Local Scenic Rim Attractions

Mt Barney

Mt Barney National Park is amazing. The Lower Portals walk is one of the easiest and has a rewarding swimming hole at the end before you trek back. Round trip walk takes around 3 hours.


Klan's Dairy Tour is fantastic value. Help the dairy farmer to feed the cows and then milk them. Learn about the process and ask as many questions as you like. 15  minute self-drive from Lillydale. Map is provided. Tour run daily at 3.30pm. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Contact the Farmer direct on snaplq@bigpond.com for more information.



There is a wonderful playground in Rathdowney that is free to the public. The Information Centre and Historical Museum are also a fascinating insight to the early days of town life. Souveniers and local produce are also available. Stop in for a map on how to find the best lookouts, historical sites and new activities in the area.


Araucaria Ecotours - Offers day tours in the Scenic Rim Region. Phenomenally knowledgeable guides about our local eco system. The Scenic Rim is in one of Australia's 15 hotspots of biodiversity (and part of the third most species-rich regions in Australia) - an arc of high country south and west of Brisbane, largely adjoining the New South Wales border.

High summer rainfall, varied landscapes and soils, creeks and rivers all contribute to a variety of vegetation: lush rainforests, eucalypt forests, mountain shrublands and heaths, riparian sheoak forest etc.

This in turn provides a great variety of habitats for a marvelous diversity of animals.

We have many of Australia's iconic species: kangaroos, koalas, platypus, echidna, kookaburra, lyrebird, wedgetailed eagle, cockatoos, goanna, carpet python ...

...and many lesser-known creatures


Lake Maroon is located in the heart of the Scenic Rim. Lake Maroon is fast becoming one of Queensland's most popular places for sailing, fishing, water skiing, parasailing and paddle boating.

The Lake Maroon recreation area is located next to the dam wall, off Maroon Dam Road, and the boat ramp is opposite, off Slater Park Road.

The following activities are available: barbecuing and picnicking, boating (powered and non-powered), canoeing and kayaking, fishing, jet skiing and waterskiing, and sailing.

 *A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Lake Maroon. The lake has been stocked with Australian Bass, Golden & Silver Perch and Mary River Cod.

 Fishing at Maroon Dam


Boonah is an amazing country town. Take a step back in time and enjoy people saying hello to each other. You won't be a stranger for long in this town. Enjoy a yummy lunch, buy some local produce and visit a vineyard or beer brewery. Mt French also has a gorgeous lookout that is a very easy walk.




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