Upper Logan Road, Mount Barney,

T 137 468