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Moon Rise on Maroon

20 Feb 2019 to 20 Feb 2019


Imagine the view from the Mt Maroon summit on a clear full-moon night. Picture expansive scenery bathed in silver light, nearby Lake Maroon glinting, the surrounding mountains glowing and the lights of surrounding towns or Brisbane in the far distance.

The Moon Rise on Maroon guided walk is fast becoming one of Mt Barney Lodge’s most popular guided mountain expeditions.

Mt Maroon is a 964m volcanic peak adjacent to well-known Mt Barney. It is part of the McPherson Range of mountains in the Scenic Rim, and offers spectacular views to Brisbane and Moreton Island and even the tip of Mt Warning can be seen from the summit.

Moon Rise on Maroon guided walks are held several times per year, with bookings essential to secure your spot.

This hike is achievable by a fit and determined hiker and takes five to seven hours return from Mt Barney Lodge. This expedition may take a little longer as the group slows down to negotiate the gully and summit areas in moon light.

The group departs from the office of Mt Barney Lodge about 1.30pm, and the expedition includes a warm meal with tea or coffee on the summit.

The hike finishes about 9.30pm, and camping or accommodation is available at Mt Barney Lodge. Check accommodation availability here.

The hike includes guiding and interpretation, first aid equipment, public liability insurance,  plant identification reference books, snacks and a warm meal plus hot tea/coffee at the summit. Camping or accommodation is not included in the price of the hike.

To be added to the priority contact list for future expeditions, phone Mt Barney Lodge on 07 5544 3233 or email

Find out more information and how to book here.

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Mt Barney Lodge 1093 Upper Logan Rd Mt Barney QLD, Mount Barney 4287,