The Bunya Pine is an ancient tree, a living fossil from the age of the dinosaurs
These magnificent trees are very rare and found in only a couple areas of Queensland.
The Bunya Mountains lay west of Brisbane, the capital city Queensland
In an area called the Scenic Rim
The road to the Bunya Mountains takes you through the Somerset Region
An area with an interesting history and some great riding roads.
The historic town of Marburg has some very beautifully restore light timber framed buildings typical of Queenland early construction
The hotel is beautiful, well restored good food and a cold beer.
There is the old seminary which is now a winery, reception centre and accommodation is another insight into the early days of local European settlement
The Bunya Pine in the seminary grounds a reminder that this is the right track to the Bunya mountains
Coomba Waterhole is virtually at the base of Bunya Mountain a nice stop off .
The area had recently been burnt in bushfires and the fire tolerant Balga Grass Trees were flourishing as part of the regeneration.
The Bunya Mountain was declared a National Park in 1901 and there are beautiful walks through the forest
The Bunya pines grow higher than the forest canopy, which is mainly eucalypts. These eucalypts grow to about 45 metres high buy Bunya Pines of over 60 metres have been recorded
When you look across to the forest from the mountain lookout. You can see the Bunya Pines sticking their prehistoric heads out above the forest canopy.
Bunya Mountain is a rare and beautiful place to visit
5 thoughts on “The Bunya Mountains and environs – SE Queensland”
I didn’t know about the Bunya pines that is so cool! Beautiful photos.
Thank you, yes rare and beautiful trees
This makes me want to return. Great photos.
Thanks, its a beautiful place for sure and the Bunya Pines are special trees
Love to see these Bunya Pines.