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Barker Creek Circuit
3.5 Hours  / 10 Kilometres


Barker Creek Circuit passes Paradise, Little and Tim Shea falls and through stunning Bunya Mountains rainforest, eucalypt forest and grasslands. The track can be accessed from Dandabah or Paradise car park. Take the 750 metre side track out to Big Falls lookout to view the falls and the valley to the north-east. Have lunch on the grassy bald above Big Falls and view Barker Creek Gorge. Along the gently undulating climb, look for the local Mowbullan whitewood trees with their mottled green, white and grey bark.

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See colourful noisy pittas searching for a snail meal. Listen to the flocks of topknot pigeons feeding in the treetops, or hear the loud call of the whipbird and the mournful cry of the catbird. In summer, pink flowers from the lacebark tree litter the forest floor.

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Rainforest contemplation
Rainforest contemplationEnjoying a rainforest walk in the Bunya Mountains
Enjoying a rainforest walk in the Bunya MountainsBunya pine canopy, Bunya Mountains National Park
Bunya pine canopy, Bunya Mountains National Park

Journey Details

Duration3.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance10 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience


  • Barbecue
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Barbecue
  • Walking
  • Self-Guided

Barker Creek Circuit Full Itinerary

Barker Creek Circuit

The Barker Creek circuit is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Visit the web site for the latest park information including opening hours and safety messages.

Route Details

Duration: 3.5 Hrs 
Distance: 10 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Circuit

  • Flora/Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife

Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3
Other Information
Children: Children are welcome. Supervise children closely especially near watercourses and steep slopes.

Other Information

Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.