Amamoor State Forest Sunshine Coast

Amamoor Creek is a tranquil feature that runs beside Amamoor State Forest’s camping and day-use areas. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Be inspired: ‘Paw-some’ camping fun for the whole family (and the dog) at Amamoor!

Hate having to start your holiday with a tear-jerking separation from your fur baby? Leaving your dog behind can be ‘ruff’, so don’t let it put a ‘paws’ on planning your next family camping trip! Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Camping with your four-legged friend in South East Queensland

Does your dog love new adventures just like you? There’s no need to leave your pooch pining for you at home when there’s long walks, new smells, and plenty of exploring to be had by your four-legged friend. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Explore the Sunshine and Fraser coasts—your go-to weekend escapes!

They’re renowned for surf and sun-drenched beaches, and deservedly-so, but take a closer look and you’ll find the Sunshine and Fraser coasts have so much more in store! Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

About Amamoor

    Park features

    Platypus are very shy—for a chance to see them sit still and quiet, overlooking the creek at dawn or dusk.

    Platypus are very shy—for a chance to see them sit still and quiet, overlooking the creek at dawn or dusk.

    Photo credit: courtesy Klaus Bergenstrater

    Bauple nut <em>Macadamia integrifolia</em> grows here in one of its largest remaining natural habitats.

    Bauple nut Macadamia integrifolia grows here in one of its largest remaining natural habitats.

    Photo credit: © Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Yellow-tailed black cockatoos are seen in this forest. Their seed diet includes she-oak and pine tree seeds.

    Yellow-tailed black cockatoos are seen in this forest. Their seed diet includes she-oak and pine tree seeds.

    Photo credit: © Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Amamoor features dry eucalypt forests with riparian rainforests fringing Amamoor Creek, and plantations of hoop (some of Queensland’s best plantation hoop pine) and bunya pine.

    The Amama day-use area, Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area are sited along the picturesque creek that provides important habitat for many animals including several rare and endangered frogs.

    There are excellent locations along the creek to birdwatch and, if you're lucky, spot platypus around dusk and dawn busily foraging for food. Walking tracks provide great options for exploring the forest habitats.

    Rainforest areas here are one of the largest remaining natural habitats for Bauple nut Macadamia integrifolia—the ancestor of commercial macadamia nut trees. As a result of land clearing, this macadamia species is classified as vulnerable. Wild Macadamia integrifolia flowers and fruits provide food for wildlife including yellow-tailed black cockatoos, sulphur-crested cockatoos and native bees.

    Many of the macadamia nuts we eat today are descended from nuts collected near Amamoor in the 1800s. See wild macadamias on the Macadamia walk and visit the Macadamia Conservation Trust website to learn more about macadamias.

    Looking after the park

    The rainforest lined creek features on walks from Amama day-use area, Amamoor State Forest.

    The rainforest lined creek features on walks from Amama day-use area, 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 forest 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.

    Keep creeks near camping and picnic areas clean—they are important wildlife habitat and feed into the Mary River and on to domestic water supplies.

    Visiting with a dog? Your dog is permitted at Amama day-use area, Amamoor Creek camping area and Amamoor Creek hiking trail—they must always be on a leash and under control. Always clean up after your dog—collect waste in a secure bag. Pack bags and a suitable storage container so you can take it away and dispose of it responsibly.

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

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the Amamoor State Forest camping and day-use 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
    Lake Alford, Bruce Highway, Gympie QLD 4570
    Phone: 1800 444 222
    Email: tourism.info@gympie.qld.gov.au

    Visit Noosa information centres
    www.visitnoosa.com.au
    Phone: (07) 5430 5000 or 1300 066 672 (within Australia)
    Email: info@visitnoosa.com.au

    Visit Sunshine Coast information centres
    www.visitsunshinecoast.com
    Phone: 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
    Email: visit@visitsunshinecoast.com

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