The Upper Portals of Mt Barney National Park is a remote and unique place. It is the gateway to a most fabulous gorge that has cut been through the northern slopes of Mt Barney.
Barney Creek descends out of the McPherson Mountain range, joins Ballow Creek flowing out of the Focal Peak caldera and in a series of waterfalls and rock pools flows around the slopes of Mt Barney to the Logan River.
A good time to depart the Retreat would be about 10am. Walk out along our track towards Cleared Ridge, go through the gate to the National Park and follow the track as it descends steeply to Yamahra Creek.
Follow the well maintained track as it wends its way over the many crossing of Yamahara Creek passing through magnificent patches of Rainforest, Hoop pine and Eucalypt forest. Arrive at the junction of Yamahra Creek and Barney Creek – the entrance to the Upper Portals.
Cool off in the refreshing waterholes of the gorge and then walk back to meet me at Cleared Ridge to drive you back to the Retreat.