Lower Portals track, Mount Barney National Park

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area

The Lower Portals track is in Mount Barney National Park. The distinctive peaks of Rising dramatically above the surrounding grazing and farmlands, mounts Barney, Maroon, May, Ernest, Ballow and Clunie form this hiking mecca. Feel sheltered beneath tall spreading eucalypts and brush box trees on the grassy slopes, rising into subtropical rainforest and wet mallee forest—home of the endangered Coxen’s fig-parrot and vulnerable plumed frogmouth.

If you're not the adventurous, mountain-climbing type, pack a picnic lunch and head off on the 7.4 kilometre Lower Portals track. From the car park, climb to the Lower Portals, a beautiful pool along a gorge on Mount Barney Creek. Sit quietly beside the crystal-clear creek and keep an eye out for the tell-tale bubbles of a platypus.

Journey Details

Duration
3 Hours
Distance
7.4 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
Mount Barney National Park
Boonah, Scenic Rim Area
Queensland
Australia

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Lower Portals track, Mount Barney National Park

The Lower Portals track is in Mount Barney National Park. The distinctive peaks of Rising dramatically above the surrounding grazing and farmlands, mounts Barney, Maroon, May, Ernest, Ballow and Clunie form this hiking mecca.

Feel sheltered beneath tall spreading eucalypts and brush box trees on the grassy slopes, rising into subtropical rainforest and wet mallee forest—home of the endangered Coxen’s fig-parrot and vulnerable plumed frogmouth.

If you're not the adventurous, mountain-climbing type, pack a picnic lunch and head off on the 7.4 kilometre Lower Portals track. From the car park, climb to the Lower Portals, a beautiful pool along a gorge on Mount Barney Creek. Sit quietly beside the crystal-clear creek and keep an eye out for the tell-tale bubbles of a platypus.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.npsr.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 7.4 kms
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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