Queensland Camping

Bunya Mountains Camping

If you’re looking at getting away from it all and spending a few days in the mountains surrounded by wildlife and stunning walking trails, then you can’t beat camping at Bunya Mountains.  While Bunya Mountains camping is fairly basic, with amenities limited – you’ll be able to get yourself a hot shower and relax surrounded by the crisp fresh mountain air.

If you’re considering camping at Bunya Mountains, this will be a handy guide for you.  In this guide, I will share everything you need to know about the three different campsites on the Bunya Mountains as well as the different facilities provided at each.  By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to determine which is the ideal Bunya Mountains campsite for you.

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Bunya Mountains Camping

There are three different campgrounds at Bunya Mountains – Dandabah, Westcott and Burton Wells.  Below I’ll go through each of the campsites so you can decide which is one right for you.

I’ve also included this map below which shows the locations of each of the campsites.  Zoom in and out for a closer look.

At the time of publishing, the nightly cost to stay at each of the campsites was $6.75 per person or $27 per family.  Click here to book.


If you’re wanting to be situated in the heart of the village, surrounded by cafes, then you’ll want to base yourself at the Dandabah campsite. The location is gorgeous with the National Park in the background and wallabies galore in the area.  Plus you can easily walk to the different cafes around town.

Dandabah is the most popular campsite at Bunya Mountains and is the only site that allows you to park your car on site.  In terms of facilities, you’ll find two large undercover BBQ areas with picnic tables, as well as an amenity building with toilets and hot showers.

Click here for a map of the campgrounds.

Westcott Camping Area

The smallest and most basic camping Bunya Mountains offers is at Westcott. These are tent sites only, so no good if you need to have your car set up on your site.

In terms of facilities, all you have here is wood BBQs, picnic tables and toilets.

Click here for a map of the campgrounds, although please note that wood is no longer available here, you’ll need to bring your own.

Burtons Well

Burtons Well is a gorgeous camping spot, situated high up on the mountain with some lovely views.  You are a little isolated here, although it is just a 10 minute drive into the village.  Plus being isolated is part of the charm here.

Like Westcott, the campsites are for tents only – so you can’t set up your car by your tent.  The good news, however, is there are hot showers and toilets here, as well as picnic tables and wood BBQs.

Click here for a map of the campgrounds, although please note that wood is no longer available here, you’ll need to bring your own.


Hopefully you found this guide on camping at Bunya Mountains helpful – if you’re looking for things to do in the area, check out this great guide.  If you’re after some other quiet campgrounds west of Brisbane check out Lake Manchester here or Lake Moogerah here

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