MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
Mount Barney is just under two hours drive from the Gold Coast, which means you can make it a big day trip or stay overnight. For the former, try to get on the road before the sun (harder now we’re heading into summer) and you’ll be greeted by the mountains of the Scenic Rim bathed in dawn’s pink light. If you’re keen to do an overnighter, you can’t get more convenient than Mount Barney Lodge. From campsites to a Queenslander homestead, you’ll feel right at home. Plus staff can give you extra tips on those secret walks.