Bunya mountains

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 14:52
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Will be heading to the bunya mountains qld in 2 weeks. Any one recomend things 2 do or see while there? Any 4wd tracks etc. Considering taking the c/trailer, any good camping in area?
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Reply By: Tripp'n Around - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 16:47

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 16:47
Hi Crewser

Will be nice and cold, so warm things essential.
There was a camp ground there 2 or so years ago.
The "must do" is the bird feeding at 4pm and the animal life around the area.
There was horse riding available too somewhere close by.
As for 4WD tracks I can't help you.
Here are 2 websites, maybe they can help you?



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Follow Up By: Tripp'n Around - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:53

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 18:53
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Good idea to call ahead as mentioned to see how bookings are going at least.
The Eco Lodge was quite pricey a few years ago.
If you find that the campground is booked out you maybe able to book a house there?
We just headed up with the view to camp but it was too cold so we dedcided to rent a house instead.
There are some nice houses outside the "locked" area and some with very nice views on the "locked" private road, where we booked ours.

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Reply By: Jason B - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 17:21

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 17:21

There is a 60 room Eco Village up there as well as (I think it is) a national park camp ground. Just make sure you ring a head to book a spot. We tried to wing it last night and bummed out.

I believe there is not much in the way of 4wd tracks, just 40km of good hicking and forest walks full of great views. We will look for the 4wd tracks when we make it up there.

We found our info from a web search on "google", just type in "Bunya Mountians" and all sorts pops out.

If you get a chance let us all know how your trip goes.

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Reply By: Richard & Leonie - Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 20:01

Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 at 20:01
There are at least three campsites. Go to www.epa.qld.gov.au to book. Nearly all Qld National park campsites need to be booked ahead. Stupid really. Obviously a rule set up by someone who does not go camping. A lot of great walks. Very high up so can be wet and cold. Well worth the trip. Steep roads up there not suitable for caravans and out of puff vehicles. No problem for a camper trailer.
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Follow Up By: Member - PatC - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:57

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 18:57
You don't HAVE to book. Booking ahaead is a service offered by NPWS to secure a camp site.
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Follow Up By: Richard & Leonie - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 21:20

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 21:20
Unless Qld have changed their minds this time last year they were rolling out a "must book" for all NP campsites. Rangers were really upset by the abuse they were copping from travellers who, when arriving at a site had to either ring the EPA to book or go on line to book on the web. Both a stupid idea when you are on the road and arriving at a campsite on Saturday.
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Reply By: crewser - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 10:17

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 10:17
Thanks for your replys will be heading there in school hollidays to spend 2 night in a rented house with freinds, think we might leave c/trailer at home if its going to be to cold (12 mth old baby), Might go fishing/crabing on coast instead. thanks crewser
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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 20:33

Monday, Jun 13, 2005 at 20:33
The main road over the mount runs basically Nort-South. So on the western sid eof the main road, there are four walks. The southern most of these is the toughest and longest, but nonetheless worthwhile. Any fit person can do it. It is (or was?) a loop so no doubling back on the same path.
The other three are spread out a couple of kays or so apart. The northern most has at the end a broad vista of the western plains at the end of the track - and a seat to catch your breath. It is lined with many "blackboy" trees and is also quite worthwhile. It is a couple of years since I've been on them so I can't say what nick they're in now (or if still open).

When at the bird feeding - make sure you wear a hat or cap cos the birds will land on your head - their claws are razor sharp. Be fore warned that some small children get very scared cos the birds are shrieking very loudly. It is a good experience none the less. You will enjoy the place.
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