Flying Foxes/Bats can be easily seen in daylight at Boonah.There are over 60 different kinds in Australia, most of them feed on insects, but 8 feed only on flowers and fruit, and are known as fruit-bats or flying-foxes. Four of these are amongst the world's largest bats and may weigh up to one kilogram and their wings may span more than a metre....more
TEMPLIN Historical Village is easy to find, as it is located alongside the main road. This is a rural museum which contains 14 historic buildings, each one displaying local artifacts. Fashions of the 1900s, some of these have been back in fashion! What about the old heavy irons, the meat safes, cameras, [thankgoodness we have digital now!] medical...more
When at Boonah, make sure you follow Highway 90 which leads to Aratula.The scenery along this road is fantastic! There is Mount French on the L/H side of the road, and then looking straight ahead, are the Mountains of the Main Range National Park, where the road passes through Cunninghams Gap.The Mountains were really Blue, and so clear on the...more
This is a really delightful place to visit. David (the owner) is a wonderful host and has provided picnic tables dotted around the estate for visitors to use. The views here are beautiful, the climate nice, the wine tastings fantastic, and the wine is also for sale.The estate dog (a giant alaskan malamute) is friendly as well.There is ample parkingmore
Mt French National Park The Boonah Shire has a number of places to indulge in a favourite Aussie pastime, bushwalking. There is Mount French National Park not far from the town. The climb to the top of Mount French is rewarded by excellent panoramic views over the Fassifern Valley. It is part of the 676-hectare Moogerah Peaks National Park which...more
There's not a lot to get excited about on the architectural front here but it does have its moments. Some of the streets are unusually narrow by rural standards which gives a comfortable community air to the town.The larger Boonah Shire covers an area of 1904 square kilometres and has a total population exceeding 9,000. Originally known, rather...more
The Australian Hotel, one of Boonah's old Hotels [est 1888], is located in the main street. Outside, there was a "special's" board for lunch-time meals, most of these were around the $10 mark, and there were a few choices.The Bar is where you order your meal and can have a look at the usual Menu. Price's weren't bad, but drinks were quite...more
Wybellina's has recently been taken over by a young local girl and her family, and whilst keeping a lot of the relaxed cafe feel of it's previous alias "Kelly's", the new owners have managed to incorporate some funky new furniture and menu changes to give the place a more polished feel. Opt for a simple homecooked meal, such as pastabake or roast,...more
Something you may see on your travels around Australia, is Rocks, Mounds of Earth, in-fact anything.........that may resemble something.........either painted, or gouged out to to resemble it.
I have seen a Rock on Tamborine Mountain, painted to look like a Piano, and it does!
On the way to Boonah, coming from Beaudesert, there is a burnt out Grass Tree that somebody has painted eyes and a mouth on...........It now looks like a "Savage"
Quite clever what people come up with!
It is located not far from turning left off the Beaudesert road, and heading to Boonah.
It is situated on the L/H side of the road, in a paddock.
Only a short drive from Boonah, is the little town of Kalbar. Located in a scenic setting, it has some old historic buildings. One of them is a shop, "Wiss Brothers Emporium." It is open to the public on Friday, Saturday & Sundays, and sells designer fashion label clothes and accessories, also, arts and crafts.Opening hours are 10 - 4pmmore
This is another small country town that you might pass through on your scenic drives around Boonah. Visit the typical Aussie country Pub.You can do this on a Country Pub Tour,Pubs visited are:101 year old Commercial Hotel at BOONAHRoyal Hotel at HARRISVILLECommercial Hotel at HARRISVILLEBuilt in 1886, Dugandan Hotel at BOONAHRoyal Hotel at...more
These beautiful waterfalls are located near the New South Wales border, the nearest town being Killarney.They can be reached from Boonah following a scenic drive, (The Falls drive, see info centre for details) The walk around to the 40 metre high cascading falls over balsat rock, is through open forest, tall redgums and sub-tropical rainforest, a...more
As this is a small country town with lots to see and plenty of backroads to explore, it would be best to hire a car.
Make your 1st stop, the info centre. Here, they will be able to give you road directions and maps and brochures, much better than I can do on the internet.
The Information centre is located at the entrance to Boonah township, in Bicentennial Park, which has a sheltered picnic rotunda, barbecues and toilet facilities.
Open daily: 9.30am - 4.00pm, except Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.
The "Heart Of The Scenic Rim Tourism Map." can be obtained from the centre, or you can go to the website and download a copy. It includes Accommodation, Attractions, Food & Wine and more!
Phone....(07) 5463 2233
Boonah Fassifern Road,
Boonah QLD 4310.