bunya mountains

A weekend getaway to the Bunya Mountains

Pristine, spectacular, and above all, a peaceful location, the Bunya Mountains is the place to go to get away from Brisbane. Situated 150 kilometres from the coast, the Bunya Mountains is a popular destination for Brisbanites. The panoramic mountain scenery and fresh air, not to mention the breathtaking views over the South Burnett region make the three-hour trip worthwhile.

Things to do in the Bunya Mountains

From bushwalks to casual dining, the Bunya Mountains offer the quiet allure of an environmental retreat favoured by families, groups and honeymooners. This guide has been written to tell you more about the place itself!

Get in touch with nature

Soak up the stunning scenery and fresh mountain air in the Bunya Mountains which include subtropical rainforests and eucalypt woodlands that rise dramatically from the surrounding plains.

The area is home to one of the most extensive forests of bunya pines which tower spectacularly over the rainforest. A unique ecosystem rich in flora and fauna thrive under the canopy as well as being home to amazing native and exotic birdlife. There are also great walking trails and mountain bike tracks nearby to suit all fitness levels.

Places to Eat in the Bunya Mountains

For a place with a small population, there’s certainly a great amount of good eating that can be had. The Bunya Mountains is the ultimate place to relax and there’s no better complement to that then great food and refreshing beverages.

For a casual dining experience, you can’t go past Poppies Cafe, with a view overlooking the rainforest. One look at the menu makes the tummy rumble. Local produce with wonderfully matched ingredients that you know will work well and taste delicious. The signature Bunya Burger and homemade Buyna Pies is a revelation. They also do a great Bunya sausage roll!

Make your trip an extra special long weekend getaway with your family or friends. Explore and experience the great outdoors just three hours from Brisbane. It’s a great way to take a break and enjoy the best of what mother nature has to offer.

So, what are you waiting for? Get a car hire service from Brisbane, plan your weekend and visit the Bunya Mountains today.