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by Cris (subscribe)
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Published June 21st 2021
The very useful shop
Rathdowney is a small rural town in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland. Rathdowney is the gateway to the breathtaking peaks of Mt Barney National Park, in particular, Mount Maroon and Mount Barney. Mount Lindesay is unmistakable with its tiered cake shape. Rathdowney conserves the spirit of a true Aussie country town.

Rathdowney is the town where the Group Hiking South East Queensland stop in the morning before heading to hike Mount Maroon. The meeting point is just in front of the General Store.

Here there is a little park with toilet facilities, lots of car parking and of course, The General Store.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Rathdowney General Store. Photo fromhttps://www.facebook.com/Rathdowney-Store-1605804913011446/photos


The General Store prepares very nice burgers, all-day breakfast and coffee with alternative milks.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
There is plenty of hot food and The General Store makes also breakfasts. Photo by Author.


The General Store supplies many products useful for travellers, campers or to top up with grocery. There are also many cold drinks in the refrigerators.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
The General Store provides hundreds of products. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
First aid items, tweezers, combs, hair clips, side combs, face masks, air fresheners, head torches, keyrings, manicure sets, trimmer sets, nail clipper sets. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Snap hooks, portable scale, hooks, bike repair kits, adaptors, extensions, lockers, pens, markers, crayons, scissors, pencils, blu tack, elastic bands, safety pins, magic brushes, cotton twine. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Cute child backpack. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
All sorts of magazines. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Grocery items. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Dozens and dozens of items useful for travelling and camping. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Bread. Photo by Author.


The General Store is a great shop for stopping in the morning for a hot pie and hot coffee. The General Store is popular with workers, hikers, travellers and motorbikers.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Inside The General Store. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Grocery items. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
A large range of canned food. Photo by Author.



General Store opening hours: Monday to Sunday 6:00am to 4:00pm

The General Store is at 83 Collins Street Rathdowney, QLD, Australia 4287.

Rathdowney Hotel has been a landmark in the township since the early 1900s. Locally, it is called the Rath Pub and it is open seven days a week. Meals are served every day and the food has good reviews.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
The Rathdowney Hotel was built in 1915. One man is riding a horse and another person is on a bicycle. There is a horsedrawn cart in the background. Photo fromhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryqueensland/14429400300


Twenty-five minutes west of Rathdowney is Maroon Dam. Maroon Dam is situated on Burnett Creek and supplies water for irrigation as part of the Logan River supply scheme.

Maroon Dam was completed in 1974 and allows irrigation along Burnett Creek and the Logan River for about 130 kilometres downstream.

Maroon Dam is popular with activities like fishing and water sports, Maroon Dam is stocked by the Maroon-Moogerah Fish Management Association.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park, Maroon Dam,
Maroon Lake from Mount Maroon. Photo by Author.


The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Hwy in Rathdowney. It is a great place to find maps, brochures, itineraries and useful information for travelling. The Information Centre's personnel are local with knowledge to advise what to see, what to do and where to eat.

Opening Hours

Rathdowney Information Centre is open every day inclusive of Public Holiday except Christmas, Good Friday and Anzac Day.

Open 9.30am 2.30pm: Monday to Friday
Open 9.30am 2.30pm: Weekends
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Anzac Day.

Rathdowney Information Centre is at 82 Mt Lindesay Highway, Rathdowney, Qld, 4287
Telephone 07 5544 1222

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park, Maroon Dam,
Mount Maroon from Cotswold Road. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Mount Ernest. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Mount Lindesay. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Mount Barney. Photo by Author.


Rathlogan Olive Grove & Shed Cafe' is an amazing place for refreshments and gift ideas. It is located at 4 Upper Logan Rd, Rathdowney QLD 4287.

There is also a plantation of olive trees. The olives and other local products are sold at The Shed Cafe.

Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Inside The Shed. Photo by Author.


Rathdowney General Store, Rathdowney Information Centre, Rathdowney Town, Mount Maroon, Mount Barney, Mount Barney National Park,
Locally produced olives. Photo by Author.



Reference

www.facebook.com/Rathdowney-Store-1605804913011446
www.rathdowney.org.au
www.rathdowney.org.au/gallery-categories/first-gallery/26-hotels-motels.html

More articles by the Author

Mount Maroon Hike, Mount Barney National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/mount-maroon/195438

Rathlogan Olive Grove & Shed Cafe
www.weekendnotes.com/rathlogan-olive-grove-shed-cafe

Mount Barney South East Ridge and South Ridge
www.weekendnotes.com/hiking-mt-barney/194804

Mount Ernest Trail Hike, Mount Barney National Park
www.weekendnotes.com/mount-ernest-trail-hike-mount-barney-national-park
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Phone: (07) 5544 1142
Where: 83 Collins Street Rathdowney, QLD, Australia 4287
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Great article Cris. All these little shops deserve all the publicity they can get. This one has a huge range of merchandise, almost a mini-shopping centre. Very nice scenic photos.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3169) 116 days ago
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