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Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area

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Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area

Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

Soak up the solitude and seclusion in this peaceful camping area beside Bunbuncundoo Springs, flanked by coloured sandstone cliffs.

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Take in views of Mount Mooloolong on the drive to Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area .
Take in views of Mount Mooloolong on the drive to Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area . Brendan Moodie © Queensland Government
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Revel in the vast rolling landscape of Ka Ka Mundi country on the 4WD journey to reach Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area. Ancient sandstone overlaid with basaltic lava has been eroded over thousands of years creating the scattering of basalt outcrops you see today. Lush oases of tree ferns and coral ferns around Ka Ka Mundi’s springs attract many birds including king parrots, figbirds and wompoo fruit-doves.

Set up your tent or off-road camper trailer and relax in the tranquil surroundings. Walk down to see the springs—one of the recharge springs for the Great Artesian Basin.

At a glance

Camping layout: Open area without defined sites
Site surface: Dirt
Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside car; camper trailer
Facilities:
Permits and fees: camping permits

Getting there and getting around

Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area is in the Ka Ka Mundi section of Carnarvon National Park in central Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness, 130km south-west of Springsure.

  • Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area is 12.5km from the park entrance.
  • To reach Ka Ka Mundi from Springsure, drive 50km on the Dawson Development Road, then take the Buckland Road to the south and follow signed tracks past Petrona and Tanderra, through Yandaburra, to the park entrance. 4WDs are recommended.

  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Road conditions

  • Access roads are unsealed roads and become impassable after rain.
  • Leave all gates as you find them and watch for wildlife and livestock on roads.

Parking

Park beside your camp site.

Fuel and supplies

The nearest fuel and food supplies are at Springsure (130km), Rolleston (201 km) and Tambo (376km from the park).

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

Bunbuncundoo Springs camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Climate and weather

The best time to visit Carnarvon National Park is between April and September. Temperatures in this region vary widely. Summer days can exceed 35°C. In winter, heavy frosts can be expected as temperatures sometimes fall below freezing. Rain mostly falls between December and March. However, storms can occur throughout the year. Many roads are unsealed and impassable after even a small amount of rain and flooding can occur suddenly.

Permits and fees

Camping permits

  • Camping permits can only be extended online so make sure you book enough nights before you leave areas that have internet and phone coverage (Roma, Injune, Mitchell, Springsure, Tambo and Emerald).
  • If you can’t book online, book over the counter or at a self-service kiosk.

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

None. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • There are no facilities in Ka Ka Mundi. You must be self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

  • Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping

  • Bring warm clothing and camping gear as winter nights can fall below 0°C.
  • When washing cooking equipment, always wash at least 100m from streams.
  • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Keep food hidden in your pack or tent.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.
  • We recommend gas or fuel stoves for cooking.

Drinking water

  • Drinking water is not provided. Bring your own drinking water.
  • Treat all water before use.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave. Bring a sealable container for rubbish and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.
  • Do not bury or leave rubbish. This includes cigarette butts, which do not decompose.

Dump Point

  • If you have a portable toilet, the nearest dump points are at caravan parks at Emerald, Roma, Rolleston and Mitchell.

Driving

  • Drive carefully at all times. Dirt roads may have gutters, washouts or loose edges (especially after heavy rain). Check local road conditions before visiting the park.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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