Ph: 07 5544 3233

A World Apart 2015

... discover the hidden tastes of Mt Barney...

23 and 24 May 2015

Read the A World Apart 2014 Wrap-up HERE.

5 properties – 5 gardens – 5 unique experiences

Imagine being drawn toward the iconic peak of Mt Barney and entering  A World Apart that is a short 40 minutes drive from Beaudesert and Boonah, in the Scenic Rim of South East Queensland.

At the end of your journey a diverse variety of local experiences awaits you. You will also meet the unique characters of the five country properties, and discover their stories and the authentic local food, wine, art, and their individual gardens which are a reflection of their life experiences. All will be offering a free tasting, wine, or tour experience.

This will be the eighth year A World Apart will occur. As always, tickets are FREE, and can be collected from any of the participating businesses, online  or from local Visitor Information Centres.

The ticket has a local map, full details of the event, and doubles as your prize draw entry.

All visitors to A World Apart are in the running to win over $500 of local products and experiences, just for having a great day out!!

A World Apart had been featured on The Great South East, and included in Great Gourmet Weekends of Australia.

For further information contact Tracey:

PH: 5544 3233


Thistledown Country Retreat

At Thistledown Country Retreat, the federation theme spills out into a series of closed gardens around a secluded cottage and elegant Queenslander homestead.  Step back into a bygone era to relax and enjoy traditional garden lawn games, a Scottish morning or afternoon High Tea with fine china, and Highland Scottish savory and sweet specialties.

68 Harper Rd, Barney View

PH: 5544 3232

 Jeni Seale Art

Welcome to Wyuna, the home of Jeni Seale Art.

Be spellbound by the panoramic views that encircle the property, enjoy a glass of bubbles and be enchanted by the colour and passion of Jeni’s latest acrylic artworks. Original artwork and prints will be for sale. All visitors can choose a free postcard of a Jeni Seale original.

98 Harper Rd, Barney View


Mt Barney Lodge

This ecotourism retreat is set right at the base of the 1354m Mt Barney massif. You are invited to explore the sustainable gardens and formal hedged herb garden, and join the hourly free bushtucker tour and tastings. A selection of gourmet BBQ bushtucker, bush-lemon meringue pie and tearoom drinks are available for purchase – laze by the creek, or claim a rustic table.

Therese Flynne Clarke, Mt Barney Lodge's very own artist in residence, will be showcasing her beautiful works of woven art.   Workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Call Therese directly on (07) 3804 0636 to book your spot now. 

1093 Upper Logan Road, Mt Barney

PH: 5544 3233

Classi di Cucina Italiana


Pietro and Desley created the Schonell Pizza Caffe at UQ in 1991. They now teach Italian cooking. During A World Apart, pizzas, minestrone and gelato will be on sale.  Pop in for your free sorbet tasting and see their sculpture garden.

111 Douglas Road, Rathdowney

PH: 5544 1008

Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages


Wine tasting is free, so sample the full range of wines from our boutique vineyard.

Stroll around our rambling country garden, experience the autumn colours and art gallery in the garden, or purchase a glass of wine and a vineyard platter and relax while you take in the magnificent mountain scenery. A qualified Massage Therapist will even offer mini massages!

198 Seidenspinner Rd, Mt Barney

PH: 5544 3287