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. The Bunya Mountains is pristine, peaceful and spectacular, yet only 2½ – 3 hours from Brisbane and 3 – 4 hours from both coasts.

Bunya's Waterfall

The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the world’s largest forest of bunya pines. Dome shaped bunya pines graciously raise their majestic heads above the forest canopy crowning a magnificent green splendour. High altitude grasslands include rare grasses of international interest.

The Bunya Mountains rise abruptly from the surrounding plains to an average elevation of 975m reaching over 1100m above sea level at Mount Mowbullan and Mount Kiangarow. The range features panoramic mountain scenery and breathtaking views over the South Burnett region and Darling Downs plains. Because of its height, it is generally at least 5 – 70C cooler than the surrounding plains all year round.

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Seasons

Bunya has 4 distinct seasons with corresponding dramatic changes in rainforest colour. See our “Seasons” tab for more information. Nights are alive with the sounds of the nocturnal creatures and a myriad of stars, while the lights of Dalby, Oakey, Kingaroy and Toowoomba are clearly visible from Fishers Lookout. Mist covered mountain scenery is a sight to behold on an early morning walk as you take in the fresh crisp, clean high altitude air.

The Bunya Mountains are home to 215 species of birds, with rare and precious varieties attracting birdwatchers worldwide. Brilliantly coloured king parrots, crimson rosellas and satin bowerbirds are common sights. Countless red-necked wallabies bound or preen in grassy areas. Swamp wallabies and red-necked pademelons prefer the cover of the rainforest but are observed along the roadside or during a rainforest walk.

Visitors find the mystical Bunya Mountains a deep spiritual experience. Some call it God’s country, some say it’s where peace abides; all feel the magic in their own way.

Aboriginal people historically used Bunya Mountains as a meeting place for the various tribes scattered throughout Queensland and New South Wales. They feasted seasonally on the bunya nuts collected from the bunya pine trees (Araucaria bidwillii).

Early Europeans used bullock and horse teams to harvest the red cedar and other precious rainforest timbers. The chutes used to roll the logs down to the bottom of the mountain can still be seen today. Today 11,700ha of Bunya Mountains is a National Park.

Visitors find the mystical Bunya Mountains a deep spiritual experience. Some call it God’s country, some say it’s where peace abides; all feel the magic in their own way.

Queensland Tourism

Bunya Mountains is a proud member in region of Southern Queensland Country. For more information about the region, see southernqueenslandcountry.com.au for information about Queensland, Australia. See queenslandholidays.com.au for more information on surrounding regions.