Things To Do

Fishing in the Scenic Rim

For the keen fishermen amongst us, or for those who wish to just ‘dangle a line’, there are quite a few stocked dams in the Scenic Rim all within easy driving distance from Mt Barney Lodge.

Click here for more information on these popular fishing spots.




Summer Land Camel Farm

Open on Sundays, Summer Land Camel Farm (located at Harrisville) is perfect for a visit on your way home from staying at Mt Barney Lodge! Summer Land Camel Farm is Australia's first commercial scale camel dairy. 

The Farm and Cafe is open on Sundays between 9am and 4.30pm where you can buy Camel Milk Coffee, Cheese, Gelato, baked treats and try their lunch menu.  They also offer Farm Tours, Skin Care, Dairy Range, and a Gourmet Butchery.

Bookings are essential and can be made via their facebook page  or by calling (07) 5467 1707.


Klan Family Dairy

Looking for an authentic experience? Book in to visit a local dairy farm and experience the day to day operations of milking and feeding cows, help bottle feed the calves, and learn how cream is separated from milk the old-fashioned way.

Bookings essential and can be made through contacting Mt Barney Lodge.
Cost: $12/adult, $7/child aged between 3 and 12.
Other inclusions: Closed-in footwear must be worn (not thongs or sandals).

Bookings can be made by contacting us. BOOK NOW!

Classi di cucina italiana

Pietro and Desley created the Schonell Pizza Cafe at the University of Queensland 15 years ago. It became a popular place for students, academics and the general public alike who came from all over Brisbane to enjoy their A - Z pizza menu.

Now they are sharing their secrets of pizza and other traditional Italian cuisine with intimate cooking classes.

Pizza cooking classes are held on the first Sunday of every month. Cost is $95.00 for a 5 hour class. 10.30am to 3.30pm

Morning tea, tuition, recipe sheets, hands-on pizza making, local Barney Creek wine, as much pizza as anyone can eat and sorbet.

The pizza cooking classes are held 20 minutes drive from Mt Barney Lodge.

Contact Desley or Pietro direct on:

Tel: +61 7 5544 1008

Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy

A Tour of the Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy is a unique and fascinating experience.

One of the longest running dairies in the area, the Dennis family begins the tour with a discussion of the way things were done in the 1930s.You’ll be led through the different stages of milking, including the introduction of machine milking in the 1940s with the introduction of electricity and the current high tech LELY Robotic milking system.

Bookings are essential and at least 7 days notice required.

Contact Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy direct on:

Tel: +61 7 5544 2206


Ayton Farm

Ayton Farm is a sustainable rural enterprise producing pastured eggs and pastured meat chickens as well as beef and lamb.

Only 20 minutes from the Lodge, Ayton Farm is open for tours and purchases on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month from 10am-12:00pm.  Learn more about the health benefits of pastured and organic fed chickens and eggs, the farming setup, as well as produce tastings. Don’t forget to bring an esky with ice as eggs and fresh chicken is often available for sale.

Participants must wear covered footwear, sign an indemnity waiver, and be happy to walk 1.5 km on farm tracks.

1 Johnston Road Rathdowney QLD 4287

(07) 5463 6115 - Farm House


Scenic Rim Brewery

Only forty five’ drive from Mt Barney Lodge is the Scenic Rim Brewery and cafe. Although beer is their core business, their beer has been developed to quench more than just your thirst! 


Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-5pm

Open Wednesdays by appointment only for large groups and bus tours

898 Reckumpilla Street (Cnr Anders Rd)
Mount Alford QLD 4310

Phone 07 5463 0412