Our 6 top tips for Exploring the Unique Shopping in Boonah's Historic High Street
Boonah is a charming heritage rural town located just 7 minutes from the Old Church Bed and Breakfast, in the Scenic Rim, Queensland. For a small town it is a very busy hub, servicing locals and tourists alike. The High Street features heritage listed buildings such as the Post Office which is over 100 years old.
Boonah High Street is home to a variety of great shops including Maynard's Store; The Vault country wear boutique; Duck Junction gift shop; The Story Tree for coffee, books and local handcraft items; Hummingbirds Natural Pantry for bulk health foods plus a variety of other specialty stores. Check out Far Outdoors in nearby Church Street for all your outdoor, camping and BBQ needs.
There are also your staple stores such as a bakery, newsagent, florist, chemists, banks, hairdressers, business supplies, farm supplies and a great IGA supermarket open from 6.30am to 8pm 7 days a week. There are 2 independent butchers and 3 fruit and vege shops, all specialising in fresh local produce. The Mitre 10 hardware on Yeates Ave is a choc full of hardware, garden, home and outdoor items.
There are plenty of places to eat, with footpath dining a common sight. There is a traditional takeaway, Rockalicious - a1950s style ice cream parlour, cafes and several country pubs (with bottle shops) to choose from. In the evenings there is also pizza, curry and Chinese available.
The Boonah Art Gallery is open at select times for unique finds.
Boonah Visitor Information Centre provides visitors with information about Boonah and the surrounding areas, but also has a great selection of local souvenirs, gifts, and books.
Boonah Country Markets are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. The Markets offer a range of handmade and locally produced goods including fresh produce, plants, crafts, and more.
The High Street is also home to some unique public art including the Blumbergville clock, lots of little animal sculptures and other quirky pieces.
The best time to visit the town is during the week, or between 9am and 12pm on Saturday. Steeped in country tradition, many of the smaller stores still close at 12 sharp on a Saturday.
Come and explore and see for yourself!