Back Roads to Bunya Mountains Drive 3 Day Self-Drive

Back Road to Bunya Mountains 3 Day Self-Drive

Balloons and Bubbles Breakfast, Mt Tamborine
Lake Wivenhoe

Day 1: Brisbane to Toowoomba

Take the scenic route to Toowoomba by travelling through the Brisbane hinterland. First stop is at Samford village. From Samford, it's only a 20 minute drive to Mount Glorious, a beautiful scenic area.

If adventure is what you're after, the Esk region is the place for you. From abseiling, white-water kayaking, mountain bike riding or tandem sky diving this place has it all. Take a camel safari, enjoy sailing on Lake Wivenhoe.

Continue on to Toowoomba. Toowoomba is Queensland's Garden City with over 150 public parks and gardens.

Lake Maroon, Boonah
Bunya Mountains

Day 2: Toowoomba to Bunya Mountains

Further west is the Jondaryan Woolshed. Built in 1859, the Jondaryan Woolshed is the oldest operating woolshed in Queensland.

On the way to the Bunya Mountains, take a short detour in the township of Maclagan to visit Rimfire Winery and Rangemore Estate Winery. Rimfire has a great cellar door, cafe and country gardens and at Rangemore Estate you can camp amongst the vineyard.

Driving north, the distinctive, dome-shaped crowns of the Bunya Pine Trees emerge above the tall, moist rainforest along the crest of the range.

The Granite Belt Region, Stanthorpe

Day 3: Bunya Mountains to Brisbane

After a morning walk in the national park, drive to Kingaroy and taste why the town has earned the title of the 'Peanut Capital'.

The drive to Brisbane will follow the D'Aguilar Highway, passing through Yarraman a Hoop Pine timber town surrounded by rolling hills and rich farmlands, as well as the town of Blackbutt.

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