Rathdowney is the gateway to the breathtaking peaks of Mt Barney and Mt Lindesay. Visit with us and experience a true Aussie country town.

Community Grant Appreciated

RADHA Acknowledges the support of the Scenic Rim Regional Council Community Grants program for funding the purchase of Balinese flags to be displayed at community events.

Visitor Information Centre

The Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway in Rathdowney.

We are an accredited visitor information centre offering a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Rathdowney Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans.

Opening Hours

The Rathdowney Information Centre is open everyday inclusive of Public Holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Open 9am – 3pm: Monday to Friday
Open 9am – 4pm: Weekends
Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning 


Supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council

What's On in Rathdowney

  • 30 Jun
    EAT LOCAL AT RATHDOWNEY 30 Jun 2019 All Day

      The Scenic Rim's Eat Local Week is coming up. Join us at our Tasting Table of local produce and for the Country Markets at the Rathdowney Information Centre on 9am to 3pm - Sunday 30th June. A Sausage

Rathdowney's Historical Buildings

The Barn

The Barn  is a relatively new building it houses a collection of larger items including the Barney View Cream Truck,  a bullock wagon that was used for carting logs, a spring cart and a huge table cut from a single length of log.

The Prison Hut

The Prison Hut  was one of the original huts used by prisoners at the then Palen Creek Low Security Farm. The usually held a single bed a small table where the prisoner ate his meals and a chair. They had few personal items. The hut was locked at night.

The Old Shop

The Old Shop was built just south of the Information Centre and was a general store. In later life it was extended and became a residence. It suffered during several floods when water came about a metre up its walls. It stood vacant for some years when RADHA acquired it and had the extensions removed. It was relocated to the Information precinct by team of draft horses pulling a log slide.

The Tramway Building

The Tramway building was originally sited in what is now the Memorial Grounds. It was moved to its present location and renovated. It now houses a display of Our Pioneering Women, local sawmills, variety of timbers, the Logan and Albert Butter Factory and other memorabilia.