Bunya Mountains – Great Dividing Range

The Bunya Mountains is part of the Great Dividing Range which rise abruptly to over 1000 metres from the surrounding countryside, about 150km from the coast.

The name Bunya comes from the native bunya pine trees that grow here. Every three years, these distinctive, dome-shape crown trees produce heavy crops of bunya pine cones, which are edible nuts about the size of a football.

The Bunya Mountains is home to many species of birdlife and wildlife including king parrots, crimson rosellas, crows, magpies, currawongs, finches, bower birds, red-necked wallabies, swamp wallabies, red-necked paddymelons, brushtail and ringtail possums.

For those who are keen on bush walking, there is an extensive network of walking tracks leading to numerous waterfalls and lookouts. You can choose from a 500m introductory stroll to a 10km hike to the Big Falls Lookout.

For more details, please visit the Bunya Mountains website or National Park office.