Lower Portals track, Mount Barney National Park

Immerse yourself in this stunning national park on one of the less-strenuous tracks around the...

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Mount Barney and farmland in foreground.
Mount Maroon glowing in sunlight with fog in foreground.


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.