You’ve never seen anything like the rainforests and range-top grasslands of the Bunya Mountains. They’re home to the largest stand of bunya pines in the world. Immerse yourself and feel why this has been a sacred spot for locals for generations.
- Towering bunya pines
- Crisp fresh air
- Waterfall at Big Falls (after rain)
As you wind the window down driving the road to the top of the Bunya Mountains, you can feel the change in the air; crisp, fresh and cool. The Bunya Mountains are home to the largest natural bunya pine forest in the world and you can see this right away. We set out on the Big Falls lookout walk, a 5.6km return through the rainforest starting at Paradise Carpark.
We were greeted with towering bunya pines that completely inhabited the forest while keeping it secluded. The track was downhill but well sealed. We needed a jumper on because of rainforest cover, but as soon as we got out to the grassy hills, we were welcomed to a warm and inviting sun. From here you can look out over the range towards Kingaroy and Nanango.
We weren’t treated to any waterfalls at Big Falls as it hadn’t rained for a while, which was a bit disappointing as the trek back, was uphill and was getting hotter as the day progressed.
- Jumper, as it can get cold here any time of the year
- Camera with long and wide lens
- Camping gear & tent
- Walking shoes
How To Get There
- Restaurant and coffee at Elz Bistro
Distance Covered / Elevation gain
Get amongst it…