"Boonah" Boonah by iandsmith

Boonah Travel Guide: 23 reviews and 77 photos

Gateway to somewhere

The Boonah district tends to include Aratula and Cunningham's Gap, the latter one of Australia's most famous passes as it forms part of a well traversed highway.
Boonah enjoys an pleasant setting in the heart of a prosperous agricultural area.
Situated 84 easy kilometres south-west of Brisbane and just under 100 m above sea-level, Boonah is known as 'The Heart of the Fassifern'.
Timber houses, these days seemingly long forgotten in the major coastal cities, can be viewed in abundance here.
Unlike many Australian towns whose origins lie in mineral wealth, this one was set up for the rural trade in 1882. The crops for the markets (mainly in Brisbane) are potatoes and carrots as well as cereal crops, beef, pork and timber.

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  • Pros:Lovely setting, relaxed atmosphere, some good attractions in easy driving distance
  • Cons:a little isolated
  • Last visit to Boonah: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • thedouglas's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2006 at 3:30 PM

    Another unappreciated great spot in SE QLD! Next time, check out Spring Ck Guesthouse and Cafe - beautiful food perched over the Condamine Gorge!

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2006 at 11:24 PM

    I always find your pages very interesting Ian, and the photos are always terrific.....You must use a tripod. Thank you, Carole.


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