BAR, BISTRO, COFFEE SHOP AND STORE
Right on the edge of the national park, The Bunyas complex is home to a number of delights.
The Bunyas cafe has tables overlooking the edge of the forest and this spot, although bathed in morning sunlight, is a cool, shady spot to relax in the afternoon.
Be sure to try their signature scones, cream and jam – you won’t be disappointed.
The store is part of the complex. Inside you’ll find all the essentials you might have forgotten to pack plus a souvenir or two.
Towards the rear of the complex is Lyrics restaurant.
This fine dining establishment features bunya nuts on the menu for those keen to sample this unique delicacy.
You can pick from items such as the chicken bunya nut salad and the bunya nut tea cake and cream that are popular with visitors. It’s mouth-watering dining in the serene national park.
It also has an extensive wine list including a couple of wines from local producers Cranes and Moffatdale Ridge.
The deck is another area of this sprawling complex that is delightful year-round, made so by the outdoor fireplace and comfortable stools.
Inside Lyrics restaurant is Shackleton’s Whisky Bar where guests can sample from more than 138 whiskies from across the world.
Make sure you ask Dan Kratzman, owner of Shackleton’s, how the bar came to be named after the legendary Antarctic explorer – a great tale to hear over a glass or two of whisky.