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The meeting place - camp fire and community hall and the forested mountains of Mt Barney National Park
Mt Barney Retreat
Mt Barney Retreat
The Retreat
Map of Mt Barney Retreat
Waterfall Creek Road
Queensland 4310 Australia

Mt Barney Retreat
Boonah, Scenic Rim Area

Indicative Rate* $40.00 to $140.00 Accommodation Only

0408 709 341


We all lead busy lives. It's the nature of today's lifestyle... so it doesn't make sense to leave home and then contend with a crowded camp site or an over controlled environment. They have developed a true wilderness place to allow you to escape without being hemmed in, a restful place, to recharge and enjoy the solitude of the bush.

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They have 130 hectares (300 acres) of mountains and forest available. The Retreat is situated at 725 metres above sea level. The days during the summer months are generally cool with low humidity. In the winter months you need to bring warm clothing and at night stay close to the camp fire! However there is no wrong time to visit: every season shows you a different aspect of the bush and the mountains.

The travelling time from Brisbane is about two hours. They are only accessible by AWD/4WD vehicle: the road is rough but not beyond the capabilities of any careful driver.

All the kitchen and cooking facilities are available for your use in the hall and kitchen. The kitchen is well provisioned: crockery, cutlery, stoves, gas rings, barbecue, wood stove, fridge and microwave.

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Property Details


  • 24 hour Reception
    24 hour Reception
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
    Camp Kitchen
  • Communal Facilities
    Communal Facilities
  • Courtesy transfer
    Courtesy transfer
  • Cycle/Running Path
    Cycle/Running Path
  • Gas


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Astronomy
  • Meditating
  • Nudist/Naturist
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking

Other Information

24 hours

Contact operator for further details.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Contact operator for further details.

How To Get There

Brisbane to Boonah -
Ipswich Motor Way (Ipswich Road)
Right onto Warwick / Cunningham Highway (Route 15)
Left at the Yamanto off ramp exit.
Left onto Ipswich - Boonah Road (Route 93)
Coming into Boonah at the roundabout take the first exit on the left into Yeates Avenue.

Boonah to Mt Barney Retreat
Take the Rathdowney - Boonah Road south out of Boonah. At 21 kilometres Maroon Lake is on your right.
Cross Burnett Creek.
Right into Burnett Creek Road.
Left into Newman Road (dirt road).
If you go past a farm on your left you have gone too far.
Right into Waterfall Creek Road.

Waterfall Creek Road to Clear Ridge.
The climb starts to Clear Ridge. Waterfall Creek Road ends in a dead end.
Keep on until you see the locked gate. This is the entry to the Retreat.

Locked Gate to Mt Barney Retreat
The gate will be opened so proceed directly in front of you, follow the ribbons for 1.6 kilometres until you come to the Retreat. The track is narrow and steep in places and one way.

Group/Family Cabin

The Mowburra cabin

The three cabins can easily accommodate up to ten people each. All cabins have a least one double bed bunk with the Montserrat cabin having three. They are basic but comfortable - shady and cool in the summer but a bit chilly in the winter. Please make sure you bring your sleeping gear. It is dormitory style accommodation with single and double bunk beds and a changing room. All the cabins have shade in the afternoons and louvre windows along both sides to allow you to moderate air flow throughout the cabin to pick up the cool summer breezes. A balcony overlooks either the retreat, the wildlife dam or Mt Barney itself.

Bedding Configuration

Not Applicable
Capacity: 1 - 8 people
Bed Types Available: Bunk Beds, Queen Size Bed


$140.00$140.00Adult Room Only

Camping Site

Camping ground

Camping sites are available at the main camping ground and in more remote locations on the property. They include sites such as:

1) Sunrise camp site - 850 metres looking towards Mt Barney

2) Sunset camp site - 725 metres looking towards The Great Divide

3) Rainforest campsite - 900 metres on the Mt Barney National Park boundary.


$40.00$60.00Adult Per Campsite

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.