Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

Amamoor Creek is a tranquil feature of Amamoor State Forest, which includes creek-side camping, rainforest walks and even a swimming hole! Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

About Amamoor

    Park features

    Platypus are very shy animals so if you want to see one, keep very quiet and still.
    Platypus are very shy animals so if you want to see one, keep very quiet and still.

    Photo credit: courtesy Klaus Bergenstrater

    Amamoor features dry eucalypt forests with riparian rainforests fringing Amamoor Creek. All three recreational areas are located beside the picturesque creek.

    The creek provides important habitat for many animals including platypus, which are active during dusk and dawn busily forage for food, and several rare and endangered frogs.

    There are excellent locations along the creek to birdwatch and, if you're lucky, spot platypus swimming in the creek.

    The surrounding state forest produces some of the best plantation hoop pine in Queensland.

    Looking after the park

    Amama walk, Amamoor State Forest.
    Amama walk, Amamoor State Forest.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Help protect our natural resources by leaving no trace of your visit.

    Take all your rubbish out of the park and dispose of it appropriately at a waste disposal facility on you route or when you get home. Reduce the rubbish you need to carry out by removing excess food packaging before you leave home.

    Creeks near camping and picnic areas feed into the Mary River and on to domestic water supplies. Please keep them clean.

    See Caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the camping areas and associated walking tracks under the Forestry Act 1959. The majority of the forest in this area including the hoop and bunya pine plantations are managed by HQPlantations.

    Tourism information links

    For more information about activities, tours and accommodation in this region, contact:

    Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre
    www.visitgympieregion.com.au
    Bruce Highway, Lake Alford Duck Ponds, Gympie QLD 4570
    ph 1800 444 222
    email tourism.info@gympie.qld.gov.au

    Visit Noosa information centres
    www.visitnoosa.com.au
    ph (07) 5430 5000 or 1300 066 672
    email info@visitnoosa.com.au

    Visit Sunshine Coast information centres
    www.visitsunshinecoast.com
    ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
    email visit@visitsunshinecoast.com

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.