A history buff’s trail through Southern Queensland Country

Mountains are a place of magic and mystery. For thousands of years, indigenous tribes have been coming to the Bunya Mountains as a meeting site, to worship, gather and feast on Bunya Pines.

Bunya Pines are a still a source of wonder and amazement- travellers coming from far and wide to immerse themselves in this cool, green rainforest.

Shannon Bauwens is a Wakka Wakka man and Senior Ranger at the Bunya Peoples’ Aboriginal Corporation (BPAC), who run guided walking tours through Queensland’s second oldest national park. “It is pretty special and we are very happy to be able to look after the country. That’s what we’ve done for so long”.

A guided tour with BPAC is a tour with a difference, with local knowledge of every plant – from stranglers, to stingers and to the star of the show- the humble Bunya nut.

“A lot of people call it Bunya Pine, but it’s actually a conifer. I think it’s delicious. And it’s yeah, it’s quite nutritious.” And to try the Bunya nut for yourself, albeit with a modern twist, the Bunya Mountains Tavern is the place to go – try the Bunya Nut Salad or Bunya dukkha crusted pork loin – yum!

Miles Historical Village Museum has been operating since 1971 and is one of the finest in Australia. With over 30 buildings and countless displays this complex has become an important tourist destination featuring authentic and original buildings from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Miles Historical Village Museum is located along the Warrego Highway on the eastern entrance to the town of Miles, just 3.5 hours inland from Brisbane.

With its heritage buildings, towering palms and ancient figs, the grounds of the residence are strikingly beautiful — but its rich history is what makes Jimbour unforgettable. The Russell family have restored the house and gardens to their former grandeur and today, Jimbour offers a picturesque location for truly unique events, weddings or a country drive stopover. Experience a timeless place beneath the big skies of the Darling Downs.

Stay:

Jubri’s Hideaway is a boutique country style venue that is perfect for smaller groups.

The Hideaway is an informal, intimate venue located on a privately owned and operated property.  Located in South East Queensland 10 minutes from Dalby in the Western Darling Downs and 2.5 hours from Brisbane.

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