A World Apart 2017

Date: 27-May-2017

27th and 28th May 2017

Not just a food and wine festival!

World Apart Event

~local properties ~ local gardens ~ local unique experiences~


"A World Apart" at Mt Barney is the perfect day trip from Brisbane and the Gold Coast - designed to escape the city hustle and experience some genuine country hospitality through a unique "passport-style" tour to four different properties for a food and wine discovery tour.

Mt Barney is within the beautiful Scenic Rim on the Qld/NSW border, and it is only 90 minutes drive away. The operators are unique in working together to host this annual event to help you explore and experience the beautiful Mt Barney valley.

Each location offers a free “taste of Mt Barney” with local and homemade fare.

This will be the tenth year A World Apart will occur. As always, tickets are FREE, and can be collected from any of the participating businesses on the day, online or from local Visitor Information Centers.

The ticket has a local map, full details of the event, and doubles as your prize draw entry. All visitors to A World Apart are in the running to win prizes such as local products and experiences, just for having a great day out!!

A World Apart had been featured on The Great South East, and included in Great Gourmet Weekends of Australia.

See what RACQ says about A World Apart 2016 here.

Mt Barney Lodge is offering a special A World Apart camping and food/beverage package. See below for more details*.

Download and print your FREE ticket here:

For further information contact Tracey or Nea:

PH: 5544 3233 or email us:



Mt Barney Lodge


This ecotourism retreat is set right at the base of the 1354m Mt Barney massif. You are invited to explore the sustainable gardens and formal hedged herb garden, and join the hourly free bushtucker tour and tastings. A selection of gourmet BBQ bushtucker, bush-lemon meringue pie and tearoom drinks are available for purchase – laze by the creek, or claim a rustic table.

Therese Flynne Clarke, Mt Barney Lodge's very own artist in residence, will be showcasing her beautiful works of woven art.

Workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Call Therese directly on (07) 3804 0636 to book your spot now.



Your favorite Mt Barney musical duo (Acoustic Jet) from Boonah, are back to play at A World Apart 2017 - Terry Church and Marty Hall are 2 musical dudes with a passion for acoustic pop/rock. Pull up an outdoor couch and relax to their tunes.


1093 Upper Logan Road, Mt Barney

PH: 5544 3233

Pietros Pizza


Pietro and Desley created the Schonell Pizza Caffe at UQ in 1991. They now teach Italian cooking. During A World Apart, pizzas, minestrone and gelato will be on sale.

Pop in for your free sorbet tasting and see their sculpture garden.

111 Douglas Road, Rathdowney

PH: 5544 1008

Ridgeline Studios

At Ridgeline Studios, a unique combination of beautiful art by Jenni Seale and iron working by Barry Marshall is sure to draw a large crowd.
Visiting A World Apart is not complete until you have experienced real damper and a 'cuppa at The Iron Bar!

68 Harper Rd, Barney View

PH: 5544 3232

Ayton Farm


Rod and Kathy raise the happiest chickens in the Scenic Rim. They “grow” both pastured eggs and meat chickens.

Pastured chickens roam around in an open paddock that is bordered by protective temporary fencing.

At A World Apart they are offering a farm tour at 10am, 12pm and 3pm to 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 will be available for sale.

1 Johnston Road, Rathdowney

PH: 5463 6115


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Where apprpriate please include the following details in the comments area below.

  • Date of activity
  • Name of each participant
  • Age of each person (strict age restrictions apply for safety requirements)
  • Dietary/Medical requirements