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Published June 21st 2021
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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. Photo fromhttps://www.facebook.com/Rathdowney-Store-1605804913011446/photos
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.
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
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.
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