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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Spicers Peak Lodge

Maryvale, Southern Downs Area
From AU$1199 - 2599
Stunningly situated on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, only a two hour drive south-west from Brisbane, Spicers Peak Lodge is as far from the pressure of everyday life as it’s possible to be. Let your cares melt away in their elegant suites and private lodges, enjoy an award-winning gourmet experience, unwind in Spa Anise or choose from a host of invigorating outdoor activities.

City View Motel Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$119 - 139
City View Motel Warwick - Gateway to the Southern Downs. City View Motel is one of Warwick's best value motels; offering great comfort and friendly service. Whatever your reason for coming to Warwick;

R on the Downs Rural Retreat

Yangan, Southern Downs Area
From AU$160 - 380
R on the Downs -Luxury BnB and Spa Cottages; Relax, Refresh or Romance, two hours Brisbane; ideally located near Warwick, Killarney and Stanthorpe is an eco-friendly, award winning hosted, luxury Rural Retreat and Bed and Breakfast, nestled in the picturesque Swanfels Valley, Yangan.

Coachmans Inn Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$145 - 250
Coachman's Inn Warwick is towns' luxury motel comprising of 29 well appointed units of differing configurations as well as two bedroom serviced apartments. The self contained two bedroom apartments, are aimed at those staying longer in their district with a minimum two night stay.

Abbey Of The Roses Country House Manor

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$195 - 360
Abbey Of The Roses is an 1891 adults only heritage-listed country house manor Bed and Breakfast with 13 rooms, guest lounge with open fire during winter, private dinners most nights if booked with accommodation by phone.

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Tregony, Southern Downs Area
From AU$35 - 450
Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air, and after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience. Whether it is a weekend away with the kids, a meal in the restaurant, time to catch up with friends or a work conference, Bestbrook is the destination for you.

Kahlers Oasis Caravan Park

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$31 - 187
Kahler's Oasis Caravan Park is situated on the south side of Warwick on the New England Highway (Wallace Street). They offer a variety of accommodation from Budget Cabins to Two Bedroom Holiday Units.

Pitstop Lodge Guesthouse and Bed and Breakfast

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$60 - 700
The Pitstop Lodge Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse is a home away from home. Pitstop Lodge is a self contained old Queensland home with a comfortable, homely atmosphere, at a reasonable price. Up to 12 people can be accommodated in the house, which makes it ideal for groups as well as couples and singles.

Hope Cottage Country Retreat

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$140 - 160
Hope Cottage is quiet, peaceful self catering accommodation located on a heritage listed rural property and former winery. It is situated on the river flats of the Condamine River, 12 kilometres from Warwick.

Comfort Inn Warwick

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$132 - 180
When you want a quiet, peaceful stay in spacious, clean surroundings then Comfort Inn Warwick provides all you need. First impressions are pleasantly met by the century old sandstone homestead, which welcome you as you drive in.
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