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.
Rathdowney, in the Scenic Rim’s south and just 32km from Beaudesert, provides access to the many impressive walking and climbing tracks in nearby Mount Barney National Park.
The tiny township occupies lush pastoral land and vast open spaces at the base of two majestic mountains, hosting monthly markets and food options such as the historic Rathdowney Hotel, cafes and restaurants.
The World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park is surrounded by valleys, caves, rockpools and woodland forest, primed for outdoor adventure and nature experiences. The designated wilderness park is marked by seven mountains, including Mt Barney, Queensland’s fourth-highest peak, and offers some of the Scenic Rim’s most challenging walks and pristine bushland teeming with wildlife.
There are plenty of family-friendly accommodation options available from camping and glamping to farm stays and lodge cabins, allowing you to stay and explore this outdoors hub at your leisure.
The best Mount Barney and Rathdowney has to offer.
Mount Barney National Park
Mount Barney Lodge
Tuckeroo Cottages and Gardens
Scenic Rim Adventure Park
Learn the local way of life.
Mt Barney Lodge
“As you leave Rathdowney and drive into the Mount Barney valley, you feel as if you are entering a world apart.”
A world of wonder awaits.
Bed and Breakfast, Cottages
Tuckeroo Cottages - your secluded couple's bush retreat with spectacular scenery and private walks to...
Murphy's is a newly renovated three bedroom cottage over 100 years old. The cottage accommodates...
Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages offer romantic accommodation at Mount Barney, an area of stunning mountain...
Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks
Throughout this 680 acre property at Tamrookum Creek there are 14 level ground bush areas...
Cottages, Farmstays, Holiday Houses, Retreat and Lodges
Running Creek Cottage is a 100+ year old farm-house located on a 670-acre cattle farm,...
Cottages, Retreat and Lodges
Mount Barney Lodge sits in a picturesque valley with full creek frontage. Situated within the...
You are invited to escape to a beautiful country Hampton style home filled with plenty...
Cottages, Holiday Houses, Retreat and Lodges
The Old Laravale School offers accommodation in Willmann House c1907, nestled on the former tennis...
Visitors will have the opportunity to wander through crops of new season garlic, ginger, turmeric and citrus before it's harvested....
82 Mt Lindesay Highway Rathdowney Qld 4287
Sunday9:00am - 3:00pm
Monday9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 3:00pm
Friday9:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 3:00pm
The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway in Rathdowney.
This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans.
Rich in history, the Rathdowney Museum was opened in November 1984 and its volunteers from the surrounding districts have proudly collated the centres collection. This includes displays of artefacts, pictorial displays and historical records of events and family histories. Over the years, an extensive collection of historical buildings from the district have been added.
The centre also encourages visitors and locals to enjoy the beautiful park that surrounds it; welcoming all to enjoy the markets offered on weekends.
Lost World & Crystal Creek
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 Ugurapul to the West, and all those of the Yugambeh and Jagera language groups. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.