Bunya Mountains National Park Southern Queensland Country

Enjoy a wood-fired barbecue among the giant grasstrees at Burtons Well picnic area. Photo credit: © Robert Ashdown

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Burtons Well picnic area

Picnic in the shade of stately stringybarks beside historic Burtons Well in this peaceful and protected spot, with giant grasstrees and panoramic views.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Lookout (natural)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)

Near the park’s northern entrance discover the historic Burtons Well, a natural spring that was excavated in the early 1900s to provide clean water for bullocks and horses.

Relax over a picnic and admire stringybarks towering over wattles, grasstrees and other shrubs on the exposed ridge adjacent to rainforest. Marvel at the giant grasstrees that are several hundred years old. Look for grey fantails, tree-creepers and honeyeaters foraging among the leaves and flowers, and red-necked wallabies lazing on the grassy open areas.

If you’re feeling energetic, walk to Cherry Plain on the Cherry Plain to Burtons Well track.

Getting there and getting around

The Burtons Well picnic area is in the Bunya Mountains National Park, 200km north-west of Brisbane and 125km north-west of Toowoomba in the South Burnett region.

  • The picnic area is 8.5km along Bunya Mountains Road from the Bunya Avenue intersection, and approximately 4km from the northern park entrance, at the top of the steep descent to Kingaroy.

Three steep, narrow and winding routes, signposted as the Great Bunya Drive, lead to the park. The Bunya Mountains Road passes through the park from the south-east to the north.

For more details on how to get to Bunya Mountains National Park, please see getting there and getting around.


There is step-free access from the bitumen carpark to the concrete pathways suitable for wheelchairs and wheeled mobility devices.There is no designated parking area for persons with a disability.

Picnic tables are located on both grass and concrete surfaces and have fixed seating on two sides. The picnic table on the concrete surface has one extended end suitable for visitors seated in wheelchairs, with 780mm clearance from the ground to the underside of the table. A firepit with raised-height heat-resistant upper surface is located adjacent to this table.

Other picnic tables and firepits are located on grassy terrain without formed paths, on both flat and sloped surfaces.

Access from the carpark to the toilet and shower facilities is via a slightly inclined concrete pathway, transitioning to pavers. There is a small 10mm lip between the pathway and timber decking surrounding the toilet facilities.

Toilet facilities include a large unisex toilet with outwards-opening doorway 830mm wide with grabrails and a raised toilet seat height of 440mm.

Taps for handwashing are located off the pathway on a grassed surface, surrounded by a small pile of rocks.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Burtons Well picnic area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bunya Mountains safely.