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

Amama day-use area

Fire up a barbecue or lay out a picnic under the pines beside Amamoor Creek, and enjoy a rainforest walk—walks begin at the trailhead across the road from the day-use area.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (flush)

Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Amamoor Creek in the shade of hoop and bunya pines, or sizzle a sausage or two on the wood-fired barbecues provided.

If you're lucky (and quiet), at dawn or dusk you may spot a platypus in Amamoor Creek. Shy and elusive, bubbles on the water’s surface sometimes give them away.

Explore the forest on walks that start across the road from the day-use area:

Dogs are permitted in Amama day-use area, conditions apply.

Getting there and getting around

The Amama day-use area is 5km west of Amamoor township via Amamoor Creek Road—it is a sealed road to the day-use area and several kilometres beyond it.

Read more information about forest access.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities. Camping is not permitted in Amama day-use area.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Amama day-use area is open 24 hours a day. Camping is not permitted in Amama day-use area.

Bring your own clean firewood if you plan to use the barbecues provided. It is illegal to collect firewood from the forest. If there are fire bans you will need to pack a picnic or suitable fuel cooking stove instead—check Park Alerts.

Read about other essentials to bring.

Your family dog is permitted here—conditions apply:

  • Your dog 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

Be aware that dogs are not permitted in all areas of Amamoor State Forest. Know where dogs are permitted and access conditions.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Amamoor safely.