Donna Glass Bunya Mountains Astrophotography
Donna Glass is a resident of the Bunya Mountains, Donna has been photographing and capturing the beauty of the night skies at the Bunyas for sometime. As one of the darkest skies in Australia, Donna is inspired by the vastness of the Milky Way and the universe.
Donna offers evening astrophotography classes.
You can view Donna’s photography and contact her via the below links:
Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours
For 30 years now the sound of Bunya Mountains Horse Drawn Tours’ Clydesdales hooves mixed with tourist’s laughter have sounded through the beautiful Bunya Mountains. Tours start from only $5 person and are available by booking. Their most popular tour is the Billy Tea and Damper trip which meanders through private rainforest, fresh damper and billy tea and roasted bunya nuts can be enjoyed around the campfire. This tour takes about 2 hours and is $50 for adults and $25 for children.
Bunya Mountains Community Markets
The Bunya Mountains Community Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month. Markets operate from 9am to 2pm on Bunya Avenue, Bunya Mountains, Queensland 4405.
Enjoy the market stalls with locally grown produce, homemade products, art and craft. Located within the iconic Bunya Mountains National Park, the markets make for a fantastic day out for the entire family.
Some of the ‘must-tries’ include a variety of food made with the local Bunya nuts, such as the Bunya burgers, beef and Bunya pies, scones, carrot cake and the famous Bunya nut ice-cream. There is plenty of space to sit, relax and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Bunya Mountains National Park
Experience a spellbinding landscape where spectacular bunya pines tower over tall rainforest along a mountain range that rises dramatically from the surrounding plains. Soak up stunning mountain scenery and spot a diverse range of wildlife as you explore on foot. Relax in a scenic picnic area or pitch your tent and stay a night…or three!
Enjoy the scenery along the Great Bunya Drive to reach the park then set out to explore on foot. Walk through stands of tall bunya pines and feel a sense of connection with the Aboriginal people who for thousands of years celebrated the bunya nut harvest in this area. Discover natural grasslands (locally known as ‘balds’).
Take your binoculars as you walk to spot some of the park’s 120 species of birds. Look for brilliantly-coloured Australian king-parrots and crimson rosellas and the blue-decorated bowers of the satin bowerbird. Spotlight at night to spy common ringtail possums and watch red-necked wallabies lazing around the picnic areas.
More information here: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/
Coomba Falls, at Maidenwell, is an exceptionally beautiful place, featuring a deep natural swimming hole and striking granite cliffs. The water is icy most of the year, so it’s the ideal site to cool down on a hot day.
Located at Coomba Waterhole Rd, Maidenwell, Queensland 4615.