Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Bunyaville Forest Reserve

What's special?

On Brisbane’s north-western outskirts, Bunyaville Forest Reserve is a peaceful retreat and wildlife haven close to the busy metropolitan area.

Spotted gum, grey ironbark, narrow-leaved ironbark, white mahogany, tallowwood, forest red gum, grey gum and brush box grow in the open forests. The forest protects a small community of the broad-leaved spotted gum Corymbia henryi found only in the Brisbane region.

Exploring Bunyaville

Have a picnic or barbecue in the forest. Barbecues, firewood, picnic tables, drinking water and toilets are provided. Large groups should contact the QPWS before visiting.

Horse riding and cycling are allowed by permit, available from the Naturally Queensland Information Centre. For your safety and to minimise damage to the forest, stay on existing tracks.

Find out about the forest and the way it is managed on the Bunyaville Forest walk which starts in the picnic area.

Education Queensland operates an environmental education centre in the forest. The centre provides educational programs for schools. Contact the centre for details and bookings (07) 3353 4356,

Camping is not allowed in the forest.

The Bunyaville Nursery (07) 3353 1770 is open to the public on weekdays.


A number of gravel roads are shared by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Give way to horse riders using the same tracks. Take drinking water.


The picnic facilities are wheelchair-accessible.

Getting there

Bunyaville State Forest is 15km north-west of central Brisbane between the suburbs of Albany Creek and Everton Hills. Access is from the Old Northern Road. The entrance gate is locked at night.

Sources & Further reading


Journey Back Through Time
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