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Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains National Park is Queensland’s second oldest park, established in 1908. The for-ests were once an important logging site, with the timber chutes still visible in parts of the park.

Highlights

Grab a spotlight and head out after dark to catch the cheeky night critters. With possums, sugar gliders and frogs all active at night, you are likely to come face to face one of these nocturnal crea-tures.

Slow down and take in the sites on a beautiful buggy pulled along by two mighty draught horses. The gentle giants are sure to give you a different perspective.

Beware the falling Bunya Nut! The Bunya Pine doesn’t start to produce its incredible nuts for ap-proximately 100 years. When it does, it then only crops every 2-3 years. The nuts fall from high in the canopy between December and March and can weigh up to 10 kg, so be careful where you park.

Marvel at the magical, fairy-like lights when the fireflies appear during October and November. The twinkling lights are only visible for around an hour each evening, appearing just after dusk and gone by full night fall.

Best time of year to visit

Winter in Bunya Mountains holds a special charm. The alpine-like quality of the scenery and weather can make you feel alive. Log fires, great cheese and wine are made for this weather.

If you are trying to escape the cold, the rest of the year is more than suitable for a visit. Cool eve-nings and warm, sunny days will provide the perfect weather for your explorations.

Climate

With four distinct seasons, Bunya Mountains can be 7-10 degrees cooler than many other places, including Brisbane. With a high average rainfall in excess of 1,000 mm annually, rainfall can occur at any time.

It is recommended to bring something warm to wear, even in summer, as temperatures can drop quickly and takes many people by surprise.
Heavy fogs and mists are common in the area, particularly during periods of extended rain.

Bunya Mountains – On Top of the Clouds

Bunya Mountains National Park is Queensland’s second oldest park, established in 1908. The for-ests were once an important logging site, with the timber chutes still visible in parts of the park.

There are multiple walks available in the park, from 10 minutes to 4 hours duration. All walks take you through incredible scenery with opportunities to spy the local resident populations of birdlife or a family of wallabies.

King Orchids cling to the cliff walls and bloom in September and October.
Not to be missed are the Bunya Mountains Markets, held on the last Sunday of every month. Sample the taste sensations of the Bunya Nut and choose from a bunya nut carrot cake, bunya nut scone, or beef and bunya pie.
Bunya Mountains offer a peaceful get away, with a surprising amount of modern facilities.

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