Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

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

Journeys

Several graded walking tracks offer the chance to explore remnant dry rainforests and pine plantations, view the cascading creeks, picturesque waterfalls and waterholes within Amamoor State Forest.

    Key to track standards

    Use the walking track grade listed with each walking track description to choose walks suitable for your ability and fitness level.

    Class 3 walking track Grade 3

    • Suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
    • Some bushwalking experience required.
    • Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and many steps.

    Class 4 walking track Grade 4

    • Bushwalking experience recommended.
    • Tracks may be long, rough and very steep.

    Walking tracks at a glance:

    Walks from Amama day-use area

    Class 4 walking trackAmama walk (Grade 4)

    Distance: 1.5km return
    Time: Allow 40min
    Details: Explore lush rainforest with buttressed trees, vines, ferns and mossy rocks. Along the rainforest-lined creek, look for the teardrop-shaped birds' nests which overhang the creek.

    Walks from Cedar Grove camping area

    Be aware that dogs are not permitted at Cedar Creek camping area and on the walks here.

    Class 3 walking trackRainforest walk (Grade 3)

    Distance: 1km return
    Time: Allow 30min
    Details: A large waterhole and subtropical rainforest featuring large red cedars, figs and a piccabeen palm grove are found here. Along the creek are tall forest oaks.

    Class 4 walking trackCedar Grove hiking trail (Grade 4)

    Distance: 4.6km return
    Time: Allow 4hr
    Details: A hiking trail branches off the rainforest walk and through open forest and hoop pine plantations. The track crosses Amamoor Creek and returns to the camping area.

    Walks from Amamoor Creek camping area

    Class 4 walking trackAmamoor Creek hiking trail (Grade 4)

    Distance: 2.5km return
    Time: Allow 2hr 30min
    Details: The track meanders through open, eucalypt forest and through forest with an interesting mix of rainforest plants that grow in drier areas on poor quality soils.

    • Tackle this challenging walk through picturesque rainforest beside Amamoor Creek, and photograph a stunning little waterfall along the way.

      Journey type
      Walk
      Distance
      1.5km circuit
      Time suggested
      Allow 40mins walking time.
      Grade
      Grade 4 walking track
      • No tent camping
      • Toilets
      • No picnic tables
      • No wheelchair access
      • No lookout
      • Walking
      • No scenic drive
    • Challenge yourself on this steep but rewarding hike through large open woodlands of flooded gum, ironbark and pink bloodwoods, and a hoop pine plantation.

      Journey type
      Walk
      Distance
      4.6km circuit
      Time suggested
      Allow 4hrs walking time.
      Grade
      Grade 4 walking track
      • No tent camping
      • No toilets
      • No picnic tables
      • No wheelchair access
      • No lookout
      • Walking
      • No scenic drive
    • Discover a photographer's paradise with glowing fungi, tall forest oaks, pretty waterholes and lush sub-tropical rainforest on this walk.

      Journey type
      Walk
      Distance
      1km circuit
      Time suggested
      Allow 30mins walking time.
      Grade
      Grade 3 walking track
      • No tent camping
      • No toilets
      • No picnic tables
      • No wheelchair access
      • No lookout
      • Walking
      • No scenic drive
    • A hiking trail through open, eucalypt forest and through forest with an interesting mix of rainforest plants that grow in drier areas on poor quality soils.

      Journey type
      Walk
      Distance
      2.5km circuit
      Time suggested
      Allow 2hr 30min
      Grade
      Grade 4 walking track
      • No tent camping
      • No toilets
      • No picnic tables
      • No wheelchair access
      • No lookout
      • Walking
      • No scenic drive

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