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Mt Barney Retreat Cabins


Mt Barney Retreat Cottages

Mt Barney Retreat offers dormitory style accommodation in spacious cabins that sleep 8 persons. They are basic but comfortable - shady and cool in the summer but a tad cold in the winter. So make sure you bring some warm gear. The cabins provide bunk beds and a changing room. Both cabins have good shade in the afternoon and louver windows along both sides help you to moderate air flow throughout the cabin to pick up the cool summer breezes.

The cabins have been named after the mountains in Mt Barney National Park: the Ballow cabin overlooking the wildlife dam, the Mowburra overlooking the camping ground and the Montserrat looking towards Mt Barney.

Mountain weather is variable and it often gets cold at night so warm bedding, i.e. zero and below sleeping bags, is a must. You will also need to bring along pillows, sheets, etc. A 12V DC external battery provides safe and adequate lighting.

With the exception of the roof the materials used in its construction were either recycled or taken off the property. The framework is hardwood timber selectively cleared from the property and milled on site using a locally operated mobile saw mill. The timber is very hard and forms a strong framework for the corrugated iron walls re-cycled from the defunct army barracks near Brisbane (Wacol) and towed up the mountain tracks by trailer and Land Rover. All the constructed parts of the cabin are then tied down to a central tree pole cut from the adjoining forest.

No cooking is allowed in the cabins. Food crumbs etc attracts possums and other furry creatures. However we do offer you all kitchen and cooking facilities you need in the bush hall.

Bedding Configuration For The Cabins:

Ballow Cabin: Sleeps 8 +2. Two double bunk-beds & two single bunks. For a guided tour please go to:


Mowburra Cabin: Sleeps 8 +1. One double bunk-bed (double base, single top) and three bunks-beds (single). For a guided tour please go to:


Monserrat Cabin: Sleeps 6 + 3. Two double bunk-beds (double base, single top) and 1 double bed. For a guided tour please go to:


Cabin Fees

$160.00 per night per cabin per night

Weekend tariff - minimum 2 nights. & Midweek tariff - minimum 2 nights

80% deposit required upon reservation.

The balance of reservation to be paid upon arrival.

Deposit payments are by direct deposit and balance is due during your stay.

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Our Contact Details

Mt Barney Retreat
Waterfall Creek Rd
Maroon QLD 4310 

Phone: 0408 709 341
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