Bunya mountains national park attraction tour bunya. Bunya mountains national park walking tracks the bunyas. Jan 09, 2020 the bunya mountains national park became queenslands second national park and first of substantial size. The bunya mountains national park lies about 3 hours north of brisbane. Kingaroy caravan parks within the south burnett region. Bunya mountains offers three camping areas, dandabah, westcott and burtons well. Oct 09, 2010 bunya mountains national park is located approximately 200km nw of brisbane queensland australia, or a 34 hour drive. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. The park are encompasses the most westerly area of subtropical rainforest in southern queensland and the largest population of bunya pines remaining in the world.
Accessed by winding roads and boasting a wide range of trails and tracks, a sprawling nature reserve of some 117 sq km 45. This beautiful national park is abundant in bunya and hoop pines, as well as waterfalls, lookouts and is a. Bunya mountains national park camping accommodation. The bunya mountains national park is a haven for many unique. Bunya mountains national park travel guide at wikivoyage. Bunya mountains national park nature, culture and history. The drive to the bunya mountains is a good one, especially if you take the daguilar highway north of brisbane.
It is a very well equipped, comfortable and cosy cottage for a small group 24 people. Alisterus scapularis bunya mountains national park. R a i n f o r e s t d r i v e l i l l y p i l l y p l a c e maidenwell y arraman nanango bunya mountains rainfor est estate bunya mountains titles fisher s outlook russell park picnic gr ounds t ennis court s t e e r t s r o s n e cutters rest 30 bunya mountains accommodation centr e of ce tv t owers tv t owers kinga r o y bunya mountains. The bunya mountains is a spectacular wilderness range forming an isolated section of the great dividing range situated about 150km from the coast and lying almost centrally between kingaroy and dalby. It is home to the worlds largest stand of bunya pine rainforest. Visit us at the bunyas for fantastic dining at our restaurant, cafe and whiskey bar, stay in our comfortable accommodation and explore the stunning bunya national park, in the south burnett, queensland. Bunya mountains national park forests, cascading creeks and scenic campsites stay a while. The elevation means that its quite a few degrees cooler and theres plenty to do for the whole family. The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the worlds largest forest of bunya pines. These prices may change depending on the time of year and promotion running. Statelibqld 2 393809 old bunya tree marked with foot and hand holds, bunya mountains, 1953.
Book online holiday rentals, houses, cabins, chalets, units, apartments, budget accommodation with rainforest backdrop of bunya mountains national park area, near kingaroy qld. Jan 09, 2020 bunya mountains national park map pdf, 321k southern inland queensland parks and forests map pdf, 373k southern inland queensland visitor guide pdf, 3. Despite national park status, and contrary to todays strict legislation, timber from the park continued to be cut and sold until about 1917. Bunya mountains national park department of national parks. Ancient bunya trees in queensland are dying from an invasive. Much of the area is protected as the bunya mountains national park, the states second oldest national park, being established in 1908. It is situated 63 km northeast of dalby or 58 km southwest of kingaroy the park is known for its abundant wildlife, permanent waterfalls and its views.
Bunya mountains national park qld australia youtube. Colonial cottage is a self contained rental property available year round, located at lot 16 bunya avenue which leads down to the dandabah camping grounds situated in the bunya mountains national park. Enjoy the scenery along the great bunya drive to reach. Bunya mountains national park sydney, australia landmark. Bunya mountains national park protects the regions biodiversity, cultural heritage sites as well as its breathtaking natural scenery. Bunya mountains national park naturreservat, bunya mountains. For generations, people have gathered at the bunya mountains booburrgan ngmmun where rainforestclad peaks rising 500m above the plains shelter the worlds largest stand of ancient bunya pines. Bunya mountains is a national park in the south burnett region, queensland, australia. Or feed the beautiful wild birds at the bunyas during our feeding sessions. The bunya mountains are an old area, you might say ancient. The bunya mountains national park covers an area of 11,700 hectares about 25,000 acres. Bunya mountains national park is the home of the bunya pine. Bunya mountains national park attraction queensland.
Mount mowbullan town is located on the boundary of bunya mountains and mowbullan. Bunya mountains southern queensland country tourism. Dandabah is a large open area suitable for a range of camping experiences. Bunya mountains national park qld australia duration. Bunya mountains national park camping, bunya mountains. Permits and fees all camping areas within bunya mountains national park require a camping permit and fees apply. Colonial cottage bunya mountains holiday accommodation. The house fireplaces romantic getaway luxury self contained large. After decades of being ignored, a nut from 20pound pine.
You may book online 4 or by phone at 4 national booking number. Bunya mountains offers three camping areas, dandabah, westcott and burtons well, catering for a range of camping experiences from small walkin tent sites, to open areas suitable for larger groups and vehicles. Colonial cottage is a spacious property that is perfect for a romantic getaway or large enough to accommodate 10 people. The bunya mountains boobarran ngummin and the surrounding area are of deep spiritual significance to aboriginal people jerome 2002. There are heaps activities to explore the bunya mountains. They would feast on bunya nuts, which still grow on whats now the largest stand of ancient bunya pines. Visit bunya mountains national park on your trip to bunya. The bunya mountains national park is a haven for many unique species of plants and animals, and even more importantly, protects the largest stand of bunya pines in the world. Book your camp site and purchase your camping permit in advance.
In 1908, about 9000 hectares were gazetted as the bunya mountains national park, the second national park in queensland. The information centre at dandabah is open from 2pm to 4pm weekdays, park duties permitting. There are many picnic spots, walking tracks, lookouts and a few camping grounds on the range, as well as a variety of cottage and group accommodation facilities for families, friends, and school camp groups. Bunya mountains national park, bunya mountains southern qld. Bunya mountains national park map pdf, 321k southern inland queensland parks and forests map pdf, 373k southern inland queensland visitor guide pdf, 3. Wikimedia commons has media related to bunya mountains national park. See more ideas about national parks, mountains and australia. Media in category bunya mountains national park the following 36 files are in this category, out of 36 total. The bunya mountains is the perfect place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A protected area since 1908, bunya mountains national park is queenslands second oldest national park. All the national park walking tracks pass through diverse vegetation which can include dense rainforest to balds to forested areas.
The mountains are shared between nanango, kingaroy and wambo shires but the overwhelming majority of the area lies within nanango shire in the south burnett. We always use bunya mountains accommodation centre to book and find them very friendly and helpful. If you approach the walks at this national park with. Precious bush remnants, lush natural heritage are permanently preserved in the national park thanks to the foresight and tenacity of our environment conscious forefathers. In bunya mountains national park, experience a spellbinding landscape where spectacular bunya pines tower over tall rainforest along a mountain range that rises dramatically from the surrounding plains. Bunya mountains national park, 1964 queensland historical atlas. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
The bunya mountains np is about 200 km northwest from brisbane. The majestic bunya mountains, situated about 150 kilometres from the coast, is a spectacular wilderness range forming an isolated section of the great dividing range. Natural grasslands abut rainforest in the bunya mountains. The locality name comes from the mountain range, bunya mountains, and is a kabi language word bonyi or bunyi, indicating the bunya pine tree araucaria bidwillii.
Springbrook national park and lamington national park. This very ancient tree grows cones weighing up to 10 kg 22 lb. Bunya mountains national park department of environment and. It includes eight heritage buildings and gives an indepth snapshot of what life was like in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The bunya mountains deadly and delicious mildly extreme. It completes encloses the locality of mowbullan and the town of mount mowbullan 26. Then click on the book now and add the dates you would like to stay. By the early 1930s roads had replaced snig tracks to. The park includes much of the mountain range called the bunya mountains.
It is situated 63 km northeast of dalby or 58 km southwest of kingaroy the park is known for its abundant wildlife and spectacular views. The locality of mowbullan in the western downs region is completely enclosed by the locality of bunya mountains and does not form part of the national park. For me the magic of the bunya mountains is achieved by slowly meandering along the trails to see as much wildlife, plants and fungi as i can, rather than conquering a challenge and ticking a box. Journey into the jurassic in the south burnett sunshine. Cedarvale history cottage is a great outing to read about the history of the bunya mountains and the lives of the timber cutters and their families that used to inhabit the area.
The bunya mountains are a terrific option for those wanting to escape the summer heat. Fifteen sites across the bunya mountains national park appear to be affected by phytophthora, with infections confirmed at two of those sites, dr shuey said. Outdoorsy things to do at bunya mountains national park. Soak up stunning mountain scenery and spot a diverse range of wildlife as you explore on foot. It is situated 63 km northeast of dalby or 58 km southwest of kingaroy. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite. The house which is filled with antiques and collectables, features a large lounge and dining area with adjoining kitchen, family room and second kitchenette, bathroom with clawfoot bath and separate toilet, second shower and toilet, queen, doubles and bunk beds. In parts of the rainforest, you walk beneath giant trees that have been growing for hundreds of years. The bunya mountains national park is the 2nd oldest np located in the south burnett region. By the early 1930s roads had replaced snig tracks to the mountain top. Timber chutes in russell park are an interesting part of our history along carbines chute or chute no.
Discover rainforests, water falls, cool misty mountains with a unique bunya pine forest, grastrees, ferntrees and lots of wildlife in the middle of a very different country side. The bunya mountains were formed about 30 million years ago and are thought to be the remains of an old shield volcano. Bunya mountains national park is located approximately 200km nw of brisbane queensland australia, or a 34 hour drive. To learn all about the regions history, a great stop is the yarraman heritage centre. In the ancient times, people gathered here to celebrate the bunya nut harvest. The mild climate of the range means morning and evening temperatures are low. Bunya mountains national park is the second oldest national park in queensland. A photographers paradise with many and varied birds coming to drink and bathe as the owners encourage them with numerous water dishes. Large grassed camping area for up to 70 people at the top of the bunya mountains. Cedarvale is open 10am 3pm every saturday and sunday market days and long weekend only and is manned by volunteers from the natural history association. The bunya mountains markets are held in the beautiful bunya mountains national park on the last sunday of every month from 9am2pm. Bunya mountains escapes burnett breaks, short stays. Bunya mountains national park, queenslands second oldest national park, features ancient bunya pines and rainforest.
Bunya mountains national park 2 is one of the oldest parks in queensland, australia. Bunya mountains national park visitor information bunya mountains national park was declared in 1908 and is queenslands second oldest national park. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Bunya mountains national park is open 24 hours a day. Once in the bunya mountains, accommodation can be found courtesy of bunya mountains accommodation centre.
The national park now covers approx 22,000 hectares of tall, moist rainforest, natural grasslands, eucalypt. Bunya mountains national park covers an area of 19,493ha and has numerous walking tracks and hiking trails suitable for people with all levels of fitness. Bruce thompson has even pushed to make bunya mountains national park a. Bunya mountains national park 2020 all you need to know. The bunya mountains are still a gathering place with visitors coming to camp, walk and rest in the cool mountain environment. Bunya mountains national park, walkabout, september 1964. Bunya mountains is a locality split between the western downs region and the south burnett region, queensland, australia. The bunya mountains is pristine, peaceful and spectacular, yet only 2. Bunya mountains national park is the second oldest. Bunya mountains national park department of national. The bunyas accommodation, dinning, shopping at the bunya. Grassy patch surrounded by forest, bunya mountains national park. Proactive fire management is a priority within the current management plan for the bunya mountains national park with additional importance given to partnerships with traditional owners using traditional fire techniques in restoring and maintaining the grasslands. The bunya mountains national park became queenslands second national park and first of substantial size.1387 692 1083 568 886 669 82 902 576 365 1212 61 749 1474 903 248 227 289 1263 801 1334 834 1488 556 14 723 1164 527 699 164 781 1128 703 710 538 1186 1170 1229 1321