Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a barbecue or picnic beside Amamoor Creek at Amama day-use area. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

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

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 before strolling through the rainforest to a pretty waterfall.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Attraction facilities

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

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.

Afterwards, stroll through rainforest along the Amama walk to a pretty cascading waterfall set amongst moss-carpeted rocks. Cool off with a dip and keep an eye out for the colourful eastern yellow robin and the chatty grey fantail in the trees above.

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.

Getting there and getting around

The Amama day-use area is in Amamoor State Forest in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, about 180km north of Brisbane and 20km south-west of Gympie along the Amamoor Creek Road.

The Amama day-use area is on Amamoor Creek Road, about 1km from the park entrance.

Download Amamoor area parks and forests map (PDF, 221.2KB) .

  • From the Bruce Highway, take exit 253 onto Mary Valley Link Road, 20km south of Gympie.
  • Turn right onto Mary Valley Road, then left onto Blackgate Road, following the signs to Amamoor township.
  • Turn right onto Busby Street, which becomes Amamoor Creek Road.
  • Follow Amamoor Creek Road for 4km to the entrance of Amamoor State Forest.
  • Caution is required in wet weather. The creek can rise quickly during heavy rainfall, cutting off access.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Amama day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Dogs are permitted in Amama day-use area—they must be on a leash and under control at all times. Make sure you pick up your dog’s faeces, carry it with you and dispose of it responsibly.

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Amamoor safely.