Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

Cool off at the waterhole in Amamoor Creek when you camp at Cedar Grove camping 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

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Cedar Grove camping area

Camp beside the creek among red cedars and bunya pines and enjoy camp fires, rainforest walks and refreshing swims.

Accessible by

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

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • 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
  • Swimming

Sleep under the stars and toast marshmallows over a camp fire in the fire rings provided. The open grassy area amongst red cedar and bunya pines is the perfect camping spot and a great base for your Amamoor adventure.

Take a stroll along the Rainforest walk or tackle a longer walk on the Cedar Grove hiking trail.

Cool off in the large waterhole in the creek, easily accessed through the gate near the camping area.

Cedar Grove is a great place to camp if you want to explore the forestry tracks by 4WD and mountain bike or if you plan to avoid the Gympie Music Muster, held at Amamoor Creek camping area.

Getting there and getting around

Cedar Grove 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 in the middle of the park, about 8km along Amamoor Creek Road from the park entrance.

Download Amamoor area parks and forests map (PDF, 221.2KB) (see inset map 2—Cedar Grove 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

Cedar Grove 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.

Cedar Grove camping area

Cedar Grove camping area

Photo credit: Ross Naumann, Queensland Government volunteer

Campground features: Open grassy camping area beside riverine rainforest, tall open forest and Amamoor Creek. Dogs are not permitted here.

Location: Travel 12km west from Amamoor township along the Amamoor Creek Road to 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; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers; campervans; motor homes; 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: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. Some networks may have reception near the camping area entrance. Nearest hospital is located at Gympie.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.