The Great Bunya Drive is a scenic self-drive route meandering through 390 kilometres of beautiful country landscapes between Toowoomba and Gympie, encompassing both the Darling Downs and South Burnett regions. There are wineries, gourmet cafes, heritage museums, country markets and stunning national parks waiting to be explored.
From Brisbane, head to the vibrant city of Toowoomba to begin your journey. Take some time to explore the city, there’s a lot on offer from the spectacular views at Picnic Point to the fascinating displays and workshops at Cobb+Co Museum. From Toowoomba, follow the Warrego Highway west through Oakey, Jondaryan and Dalby- stop off at the Australian Army Flying Museum, the Woolshed at Jondaryan or the Dalby Pioneer Museum.
Make your way North via Jimbour where you can view the historic-listed Jimbour House; then head onwards through the picturesque country township of Bell.
From Bell, make your way to Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland’s second oldest National Park. This natural wonderland was formed about 30 million years go and shelters the largest stand of ancient bunya pines in the world today. The Bunya Mountains is a mix of moist rainforest, grasslands, open forests and woodlands and is home to distinct plant and animal communities, with over 30 rare and threatened species. There are many accommodation options for an extended stay, welcoming cafes and a fine dining experience on offer.
Travel towards Australia’s peanut capital Kingaroy and call in to the famous Peanut Van to stock up on your favourite flavours. From here, make your way north-east towards Gympie, taking in the South Burnett wine trail and the towns of Wondai, Murgon, Goomeri and Kilkivan.
Things to do
- Gourmet Cafes
- Bunya Mountains
- Australian Army Flying Museum
- Peanut Van
- Heritage Sites