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Spectacular National Parks Trail

Location: Girraween, QLD | Type: Itineraries

Address:
Girraween, Queensland 4382


Journey Distance 777 Km

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Bushwalking among peculiar boulders, swimming in crystal clear rock pools, spotting native kangaroos and wallabies grazing in open fields are experiences in the Spectacular National Parks Trail as well as opportunities for sampling delicious local produce and wines along the way. Visit rainforest-clad peaks sheltering the largest stand of ancient Bunya pines in the world and exploring a myriad of rainforest and bush walks to suit all levels. Join in on wild bird feeding sessions, or view the Chocolate Wattled Bat at dusk.

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Brisbane to Girraween National Park

Girraween National Park

Follow the Cunningway Highway to Warwick then continue on to the Granite Belt food and wine towns of Stanthorpe and Ballandean. Sample locally made jams and conserves at Jamworks, enjoy a delicious seasonal lunch at the Barrel Room Cafe and Larder. Pick up some sweet supplies at Heavenly Chocolate Shop. See Girraween National Park’s intriguing balancing boulders, abundant birdlife and spectacular wildflowers in Spring. Explore gentle or more adventurous bushwalks passing kangaroos grazing in open fields, cool waterfalls and rock pools. Join a tour to nearby wineries and local producers.

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Girraween National Park to Bunya Mountains

Bunya Mountains

Travel via Allora, the childhood home of Mary Poppins creator PL Travers, then see the floral displays at Toowoomba’s Queens Park. Visit arts and craft shops in the quaint village of Hampton and enjoy lunch at the Farmers Arms country pub in Cabarlah. Drive beneath stunning rainforest canopies and ancient bunya pines to Bunya Mountains National Park, relax in the privacy of your Bunya Mountains Chalet with stunning views of the rainforest. Follow a selection of walking tracks to explore nine different kinds of rainforests, ancient plant species, native wildlife and colourful birdlife. Join in the daily wild bird feeding activities – four sessions daily, enjoy billy tea, damper and roasted bunya nuts on a sunset horse-drawn tour. Watch the Chocolate Wattled Bat emerge at dusk, self-cater or dine at one of two popular restaurants.

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Bunya Mountains to Brisbane

Bunya Mountains

Pack up at a leisurely pace, and then as you make the winding journey back to Brisbane, take it slow and call in for a coffee at the Maidenwell Trading Post, ahead of following the D’Aguilar Highway to Blackbutt. From Blackbutt make your return to Brisbane via the Bruce Highway.

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