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Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Science

Part of Bunya Mountains NP Scenic Circuit closed for safety

8 February 2018

A small section of the Scenic Circuit walking track at Bunya Mountains National Park north of Dalby is closed due to damage from a tree fall and an unstable rock face above the track.

Visitors can still access the remainder of this popular track to reach Tim Shea Falls and Pine Gorge Lookout, returning along the same route to Dandabah day-use area.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Senior Ranger Michael Piper said a large tree had fallen across the track in October 2017, damaging a section of track and boardwalk near Festoon Falls.

“When inspecting the damage, a rock face above the boardwalk was found to be unstable, and this was confirmed by an engineer,” Mr Piper said.

“It’s unknown how long the 2km section of track will be closed between Dandabah day-use area and Pine Gorge lookout via Festoon Falls.

“QPWS is investigating remedial actions and alternative routes for visitors to complete the circuit.

“All other walking tracks at Bunya Mountains National Park, other than this 2km section of the Scenic Circuit walking track via Festoon Falls, remain open.

“The park has a great variety of walks, mostly easy to moderate grade, with a huge variety of scenery, plants and animals to enjoy. The rangers love helping our visitors find a walk that suits them,” Mr Piper said.

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8 February 2018