Mt Barney Wilderness retreat is set on the property which we call Bartopia and is located about 33km south of the township of Boonah and about 15km north of the QLD/NSW border. It comprises 130ha of forest and mountain slopes between Mt Watson to the north and the remnants of Focal Peak caldera to the south (part of Mt Barney National Park). The Retreat is located on the watershed of Yamahra Creek which flows into Barney Creek, through the Upper and Lower Portals and then down into the Logan river.
The buildings of the retreat are tucked away in a hollow between two mountains. The clearing was used in the old days as a logging camp and it's a pleasant shock as you come out of dense forest during the drive in to arrive at a green and grassy paddock open to the sky. A wildlife dam was put in some time ago with the hope of attracting as much wildlife as possible. It's already had one positive result: a roosting site for Glossy Black Cockatoo's.
The Google locator on the map is out of postion which I'm trying to fix with the Google mob as soon as possible. The Retreat is located directly below the triangle shaped patch of Mt Barney National Park. When you do decide to come along I will send a more detailed map for you to follow as an interim. The final 8km of road to the Retreat is unsealed and only accessible by 4WD. The link will show in 15 minutes the road in from the turnoff on Boonah/Rathdowney Rd. http://www.youtube.com/user/mtbarneywilderness?feature=mhee