Bunya Mountains National Park Southern Queensland Country

Head to the summit of Mount Kiangarow, the Bunya Mountains’ highest peak. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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

Mount Kiangarow walk

Climb the summit of the Bunya Mountains' highest peak for magnificent panoramas, then stand beneath impressive ancient grasstrees.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
2.3km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 3 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

From near Burtons Well picnic area, wind around the mountain, climbing gradually, until you reach the crest of the mountain and an impressive avenue of tall grass trees. Stand at the summit of Mount Kiangarow, the highest point of the Bunya Mountains, and gaze over mesmerising vistas.

Set out early in the morning to see the sun rise across the valleys and mountains. Listen for the distinctive two-part 'whip-crack' call of eastern whipbirds and watch for the thrilling sight of grey goshawks hunting at speed across the top of the forest canopy, and wedge-tailed eagles soaring on the thermals around the mountains' highest peak.

Getting there and getting around

The Mount Kiangarow track is in the Bunya Mountains National Park, 200km north-west of Brisbane and 125km north-west of Toowoomba in the South Burnett region.

  • The track starts opposite Burtons Well picnic area, 8.5km along Bunya Mountains Road from the south-eastern park entrance or approximately 4km from the northern park entrance, at the top of the steep descent to Kingaroy.

Several 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.

From Brisbane via Toowoomba

  • Drive 138km west along the Ipswich Motorway and Warrego Highway to Toowoomba.
  • Continue 44km along the Warrego Highway to Jondaryan and turn right towards the Bunya Mountains.
  • Travel 34km to Maclagan, turn left and follow the signs for about 31km to the park; 2km of this road is gravel.

From Brisbane via Yarraman

  • Travel up the Brisbane Valley through Esk, or the D'Aguilar Highway through Kilcoy.
  • Drive to Yarraman then turn left onto the New England Highway towards Toowoomba and travel 20km.
  • Turn right to Maidenwell on Kingaroy-Cooyar Road, then turn left to the Bunya Mountains; about 3.8km of the road is gravel.

From Nanango

  • Drive 30km to Maidenwell on Nanango-Tarong Road and turn right to the Bunya Mountains. This 55km route has about 4km of gravel road.

From Kingaroy

  • Drive via Kumbia on the Bunya Highway and turn left onto Bunya Mountains Road and drive to the northern park entrance. This 56km route is sealed road.

From Dalby

  • Travel 25km along Dalby-Cooyar Road to Kaimkillenbun, then drive 30km via Yamsion to Bunya Mountains Road and through to the south-eastern park entrance. These roads are sealed.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mount Kiangarow walk 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 and Walk with care.