Barker Creek Circuit Bunya Mountains National Park
  • Length: 10km

  • Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 1 Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains

  • End: 1 Bunya Ave, Bunya Mountains

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Bunya Mountains National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 228 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -26.878634

  • Longitude: 151.5978

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Barker Creek Circuit is a 10km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Bunya Mountains National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Barker Creek Circuit passes Paradise, Little and Tim Shea falls and through stunning Bunya Mountains rainforest, eucalypt forest and grasslands. The track can be accessed from Dandabah or Paradise car park. Take the 750 metre side track out to Big Falls lookout to view the falls and the valley to the north-east. Have lunch on the grassy bald above Big Falls and view Barker Creek Gorge. Along the gently undulating climb, look for the local Mowbullan whitewood trees with their mottled green, white and grey bark.

See colourful noisy pittas searching for a snail meal. Listen to the flocks of topknot pigeons feeding in the treetops, or hear the loud call of the whipbird and the mournful cry of the catbird. In summer, pink flowers from the lacebark tree litter the forest floor.

About the region

Bunya Mountains is a national park in the South Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.

The park includes much of the mountain range called the Bunya Mountains. The park are encompasses the most westerly area of subtropical rainforest in southern Queensland and the largest population of bunya pines remaining in the world. It is situated 63 km northeast of Dalby or 58 km southwest of Kingaroy.

The park is known for its abundant wildlife, permanent waterfalls and spectacular views. The mild climate of the range means morning and evening temperatures are low. The park is accessed by a steep and winding roads and is well serviced with camping grounds, an extensive network of walking tracks and several picnic grounds.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com