"BUNYA MOUNTAINS" Bunya Mountains by balhannah

Bunya Mountains Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 24 photos

1st VT page on the Bunya Mountains National Park

GET AWAY FROM IT ALL!

The Bunya Mountains National Park is located approx 200ks north west of Brisbane. They were formed in the Jurassic era, and until white settlement, they played an important part in Aboriginal culture.

They are the second oldest national park in Queensland.

THEY ARE ALSO THE LARGEST NATURAL BUNYA PINE FOREST IN THE WORLD.

The best way to reach them from Brisbane, is either
from Nanango via Maidenwell.
or
from Yarraman via Cooyar.

DANDABAH

Dandabah is the main settlement in the Bunya Mountains, and it is located right next to the National park.
There is all different types of accommodation available here, from Campground, Chalet, Log Cabin to Bed & Breakfasts.

The permanent population is only 40 people.

WILDLIFE - BIRDLIFE - WATERFALLS - WALKS

The National Park covers an area of 11,700 hectares. They are a part of the Great Dividing Range. This area is very pretty, and even in Summer, it can be quite cool. Nice views are to be had, as well as seeing wildlife and birdlife and enjoying rainforest walks. There are 40ks of trails with Tree identification.
Some of the Birds are King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas. Wallabies are seen on a regular basis and the varieties seen here are, Red Necked Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies and Pademelons. Brushed Tailed Possums and Ringtailed Possums are also seen at night.

WE STAYED AT NANANGO AND VISITED THE BUNYA MOUNTAINS AND SURROUNDS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NANANGO, SEE MY NANANGO PAGES.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good scenery and walks
  • Cons:Can be cold, wet and miserable
  • In a nutshell:A good "Getaway" from the City.
  • Last visit to Bunya Mountains: Dec 2013
  • Intro Updated Dec 14, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    That’s a striking sculpture in the park in Dandabah Settlement. Does it have any special meaning, or are you just meant to look at it from all angles and ponder what it might mean?

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    How beautiful and calm looking!

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    I always did want to go caravan-ing!

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