Bunya Mountains National Park
Allow 1.5 hrs
Elevation gain (m):
Max. elevation (m):
Easy (Grade 3)
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An easy stroll along a popular trail that includes lookouts and typically dry, but beautiful waterfalls.
This moderately trafficked, well-marked trail starts from the Dandabah picnic area in the Bunya Mountains.
The walk meanders through lush rainforest and hoop pines, crossing Saddletree Creek for a view of the typically dry, but very picturesque Festoon Falls.
The track continues to Pine Gorge Lookout, with views across the valley towards Kingaroy and the Tarong Power station.
The walk also provides views of both the base and top of Tim Shea Falls, with its peaceful little rock pool.
The walk concludes with an amazing walk through a strangler fig.
Track: Graded and well-signed, the track is easy to follow, with only a small amount of elevation change.
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.
Direction: While the track can be completed in either direction, anti-clockwise is recommended.
The trail starts from the Dandabah picnic area on Bunya Avenue in the Bunya Mountains, 3 hours drive north-west of Brisbane.
There is ample parking for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on 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.
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