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Camp Bunya Mountains

A Presbyterian Church Youth camp and conference centre snuggled into the rainforest of the beautiful Bunya Mountains - an ideal setting for Christian retreats, church youth groups, schools, biology groups, photography clubs, family gatherings, and other organisations.

Adjacent to the spectacular Bunya Mountains National Park, the camp site offers good clean accommodation at a very reasonable rate for self-catered camps of up to 72 people.

The Bunya Mountains rise majestically from surrounding plains of the Darling Downs. From the flatness of the plains, a short climb brings one to a world apart, mist-covered mountains, lush green rainforest with Bunya trees silhouetted against the skyline, pointing upwards to their Creator.

Facilities

Accommodation:
Camp Bunya Mountains accommodates up to 72 people in double decker bunks. See plan below, showing numbering of rooms, with the number of campers to each room - and the number of toilets and showers for each block. The back dorm is closest to the kitchen-dining area.

Kitchen:
Self catering. Well equipped with a gas stove, microwave oven, large commercial fridge, freezer, urn, toasters, teapots, boilers, baking trays, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.

Outdoor Barbeque:
Adjacent to the kitchen with a gas barbecue and outdoor table setting, looking directly into the rainforest.

Dining and Assembly
The dining and assembly area has pot belly stove for winter warmth (Firewood supplied). Equipment includes: T.V. and video player, O.H.P., small Yamaha organ, table tennis table, white board, lectern, funcourt (an outdoor racquet game), and a public address system.

Campfire Area:
Have a sing-song, make dampers, or toast marshmallows, but as firewood is scarce on the mountain, please remember to bring your own wood for the campfire.

Items to bring:
Blankets, or sleeping bag, pillow, linen. Warm clothes as nights are cool even in summer. Insect repellant to discourage ticks. Detergents, tea towels, garbage bags, toilet paper, first aid kit. Table tennis equipment, tennis ball for funcourt game, and firewood if lighting a campfire. Firewood is provided for the pot belly stove.

Standards

The campsite is the property of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland, and an appropriate standard of behaviour is requested at all times. No gambling or alcohol is accepted on the property.

The church reserves the right to refuse to hire to any body or group of persons whose religious practices are inconsistent with mainstream Christian doctrine.

All flora and fauna on this and other properties are protected, therefore no firearms or pets are allowed.

Tariffs

Fees for the use of the campsite: $15.00 (inc GST) per person per night. Children under school age - No charge. (Weekend camps are deemed to start Friday evening and finish by Sunday 3 p.m., and attract a minimum fee of two nights per camper, whether or not Friday night is used).

Day visitors: $5.00 per person per day.

$300.00 minimum charge per day for less than 20 campers

$600.00 minimum charge per weekend for less than 20 campers

Campers can elect to do their own cleaning, or pay a cleaning fee of $125.

All prices include GST

Location

From Brisbane (North Side) to Bunya Mountains - 221 km.
Take the Bruce Highway to Caboolture (44 km) then D'Aguilar Highway through Woodford, Kilcoy, Moore, Blackbutt and Yarraman (122 km). From the centre of Yarraman, turn left towards Cooyar for 20km, before taking the right turn to Bunya Mountains. At Maidenwell (11 km), turn left for the Bunya Mountains (28 km). On this section, there is approx. 6km of reasonable gravel - and a good bitumen road for the gradual climb up the mountain. At the intersection with the Dalby road, turn right. Pass the T.V. towers, then take the next turn left at the "Presbyterian Camp" sign, down Tolmie Street. You will come to the camp just down the hill on your right. Turn in for a relaxing and refreshing break in a beautiful natural environment.

From Brisbane (South and West side) to Bunya Mountains - 234 km. via Esk.
Take the Warrego Highway past Ipswich, then take the Esk turn-off for the Brisbane Valley Highway, through Esk and Toogoolawah, linking up with the D'Aguilar Highway through Moore and Blackbutt to Yarraman. Follow directions from Yarraman as above.

From Brisbane (South and West side) to Bunya Mountains - 238 km
via Warrego Highway through Toowoomba and Jondaryan, Quinalow and Maclagan, as detailed below.

From Toowoomba to Bunya Mountains - 108 km.
Take Warrego Highway to Jondaryan (44 km). Turn right just before Jondaryan at the sign for Bunya Mountains. Cross the railway line, and follow signs to Quinalow and Maclagan (35km). Turn left at Maclagan store. There is a small section (approx. 4 km) of gravel road before joining Dalby - Bunya Mt. road (17 km). Turn right on bitumen to the Bunya Mountains (12km). After climbing the mountain, pass Munro's Camp, veer left at the Nanango road intersection, pass the T.V. towers, then take the next turn left down to the campsite on your right, the ideal setting for your church youth group, conference, retreat or family group.

From Toowoomba to Bunya Mountains - 140 km.
The better route for coaches. Take the New England Highway through Crows Nest and Cooyar (94 km). 7 kms past Cooyar take the left fork to Maidenwell (11 km). Turn left at Maidenwell for the Bunya Mountains (28 km). On this section, there is approx. 8 km of reasonable gravel, then a good bitumen road for the gradual climb up the mountain. At the intersection with the Dalby road, turn right. Pass the T.V. towers, then take the next turn left at the "Presbyterian Camp" sign (approx. 2km). You will find the camp just down the hill on your right, ideally situated for schools, biology groups or workshops.

From Dalby to Bunya Mountains. - 59 km
On an all bitumen road. Take Bunya Highway out of Dalby towards Kingaroy. On the outskirts of town, turn right at Bunya Mountains sign, and follow this road to Kaimkillenbun. At K'Bun, turn right across the railway line for approx 5 km, then turn left to the Bunya Mountains. The last 10 km section climbs up the mountain. Veer left at the intersection with Nanango road. Pass the T.V. towers, and take the next turn left. The Presbyterian camp is just down the hill on your right - less than an hour's drive to a world apart.

From Kingaroy to Bunya Mountains - 60 km
All bitumen road via Kumbia. Follow the Bunya Highway towards Dalby. Turn left to the Bunya Mountains approx 5 km past Kumbia. After climbing up the mountain, pass Burton's Well, Cherry Plain and Westcott camping areas. Continue past the turn-off towards Dandabah. Take the next turn right and you will see the campsite just down the hill on your right, the right spot for a restful retreat.

From Bundaberg - 314 km.
Take the Isis Highway through Childers, Biggenden, Coalstoun Lakes, to Ban Ban Springs, linking to the Burnett Highway (138 km). Turn left down the Burnett Highway for 32 km then turn right to Murgon, Wondai, and Kingaroy (84 km). Follow instructions from Kingaroy as above.

From Gympie, Maryborough, Hervey Bay.
From the Bruce Highway, take the Wide Bay Highway through Kilkivan to Goomeri (63 km). Turn south down the Burnett Highway to Nanango (60 km). 3 km south of Nanango, turn right taking the Nanango- Cooyar Road, to Maidenwell (24 km), then turn right towards the Bunya Mountains (28 km). On this section, there is approx. 8 km of reasonable gravel - and a good bitumen road for the gradual climb up the mountain. At the intersection with the Dalby road at the top of the mountain, turn right. Pass the T.V. towers, then take the next turn left at the "Presbyterian Camp" sign. The campsite is down the hill on your right, in a natural setting ideal for your group, from family, to youth to active Seniors.

Resource: pcq.org.au/camp-site-bunya-mountains.php Printed: 2017-08-19
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