Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland's second-oldest national park, protects the world's largest remaining bunya pine rainforest. Until the late 1800s, Aboriginal people travelled here from far distant places for gatherings coinciding with large crops of bunya nuts. Today visitors camp, walk and relax in the cool air and enjoy mountain scenery and colourful birdlife. The park has three picnicking and camping areas and is a walkers paradise, with 35 kilometres of tracks (from 500 metres to 10 kilometres). Walks lead through rainforest, eucalypt forest and natural grassland balds, past waterfalls and onto lookouts giving panoramic views east or west. Watch red-necked wallabies graze and catch a glimpses of catbirds, rare sooty owls, noisy pittas and paradise riflebirds.
Children are welcome.
Disabled parking and toilets are available.
How To Get There
The park is 200 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. Access is from Toowoomba or Dalby or, if coming from the Fraser and Sunshine Coast region, via Kingaroy or Nanango. All roads to the park are steep, winding and narrow. Most are sealed but some have sections of gravel. None is suitable for buses, large motorhomes or caravans.
Entry to the park is free of charge, however, camping fees apply.
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