Moon Rise on Mt Maroon


The view from Mt Maroon summit on a clear full-moon night reveals expansive scenery bathed in silver light. See nearby Lake Maroon glinting, the full Mt Barney profile, other mountains glowing and the lights of Brisbane in the far distance.

Mt Maroon is a 964m volcanic peak adjacent to well-known Mt Barney. It is part of the McPherson Range of mountains in the Scenic Rim, and offers spectacular views to Brisbane, Moreton Island and even the tip of Mt Warning can be seen from the summit.

Our "Moon Rise on Mt Maroon" guided walk is even more special as there are very few full moons falling on Saturday or Sunday night, when we depart mid afternoon and return to the Lodge at 9pm or later.

Take advantage of the bright light of the full moon to explore the best moon view in SE Qld.
Mt Maroon is achievable by a fit and determined hiker and takes 5-7hrs return from Mt Barney Lodge. This expedition may take a little longer as we slow down to negotiate the gully and summit areas in moon light. 

Read our blog about our first Moon Rise on Maroon guided walk here.

Testamonial via Facebook Review: 

Moon rise @ Mt Maroon 31st March 2018

Thanks Innes, Tracey and Connor for guiding us on this challenging and rewarding hike. Such a special place, a great group and the added bonus of a spectacular sunset and moon rise. Everything I had hoped it would be and more.

This is one of those experiences that you have to do at least once in a lifetime.

Thank you!

Tania Gibson





Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Friday, 2 October 2020

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Email or call us for more information or to place your expression of interest.

Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential.



Cost: $150.00 per person

Includes: return transfers to Mt Barney Lodge, guiding and interpretation, first aid equipment, public liability insurance,  plant identification reference books, snacks, warm meal plus hot tea/coffee at the summit. (Does not include camping or accommodation). 

How to book: Request booking forms by calling 5544 3233 or email

Meet: Mt Barney Lodge office. Departure time may be any time after 1pm (to be advised) depending on seasonal moon rise time.

Duration of Activity: approx. 5-7 hours

Requirement for group numbers: 5 - 10 people

Age Recommendation: 15yo +

What to bring: 2-3 liters of water, head torch (preferable) or torch, hat, sunscreen, any medication, warm clothes/raincoat, small day pack and wear comfortable closed-in shoes. A gear list will be provided upon reservation.

Fitness Requirement:  This is a full expedition which requires a solid fitness level and excellent balance (due to night hiking) and the ability to carry a daypack with own personal gear.

Accommodation/Camping: The hike concludes at approx 9:30pm. We recommend that you book camping or accommodation for your return. You can check availability here.

Please see our Mountain Expedition T's and C's before booking!