Beaudesert to Woodenbong Distance: 144 km Time: 2 hrs
There are a number of spectacular lookouts in this area. From Boonah head to the Cunningham Highway and travel to Cunningham’s Gap. Walk to the Fassifern Valley lookout and along the box forest track. Return to Boonah via Lake Moogerah Road, or take the Spicers Gap Road to Governor’s Chair Lookout (includes some dirt road), which offers great views over the Scenic Rim. Return to Boonah via the small town of Mt Alford. From Mt Alford you can take a side trip south on Carneys Creek Road to the Head Road and Killarney. The Spring Creek Mountain Café near Wilsons Peak is very popular.
First stop on the way is Boonah, a rapidly developing community with a lot character. The main street is buzzing and filled with energy. Lake Maroon and Lake Moogerah are two dams which join nearby, which are perfect for both Water Sports and fishing. Boonah is also known for its colourful and friendly locals who are always willing to tell you about their festive town.
A stone’s throw away is the luxurious Mt Alfords where you can delight your senses by tasting your way around the mountain. Visit vineyards such as Kooroomba’s Vineyards and smell your way through the lavender farms while hearing all the exotic wildlife around you at the same time.
Rathdowney is then a must do stop, with the amazing food and olive gardens on offer. Not long after, you can relax and sleep it out in Queen Mary Falls, with gushing waterfalls and a tourist park for you to set up the night. Or for those who prefer a little R&R, nearby are delightful cottages and bed and breakfasts in Killarney.
The trip then rounds out in Killarney, with it’s beautiful patchwork countryside, you will fall in love with the simplistic country life.