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Box Forest Track

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area

The Box Forest Track is located within Main Range National Park, Cunningham's Gap. Impressive mountain peaks, escarpments and ridges offer breathtaking views in this Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, a home for rare and endangered wildlife and a popular bushwalking destination.

Begin the five kilometre Box Forest walk at either the West Gap Creek picnic area or western end of The Crest car park. Passing through rainforest and open forest, the track is named after the brush box Lophostemon confertus, which line West Gap Creek. Birdlife is plentiful. Return to your starting point via the Box Forest track or arrange to be picked up at either end of the track. It is not advisable to return via the edge of the busy Cunningham Highway. Allow two hours to complete this walk of a moderate grade.

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Journey Details

Duration
2 Hours
Distance
5 Kilometres

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
Main Range National Park
Cunninghams Gap
Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
Queensland
Australia

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Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$30 - 370
Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air, and after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a meal in the restaurant, time to catch up with friends or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you. Ray and Elise would like to welcome you to Bestbrook, a farm-stay were everyone is encouraged to have fun. They have owned and operated Bestbrook for 10 years, building a strong customer base by making everyone feel like part of their family. Along with their children and their committed staff, they aim to provide you with memories you will remember long after you have returned home. During the weekends and on school holidays listen to Cyril, a long time member of the Bestbrook family, recall snippets from the past. He will show you how to milk a cow and churn the cream into butter which you will enjoy with your damper and billy tea. Bruce and Laura will gain your confidence and teach you the art of horse riding, how to crack a whip, how to throw a boomerang and have it come back.

Mount Barney Lodge

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$16 - 320
Mount Barney Lodge sits in a picturesque valley with full creek frontage. Situated within the Scenic Rim, Mt Barney Lodge is adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park and offers graceful Queenslander homesteads, rustic cabins, glamping in deluxe camper trailers and camp grounds. The camping ground features excellent facilities including shady, grassed campsites with mountain views, a modern tiled amenities block with hot and cold running water, open fireplaces, and a shelter shed. Families and children are warmly welcome. The Lodge also welcomes group bookings, weddings and conferences, camper trailers, and motorhomes. "Corporate Campout" is a unique, luxury package tailored to corporate groups. Other services include catered meals and adventure activities, and Mount Barney Lodge is a Nature Play accredited activity provider. Experienced and qualified Outdoor Leaders facilitate activities such as Kid's Night Adventure, Bushtucker Tracker and Bush Kids. Eco-tours, rock-climbing, abseiling and guided hikes and mountain expeditions are also popular for older kids and adults. A waterhole is nearby. There are many swimming, hiking and bushwalking options from your door. Mount Barney Lodge is a family run business with Innes and Tracey Larkin living on-site and hosting guests.

Lillydale Farmstay

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$325 - 625
Lillydale Farmstay offers the warmth of a genuine Queensland country family and is a welcome alternative for people wanting to escape their busy lifestyles and relax at an advanced ecotourism farm. Lillydale is 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. You are welcomed to Lillydale by hosts Doug and Pam Hardgrave; fourth generation South East Queensland beef cattle farmers. Their spacious homestead suites each contain an en suite, kitchenette and outdoor courtyard. A two bedroom cabin is also available for larger groups. Nearby Mount Barney provides a fantastic backdrop for activities including animal feeding, egg collecting, milking the cow, horse riding, saddle club, pony rides, riding lessons, abseiling, tractor rides, native wildlife searches, bushwalking, Kids Club and in-room massages. Bush walking in the heritage listed National Park is a great way to spend some quality time together, please ask for a detailed map showing the recommended walking tracks.

Thistledown Country Retreat

Mount Barney, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$165 - 235
Framed by the grandeur of Mount Barney is Thistledown Country Retreat with its magnificently appointed guest spaces. Tucked away in private gardens is Thistledown Cottage which is fully self-contained with a spa bathroom, cosy fire-lit lounge, dreamy bedrooms and a scenery soaked deck. Ideal for two and accommodates four. The elegant Homestead blends the traditional Queenslander style with a federation charm. It offers a sumptuous style from a bygone era, where guests can indulge in dressing up for a candlelit silver service dinner or a 'themed' dinner served with stunning food and wine - or just relax. In this peaceful and restorative setting, the hosts also offer life coaching and residential life focus retreats. Breakfast is provided and served for all guests and casual dining options are also available indoors. Al fresco dining is available in the French provincial courtyard or in the tranquil gardens. At Thistledown Country Retreat you are offered options such as gourmet meals and picnic hampers, cooking class packages, body massage, scented spa, local wine and inspiring country walks, and much more. Thistledown Country Retreat is a perfect getaway for that romantic occasion, honeymoon, friend and family reunions or simply recharging your batteries.

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$230 - 270
Breathtaking views of the Condamine Gorge, Wilson's Peak, World Heritage listed rain forests and the Border Ranges. These are just some of the attractions of Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages! Situated overlooking the headwaters of the Condamine River, delight your senses and your tastebuds with contemporary Australian Cuisine from their award winning Chef. They are proud to support their local Southern Downs Farmers and Producers, by using as much local produce as they can, including the famous Killarney beef and lamb. Indulge yourself in one of three fully self-contained 'escape' cottages. Take in the fresh air and wonderful views that can only be found one kilometre above sea level. Enjoy a log fire - winter or summer! A gourmet breakfast is included in the tariff. The restaurant is open for evening meals for all in-house guests. A true Bird Watchers paradise, many different varieties of birds can be viewed through the windows of your cottage. The elusive Albert Lyre Bird may be seen scratching through the leaf litter on the sides of the road in the local forest. Fully guided tours of Cambanoora Gorge can be arranged Free wi-fi to In house guests (available in cafe only).

Boonah Hilltop Cottage

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$135 - 155
In a quiet cul-de-sac on a hill, Boonah Hilltop Cottage is a fully-renovated 1930s home. The spacious front deck offers excellent views of Boonah, with an outlook to Mt. French and Cunningham's Gap from the rear garden. It sleeps up to eight guests and is suitable for couples, families and groups. There is a queen-sized bedroom with ensuite, a second bedroom with a double bed. The cottage also has four single beds. A bathroom with a double spa bath, toilet and laundry facilities is provided. A fully equipped kitchen is available and an initial breakfast hamper is provided for all guests. The main living area includes television, DVDs, and a cosy fireplace. There is an open-plan sitting and dining room with air conditioning provided to most areas. The cottage has a small library, board games and toys. It is wheelchair accessible with off-street undercover parking. A restful back arbour contains a large barbecue. This spacious cottage is a short walk from Boonah town centre with shops, restaurants, library and Cultural Centre. One hour's drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it is a perfect spot to get away from it all and yet have it all nearby.

Milford Country Cottages

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200 - 240
Located just four kilometres from Boonah town centre and located within the Scenic Rim region, Milford Country Cottages offers you the perfect retreat from the stresses and strains of modern living, with a country escape feel about it. There are two self-contained cottages available, Bottletree and Rose cottage. Both are air-conditioned for your comfort and Rose cottage has wheelchair access. At just over one hour from Brisbane, these cottages are both beautifully decorated with bedroom and bathroom linen supplied. Both cottages are set within 40 acres of views over the Great Dividing Range to the west and Sugar Loaf Mountain to the south. The property has a dam with wild life around it and picnic table to take in the views. If simply unwinding is not enough and you need a little entertainment and activities, there are local hotels, gliding club, dams for recreational use, wineries, Queen Mary falls, bushwalking, national parks and excellent cafes downtown Boonah.

Main Range National Park Camping Ground

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$11.9 - 11.9
There are three developed camping areas in Main Range National Park; Spicers Gap camping area and the Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas at Goomburra. Private campgrounds are located opposite Queen Mary Falls and at Goomburra. Spicers Gap camping area is located on the eastern side of the range to the south of Cunninghams Gap. The Goomburra camping areas are located on the western side of the range to the north of Cunninghams Gap. All camping areas have facilities; composting toilets and tap-water. Barbecues are provided at Goomburra only. All camping areas are within short walking distances to graded walking tracks. A public phone is available at the private Goomburra Valley campground, located five kilometres west of the park boundary. The phone is located near the office, which is situated approximately 150 metres north of Inverramsay Road at the entrance to the campgrounds. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Ketchups Bank Glamping

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$299 - 299
Ketchup's Bank Glamping offers the glamour of luxury accommodation with the romance of camping under the stars. South East Queensland's first couples' luxury tent bush retreat can be found in a secluded location near Boonah in the heart of the Scenic Rim, only 90 minutes south-west of Brisbane. Your Eco-tent provides you with a truly unique camping experience complete with ensuite, quality linens, private deck with spectacular views and your very own campfire and camp kitchen. Set on the edge of 100 acres of private eucalypt forest, there are many hidden locations to escape to for breathtaking mountain views and glorious sunsets. Relax by the campfire and toast marshmallows or unwind on your balcony with a glass of wine as you watch the sunset and wallabies grazing. Only 15 minutes away you will find the country town of Boonah where you will be amazed at the genuinely friendly country charm of the locals, the unique shopping experience and the amazing variety of cafes and restaurants. Visit a local winery, art gallery or one of the many national parks or lakes. For the more adventurous there is fixed wing gliding or world class rock climbing.

Wiss House Bed and Breakfast

Kalbar, Scenic Rim Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$150 - 280
Treat yourself to the indulgence of a peaceful and romantic stay at the award winning Wiss House Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, Kalbar, Boonah Shire in the heart of the Scenic Rim. This impressive Heritage listed grand home built in 1900 is set on a rise in the rural town of Kalbar in the Fassifern Valley overlooking the majestic mountain ranges which make up South East Queensland's Scenic Rim, just one hour from Brisbane or Gold Coast. Take a dip in the pool/spa or relax in the mature gardens. The many places to discover in the nearby area include wineries, lakes, antique shops, book shops, cafes, art galleries, national parks and waterfalls. Wiss House boasts a high level of contemporary comfort while oozing charm of yesteryear. Wiss House offers four air-conditioned guest rooms with antique decor and modern amenities. Dinner is available upon request and a massage can be arranged for your stay. Come and feel spoilt.
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