Things to do

Stand quietly in the rainforest and drink in the calm, peaceful, revitalising and healing energy of Bunya Mountains.   Feel your cares and worries float away in the mountain breezes


Enjoy being amongst the clouds on top of our mountain range.   Our morning mists are legendary.


Experience  being at one with nature.  Interacting with the birds, animals, trees and plants of Bunya Mountains.

Plan your next Bunya time out – Grab a brochure and map from the Bunya Mountains Accommodation Office.   Explore the homes along Bunya Avenue, Bunya Mountains Road, Tolmie & Bell Streets.  Ask for keys to check out both Estates.     Plan which of the many available chalets and homes would most suit your needs for your next visit.  Confused by so much on offer?  Talk to the friendly staff at Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre.

Watch the Chocolate Wattled Bat (Chalinolobus morio) emerge at dusk to feed on insects.  Bunya Mountains is home to Australia’s largest colony.  Station yourselves quietly near the old timber school house at Dandabah (near Cedarvale) where the bats live in the ceiling.  (they also try to move into the ceilings of some of the chalets and homes).  In winter the bats reportedly roost in the Muntapa tunnel between Cooyar and Peranga.

Visit Coomba Falls  at Maidenwell, just a short drive away. Pop in for a refreshing swim or just a picnic lunch by the water. Don’t forget your sunscreen.


Visit Cedarvale on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm to gain a greater insight into Bunya Mountains’ history and general information about our mountain range.  Cedarvale is manned by volunteers from the Natural History Association.

Fishers Lookout is an amazing place.  Walk up to the knoll to admire the view and orient yourself with the towns and cities surrounding us.  Enjoy the sunset over Bell and beyond.  Visit at night to marvel at the myriad of stars and the twinkling lights of the nearby towns and cities.

Spotlighting at night – Walk up Bunya Avenue against the rainforest.  With luck you may spot  nocturnal animals such as sugar gliders, mountain brushtail possums and the smaller Bunya Mountains ringtail possums.  Watch out for Great-barred frogs waiting to catch unsuspecting

King orchids flowering (September/October).  You can see the bright yellow in the rainforest canopy or clinging onto the cliffs on the Westcott to Cherry Plains walk.

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Fireflies at Dusk (October/November).  The flashing lights are ready seen at dusk.  Watch the sunset at Fisher’s lookout then walk down Bunya Mountains Road.  You will be rewarded by twinkling lights.   Fireflies are readily visible for about an hour after sunset.   Firelies are beetles.

Bunya nuts falling (February/March) – Please be careful where you park.  Bunya nuts can weigh up to 8kg and bring down branches as they fall to the ground.  Our native animals enjoy a bunya nut feast.  You will see cones gnawed away by our sharp toothed local inhabitants.

Walking Tracks

In the National Park and Russell Park we have a number of walking tracks they are amazing and well worth experiencing!  Please refer to your copy of the National Park and Russell Park walking tracks obtained from the Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre office.

Our hours office are

Our office is open most public holidays (exception: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Friday)

“Poppies on the Hill” café opens 9am to 4 pm daily (including Public Holidays –  Exception is Christmas Day)  For more information please phone Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre on 46683126 or Poppies on 46683003.


General Store For more information phone 4668 3131

Horse & Cart Rides Enjoy the novelty of being powered by 2 enormous draught horses.  For more information phone Allan on 4668 3115.

Tennis – Please contact Bunya Mountains Accommodation Centre to hire the tennis court (day use only)   4668 3126.

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Timber Chutes in Russell Park – (Carbines Chute and Chute No. 3) are well worth a look.  You can see the scars of Carbines Chute clearly from the Dalby Road.


Walk through the giant strangler fig – The 4 km scenic circuit features a walking platform which goes through the middle of a huge fig tree.  Many a child has happily played hide & seek within and around the buttresses.

Note: See the large tadpoles of the great barred frog hiding in the quiet ponds of Saddletree Creek on the 4km scenic circuit.

Cary McAulay art workshop coming up soon for the Stanwell Connecting Heart to Hart Project.

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Contact Jeff Connor 0448 946 702