Not only have wallabies, such as the one pictured left, and numerous other wildlife been chowing down on the nutritious “nut” of the bunya pine for millennia, so have the indigenous population.
Between December and March every year, local tribes would congregate around the bunya pines for a series of feasts and celebrations, coming together in peace and friendship.
Tribes from all over southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales would come to barter produce and weapons for the prized nuts.
That was until loggers moved into the area in the 1850s.
Bunya nuts are again on the menu and you can try dishes with the uniquely local ingredients at either of the village’s eateries.