Moonrise 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 "Moonrise 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 Moonrise on Maroon guided walk here.

Testamonial via Facebook Review: 

Moonrise @ 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 moonrise. 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


Future "Moonwalks" - Sunday 26th August, Thursday 25th October, Friday 23rd November

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

Places are strictly limited and bookings are essential.


Cost: $125 per person

Includes: 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 55443233 or email

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

Duration of Activity: approx. 5-7 hours

Requirement for group numbers: 5 - 10 people

Age Recommendation: 15yo +

What to bring: 2-3 litres of water, headtorch (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.

Additional Terms & Conditions  

  • Places are strictly limited on a first come/first served basis, and your booking is only confirmed once payment has been processed.
  • A minimum of 5 people are required to make this walk confirmed. If the walk is cancelled due to lack of interest, the participant will be offered the next available walk date, or refunded with no penalty. 
  • The Outdoor Leader will make a decision on the weather forecast at 9am on the day of the activity. If cloudy or inclement weather is predicted, then the walk will be cancelled and the participant will be offered the next available walk date, or refunded with no penalty.
  • If the participant cancels the walk within 40 days, there will be no refunds. 
  • Transfers to future/other moon walks are not possible.
  • See here for general Terms & Conditions.