Mt Barney Wilderness Retreat is located about 33km south of the township of Boonah, nestled in the foothills of the McPherson mountain range and beside Mt Barney National Park. It is a 130ha property 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 to drive into 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.
When you do decide to come along I will send you a more detailed map for you to follow. The final 8km of road to the Retreat is unsealed and rough and only accessible by 4WD vehicles. The video above will show you the last part of road onto "Cleared Ridge" which leads into the Retreat.