Big Sky National Parks

duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Discover the world's largest forest of Bunya Pines and more than 30 rare and threatened species in Bunya Mountains National Park.  Bush walk beneath towering white sandstone cliffs in Carnarvon Gorge National Park with its spectacular steep-sided gorge and remnant rainforest.  See ochre stencils, rock engravings and freehand paintings, some of the finest Aboriginal rock imagery in Australia.  Explore Girraween National Park with it's massive granite outcrops, balancing boulders, clear running streams and spectacular wildflowers in spring.

Highlights

  • Crows Nest National Park

    Take a creek-side walk in Crows Nest National Park to pristine waterholes and lookouts with spectacular views. Be sure to see the spectacular Crows Nest Falls after a good rainfall.

  • Ravensbourne National Park

    Make sure you stop at the Gus Beutel lookout for panoramic views over the Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.

  • Bush walk in the Bunyas

    Follow the popular Scenic Circuit Track to Festoon Falls, Pine Gorge lookout and the added bonus of being able to walk through the strangular fig.

  • Spot native wildlife

    View native wallabies from your beautiful Bunya Mountains chalet

  • Pretty Bell

    Make a stop in the pretty township of Bell. There's also a lovely selection of arts and crafts shops here.

  • Explore Carnarvon Gorge

    This spectacular gorge runs for 35km at the heart of the 302,000 hectare Carnarvon National Park. It reaches depths of 600m near its mouth.

  • Fishing in St George

    Keen anglers won't be disappointed. The Balonne Shire has a reputation for the best inland fishing in Queensland, with no fewer than seven river systems traversing it.

  • Explore Girraween

    Follow a selection of bushwalks in Girraween National Park with its intriguing balancing boulders, cascading waterfalls and cool rock pools. Don't miss a majestic sunset from Balance Rock.

  • Follow a popular bike trail

    While in the Granite Belt region, hire a bike from Granite Belt Bicycles and follow the self-guided Stanthorpe to Ballandean bike trail. This trail is on quiet country roads and is well sign-posted.

  • Suttons Apple Farm

    Try their award winning apple ciders, conserves and apple brandy. Enjoy delicious food, their famous apple pie and Merlo coffee in the Shed Café