Cherry Plain to Burtons Well

Bunya Mountains
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This walk takes you along the Western Side of Bunya Mountains, passing three lookouts with views over the plains. Vegetation is dryer towards the the cliffs, with vine forests closer to the road. The path gradually ascends as you follow it in this direction. An easier walk may be to start sat Burtons Well.

Lookouts
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Start at Cherry Plain carpark, west of Dandabah.

Maps

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/bunya-mountains/pdf/bunya-mtns-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes

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Permits/Costs

No permits or costs required

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Comments

We parked the car at Burtons Well and started with Mt Kiangarow first (this only adds 2.2km). This was terrific and we were able to see birds and wallabies on the track. Great views and we were the only ones on the track at 9am! We then walked to Cherry Plain via Ghinghion Lookout, Bottle Tree Bluff and Cherry Plain Lookout. These are all wonderful lookouts and well worth stopping at. Once at Cherry Plain, we walked along the roadway back to Burtons Well (about 2.4km). We found this quite dangerous with some cars not slowing down or veering away from us when passing, despite us walking as far left as possible. All up, an 11km walk in 3 & a bit hours.

S K on 29 Jun, 2020

We parked the car at Burtons Well and started with Mt Kiangarow first (this only adds 2.2km). This was terrific and we were able to see birds and wallabies on the track. Great views and we were the only ones on the track at 9am! We then walked to Cherry Plain via Ghinghion Lookout, Bottle Tree Bluff and Cherry Plain Lookout. These are all wonderful lookouts and well worth stopping at. Once at Cherry Plain, we walked along the roadway back to Burtons Well (about 2.4km). We found this quite dangerous with some cars not slowing down or veering away from us when passing, despite us walking as far left as possible. All up, an 11km walk.

Anoogle on 29 Jun, 2020

Don't miss the Bottle Tree Bluff lookout detour. (where are the bottle trees?) Great spot for morning tea in winter with the sun warming you up.

Wanderlust on 5 Jun, 2020

Poorly maintained path but well worth the effort

Salem13 on 3 May, 2019

Return trip as the walk along the road back to Burton wells would not have had views as nice as the track

Salem13 on 3 May, 2019

Did Burtons Well to Dandabah , nice long walk

J on 24 Jun, 2017

Continued on to this trail at Cherry Plain. This trail is also fantastic but it does get very narrow in places with steep drop offs so do take care. More fabulous views await.

Steve F on 12 Nov, 2016

Oh goodness this was beautiful, but let me suggest if you are going to waln a circuit including the road, you want to be walking from Burton's well to Cherry plain on the road. I went from Burton's well campsite then back on the road from Cherry plain and that was uphill the whole way...ouch after several kilometres hiking! Stunning walk though and I saw a black snake and a few monitor lizards, plus lots of bird species.

Caro on 1 Oct, 2016

This time we walked from Westcott to Mt Kiangarow, then back along the road to Cherry Plain, and the rest of the way on the track to compete the Koondaii Circuit. It's a great walk.

Ian and Sue on 21 Oct, 2015

Walked from the Paradise Carpark all the way to Mt Kiangarow and back along the road. The lookout gives a great view as do all of the lookouts along this track. Really enjoyed it.

Ian and Sue on 13 Oct, 2013

Anywhere on the bunyas is great for photos

Rataholic on Apr, 2010

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