What facilities are at Bunya Mountains?

Park facilities

What facilities are at Bunya Mountains?

Park facilities

  • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
  • Information centre.
  • Lookout.
  • Park office.
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Refreshments.
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Caravan camping.

Can you swim at Bunya Mountains?

Summer is a high fire risk time in the Bunya Mountains. The small mountain streams are very sensitive to disturbance and not suitable for swimming. Please protect the aquatic life and water quality by staying out of the water.

Can you take a caravan to Bunya Mountains?

The open campsites are available to trailers, caravans and buses. All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles.

What Shire is Bunya Mountains in?

The Bunya Mountains National Park covers an area of 11,700 hectares (about 25,000 acres). The Mountains are shared between Nanango, Kingaroy and Wambo Shires but the overwhelming majority of the area lies within Nanango Shire in the South Burnett.

Is Bunya closed?

The Bunya Bunya walking track is closed until further notice. All other walking tracks within the park remain open, unless specified otherwise. Please observe all signage, barriers and directions from rangers and do not enter closed areas.

Are Bunya nuts edible?

The nuts (seeds) can be eaten raw when fresh, but it is a lot easier to boil the seed pods to extract the nut. The nuts can then be roasted, sliced or pureed and used in desserts and savory dishes and spreads. The nuts can also be milled to a flour and then used in various doughs.

Are there dingoes at Bunya Mountains?

Dingoes (Canis lupus dingo) do occur in small numbers in the Bunya Mountains. In fact during the winter months you’ll often hear Dingoes howl in the distance.

Does it snow in the Bunya Mountains?

Although little or no snow fell on the mountains, parts of the Bunyas were covered in white frost and ice. For Samantha McLay from Brisbane the wild weather was the perfect start to her holiday in the Bunya Mountains.

Is the Bunya Highway OK for caravans?

All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles. Discretion is urged with respect to caravans, large motorhomes and large buses. No fuel is available on the mountain.

Is there mobile reception at Bunya Mountains?

Wifi and mobile reception can be patchy. Best reception is at Fishers Lookout. Your compendium has more detailed information on what to do at Bunya Mountains and surrounds, how to start your log fire etc. NOTE: Using your GPS may take you on longer, alternate routes.

What Aboriginal country is Bunya Mountains?

Queensland, Australia
Bunya Mountains is a national park in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia….Bunya Mountains National Park.

Bunya Mountains National Park Queensland
Coordinates 26°47′58″S 151°32′13″E
Established 1908
Area 117 km2 (45.2 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

How high is the Bunya Mountains?

3,724′Bunya Mountains / Elevation

What does bunya mean in Aboriginal?

The bunya pine is considered a sacred tree by many Aboriginal people – some consider it to be their ‘Mother Spirit’ or totem. The edible nuts of the bunya pine were, and remain, a ceremonial food of great significance.

How did aboriginals eat bunya nuts?

Facts about bunya nuts The nuts were an important food source for Aboriginal people in Queensland and northern New South Wales. “We’d either roast them on a fire, grind into a paste or flour, cooked up into little cakes, or eat them raw, boiled, or roasted in coals.”

Are there leeches at Bunya Mountains?

I woke up full of anticipation on Bunya Mountains morning. The leech bites on my legs itched but I ignored them as I dressed in blue jeans and gray New Balance shoes, no white this time. Finally, we arrived at an overlook at the beginning of the park.

What animals live in the Bunya Mountains?

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.

Has it ever snowed in Brisbane Qld?

The Bureau of Meteorology has only three official records of snow in Brisbane: June 1927, June 1932 (witnessed by seven people), and September 1958 (light flakes were seen by four people at 5:15pm in Moorooka, Wooloowin, Bowen Hills and Taringa.

How steep is the road to Bunya Mountains?

For cyclists and those towing caravans, boats or heavy loads the Maidenwell – Bunya Mountains Road is mountainous along its 25 km length, with about 5.2 km that is steeper in incline/grade than 5% (1.1 km is steeper in incline/grade than 10% and 1.1 km of that has an incline/grade more than 15%!).

Is the road to Bunya Mountains sealed?

Take the road through Kumbia and 4km later turn left towards the Bunya Mountains. The park is 56km from Kingaroy via this route. These roads are sealed.