Boonah Travel Guide

  • Clydesdale @ Boonah
    Clydesdale @ Boonah
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Boonah Things to Do

  • HIGHWAY 90

    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...

  • Bottle Trees

    Go for a drive around the scenic backroads, and you will see the Queensland "Bottle Trees," native to Australia.The botanical name of the tree is "Brachychiton rupestris," much easier to call it a "Bottle" tree, and most people living in Australia know what one looks like. The name came about, as the trunk of the tree looks like a bottle. The trees...

  • Drive the streets of Boonah

    As Boonah was settled in the 1880s, it is a good town to see the styles of homes from that era. There are many of them, most have been painted and a lot restored, so it is really worth having a drive around the streets and a walk on along the main street. I say drive, as Boonah is situated on some hills and unless your fit, you may find the going...


    UPDATE: Unfortunately, all the trees where the Flying Foxes lived have been removed. This came about because of the extreme noise, the smell and the large amount of feces on the ground.This area became a health hazard.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...


    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...

  • Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard

    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 parking

  • Wine tour

    There are numerous little vinyards in the Boonah area. These botique vinyards are generally small, managed by 1 person or family. The predominent grape type is red.I had a great time this year picking the Shiraz harvest at the "Bunjurgen Estate" out on the Boonah Rathdowney rd.

  • Cunningham's Gap

    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...

  • Architecturally speaking

    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...


Boonah Restaurants


    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...

  • Small town dining...

    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,...

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Boonah Local Customs

  • "Painted pieces of Nature!"

    Something you may see on your travels around Australia, is Rocks, Mounds of Earth, in-fact anything that may resemble something, is 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!And ... When coming from Beaudesert way to Boonah, there is a burnt out Grass Tree...


    The Clydesdale & Heavy horse field day at Boonah is in its 2nd year (JUNE 2014).If you like these "gentle giants" of the horse world, who are known for being placid, their beauty and strength, then next year come along to the Boonah Showgrounds. The Clydesdales in Australia date back to early European settlement. In the 1850s, the breed was used...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Boonah Off The Beaten Path


    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...

  • Drive to KALBAR

    Only a 10 minute drive from Boonah, is the town of Kalbar, established in 1876.It was originally known Engelsberg and was settled by German migrants. Engelsberg was renamed Kalbar in 1916 after World War One, when it became common to rename towns with German names. Kalbar is the Aboriginal word for dry or dead trees.In 1876, August Engels is said...


    This is the name of a locality on a road leading out of Kalbar. All that is here, is a Church, old Cemetery, and a few houses with nice countryside views. Obum Obum - An unusual name which in Yugarapul meaning is ‘hard stone’This area was settled by Germans, mainly from West Prussia, Pomerania and Brandenburg in 1877. The Germans were lured to...


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    by balhannah Updated Oct 11, 2012

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    Favorite thing: 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
    Bicentennial Park,
    Boonah Fassifern Road,
    Boonah QLD 4310.

    Information centre
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