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Bunya Red Farm

11 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Benair, QLD
As seen on channel 7's Creek to Coast! Bunya Red Farm is a 160 acre mixed farm with cattle & alpacas; growing capers, peanuts and other crops. The farm enjoys awesome views over the Bunya Mountains with farmland by day, a sky full of stars at night with the lights of Kingaroy & the wind farm sparkling in the distance. Bunya Red Farm is 8 kms off the Bunya Highway, with the last few kilometres of gravel road accessible by 2WD, motorhomes or buses. TV & mobile reception is excellent. Pet friendly (see rules). Campers must have own amenities for their chosen site and leave no trace. Campfires permitted but check with hosts first regarding local fire bans before lighting a fire. 4WD required for some sites only if camping when wet.
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Hilltop Country Camping

12 sites · RVs, Tents175 acres · Crows Nest, QLD
We have several peaceful campsites available on our 175-acre property - some with beautiful escarpment views, and some amongst the peaceful surrounds of the bush. We are 10km from the town of Crows Nest on the Great Dividing Range. 50 minutes from Toowoomba and 2 hours from Brisbane. The hill on the property (Flat Top) is one of the highest points in the area at 660m altitude. From the hilltop, you can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding area, with views across the Esk Valley towards the Sunshine Coast, sunsets over the hills surrounding Crows Nest, and even glimpses of Cressbrook Dam. There are 2 separate campsites on the hilltop, one at each end. We also have 3 secluded bush campsites down in the paddocks, these are private and peaceful with no other campers within sight. They are all situated to be able to enjoy the sunset. We feel very spoilt living here in this beautiful place and would love for others to share it. It is extremely quiet and peaceful, yet less than a 15-minute drive to Crows Nest. There is plenty to explore in the area, including: 🏞 Crows Nest Falls National Park (good for a swim) 🐃 Bullocky's Rest and creekside walk in Crows Nest (dog friendly) 🌳 Ravensbourne National Park (rainforest) 🏚 Crows Nest Museum 🎣 Cressbrook and Perseverance Dams 🚂 Muntapa Railway Tunnel towards Cooyar ☕️ French patisserie and other cafes in Crows Nest. 🛍 Antique and boutique shops 📚 Second-hand book store 👩‍🌾 Also markets in Crows Nest on the first Sunday of each month. Further along the New England Highway, Toowoomba is host to the annual Carnival of Flowers. We hope we can help you have a pleasant and peaceful camping trip! Please note: We have a long gravel driveway and dirt/grass tracks to the campsites. 2WD accessible, but it's rough. Pet friendly 🐕
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Empty Pockets creek-side Farm Stay

8 sites · RVs, Tents250 acres · Upper Yarraman, QLD
Located on 250 acres, Empty Pockets farm is a cattle and crop farm on mixed country from rolling hills to tree lined creek banks. Privacy is guaranteed with a number of spacious sites available along two seasonal creeks and one site overlooking rolling hills and distant mountains. As a working cattle farm there are often inquisitive calves around. There are tracks right around the property for walking and exploring. You may see some of the local wildlife which include Rat Kangaroos and possums (both nocturnal), tree goanna, wallabies, echidna and many bird species. Located only 30 minutes from the beautiful Bunya Mountains and Coomba Falls. Motocross Mountain is 8km away and we are 5km from the Yarraman Rail Trail which is popular for mountain bike riding. Plenty of options for exploring or just stay, relax and unwind. We are pet friendly however we ask that dogs are kept on a leash. Season produce from the farm may be available for purchase depending on the season. Firewood is free from designated locations. We request that guests leave a zero footprint which means you need be self sufficient with your own toilet/shower facilities and all waste and rubbish is taken with you on departure.
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Deep Dime

27 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Glan Devon, QLD
Deep Dime is a 400 acre cattle, fodder and irrigated grain farm. Our primary crop is Lucerne for hay. Creekside Camp (our main camping area) is relatively flat, well drained sites along a creek that usually runs. This area offers multiple composting toilets and wood powered hot water bush shower and outdoor bath. There is also a large permanent deep waterhole a short distance from this camping area. We have temporarily paused out Hill camp sites, due to continuing property maintenance and improvements. The Hilltop on our place is a lovely spot to watch the sunset with a glass of your favorite beverage, and even if you are camped at Creekside, you are welcome to walk or drive up to hilltop. Just remember we are a working property, so leave gates as you find them. Our place is an easy drive from wineries, large dams, Bunya Mountains, art galleries, state forests, mountain bike tracks, and scenic Kingaroy. We are dog friendly as long as dogs are not aggressive and well controlled.
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Waverley Historical Homestead

9 sites · RVs, Tents132 acres · Kaimkillenbun, QLD
Escape to the wide open countryside of The Western Downs and experience the magic of our historical farm homestead camping site. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of our dam, where you can swim under the vast outback sky. Marvel at the breathtaking sunsets to the west and explore the Bunya Mountains National Park just 40 mins away, boasting majestic Bunya Pine trees, scenic walks and waterfalls. Waverley Homestead circa 1908, is steeped in charm and character spanning 115 years, as an original working cattle farm. Pitch your tent amongst the shady trees overlooking the dam, abundant with wildlife. Enjoy an afternoon sunset beverage across the fields and breathtaking views to the famous Bunya Mountains, and Dalby town, both just a short 20 min drive away. Wide open skies sit over the lush pastures with beef cattle, sheep, and horses. Meet our resident peacocks and escape the hustle. Enjoy fresh farm eggs from the chickens and pick kalamata olives from the trees that line the stables and camp kitchen. The property boasts an elegantly restored country estate homestead overlooking the orchard which is abundant with seasonal fruit including cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, mulberries, and citrus. After a day of adventure, unwind at your campsite and discover the perfect blend of nature and history at our unique outback retreat.
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Rangemore Estate

6 sites · RVs, Tents225 acres · Maclagan, QLD
Rangemore Estate is the idyllic camping spot with expansive views of the beautiful Bunya Mountains. The property is a working sheep farm and winery with its own cellar door that guests are welcome to check out. Guests will have access to flushing toilets and showers throughout their stay. There is two communal fire pits available for guests to enjoy. There are bins available for your rubbish so please ensure you use them and leave the site as you found it. We are within 20kms of the Bunya Mountains where you can explore the many walking Trails, Coomba Falls and Muntapa Tunnel. Sorry, no pets.
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Country Escape

1 site · RV, Tent300 acres · East Cooyar, QLD
Escape in the quite of the country, at the end of country road so no road noise.. Mt Binga and crowsnest national parks within short drive. Cooyar pub just 7ks away with great meals. Or relax around the dam/ on an island. Pool table available for use and camp kitchen. Mid year usually see new little goat kids. Community fire pit.
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Tinara, 200 acre cattle farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Pimpimbudgee, QLD
A beautiful hideaway with breathtaking views across the Pimpimbudgee Valley. Camp overnight or for a relaxing week away on a 200 Acre working cattle farm. See our lovely herd of cows, calves and horses and explore our Creek, Rockpools and Dams. Plenty of room to ride bikes or stroll through the countryside. Walk down to Jones Creek, explore the rock pools or sit and admire the wonderful view and enjoy the peace & quiet. A great spot for birdwatching with 31 species located on the property. Nearby to Maidenwell’s Coomba Falls and a short drive to the Bunya Mountains with many kilometres of rainforest walks. Stone Fire pits are available on all sites. Local pub and cafe are a short drive away. Maidenwell does an amazing Pig on the Spit if you are there the last Saturday of the month and great Pizzas! 370m Airstrip available for fly in visitors with appropriate prior notice. We recommend taking a few carrots to temp the horses over for a pat.
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Suda Park (Walkers Paddock)

12 sites · RVs, Tents400 acres · Tarong, QLD
Suda Park is a 400 acre property that is surrounded by National Park on three sides with heaps of walking and bike riding tracks to explore the wildlife. Plenty of room for kids and pets to run around, fly kites or have a swim in the dam. Spotlight for nocturnal creatures of the night is a favourite. Bunya Mountains, Kingaroy, Nanango, Maidenwell and Coomba Falls are all a short distance away. Enjoy beautiful sunsets while having a drink around your campfire with your friends and family. Heaps of firewood for your own collection. Generators allowed (9-5) Noise consideration after 10pm for other campers. We hope you enjoy our property and please remember that what you bring in you also must take out.
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Topp View Camping + Cabin

15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents140 acres · Taromeo, QLD
Located at the top of the Blackbutt Range, with amazing views from all campsites. Come enjoy the hills and gullies with open paddocks and 6 dams on our 130 acre property. All with fire pits. Multiple walking tracks. Friendly atmosphere. Hot Shower available and flushing toilets, close to area Aussie Almond. Undercover barbecue area, Porta Loo's for hire. Firewood and ice available all year. 5 large individual area's, see map, each up to 10 acres. 2 - 4 sites to choose from. Plenty of room to spread out. We are pet friendly but please have them remained on leash at all times. Watch our sheep and goats graze or help with feeding them. Seasonal bottle feeding of baby lambs and goats . Sheep lambing. Nursery for the new born, lambs and kids, chickens and ducklings, Watch the geese and ducks. Feed the Donkeys. Feed the Cows. Kayak or swim when dams are full, throw in a Crayfish pot or fishing line. Camping sites bring your own porta potty. BYO drinking water (no town water) We have bagged firewood. Due to bio security rules, please do not bring in your own wood. Ice, and small choice of emergency supplies. Board games and cards available We are only 8mins to Brisbane Valley Rail trail and Blackbutt. Approx. 1.5hrs from Brisbane +Toowoomba. Approx 1 hr from sunshine coast.
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Sandy Creek

50 sites · RVs, Tents750 acres · Emu Creek, QLD
750 acres of open grazing land, close to state forest, Crows Nest National Park, and Bunya Mountains. There are yards with water for those with horses who wish to ride, and access to a local stock route. Bird watching in the area is popular, with more than 28 bird species. The property offers opportunities for push bikes and tracks throughout. There are 4x4 driving areas available, and motorbikes are welcome in designated areas. Just a 2-hour drive from Brisbane, 25 minutes from Crows Nest and Blackbutt, 1 hour from Bunya Mountains and Toowoomba. Campfires are allowed with plenty of firewood available. Additionally, guests can learn the finer art of camp oven cooking from the world’s largest camp oven caterers.
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Esmeralda

10 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Jandowae, QLD
Escape to our pet-friendly farm on 100 acres of country land, where horses, goats, cattle, and chickens roam freely amidst shaded areas with majestic trees. Experience the tranquility and beauty of rural living at our serene oasis, perfect for a peaceful retreat in nature. Easy to park and stop in overnight for a break.
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The best camping near Bunya Mountains National Park guide

Overview

About

Rainforest-clad peaks shelter the largest stand of ancient bunya pines in the world. Discover cool mountains, rainforests and waterfalls, unique range-top grasslands, panoramic views, colourful birdlife and enthralling stories of times long ago.

Ancient bunya pines give this cool mountain rainforest park its name. Queensland’s Aboriginal people have gathered here for centuries, and its popularity with campers is well deserved. Waterfalls, panoramic views, and rich birdlife are all here, just three hours’ drive northwest of Brisbane on narrow, winding mountain roads. The nearest towns are Kingaroy and Dalby, while Dandabah offers a general store, café, and picnic areas. There are three national park camping grounds, and more than 35 kilometres of walking tracks open the forests to hikers and campers.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Dandabah has good amenities and space for kids to play.
  • Best for sunrise views: Burton’s Well offers views to the northeast.
  • Best for birdwatchers: Bring binoculars to Westcott Camping Area to spot fairy-wrens and other birds.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. All campsites must be booked in advance, either online or by phone.
  2. Book at least three months in advance if you can, or up to 12 months in advance for Australian school holiday times.

When to go

The annual Bunya Dreaming Festival, run by local Aboriginal people, is held on January 26. Mountain temperatures are generally 7-10 degrees (Celsius) cooler than those on the coast, with winters dropping to freezing point. Always pack warm clothing, even in summer. In winter, expect mist, heavy fog, and rain. Between December and March, giant bunya nuts—weighing up to 10 kilograms—can fall from the Bunya pines, so avoid standing or parking under them during this time.

Know before you go

  • Camping permits are required in Bunya Mountains National Park. Apply online or by phone.
  • Apply insect repellent liberally to deter ticks, which can cause serious illness.
  • Mobile phone reception is poor in most camping areas.
  • All campgrounds have wheelchair-accessible toilets.
  • Boil or treat all water before drinking.

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