Amamoor State Forest and National Park Sunshine Coast

Meander through picturesque rainforest beside Amamoor Creek on the Amama walk in Amamoor State Forest. Photo credit: © Ross Naumann

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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Amama walk

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

Journey type
1.5km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 40min walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Walking

Starting across the road from the Amama day-use area, this challenging walk leads you through lush rainforest with buttressed trees, draped vines and feathery ferns.

Look up as you stroll along, keeping an eye out for small birds and their teardrop-shaped nests on the branches overhanging the creek.

Admire the cascading waterfall half-way along the walk and cool off in the waterholes. If you're lucky you may spot a shy platypus or a threatened frog species in the creek. Look for brush turkeys in the undergrowth and goannas on tree trunks.

Getting there and getting around

The Amama walk 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 walk starts directly across the road from the Amama day-use area, about 1km inside 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 walk is open 24 hours a day.

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

Visiting safely

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