Nestled in the northern suburbs of Brisbane is the Bunyaville Regional Park; a wonderful place to take your Brisbane Kids to picnic, bushwalk, barbecue and reconnect with nature.
Picnic areas at Bunyaville Regional Park
When you drive into Bunyaville, continue on to the car park area and you will notice two expansive picnic areas to the left and right of the road.
Both picnic areas have toilet facilities (one toilet block is wheelchair-accessible) and drinking water available. There are also wood-fired barbecues, (perfect for toasting marshmallows!) and picnic tables, some of which are sheltered.
There are no rubbish bins so you will need to bring bin bags with you and take your rubbish home. A lovely creek that meanders its way through the right side picnic area and alongside the left-hand side picnic area and kids will love exploring it. Ensure there is adequate supervision around the water and read the signs for safety information.
Bushwalking at Bunyaville Regional Park
There are two bushwalking tracks that can be accessed from the picnic area:
Tree Discovery Circuit – 650m return
This is a pleasant bushwalk for kids of all ages with a boardwalk and interpretive signs to read along the way. If you’re lucky, you may spot a koala or pademelon. There’s plenty of other wildlife to look out for too, including cockatoos and kookaburras.
Bunyaville Track – 1.6km return
Follow this track through the forest and you’ll forget that you’re not far from the city and surrounding suburbia. Stop and listen to the birdsong, feel the breezes and breathe in the smell of the eucalyptus trees.
Horse riding and mountain bike riding is also permitted on the shared trail network that runs through the park. There is als the opportunity to take the dog (on lead) on the shared network) See the Bunyaville Regional Park map for details.
Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre
Education Queensland operates the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre within the reserve. To find the centre, continue driving along the paved road until you reach the gravel road, and then follow the signs. The centre has been running educational programs for schools for almost 40 years and offers something for all ages from kindergarten through to grade 12. Contact the centre for details and bookings on (07) 3353 4356 or visit the Bunyaville Environmental Education Centre website.
Bush Explorers Program
The Bush Explorers program is an opportunity to get together with local families in a natural environment to play, go bushwalking and discover the wonders of the Bunyaville forest. Held every Friday during the school term from 9.30am until 11.30am, the bush explorers program is the perfect morning out for babies and children up to six years of age and their parents. Cost is $15 per child, while children under 12 months are free. To make a booking, contact Emma on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0402219728.
- Old school wood fires. BYO wood.
- 2 toilet blocks (1 is wheelchair accessible)
- No bins (take your rubbish home)
- Drinking water
- Dogs and horses are not permitted in the picnic areas.
Getting to Bunyaville Regional Park
Bunyaville Regional Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and has gates which are locked each evening. The gate to the park is usually open from 7am to 5.30 pm each day but extended from 15 October to 14 March to 7 am to 6.30 pm. The gate is locked outside of these hours. For your safety, walk and ride in daylight hours only and let someone know where you are going. The park is located on Old Northern Road, between the suburbs of Albany Creek and Everton Hills.