Boonah, Queensland


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, Mount 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 41 kilometres west of Beaudesert and 48 kilometres south of Ipswich, the town is the primary service centre catering for the district's needs with a range of businesses, services and commercial activities.

The township of Boonah, which is home to some 2500 people, supports the outlying areas of Kalbar, Harrisville, Peak Crossing, Aratula, Mount Alford, Roadvale, Warrill View, Rosevale, Maroon and Dugandan.

Dairying and pig-raising played important roles in the area's development during the 20th century, before being overtaken by intensive agriculture. Recent decades have seen a return to cattle grazing.

Boonah's heritage and country charm have helped to drive the Scenic Rim's progressive tourism industry, 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 enjoy a range of activities all catering to varying interests.

With gliding clubs to rose farms, a golf club, wineries and bushwalking, there is something for everyone.

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