Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

Amamoor Creek camping area is a large open area nestled beside Amamoor Creek. 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

Amamoor Creek camping area

Camp among the gum trees beside the creek and soak up the peace and quiet, or join the crowds for the popular Gympie Music Muster.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (wood supplied)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Telephone (pay phone)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)

Nestled beside the Amamoor Creek and set among woodlands of iron barks and blue gums, this spacious grassy camping area is popular during the annual Gympie Music Muster, held during the last week of August, which attracts thousands of visitors.

The Gympie Music Muster can assist with camp bookings and enquiries from late July to early September.

This camping area is also busy over school and public holidays but at other times it's ideal for peaceful camping and star gazing on clear nights.

The family pet doesn’t have to stay behind—you can even camp with your dog here.

Getting there and getting around

Amamoor Creek camping 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 camping area is located near the far boundary of the park, 12km along Amamoor Creek Road from the park entrance.

Download Amamoor area parks and forests map (see inset map 1—Amamoor Creek camping area).

  • 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.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Amamoor Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

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

Amamoor Creek camping area
Amamoor Creek camping area

Photo credit: Ross Naumann, Queensland Government volunteer

Campground features: Open grassy camping area in tall open forest featuring iron bark and blue gum. Dogs are permitted here.

Location: Travel 16km west from Amamoor township along the Amamoor Creek Road to Amamoor Creek camping area. About 4km west of Cedar Grove camping area.

Access: The access road is unsealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; caravans; camper trailers; campervans; motor homes; buses; large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets, individual fire rings (bring your own clean-milled firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply) only in fire rings provided. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags or strong sealable containers, insect repellent, clean-milled firewood. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings:

  • Camping bookings from late July to early September at Amamoor Creek camping area and Gympie Muster camping areas are managed by Gympie Muster Ltd. For camping bookings or enquiries during this period visit the Gympie Muster website.
  • For all other time periods, book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. The nearest pay phone is located on the back of the Cedar Grove camping area registration stand.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Amamoor safely and camp with care.