Relax and unwind where good food and drink and welcoming rural hospitality reside in a naturally beautiful environment.
Go wild and explore arts and heritage, local attractions, nature and wildlife, Aboriginal culture and adventure all year round.
Slow down and enjoy genuine country hospitality from camping to cabins and five-star retreats in stunning surrounds.
Have an eventful time in the Scenic Rim with our year-round calendar of festivals, shows, races and events.
The Lower Portals track is one of several tracks around the base of Mount Barney in Mount Barney National Park.
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.
Pack a picnic lunch and explore the 7.4 kilometre Lower Portals track. Wander beneath tall spreading eucalypts and brush box trees on the grassy slopes, rising into subtropical rainforest and wet mallee foresthome of the endangered Coxens fig-parrot and vulnerable plumed frogmouth.
Climb to the Lower Portals, a beautiful pool deep pool set within a rocky gorge of Mount Barney Creek. Please take care at creek crossings as rocks can be slippery, especially after rain. Sit quietly beside the crystal-clear creek and keep an eye out for the tell-tale bubbles of a platypus.
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Breweries and Distilleries
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We are proud of our diverse communities within the region. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the many lands within the Scenic Rim - the Mununjali in the Centre, the Wangerriburra to the East, the Ugarapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
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