The Rathdowney VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE and HISTORICAL MUSEUM

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

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 7 Days: 9:00am - 3:00pm
ANZAC Day: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

Supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council

What's On in Rathdowney

  • 04 Oct
    A Heritage Event 04 Oct 2014 All Day

    More information will be released closer to the event.

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.