National Parks And Reserves Attractions Mount Barney - Holiday Gold Coast

NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES MOUNT BARNEY

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Araucaria Ecotours

1770 Running Creek Road, Rathdowney QLD 4287

Australia's fascinating and distinctive wildlife and the forests, deserts and coasts they inhabit are the focus of their zoologist-designed tours. Meet in Brisbane for small group tours to enjoy bird-watching for beginners or experienced birders, searching for wild kangaroos, platypus and other creatures, and gentle strolls through rainforest, typical Aussie bushland, wetlands and quiet beaches.

Day-tours include birds, other wildlife, forests, waterfalls, glow worms, and a delightful small island. Longer tours include their three-day wildlife overview tour (possibly Australia's most comprehensive wildlife tour), seeking animals in a variety of habitats and a park specialising in conservation breeding, while learning about Australia's ecosystems and uniqueness. Twice a year they visit the genuine outback for six or more days - red sands, red kangaroos, emus ... Or join an overnight trip to the mountains amongst giant bunya trees of great significance to the Aboriginals

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Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat

1093 Upper Logan Road, Barney View QLD 4287

Nestled amongst the foothills of World Heritage-listed, Mt Barney National Park, Mt Barney Lodge is a unique country escape that offers a variety of accommodation and Eco Accredited adventure activities. Their award winning activities are diverse, educational, and are tailored to suit participants of different ages, fitness levels and abilities. Activities range from a Sunset Eco Walk for the nature lovers; exciting interpretative activities for the children such as the famous Kids Night Adventure; or guided walks up Mt Barney, rock climbing or abseiling for the adventure seeker. For those wanting to explore on their own, the surrounding national park offers spectacular views, endangered wildlife, rare plants and cascading rivers all at the back door of Mt Barney Lodge. Why not come and explore on your own, with a friend, or allow them to lead you into the depths of this precious World Heritage-listed National Park.

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Mount Barney National Park

Upper Logan Road, Mount Barney QLD 4287

Mount Barney National Park is a wild, World Heritage-listed park boasting seven rugged mountains and the remains of an ancient volcano. Its cascading creeks and pristine forest habitats preserve many rare plants and vulnerable animal species unique to the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Its peaks act as a global magnet to highly skilled and adventurous bushwalkers. For a leisurely visit, drive to Yellow Pinch picnic area and photograph kingfishers swooping over the water. If reasonably fit and equipped, walk in to camp at Cronan Creek (from Yellow Pinch), the Upper Portals (from Cleared Ridge), or the Lower Portals (from Lower Portals carpark). Only skilled hikers should attempt other walks in the park.

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Mount Barney

40717 - Mount Barney QLD 4287
Lush rainforests, ancient trees, spectacular views, extensive walking tracks, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty make this World Heritage-listed park an outstanding place to visit. Mount Barney is one of Queensland's highest and most impressive peaks, and is part of the Scenic Rim and Mount Barney National Park. The Park encompasses the largest area of undisturbed natural vegetation remaining in South East Queensland. The mountain's sheer rugged peaks, caves, crevices and steep unforgiving landscape are best suited to experienced bushwalkers and rock climbers. At the base of the mountain, easier tracks can be found taking walkers to pristine rock pools and lush rainforest. The eastern face of the mountain is a sheer 300 metre cliff, presenting a meaty challenge for the country's best rock climbers. Abseilers also regularly test their mettle on nearby escarpments. The mountain is home to rare and important species including platypus, kingfishers, Coxen's Fig Parrot, robins, rock wallabies, kangaroos and many birds of prey. Vegetation is varied and includes eucalypt forest, River she-oaks, bottlebrushes, Golden Silky oaks, patches of rainforest and Antarctic Beech Forest. The mountains and valleys around Mount Barney are the traditional homes of the Mununjali, Githabul and Yugambeh people. The mountain is considered sacred to these people and before European settlement corroborees would be held around the bora ring at the bottom of nearby Mount Ernest. Accommodation options in the area range from friendly farm stays to cabins and limited camping. Mt Barney is approximately two hours by car south west from Brisbane via Beaudesert and Rathdowney....
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Rathdowney

Mount Lindesay Highway, Rathdowney QLD 4287
Rathdowney, just over an hour's drive south of Brisbane, close to Beaudesert in the Logan River Valley. At the base of the Great Dividing Range, Rathdowney is a beautiful township offering lush forests and rolling hills. Rathdowney still retains much of its historical origins. Dairying, horse breeding and training remain important industries in the area today. You can learn about the interesting history of this area at the Visitor Information Centre and Historical Museum. See what events are on in the area or even buy local arts and crafts....
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Mount Barney National Park

Upper Logan Road, Mount Barney QLD 4287
The distinctive peaks of mounts Barney, Maroon, May, Lindesay, Ernest, Ballow and Clunie dominate the skyline in Mount Barney National Park. These rugged peaks are the remains of the ancient Focal Peak shield volcano that erupted 24 million years ago. Mount Barney is the second highest peak in South East Queensland and most of the park lies within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. The park's cascading creeks and pristine forest habitats preserve many rare plants and vulnerable animal species. For a leisurely visit, drive to Yellow Pinch picnic area and photograph kingfishers swooping over the water. Very experienced walkers can climb sheer rugged mountain peaks to awe-inspiring views of craggy ridges and distant ranges. For the less adventurous, there are a few moderate walks around the mountains' bases....
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Mt Barney Lodge Country Retreat

1093 Upper Logan Road, Mount Barney QLD 4287
Nestled amongst the foothills of World Heritage-listed, Mt Barney National Park, Mt Barney Lodge is a unique country escape that offers a variety of accommodation and Eco Accredited adventure activities. Their award winning activities are diverse, educational, and are tailored to suit participants of different ages, fitness levels and abilities. Activities range from a Sunset Eco Walk for the nature lovers; exciting interpretative activities for the children such as the famous Kids Night Adventure, Bushtucker Tracker and Bush Survival Camp; or guided walks up Mt Barney, rock climbing or abseiling for the adventure seeker. For those wanting to explore on their own, the surrounding national park offers spectacular views, endangered wildlife, rare plants and cascading rivers all at the back door of Mt Barney Lodge. Why not come and explore on your own, with a friend, or allow them to lead you into the depths of this precious World Heritage-listed National Park....