Bunya Mountains National Park
Make nature your holiday time
Set your ‘out of office’ email reply to ‘taking a few days out at a nature retreat’. Journey to the Bunya Mountains National Park, where the world’s largest stand of ancient bunya pines towers over lush rainforest on the crest of a range that rises abruptly from the surrounding landscape. Set up camp and relax at one of the park’s popular camping areas. Blissfully cool in summer and perfect for warming camp fires in winter, you’ll feel as if you’ve been away for much longer than just a few days. Enjoy walking through eucalypt forest and rainforest; discover grassy ‘balds’ and have fun spotting the incredible variety of birds in their natural environments. A favourite sighting is the satin bower bird’s bower, decorated with a variety of blue objects. Find out about Aboriginal connections with this special place—for countless generations, large groups of Aboriginal people gathered at the Bunya Mountains during bunya nut season for bunya festivals. These important gatherings and associated ceremonies continued until the late 1800s, and cultural connections remain strong today.
Location and getting there
125km NW of Toowoomba. Access from Toowoomba is via Oakey and Jondaryan on the Warrego Hwy, and Maclagen on the Bunya Mountains-Maclagen Road.
Visitor facilities and opportunities
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