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Bunya Mountains, QLD

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. The immense subtropical range of cool, green rainforest, eucalypt forests and woodlands is home to the world’s largest forest of bunya pines. Native wildlife, wallabies and pademelons as well as 121 species of birds including brilliantly coloured king parrots, satin bowerbirds and crimson rosellas, call this area home.

Bunya Mountains

The range features panoramic mountain scenery and breathtaking views over the South Burnett region and southern plains. Nights are alive with the sounds of the nocturnal creatures and a myriad of stars, while mornings have a fresh, crisp and clean mountain quality.

Aboriginal people historically used the 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).

The Bunya Mountains offer the quiet allure of a retreat environment favoured by families, groups and honeymooners alike. The Bunya Mountains is pristine, peaceful and spectacular, less than three hours from Brisbane and the Fraser Coast and approx one hour from Kingaroy, Nanango or Dalby.

Follow the wine trail!

Sun and surf, rainforest and reef, is a typical Queensland holiday. But visitors to the South Burnett Valley are letting other senses lead the way to discover a most relaxing and unexpected holiday experience.
In recent years the fertile valley has developed a progressive wine industry.
Today some seven wineries dotted through the region produce top-quality wine varieties such as shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, semillon verdehlo and merlot, and have released several award-winning vintages.
Some wineries are open for tastings and cellar-door sales. Among those worth visiting are Captain’s Paddock and Crane Wines, Rimfire Winery, Stuarts Range Estate and Barambah Ridge.
Just over two hours drive west of Brisbane, the valley wine trail is the perfect motoring holiday. The countryside is breathtaking and varied. Skies are almost always clear blue, and rich red volcanic soil is covered in a patchwork quilt of crops.
The wine trail takes in the majestic Bunya Mountains and fertile open farmlands couched by the valley’s undulating slopes and rolling hills, supporting thousands of vines. In 2001, the vines yielded more than 400 tonnes of grapes and in 2002 production is set to double.
If you’re planning to stay overnight or for a few days, there are plenty of places to lay your head. Cosy bed-and-breakfast establishments, comfortable motels, pubs with character, country cottages, and hospitable farmstay properties are among the options.

Where to stay?


  • 18-35's
  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Romance
  • Rural/Country
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Mountain
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Self-Drive
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Adventure
  • Rainforest
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

About Bunya Mountains

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Bunya Mountains Postcode: 4405
  • State: Queensland
  • Region: Southern Queensland Country
  • Latitude: -26.89012
  • Longitude: 151.51041
  • Elevation: 522m
  • Population: 144
  • Median Income: $30368
  • Area (Sq/km): 372.564
  • Timezone: Australia/Brisbane

Accommodation In Bunya Mountains

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Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

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Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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