Field Trip: Bunya Mountains

Please note, this field trip has a new dates.

Head out west to visit the spectacular Bunya Mountains and learn about these ancient Araucaria forests. On this trip we will talk to local rangers, hear from DAF scientists working on Bunya Dieback, visit some historical forestry sites and have a chance to take some of the walks around the Bunya Mountains National Park. We’ll also stop in the Yarraman area to visit some hardwood trials, hoop pine plantations and take in a museum.

Dates: Friday 10 – Sunday 12 November
Meeting Point: Friday 10 November, 10.00am at HQPlantations site in Blackbutt or Yarraman (TBC).
Meals: Self catering.
There is a café and tavern inside the national park.
Option to join a social dinner at the Bunya Mountains Tavern on Saturday evening with the group. Mains cost between $28 and $38. Confirm attendance at dinner when registering.
Transport: Participants self-drive.


  • There are a number of private holiday houses available to rent in the Bunya Mountains National Park. See for more information.
  • If you are interested in sharing accommodation to reduce costs, please register as soon as possible and indicate this at registration. We’ll group people into 4s or 6s and put you in touch with each other, this way costs can be around $50 per person per night.
  • Camping is also an option – campsites can be booked through QPWS.

Equipment: Warm clothes (it’s cold up in the mountains!), hats, sunscreen, water bottles, closed shoes, tick repellent. Sun-safe clothing is recommended.

The program is subject to minor change. Further details will be provided closer to the date.

Day One Program – Friday 10 November
Visit HQPlantations hoop pine plantations in the Blackbutt / Yarraman area.
Talk by QPWS and indigenous rangers (TBC) at the Bunya Mountains National Park.
Check in to accommodation.
Free time to take walks in the park.

Day Two Program – Saturday 11 November
Presentation on Bunya dieback issue and solutions being trialled.
Visit historical forestry sites in the national park.
Free time for walking or relaxing.
Social dinner.

Day Three Program – Sunday  12 November
Check out from accommodation.
Visit Coomba Falls near Maidenwell
Visit Heritage Museum and/or private museum in Yarraman
Hardwood trials at Mt. Binga
Depart for home.

Registrations (Inc. GST): Forestry Australia Member: $15 | Non-members: $30
Registrations close: 10:00am, Monday 6 November

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