Lower Portals track, Mount Barney National Park

Boonah, Scenic Rim Area

The Lower Portals track is one of several tracks around the base of Mount Barney in Mount Barney National Park.

The distinctive peaks of Mount Barney, Mount Maroon, Mount May, Mount Lindesay, Mount Ernest, Mount Ballow and Mount Clunie make up Mount Barney National Park. These rugged peaks are the remains of the ancient Focal Peak Shield Volcano which erupted 24 million years ago. Mount Barney is the second highest peak in South East Queensland.

Pack a picnic lunch and explore the 7.4 kilometre Lower Portals track. Wander 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.

Climb to the Lower Portals, a beautiful pool deep pool set within a rocky gorge of Mount Barney Creek. Please take care at creek crossings as rocks can be slippery, especially after rain. Sit quietly beside the crystal-clear creek and keep an eye out for the tell-tale bubbles of a platypus.

Journey Details

Duration Distance
3 Hours 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

Lower Portals track, Mount Barney National Park

The Lower Portals track is one of several tracks around the base of Mount Barney in Mount Barney National Park.

The distinctive peaks of Mount Barney, Mount Maroon, Mount May, Mount Lindesay, Mount Ernest, Mount Ballow and Mount Clunie make up Mount Barney National Park. These rugged peaks are the remains of the ancient Focal Peak Shield Volcano which erupted 24 million years ago. Mount Barney is the second highest peak in South East Queensland.

Pack a picnic lunch and explore the 7.4 kilometre Lower Portals track. Wander 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.

Climb to the Lower Portals, a beautiful pool deep pool set within a rocky gorge of Mount Barney Creek. Please take care at creek crossings as rocks can be slippery, especially after rain. 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.des.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
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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