Dandabah Camping Area - Bunya Mountains National Park

National Park - Queensland

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The park has three camping areas—Dandabah, Westcott and Burtons Well—catering for a range of camping experiences from small walk-in tent sites, to open areas suitable for larger groups and vehicles. 

All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles. Discretion is urged with respect to caravans, large motorhomes and large buses. No fuel is available on the mountain. 

Camping permits are required and fees apply. You must obtain your permit before setting up camp. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Bookings can be made online. A self-service kiosk is available at Dandabah.

Bookings should be made up to 12 months in advance for school holidays, long weekends and large groups.

From Brisbane via Toowoomba: Take Ipswich Motorway and then Warrego Highway 138 km west to Toowoomba. Continue 44 km to Jondaryan and turn right towards the Bunya Mountains. Travel 34 km to Maclagan, turn left and follow directional signs approximately 31 km to the Bunya Mountains. About 2 km of this road is gravel. 

From Brisbane via Yarraman:  Travel up the Brisbane Valley through Esk. Turn left to Yarraman then left again at Yarraman towards Toowoomba. 20 km from Yarraman turn right to Maidenwell. At Maidenwell turn left to the Bunya Mountains. About 3.8 km of the road is gravel. 

From Dalby (south-west of the park):  Travel 25 km to Kaimkillenbun, turn right then the next left, travelling 30 km to Bunya Mountains via Yamsion. These roads are sealed. 

From Kingaroy(north-east of the park): Take the road via Kumbia and turn left towards the Bunya Mountains. The park is 56 km from Kingaroy via this route. These roads are sealed. 

From Nanango (north-east of the park):  Take the road to Maidenwell and turn right to Bunya Mountains. This 55 km route has about 3.8 km of gravel. 

Campground features: Large, open grassy area with vehicle access to sites. This is a popular, well-developed area close to private facilities; including a restaurant, cafes, small general store and holiday accommodation. A public phone is available nearby.

Location: Near the QPWS information centre at the southern entrance to the park.

Access: The camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. The open campsites are available to trailers, caravans and buses. All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles. Discretion is urged with respect to caravans, large motorhomes and large buses.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites for up to 70 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, walk-in camping, camper trailers and large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Picnic tables, shelter sheds, rubbish bins, flushing toilets, hot showers, water (treat before drinking), and electric barbecues. Information is available from the QPWS information centre and staff on-site. There are walking tracks, self-guided walks and lookouts nearby.

Open fires: Prohibited.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Rubbish bags and insect repellent. Fuel or gas stoves are recommended. 

Bookings: Book online or learn about our camping booking options. A self-service kiosk is located at Dandabah. Permits are not available on site.

Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Ticks are active all year in the Bunya Mountains and can cause serious illness or paralysis. Wear insect repellent and check yourself and children carefully for ticks.

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 13/12/2018
Camping for at least 20 C class motorhomes, hot showers, toilets, bbq areas, Ranger station, bar, restaurant, cafes and general store close by. Rainforest walks and cooler weather 1100 feet ASL. Lots of wallabies and bird life, no power and no potable water. Check National Park website as this camp ground is due to close Jan - March 2019 for renovations.
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Camping Fee $6.75
Per person, per night - from

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Camping Fee - Family $27.00
Per family, per night (up to 2 adults, 6 children under 18 years) - from
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