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Ascend to Mount Barney and Rathdowney

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.

Regional Highlights


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National Park



The best Mount Barney and Rathdowney has to offer.


Learn the local way of life.

Innes & Tracey

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.

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Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre

Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre
Contact details

82 Mt Lindesay Highway
Rathdowney Qld 4287

Opening Hours

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.

The centre also offers a ‘Driver Reviver’ stop 7 days per week from 9am to 2pm.