It is Labour day loong weekend in spring and we are camping at Dandabah camping area in Bunyan Mountains for 3 days. It is about 260km (about 3hrs.15) north-west of Brisbane. The campsite is close to many beautiful walks through lush green forest, lookouts with panoramic views and water falls. It is very popular place and bookings are made well in advance.
Bunya mountains camping information: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/camping.html
NOTE: If you are interested to go, you need to book your own campsite now (only $5.45/night/person - un-powered sites only). Only 70 person can camp on the ground. Sites are not numbered, just pitch your tent anywhere there is room. Once campsite is fully booked, sites can't be shared with other late comers. If your plan changes, you can change the booking date, go to another campsite or get credit to be used later. Check their refund policy on their link.
Booking: Make your own campsite booking by ringing[masked] (13 QGOV) or online (you need to create an account, if you don't have already). First select 'Bunya Mountains National Park' and then 'Dandabah camping area' from the drop down menu.
Access: The camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is accessible for trailers, caravans and buses. All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles. Discretion is urged with respect to caravans, large motor-homes and large buses.
How to reach there:
From Brisbane via Yarraman: Travel up the Brisbane Valley through Esk. Turn left to Yarraman then left again at Yarraman towards Toowoomba. 20 km from Yarraman turn right to Maidenwell. At Maidenwell turn left to the Bunya Mountains. About 3.8 km of the road is gravel.
From Brisbane via Toowoomba - Take Ipswich Motorway and then Warrego Highway 138 km west to Toowoomba. Continue 44 km to Jondaryan and turn right towards the Bunya Mountains. Travel 34 km to Maclagan, turn left and follow directional signs approximately 31 km to the Bunya Mountains. About 2 km of this road is gravel.
More information on getting there: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/about.html
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, walk-in camping, camper trailers and large groups.
Facilities: Picnic tables, shelter sheds, rubbish bins, flushing toilets, hot showers, water (treat before drinking), and coin-operated electric barbecues. Information is available from the QPWS information centre and staff on-site. There are walking tracks, self-guided walks and lookouts nearby.
Essentials to bring: enough drinking water (for cooking and hiking), food & snacks for your stay, gas stove, tent, warm & water proof sleeping gear (it can be very cold in Bunya mountains even in spring), your medicine and first aid kit, camera, Rubbish bags, insect repellent, 20c coins for barbecues, printed camping tag or booking number, fun and relaxing attitude.