Sunshine Coast to Bunya Mountains

DAY 1 : Sunshine Coast to Moffatdale

APPROX. 180 KM / 2 HRS

Take the M1 and head north from Maroochydore and onto State Route 49 via Gympie to Murgon which is a 174 km drive. Tour the Queensland Dairy & Heritage Museum and head to Moffatdale to visit the Moffatdale Ridge Winery or Dusty Hill Winery for the afternoon. Stay overnight and enjoy wine tasting in the region.

DAY 2: Moffatdale to the Bunya’s

APPROX. 156 KM / 2 HRS

Take the A3 for 52km, stopping for morning tea in Kingaroy. Then continuing on the A3 head to Yarraman for award-winning gelato at Pink Flamingo before you arrive at the Bunya Mountains. Explore the walking trails of the Bunya’s before you settle into your accommodation; make time for a drink at Australia’s highest whisky bar — Shakleton’s Whiskey Bar.

DAY 3 : Bunya’s to Sunshine Coast

APPROX. 225 KM / 2 HRS 50 MINS

Start driving back home via Blackbutt on A17, stopping at the Blackbutt Bakery for one of their famous pies. Continue home onto State Route 85 via Woodford. The Bunya Mountains is a mix of moist rainforest, grasslands, open forests and woodlands and is home to distinct plant and animal communities with more than 30 rare and threatened species.