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

Things to do

    Walkers can explore the park on several walking tracks and forest roads provide opportunities for horse riders and mountain-bike riders.

    If you are looking for a quiet escape, avoid visiting the park in the week leading up to and during the annual Gympie Music Muster event held in the last week of August. The popular music event transforms the area around the Amamoor Creek camping area and attracts thousands of campers and visitors to the park.

    Waterhole close to Cedar Grove camping area
    Waterhole close to Cedar Grove camping area.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Waterfall, Amama walk from the Amama day-use area, Amamoor State Forest
    Waterfall, Amama walk from the Amama day-use area, Amamoor State Forest.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Two camping areas are provided in Amamoor State Forest—Cedar Grove camping area and Amamoor Creek camping area.

    Camping permits for all camp sites must be booked in advance, online, over-the-counter or by phone.

    Other accommodation

    A range of holiday accommodation is available in the Gympie area. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    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.

    Enjoy a picnic at the Amama day-use area
    Enjoy a picnic at the Amama day-use area.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Picnic facilities are provided beside Amamoor Creek at Amama day-use area. Facilities include individual fire rings, picnic tables, toilets and non-potable tap water. Bring your own fuel stove or clean, milled firewood.

    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.

    Horseriding and mountain-bike riding

    Horses and bicycles may be ridden on roads in these forests. Horse access is restricted to the forest roads. Horses are not permitted in other areas of Amamoor State Forest, including the camping areas.

    A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, an organised event or a competitive event.

    Read about the horseriding trail networks in this region.