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Scenic Rim National Parks, Bushwalks & Scenic Drives

National Parks & Bushwalks

Magnificent vistas reward your efforts when you bushwalk in the Scenic Rim around Boonah!

Our Scenic Rim national parks are adventure playgrounds for the avid nature lover - and two of them are World Heritage listed.

The Scenic Rim region’s national parks include:

There are walks in each of these areas ranging from easy to very challenging. See the National Parks website for more information or call in to the Visitor Information Centre.

Scenic Drives

The scenery of the Scenic Rim is truly awe inspiring.

Whether it's the magnificent mountain peaks on the horizon or the vast fertile areas of the Fassifern Valley, you will be amazed by the surroundings.

Try some of the following and make sure you pack a picnic lunch or stop at one of the local cafes for a bite to eat. Visit the Boonah Visitor Information Centre for more information about Scenic Drive Trails.

Mt French National Park 

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre: 8km approx
Facilities: Picnic tables, toilets, BBQs, lookout
What to do: Bush walks and views from Logan's Lookout

Lake Moogerah - Haigh Park

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre: 16km approx
Facilities: Picnic tables, toilets, BBQs (electric), cafe, lookout
What to do: View dam wall, access Mt Edward walking track, water sports, picnics. No dogs. Boat ramp at Muller Park

The Falls Drive - Touring Route 21 to Teviott Falls, Queen Mary Falls, Daggs Falls, Browns Falls and Killarney

What to do: Scenic drive through rural landscape to waterfalls, bush walks and picnic area. Collect a Queen Mary Falls Self Drive map from the Boonah Visitor Information Centre.

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre to Queen Mary Falls: 68km approx.

14km South of the Boonah roundabout, turn West off the Boonah-Rathdowney Road (Navigation Point 2) onto Route 21 (The Falls Drive). Teviot Falls are viewable from the road just before the top of the range (Teviot Gap). Continue along Route 21 toward and then past Navigation Point 4 to the other falls. Travel time approximately 1 hour.

A popular variation to the trip back toward Boonah is to turn South East from The Head (Navigation Point 4) into White Swamp Rd which will take you into NSW and back through the Boonah Border Gate (Navigation Point 5) and along Carney's Ck Rd to rejoin Route 21 at Navigation Point 3.

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Kalbar Connection Road

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre to turnoff to the village of Kalbar 8km
Facilities: Pub, cafes, shops (including antiques), banks, post office
What to do: Historical building, eateries, lookout, antiques

Wyaralong Dam turnoff

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre to Beaudesert turnoff: 8km
Mt Joyce recreation park, picnic and camping sites
Travel the Boonah-Beaudesert Road to view the lake

Lake Maroon

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre to turnoff: 31km
Facilities: Picnic shelters, BBQs (BYO wood), toilets, water sports, boat ramp. No dogs

Fassifern Reserve - Cnr Cunningham Highway and Boonah-Fassifern Road

Distance from Boonah Visitor Information Centre: 11km
Free overnight roadside stop for self-contained caravans, campers and motor homes
Facilities: Picnic shelter, toilets

Minto Crag and Lake Moogerah Loop

Plan to take a picnic lunch to have at Lake Moogerah or stop in Boonah township.
Total distance 67.3km. Approximate travel time excluding stops: 1 hour

 

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