Boonah is at the heart of the western Scenic Rim, just over an hour’s drive from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast.
The town is a thriving business hub servicing the local agricultural community.
Standing at the entrance to Boonah is “Clydebuilt”, the magnificent steel sculpture was created by famous Glasgow artist Andy Scott.
The town has a variety of cafes and country pubs with plenty of street dining to watch the world go by.
You can buy almost anything in Boonah, there are gift shops, newsagent, service stations, butchers, fruit shops, hardware, camping shop, supermarket, department store, furniture store, white goods, business supplies, chemists, banks, post office, farm stores, library, art gallery, cinema and so much more.
Boonah also has a full range of health providers including a hospital. There is a gym, a golf course, a pony club, an airport, schools and plenty of lovely parks. Also available are a whole range of trade and professional services from electricians to accountants and lawyers.
There are many Community Groups and special interest groups to join in the Boonah area. There is a very dynamic social scene in Boonah that belies the quiet country feel of the town.
A feature of the main street is the iconic “Blumbergville Clock”. Created by renowned local artist Christopher Trotter from discarded farming machinery from the district and standing 7 metres tall, it adds a steam punk vibe to the High Street. Another sculpture in the Council forecourt, “With an Eye on the Sky”, features a farmer looking skyward. It was created by Boonah Artist Catherine Anderson for the Year of the Outback in 2001.
Boonah hosts the very popular Boonah Show at the beginning of June each year. With plenty of horses, cattle, other animals, cooking, art, plants, craft, local gourmet produce for sale, entertainment, sideshow alley, rides and fireworks, this is a show not to be missed. The Showgrounds host many events throughout the year including the “Clydesdale Spectacular” and a large annual campdraft. It is also home to the Boonah Caravan Park with many caravan and motorhome travellers using the excellent facilities here as a base to explore the area.
An Anzac Dawn Service is held at the War Memorial each year, with a March later in the morning.
Known as an artist’s haven, Boonah holds exhibitions in the Art Gallery throughout the year. It also hosts an annual Writer’s Festival, an Arts Festival and a BookFest.
Country Markets are held on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays each month.
The popular Eat Local Week is held at the end of June/ beginning of July with many local events to tempt the taste buds.
Boonah is a popular tourist destination, with Lake Moogerah, Maroon and Wyaralong Dams available for camping, fishing and various water sports.
Surrounded by picturesque mountains including Mt Barney, Main Range and Moogerah Peaks National Parks, the area is very popular with bushwalkers. The short walks on Mt French are a perfect introduction to the area.
There really is too much to see in Boonah in one day, but luckily the area has plenty of accommodation options from caravans and camping to motels and B&Bs.
Call in to the Boonah Visitor Information Centre in Bi-Centennial Park near the big roundabout to discover more about this great region.