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The meeting place - camp fire and community hall and the forested mountains of Mt Barney National Park
Mt Barney Retreat
The Retreat
One of 3 cabins available
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


Mt Barney Retreat is a true wilderness retreat is set high-up in the mountains of the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia region. They are surrounded by rainforest, ancient Antarctic beech forests, natural bush and 22,000 hectares of Mt Barney National Park. Magnificent views, a private and tranquil location - it doesn't get any better than this! They are located an easy two hour drive from Brisbane. Escape to nature, as nature is meant to be.

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Three cabins can accommodate up to eight persons each. They are basic but comfortable: cool in the summer and by Aussie standards a bit cold in the winter. The cabins get good shade in the afternoon and louver windows along both sides allow you to moderate air flow throughout the cabin to pick up cool summer breezes.

Out of the 130 hectares of their forested property, their facilities are contained in two hectares of open space. They provide a fully functional kitchen, bush hall, covered camp fire, toilets and hot showers.

They have a commitment to restrict the number of sites to a sustainable number. It means you will always experience the quiet and peaceful surrounds of the forest and the mountains.

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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
  • Linen Not Supplied
    Linen Not Supplied
  • Open fireplace
    Open fireplace
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
    Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks
  • Wood Heater/Pot Belly
    Wood Heater/Pot Belly


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Cycling
  • 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 eight persons. All cabins have a least one double bed bunk with the Montserrat cabin having three. Please make sure you bring your sleeping gear. It is dormitory style accommodation with single and double bunk beds and a changing room. A balcony overlooks either the retreat, the wildlife dam or down to Mt Barney.

Bedding Configuration

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


$140.00$140.00Adult Room Only

Camping Site

View down Yamahra Creek to Mt Barney

Camping sites are available at the main camping ground close to all the facilities.


$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.