The demand for hiking activities aimed at women is bigger than ever, and helping women become comfortable and confident in the outdoors is something Mt Barney Lodge loves to do!
Mt Barney Lodge is excited to announce we have become one of the providers for EmpowHER! This women-only program is aimed at providing accessible affordable opportunities for women and girls to get outdoors, improve their fitness and wellbeing, connect with nature and meet likeminded women. The program is possible due to funding from the Queensland Government through the ActiveKIT initiative which directed a grant to the Scenic Rim Regional Council All of the planned hikes have a co-payment of $15.
The hikes will be led by experienced and qualified guides, exploring some of Australia’s most stunning scenery in the Gondwana World Heritage-listed National Parks. The program’s goal is to empower women to get outdoors more often by providing hiking opportunities at a fitness level they are comfortable with, and to educate on hiking skills to enable them to continue with outdoor adventure once the program concludes.
This program is open to South-East Queensland locals, as well as visitors who are in the area. The program is scheduled from February- June 2022, however bookings are open now!
Mt Barney Lodge will be offering a range of hikes suited to all experience levels. From those just starting their journey in the outdoors we have easy and moderate options, and for those who want to push themselves we have pre-dawn and sunset mountain hikes.
Easy to Moderate Hikes
Explore the hidden creek systems of Yellowpinch, with a lookout at the base of the spectacular Mt Barney, or brave the refreshingly icy waters of Cronan Creek Cascades (on the Winter Solstice!) or discover the Golden Staircase waterfall.
Moderate to Hard Hikes
Head to the Lower Portals and then offtrack to the lesser-known Barney Gorge and explore the many rock pools with plenty of opportunities for swimming! Perfect for the summer months! Mount Gillies Adventure Scramble is for those who want to explore fascinating rock formations including hidden caves and stunning views of Mount Barney.
For those who want to challenge themselves, we are offering dawn adventures up Mt Cordeaux to catch sunrise, or sunset and dinner on Mount Maroon with incredible 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape.
Other hike options beyond the EmpowHER program
All throughout the year, Mt Barney Lodge also offers a wide variety of expeditions, rock climbing, abseiling and kid’s activities.
To see our options, pricing and available dates visit our website.
For immediate adventure bookings, visit our online calendar.