Boonah is a small town encounted when traveling the Beaudesert/ Cunningham Hgy link road. Boonah services a rich agricultural belt that provides produce to nearby Brisbane. Boonah is a market garden town. Given the proximity to Brisbane, Boonah is also a lifestyle commute centre.

Boonah was established in 1882 as a service centre for the surrounding farms. Originally the area was known as Dugandan, after a farm that was occupied as early as 1844. Later as a settlement grew it became known as Blumbergville. A railway line was built to the area in 1887, with the name Boonah given to a rail siding. The main commercial centre moved from Dugandan at the railway terminus, to Boonah after floods forced a shift of the settlement to higher grounds. Boonah was the centre of the Shire of Boonah local government area until council amalgamations occurred in 2008.

The town is positioned near the Fassifern Valley, McPherson Range and Main Range. It is surrounded by hills, including Mount French and other Moogerah Peaks. Frog Buttress is a popular rock climbing cliff on the north-west side of Mount French.

Boonah, because of growth has few old buildings.

The Boonah Hotels being the exception. The two traditional pubs are over 100 years old.

The Boonah congregational churches are all of the modern era. The Anglican though has classic lines.

The Boonah War Memorial is located at the western fringe of the township.

There is a Boonah military heritage centre and Cultural Centre.

Whilst Boonah is a nice town with lots of character, the traveler should not necessarily visit.

Heritage diary




Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course