Westcliff Lookout

Bunya Mountains
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This track follows part of the cliff-line on the mountain's western side with Westcliff lookout providing clear views over the open plains of the Darling Downs. Soon after leaving the Paradise car park, the track passes through Little Pocket, one of the small natural clearings or 'balds' scattered over the Bunya Mountains.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
1112m
Maximum Elevation
27m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Bunya Mountain Road is the thoroughfare to Bunya Mountains. It can be reached from Kingaroy south on the Bunya Highway for 32km and turning left (signposted). From Dalby north, you need your GPS to get to the base of the drive. This can be a very steep and twisty mountain road, so please take care.

Start at the Paradise car park a little north of Dandebah on Bunya Mountains Road.

Maps:

Bunya Mountains

Route/Trail notes:

This pathway from the car park begins by travelling through a tangle of rainforest and then entering into eucalypt forest as you get closer to the ridge line.  Along the way is Westcliff Lookout with views over the Darling Downs. You can return via the same track or continue to Westcott and complete the loop by returning down the roadway.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Camping options are available at various points along Bunya Mountain Road, including Westcott. Fees Apply.

Comments

Not having been into Bunya Mountains, I did not appreciate how beautiful and extensive this region was. I only had a day in here, so tried to cover as many walks as possible. But the reality is you need to stay in Dandabah Village and explore the area more fully.
The morning sun on the shiny Bunya Tree pinnacles is quite a spectacle.

F.A.B. on 18 May, 2021

Took Kev and Elyse along this track. They loved the vista out over the darling Downs and the prickly pears

Bron22 on Apr, 2021

First time walking the tracks on the opposite side to Dandabah. What a lovely surprise.

Bron22 on Sep, 2020

A nice little walk to spot some birds. We didn’t do it as a loop to avoid walking on the road. 6.1km, great views to the west from the lookout.

Anoogle on 28 Jun, 2020

We started this walk from Westcott campground. We walked from Westcott to Paradise car parking area and returned on the same track rather than walking on the road. It ended up being 6.1km and took us just under 2hrs - a very leisurely pace to do some bird spotting and marvel at the beautiful trees. Westcliff Lookout has some impressive views out to the west.

S K on 28 Jun, 2020

A few impressive vines along the trail.

Wanderlust on 4 Jun, 2020

Beautiful views to the west.

Rob E on 22 Jun, 2019

Part of my Burtons Well to Dandabah hike today. Perfect weather for a nice long walk. Fairly easy track to follow with nice views

J on 24 Jun, 2017

An easy and enjoyable walk with spectacular views.

Steve F on 12 Nov, 2016

Great walk. The view over the Darling Downs is fantastic.

Ian and Sue on 21 Oct, 2015

Another nice and easy walk with the kids

Hugues Debeyser on Oct, 2006

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