Barker Creek Circuit

Bunya Mountains

A very scenic walk leaving from the Dandabah Camping area, Bunya Avenue. The walk joins up with the shorter Tim Shea Falls walk. Best walked in an anti-clockwise direction for the views and less incline. A couple of side tracks to lookout points. Rainforest, grassy knoll and woodlands

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest

Getting there

Bunya Avenue near Dandabah camp ground

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Permits/Costs

Free

Other References

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/

Comments

It’s nice to see lots of Bunya pine tree. There is a kind of plant which leaves are prickly.

Penny on 4 Jan, 2022

Lovely and easy forest walk. I don't think it matters much doing it clockwise or anticlockwise. The Bunya pine trees are amazing, the waterfalls aren't really falls, all are merely drips from rocky cliffs.
I would say there is no need to do the short side track to the Big Falls Lookout & Barker Creek Lookout because the views are a bit obstructed. If you walk clockwise you would have already enjoyed the best expansive view over the valley on the main track; if you walk anti-clockwise then just keep going.

PC on 30 Dec, 2021

Completed this morning with virtually no one else around for at least half the walk. It was so peaceful. A really nice easy walk. It does have some ups and down but nothing I would call a hill so something you could definitely children on despite the length.

Bobbe on 29 Oct, 2021

Great easy walk. Takes 3 hours. Start at camp ground and go clock wise, going down the stairs and slopes. I'll definitely do this one again.

Boots on 14 Jun, 2021

We parked at Paradise parking area and set off at about 9am keen to walk the whole circuit. However, a sign indicating maintenance works meant that the entire section between Dandabah, Pine Gorge Lookout and Tim Shea Falls was closed. We ended up walking from Paradise past Paradise Falls, Little Falls, Big Falls then to Barker Creek Lookout and returning on the same track until the Y junction (300 metres in from Paradise parking) then heading to Dandabah and back to Paradise parking area. A total of 11km in just over 3hrs but well worth doubling up here and there. We passed a lot of noisy tourists and screaming kids between Dandabah and Paradise, which was a shame because it is a really beautiful area that you could actually really switch off in. Others might not have the same experience as us when the full circuit opens again. The highlight for us was the views up towards Barker Creek Lookout - just beautiful. Especially when the wildlife started grazing and hopping around.

S K on 28 Jun, 2020

We parked at Paradise parking area and set off at about 9am keen to walk the whole circuit. However, a sign indicating maintenance works meant that the entire section between Dandabah, Pine Gorge Lookout and Tim Shea Falls was closed. We ended up walking from Paradise past Paradise Falls, Little Falls, Big Falls then to Barker Creek Lookout and returning on the same track until the Y junction (300 metres in from Paradise parking) then heading to Dandabah and back to Paradise parking area. A total of 11km in just over 3hrs but well worth doubling up here and there. Others might not have the same experience as us when the full circuit opens again. Would certainly do it again.

Anoogle on 28 Jun, 2020

Nice easy walk.

Rob E on 21 Jun, 2019

Great walk

Mackamcb on 28 Dec, 2018

Beautiful track, well worth it! By doing this longer track, you have the rain forest mostly to yourself. Lots of people at the main car park, picnic area, shorter walks. Only a small part of this track was barricaded off, but a detour was in place. Unfortunately there a few more walks closed because of fallen trees, etc.

Ronald and Ramona Jonkergouw on 24 Dec, 2018

Lovely walk with beautiful views. There's only one section that I'd actually class as uphill, but if you're wanting to do it the 'easy' way, go clockwise from the car park.

TJ on 8 Apr, 2018

Great track to get a taste of what Bunya Mountains has to offer. Not difficult with a couple of good lookouts.

rob.bushman on 30 Mar, 2018

Not a difficult walk. Not much water at the falls. Track from Danabah to Pine Gorge Lookout is closed. Pine Gorge Lookout can be accessed via Tim Shea Falls. Views from the lookouts weren't as spectacular as from Mt Kiangarow. An enjoyable walk through the forest.

Lone Ranger on 14 Feb, 2018

A lovely family walk. Little Falls and Paradise Falls were our favourite stops.

Jacqui on 2 Jul, 2017

One of the best walks within the whole park. We did the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction, the best way I reckon. Took 10 young kids, none complained, not once. Tim Shea, Little and Paradise Falls flowing quite well, yet the side trip to Big Falls Lookout is worth it after a bit more rain. Overall an excellent track for all.

Patrick Lenihan on 25 Feb, 2017

One of my favorite walks so far. I loved walking beside the small stream and amongst some massive trees. There are a few falls that are so tranquil with the water gently falling. The trip down the side track to the Baker Creek Falls lookout is worth your time for the views alone.

Steve F on 5 Nov, 2016

Great walk with a relatively gentle terrain. Saw a few wallabies on the trail but remember to bring insect repellent as the mosquitos are quite persistent (:

Nick on 25 Sep, 2016

Such a beautiful walk.

Ian and Sue on 20 Oct, 2015

Beautiful rainforest bush walking!

Raffaela on 1 Sep, 2015

A local for me....old faithful .

ellisa parker on 11 Sep, 2014

Great walk , followed all the way around and you will stumble upon a couple small waterfalls and some great look out points. Back at car park there's a nice lil restaurant with some good coffee waiting for you :-)

J on 18 Apr, 2014

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