The Bunya Mountains National Park is a group 30 million year old lava domes of an extinct volcano in Queensland which provides cool refuge for the largest stand of ancient cone-bearing Araucarias (Bunya Pines) in the world today. Once the food for dinosaurs the large pineapple-shaped fleshy bunya pine cones contain edible nuts that were the focus of traditional aboriginal festivals. Custodians from Queensland and New South Wales would regularly gather for ceremonies, to make laws, resolve disputes, trade and feast. The range rises to an average elevation of 975 m; however the two tallest mountains on the range, Mount Kiangarow and Mount Mowbullan, rise to over 1,100 m.[3] Slopes facing the north east are part of the Burnett River catchment, those on the south east make up part of the Brisbane River catchment, while those facing the south west belong to the Condamine River catchment and ultimately the Murray-Darling River system.

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