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We have been going to The Bunyas for years with a group of friends, it is always beautiful with many walks through the forests, the Paddy Melons are everywhere and often with babies still in the pouch, lovely Idealic place to visit.
I visited Bunya NP for one nite but arrived early enuff the previous day to be able to complete the Barkers Creek Circuit before setting up my camp. This hike is a 10 km walk, with a 750 m extra link to the Barkers Creek...More
The Bunyas are special as the are an isolated rainforest in a sea of dry plain land. The walks are good though some have not been repaired in over a year: obviously the QLD govt thinks building movie studios is more important than repairing national...More
Stayed for 3 nights in one of the great little chalet style cabins (Bunya Accommodation) with friends. Very relaxing, everything in walking distance - wallabies and native animals everywhere, beautiful bush walks, feeding parrots from our balcony, cosy fireplace at night. Kids were able to...More
I’ve been to Bunya Mountains four times, day trips twice and camping twice, each time has been outstanding.
The walks, the scenery, the wildlife, the food all combine to make this place a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable experience.
If you enjoy whiskey, visit the bar,...More
The Bunya Mountains have been our favourite place to escape the real world. We love the bushwalks and have tackled all the tracks over our various visits. We have stayed in 4 different chalets/houses on the mountain and never been disappointed. We love the peacefulness...More
We had never heard of Bunya Mountains before visiting this week-end. What a hidden gem! Loads of scenic and varied walks to discover. Lots of wallabies everywhere. Good choice of self-catering accommodation. There are also several places to eat. Poppies, a standard cafe and The...More
As the previous reviewer stated it is very busy, and the only way you can camp is with a national park permit. As there are limited rough camp sites you would have to contact parks to find availability. The other option is... More
As the previous reviewer stated it is very busy, and the only way you can camp is with a national park permit. As there are limited rough camp sites you would have to contact parks to find availability. The other option is to camp at the small private camp ground at the (township) and they would be able to tell you how busy they were at you required time.
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My son, some friends and family have been going to Bunya Mtns for over 13 years on and off. This year we return after a break of 3 years due to an illness. We go in winter time and it is cosy and less chance of snakes... More
My son, some friends and family have been going to Bunya Mtns for over 13 years on and off. This year we return after a break of 3 years due to an illness. We go in winter time and it is cosy and less chance of snakes etc. but you must check each other for ticks - that could be romantic 😍
As to romantic places this may be a challenge but it depends on whether you want a valley view or a Forrest view. There are two gated areas where you can stay and the first one we like because it is closer to the narrow lane/road down to the walking areas. The homes in there I could recommend are Grasstrees, Mountain Romance (very large), Misty and Kookaburra Cottage. There are new ones in this allotted area which we have not tried. In the second estate I could recommend Jacky Winter, Bunya Paradise (views) and friends have stayed in Eagle Outlook as well. Many of the houses are built for a large number of guests and some of the smaller ones may not have any outlook.
Places to eat - I think there is still only one cafe/restaurant that used to be quite expensive down near the store. You could go for lunch or dinner and I'm not sure if they are doing wine tasting anymore. There are tearooms at the top of the entrance road which used to make lovely biscuits and scones using some bush ingredients such as lemon myrtle. It also sells local craft. There are no pubs or any such thing and I think the corner pub in Maidenwell would be the closest about 20-30 minutes drive. Make sure you purchase your alcohol prior and if you decide to eat in the butcher in Yarraman, which is in a little side street is great. We usually buy great steak, sausages, lamb and bacon for our stay. There is also a big IGA there and you will need to buy your cheese, crackers, pate etc for your romantic getaway.
Also, there is a gentleman who used to and I'm not sure if he still does, has Clydesdales and a cart and he does different ride packages. Favourites have been the Billy tea and damper ride through the Forrest and the Sunset Tour with Billy Tea and Damper followed by stargazing and spotlighting. The damper is good and the stars are magical being so far away from the city lights. There are wallabies, lorikeets and parrots and if your lucky they may visit near by for food, however, there are more found in the first estate. It just depends how much you like to have animals around.
We are back this year for 4 or 5 nights staying in Aliana which will be a new one for us.
I hope you enjoy your getaway and return in the future with your children.
Hoping this helps,