Rathdowney is about an hour's drive south of Brisbane, and just a short drive from...

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Mount Barney mountain bathed in late afternoon sunlight
Two people walk by exterior of Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre in historic wooden building
Exterior of a heritage pub surrounded by palm trees
Exterior of the wooden Rathdowney Church


Rathdowney is a picturesque small town that’s steeped in history and surrounded by dairying and equine farmland.

Only a 90 minute drive south of Brisbane, Rathdowney is the gateway to the stunning wilderness areas of Mount Barney National Park.

Call into the local Visitor Information Centre for information about bushwalks and adventures in the national park and for advice on places to stay nearby.

While you’re there, don’t miss the chance to take a look through the fascinating Historical Museum, or grab a bite to eat at the legendary Rathdowney (Rathy) Pub. With gorgeous views over the range, a flavour-filled menu and great bar area, its the perfect spot for a family outing, a bike ride or a date with your mate.