Boonah

The charming country town of Boonah is nestled among world heritage listed areas, rich in natural beauty.

Proud of its farming history, the town retains its traditional ‘high street’ where country shopping, friendly locals and a talented arts community welcome visitors to their town.

Numerous lookouts provide expansive views across fertile valleys to the encircling mountains of the Scenic Rim.

Main Range, Mt Barney and Moogerah Peaks National Parks are easily accessible from Boonah, as are Lake Moogerah and Lake Maroon – two great places for water sports and fishing.

Located 41km west of Beaudesert and 48km south of Ipswich, t he town is the primary service centre which caters for the district's needs with a range of businesses, services and commercial activities.

 

The township of Boonah supports the outlying areas of Kalbar, Harrisville, Peak Crossing, Aratula, Mt Alford, Roadvale, Warrill View, Rosevale, Maroon and Dugandan.

Dairying and pig-raising played important roles during the 20th century, before being overtaken by intensive agriculture. Recent decades have seen a trend back towards cattle grazing.

The heritage aspects of Boonah have developed a progressive tourism industry for the region with several wineries, farm stays and bed and breakfast businesses attracting visitors to the region.

With plenty to see and do, visitors to Boonah will be exposed to a range of activities catering to varying interests.

From gliding clubs to rose farms, a golf club, wineries and bushwalking, no interest will be left unaccounted for.

Several national parks also cater to bushwalkers with designated tracks providing an outdoor experience for those inclined. Boonah also boasts two heritage listed national parks.

 

Boonah in the Scenic Rim Region