Bunya Mountains

The South Burnett offers easy access to the majestic Bunya Mountains, which, at an elevation of over 1,100 metres above sea level, are the region’s high point. Less than an hour from either Maidenwell or Kingaroy, via Kumbia, this natural wonderland is an offshoot of the Great Dividing Range formed about 30 million years ago and shelters the largest ancient bunya pine forest in the world today.

Traditionally, Aboriginal tribes used the Mountains as a meeting place. They feasted seasonally on roasted bunya nuts collected from the pines. Each protein-rich egg-shaped nut can be up to 30 centimetres long and weigh 10 kilograms. Be sure to sample some of the local bunya nut dishes on offer.

Declared a national park in 1908, it is the second oldest in Queensland. You’ll discover a mix of moist, dense subtropical and dry sclerophyll rainforest, waterfalls, grasslands, open forests and woodlands. Take to the walking trails to see native wildlife, wallabies and pademelons as well as 121 species of birds including brilliantly coloured king parrots, satin bowerbirds and crimson rosellas. The area offers the quiet allure of a retreat environment for families, groups and couples. You’ll feel the seasons change in the mountains. Summer days are pleasantly warm, wildflowers and new growth signal spring, the trees change hue during autumn and in winter a mountain chalet is just the place to relax in front of a cosy crackling fire.

You’ll find everything you need for a day trip or an extended stay – coffee shops, restaurant, general store, camp sites, cabins and holiday houses.

The Bunya Mountain Markets are held on the last Sunday of the month from 9am to 2pm.

Bunya Mountains, South Burnett Area
Queensland
Australia

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Coolum Beach Movies in the Park

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 January 2018
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From AU$19.50 - 64.50
3 – 4 February 2018
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Free Entry
3 – 4 February 2018
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Free Entry
3 March 2018
Now in its twenty-seventh year, the Noosa Festival of Surfing has firmly established itself as the leading surf cultural event in the world. It is also the biggest surfing event in the world by competitor numbers (more than 900 entries from 20 regions in 2017).

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Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
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Noosa Heads, Noosa Area
Free Entry
12 – 14 May 2018
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17 – 20 May 2018
Celebrate great Australian food, wine and lifestyle in one of Australia's leading food destinations, Noosa. They're excited to bring back some great events including tipis on Noosa Main Beach, the Long Lunch on Hastings Street, Hinterland Food Trails, events in some of Noosa's favourite restaurants and an exciting Festival village!

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26 May 2018
Runaway Noosa Marathon will be as much about achieving your running goals as it is escaping to a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. Running social with a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap on road course that starts and finishes in the heart of Noosa township so you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course entertainment.

Noosa Long Weekend presents Noosa Alive! 2018

Sunshine Coast Area
20 – 29 July 2018
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Free Entry
17 – 26 August 2018
Noosa Open Studios is a unique experience for creative and visual art lovers to engage with and view professional artists in their place and time of creativity. Over 50 artists and artisans in their personal studios in the Noosa region, from the trees to the sea, will be open to the public over ten days.
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