A link in the scenic loop which cuts a diverse trail through the cities, bush towns, pasture, mountains and rainforest of the state’s south-east corner, Boonah is the commercial centre for the prolific Fassifern Valley agricultural district.
Set in what colonial commandant and explorer Captain Patrick Logan described in 1827 as a 'beautiful vale', the charming little town straddles the main road between the Gold Coast and Warwick.
Although the strong Irish-German pioneering influence is still evident, it has been tempered in recent years by the influx of Brisbanites and Gold Coasters seeking a more relaxed lifestyle.
The absorbing Templin Historical Village is just north of town, while Lake Moogerah, 20km west, is a popular aquatic playground and fishing haunt.
You can enjoy magnificent views of the valley from the Governor's Chair at Spicer's Gap at Clumber on the western reaches of the shire.