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Exploring Mt Barney Area

Fishing in The Scenic Rim - where to go fishing when staying at Mt Barney Lodge
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November 09, 2013 11:50 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

A common question: Can we go fishing in the creek or waterholes when we stay at Mt Barney Lodge. As we are situated at the upper reaches of the Logan River within the Scenic Rim (South East Queensland), it is quite narrow and shallow so we find that any decent fish worth catching do not live this far upstream.  You may find the odd catfish ...

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Innes Larkin and the Conservation of Mt Barney.
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September 18, 2013 09:50 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

Join Innes Larkin, owner of Mt Barney Lodge as he shares his passion for the conservation of the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo and the wildlife in and around Mt Barney Lodge. Located within the Scenic Rim, the adjacent Mount Barney National Park makes up part of Australia's Green Cauldron. The Australia's National Landscapes Nature Series i...

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Top Walks at Mt Barney
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July 18, 2013 09:22 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

Cold clear winter nights make way for sparkling winter days in the Scenic Rim. There is no better time of year to exhume your walking shoes and head for the hills to do some of the classic walks in the Mt Barney valley. The mild weather and clear skies make winter the perfect time to “bag a peak” – and there are plenty to choose f...

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Lower Portals Cave Shower
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January 18, 2013 16:02 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Nea

This is the best way to cool the family down in the Lower Portals... The boys really really enjoyed this small waterfall in the cave.

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Protestors on Peaks
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October 11, 2011 15:39 in Events, Exploring Mt Barney Area, News by Monica

The wave is building... Protestors on Peaks has achieved its first mission - mainstream media preview coverage the main event is THIS Sunday Oct 16 We need your help to hold a banner for this unique media helicopter fly-over, to help stop coal or coal seam gas mining impacting on our lives We need a sea of banners everywhere: 5 people ar...

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<a href="/Portals/MtBarney/AWA%20Flyer%20Final.pdf" target="_blank" title="A World Apart Flyer">A World Apart</a>
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February 16, 2011 15:17 in Events, Exploring Mt Barney Area, General Mt Barney Lodge, News by Monica

Yes, it's that time of year again to get together with family and freinds and bring them to the beautiful Mt Barney to discover the hidden tastes Mt Barney Lodge has to offer. For those who visit 3 of the 5 destinations on the list, we are offering the chance to win over $600 in prizes. Just think, your next trip to Mt Barney could be free! Visi...

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October 15, 2010 12:42 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Innes

Have a look at this video, The Goodies meet Alfred Hitchcock at Mt Barney...

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Wildflower Spectacular on Mt Maroon
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September 20, 2010 07:55 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Innes

    Saturday saw me guiding Dr Roger Welch and Peter Froment up into the rocky heath area on the southern side of Mt Maroon. With camera's at hand and "Mangroves to Mountains" Field guide to identify the plants we had a fantastic day of spotting rare and endangered plants and flowers.

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Climbing Mt Barney
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August 23, 2010 15:03 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Monica

Blog by Rob Packer of Radiant Glory Photography Climbing Mt Barney 21st June 2010 The South East corner of Queensland has some significant wilderness areas that are protected as National Parks. A number of the mountains in the area are significant by Australian standards in terms of their height. Located in the Scenic Rim region less than two...

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Omega Cluster
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May 19, 2010 13:27 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Monica

This photo was taken by Peter Hegarty   (a recent guest) on the 4th and 5th of May 2010. Beautiful picture of the night sky!  “The object, Omega Centauri, is the largest globular cluster in our galaxy and is mainly a southern hemisphere target and is easily seen from the dark skies at Mt Barney Lodge. A very easy target f...

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Exploring Mt Barney National Park
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April 05, 2010 08:03 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Stafford

What a great hard day’s at work at Mt Barney Lodge. It’s not everyday that I get to go for a walk and check out a new abseil site in the middle of a world heritage national park. So this morning Innes and I decided to head into the lower portals and beyond into the wilderness! With all the rain of late, the creeks are full and the w...

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Hiking Tips
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February 02, 2010 12:50 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Monica

Whatever your hiking plans this summer, here are a few pointers to ensure a safe and comfortable stay: • Always tell someone when you are going, when you are going to be back and which way you plan on going up and coming back down (DON’T change plans mid-way). • Hat, sunnies, sunscreen, long sleeved shirt and leave as early as p...

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Bushwalking
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January 30, 2010 12:52 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Monica

Take care on the nearby mountains of the Scenic Rim at Mt Barney Lodge (known as the McPherson Range) at this hottest part of summer. Most of the peaks – Mt Lindesay, Mt Earnest , Mt Barney and Mt Gilles are over 600m, and have a high degree of exposure to the UV extremes of the sun as they are without much shade as they are volcanic and ther...

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January 2010
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December 08, 2009 12:54 in Exploring Mt Barney Area by Monica

Mt Barney Lodge recently welcomed the 2010 New Year and the much anticipated rain at the same time. The Scenic Rim really has been transformed into an emerald oasis. Combined rainfalls of 100mm+ contributed to some brief flooding of the creeks, and overflowed into all the waterholes along the Logan River and Barney Creek. Waterholes are now at t...

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