The unspoiled natural beauty of the surrounding mountains, valleys and creeks makes Goomburra is ‘must see’ for any nature lover keen to get off the beaten track.
30 minutes’ drive north of Warwick and 90 minutes’ drive south-west of Ipswich, Goomburra is popular with campers and bushwalkers and offers plenty of space to pitch a tent and explore.
Part of the spectacular Scenic Rim the ‘Goomburra Section’ is also part of the World Heritage-listed Main Range National Park. It provides a haven for rare and endangered species of frog as well as platypus, koalas, brush-tailed phascoale (a type of carnivorous, tree-dwelling nocturnal marsupial) and antechinus (a type of marsupial mouse).
There are several walks gazetted in the Goomburra section of the park, each providing a different perspective on this unique part of the country. The walk to Araucaria Falls takes you through subtropical rainforest and past rock pools and towering hoop pines. The half hour hike to Sylvesters Lookout is well worth the effort with spectacular views across the Brisbane Valley your reward.
There are several accommodation options available at Goomburra from cabin-style bungalows to camping in the National Park. Campsites have toilets, tap water and barbeques however campers are advised to boil all water before drinking. Campers must also bring their own firewood.