Goon Goon Dhina (Culture Circuit)
Blackdown Tableland National Park
A beautiful walk along Mimosa Creek, past an old cattle yard to a Ghungula art site, with informative signage about how the local Indigenous people used the natural surroundings for food, shelter, tools and more.
This lightly trafficked walk starts at the trailhead at the rear of the Munall Camping Ground (near the toilets) on Charlevue Road.
Within 100m you will reach the remnants of an old cattle yard, originally built entirely of a single Stringyback tree, without the use of any wires.
Continue along the loop track, heading right and completing the walk in an anti-clockwise direction.
Walk upstream along Mimosa Creek, past rocky outcrops and the remnants of an old bush camp from the 1950’s, of which a few stones and posts remain.
A plethora of informative signs describe how the Ghungalu people use plants and other natural elements for food, tools, medicine, shelter and more. It is truly interesting to read about their connection to the land, so ensure you leave enough time to read these.
Other signs provide information about the park and the surrounding area.
The Ghungalu art site is a rocky overhang, dotted with mosses and ferns, where you can see a range of ochre stencils and free-hand paintings.
There are a number of beautiful pools alongside the track, with some including rocky stepping stones to cross.
Track: The track is a well-maintained graded path, with occasional steps and footbridges, and rocky stepping stones across some of the creek crossings. The track is well-signed and easy to follow.
Difficulty: The track is relatively short, with only minimal elevation, and so is suitable for all fitness levels.
Direction: This is a loop track. While the track can be completed in either direction, anti-clockwise is recommended.
The trailhead is located at the rear of the Munall Camping Ground (near the toilets) on Charlevue Road. The road from the Yaddamen Dhina day-use area to the campground is a gravel road and a 4WD vehicle is recommended.
The campground is located 9 hours drive north-west of Brisbane and 5 hours drive north-west of Bundaberg.
It is recommended to break up the drive to the park and consider the impact of fatigue on driving safety. Many of the roads leading to the park are rural roads prone to wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk.
Parking near the trailhead is limited.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round. If completing after recent rain, be sure to check the Queensland Parks website for updates regarding flooding and track closures.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.