Bunya Highway

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Bunya Highway
Queensland
General information
Type Highway
Length 173 km (107 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 49
Major junctions
North end Burnett Highway /
Wide Bay Highway, Goomeri, Queensland
  D'Aguilar Highway
South end Warrego Highway /
Moonie Highway, Dalby, Queensland
Location(s)
Major settlements Murgon, Wondai, Kingaroy, Kumbia, Bell
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

The Bunya Highway is a state highway of Queensland, Australia. It is a relatively short road, running approximately 173 kilometres in a south-westerly direction from Goomeri to Dalby. The highway connects the Warrego and Burnett Highways.[1]

The Bunya Highway passes near the Bunya Mountains National Park, which is popular with tourists. The highway is named after the Bunya-bunya Araucaria bidwilli, which grows in the area and the seeds of which were (and still are) a favourite food of the Aborigines.

The road continues east of Goomeri as the Wide Bay Highway, connecting it to Gympie.[2]

In 2008, the intersection with Burnett Highway was reconstructed to favour Murgon-bound traffic.

List of towns along the Bunya Highway[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

LGA Location km Mile Destinations Notes
Gympie Goomeri 0 0 Burnett Highway (A3) north - Ban Ban Springs /
Wide Bay Highway (State Route 49) east - Kilkivan
Northern end of Bunya Highway. Northern concurrency terminus with Burnett Highway
1.8 1.1 Burnett Highway (A3) south - Nanango Southern concurrency terminus with Burnett Highway
South Burnett Kingaroy 62.0 38.5 D'Aguilar Highway (State Route 96) east - Nanango
Kumbia 94.6 58.8 Bunya Mountains Road - south - Bunya Mountains
Western Downs Dalby 170.3 105.8 Dalby-Cooyar Road - east - Cooyar
172.2 107.0 Warrego Highway (A2) east - Toowoomba /
west - Chinchilla
Southern end of Bunya Highway.
State Route 49 continues north-west for 450 metres, duplexed with the Warrego Highway, before turning south-west as the Moonie Highway.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps
  2. ^ Hema Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland. pp. 9. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.