Mount Barney National Park
Climbing and bushwalking mecca
In Mount Barney National Park, sheer rugged peaks, gorges, crevices and steep landscapes will challenge serious rock climbers keen to conquer the summit of Mount Barney, one of Queensland’s most impressive peaks. Part of the Gondawana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, the park’s distinctive peaks are the remains of an ancient shield volcano that erupted 24 million years ago. The unmarked climbing routes to the peak of Mount Barney, suitable only for experienced bushwalkers with navigational skills, range from 3–8hrs walking time. Several long steep unmarked trails lead to the summits of Mount Barney and Mount Maroon, varying from 8–10hrs walking time. If a less challenging style of bushwalking is for you, explore around the foothills of Mount Barney on marked walking tracks with moderate grades (3–5hrs walking time).
Location and getting there
120km SW of Brisbane. Access is via Mt Lindesay Hwy.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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