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The weather in the Bunya Mountains
Above are the weather conditions for Bunya Mountains. January is the warmest month of the year in the Bunya Mountains with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 30°. Conversely, July is the coolest month in the Bunya Mountains, with temperatures going under 3°. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is February.
Go on a mystical retreat at a holiday cottage in the Bunya Mountains
Located approximately 150km from the coast, and sitting between Dalby and Kingaroy, the iconic Bunya Mountains form a natural wonderland in southern Queensland's Great Dividing Range.
The vast subtropical eucalyptus forests, green rainforests, and woodlands boast the largest bunya pine population in the world. The Bunya Mountains region also has abundant native wildlife, including wallabies, pademelons, satin bowerbirds, king parrots and crimson rosellas.
The Bunya Mountains offer a relaxing retreat for families, groups of friends and honeymooners alike. A holiday cottage in the Bunya Mountains makes the perfect base for exploring the endless natural attractions this scenic region has to offer.
Dining delights in the Bunya Mountains
If you favour artisanal coffee and quick appetisers, you’re sure to find them in the Bunya Mountains, along with a touch of lively ambience. Discover laneway cafés, country pubs, cellar doors and casual restaurants to tickle your taste buds. The Bunya Mountains are also home to Australia's most elevated whisky bar.
The Bunyas Coffee Shop & Tavern is a fantastic place to tantalise your taste buds. To taste some local goodness, try some bunya nut specialities such as bunya nut tea cake and cream, and chicken bunya nut salad.
Enjoy a delicious meal, snacks or coffee inside the spacious Poppies on the Hill Café overlooking the rainforest. The cozy venue is known for its warm service and bunya nut delicacies, including delicious pies, ice cream, and carrot cake.
To unwind with a drink, head to Shackleton’s Whisky Bar, Australia’s highest whisky bar. Choose from its selection of over 100 fine whiskies from around the world. There's also a restaurant, Lyrics, adjoining the bar.
Kid-friendly activities in and around Bunya Mountains
One of the highlights of a holiday in the Bunya Mountains is the abundance of wildlife around. Spot redneck wallabies, a common sight, near the top of the mountains, and black-striped wallabies and pademelons in the foothills.
Bunya Mountains National Park is home to over 120 species of birds, as well as several rare animals, including powerful owls, sooty owls, buttonquails and skinks. Kids will love spotting the crimson rosellas and brightly coloured king parrots.
Other bird species worth checking out in the Bunya Mountains include satin bowerbirds, green catbirds, Australian magpies, pied currawongs and eastern whipbirds. Kids will love stretching their little legs with a visit to the Granite Arch at Girraween National Park, where they can admire stunning natural rock formations.
Things to do in the Bunya Mountains
Bunya Mountains National Park, Australia’s second oldest, is a must-see. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and stunning mountain views and spot a wide range of wildlife as you explore the park. There are picnic areas, trails, campgrounds and lookouts.
Russell Park is also well worth experiencing. Wander through diverse grasslands, rainforest, vine scrubs and eucalyptus forest along the park's 35km of trails.
The Scenic Circuit, one of the most popular walks on the mountain, starts at the Dandabah picnic spot and passes by bunya pine forest and panoramic mountain scenery. Head to Mcgrory Falls and Festoon Falls situated on Saddle Tree Creek. An easy stroll takes you to the lookout point, where you can take in great views over the gorge.
Visit Coomba Falls at Maidenwell, only a short drive away. Enjoy a refreshing swim or a picnic lunch by the waterfalls. Be sure to visit Cedarvale to get deeper insights into the region's history and information about the mountain range.
Fishers Lookout is a must-see when visiting the Bunya Mountains. Walk up to the hillock for scenic views in all directions, and admire the sunset. At night, marvel at the beautiful stars and dazzling lights of the surrounding towns and cities.
Events and festivals to enjoy around the Bunya Mountains
The Bunya Festival, a popular community event, brings locals and visitors together for a fun, interactive experience. The festival features traditional Aboriginal cuisine, musical performances, discussion forums, marketing stalls and activities for kids.
While on holiday in the Bunya Mountains, don’t forget to visit the Bunya Mountains Community Markets, which are held on the last Sunday of each month and make for a fun-filled outing for the entire family. Some must-tries include bunya nut dishes such as bunya burgers, pies, carrot cake, scones and ice cream.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is an iconic cultural event featuring a floral parade, flower displays, great food, musical performances, a garden competition, regional wine, and a lot more.
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