Rathdowney, just over an hour’s drive south of Brisbane, close to Beaudesert in the Logan River Valley. At the base of the Great Dividing Range, Rathdowney is a beautiful township offering lush forests and rolling hills.

Rathdowney still retains much of its historical origins. Dairying, horse breeding and training remain important industries in the area today. You can learn about the interesting history of this area at the Visitor Information Centre and Historical Museum. See what events are on in the area or even buy local arts and crafts.

Quick Facts

Rathdowney is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Scenic Rim, it is located approximately 84kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 71.363 square kilometres. Rathdowney has a recorded population of 308 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to Rathdowney we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Rathdowney and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.