Bunya Mountains National Park Southern Queensland Country

Bunya Mountains National Park is a haven the whole family will enjoy. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Camping in Bunya Mountains

The park has three camping areas—Dandabah, Westcott and Burtons Well—catering for a range of camping experiences from small walk-in tent sites, to open areas suitable for larger groups and vehicles. All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles. Discretion is urged with respect to caravans, large motorhomes and large buses. No fuel is available on the mountain.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. You must obtain your permit before setting up camp. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Bookings can be made online or learn about our camping booking options. A self-service kiosk is available at Dandabah.

Bookings should be made up to 12 months in advance for school holidays, long weekends and large groups.

Park-specific conditions

The maximum length of stay is 29 nights.

Ticks are active all year in the Bunya Mountains and can cause serious illness or paralysis. Wear insect repellent and check yourself and children carefully for ticks. Find more information on bites and stings.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Get the family back to nature in this popular well-developed camping area with views of bunya pines emerging over the surrounding rainforest.

    • Tent camping
    • Caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Pitch your tent near giant grasstrees and stately stringybarks on a sheltered, grassy slope with scenic views to the north-east.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Pitch your tent on the edge of a peaceful grassy 'bald' with pleasant views over distant plains to the west.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted