Bunya Mountains National Park Southern Queensland Country

Follow the Paradise to Westcott track along the western cliff line for western views over the plains. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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

Paradise to Westcott track

Experience magnificent rainforest, grassy ‘balds’ and open forest along the cliff line, and expansive views over the western plains.

Journey type
6.4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2.5hr walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

From Paradise car park, stroll through delightful rainforest to Little Pocket, one of the small natural clearings, or 'balds,' scattered across the Bunya Mountains. Walk on into open forest and follow the cliff line to Westcliff lookout on the mountains’ western side. Soak up the clear views of valleys and the open plains of the Darling Downs in the distance.

Look for Burtons legless lizards and watch peregrine falcons soaring from the cliffs and topknot pigeons feeding in the fig trees sheltered in the valley. In spring, look for king orchids along the cliff edge. The track ends at Westcott picnic area—from here continue on to Cherry Plain or retrace your steps.

Getting there and getting around

Paradise to Westcott 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 from either Paradise car park, 2.5km along Bunya Mountains Road or Westcott picnic area, 4km along Bunya Mountains Road from the Bunya Avenue intersection.

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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Paradise to Westcott track 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.