Auburn River National Park Bundaberg

Photo credit: Michael Piper © Queensland Government

About Auburn River

    Park features

    Massive salmon-coloured granite boulders feature along the river.

    Massive salmon-coloured granite boulders feature along the river.

    Photo credit: Ross Naumann, Queensland Government volunteer

    The 405ha park protects three significant ecosystems, open blue gum forest, vine scrub (dry rainforest) and open ironbark woodland with grasstrees dotting the understorey. Silver-leaved ironbark and forest red gum dominate the grassy open forests. Queensland bottle trees Brachychiton rupestris and broad-leaved bottle trees Brachychiton australis, thrive in the dry vine thicket on the northern bank of the river near the camping area.

    The Auburn River winds its way through the park forming cascades and rock pools, offering refuge to a diversity of wildlife along the riparian zone. Its banks are lined with bottlebrushes, leptospermum shrubs, stunted figs and open blue gum forest. Numerous birds, reptiles and mammals, such as the vulnerable brush-tailed rock-wallaby, live in the habitats along the river.

    Looking after the park

    Green tree frog Litoria caerulea, resting on the moist rocks near Auburn River.

    Green tree frog Litoria caerulea, resting on the moist rocks near Auburn River.

    Photo credit: Robert Ashdown ©️ Queensland Government

    You can help protect the park and forest by observing these guidelines:

    • Leave all rocks, logs, plants and animals undisturbed.
    • Use toilets provided. Away from toilets, ensure all faecal matter and toilet paper are properly buried (15cm deep) well away from tracks, campsites, watercourses and drainage channels (100m). Carry out disposable nappies and sanitary products.
    • Fires are permitted in fire rings only. Never leave a fire unattended. Always extinguish it completely with water before you leave.
    • Bring your own manufactured fuel or clean, milled timber for firewood. Firewood collection from within the park is illegal. Dead branches and leaves provide important habitat for animals.
    • When bathing or washing cooking equipment or clothes, always wash at least 100m from streams and lakes. Waterways should be kept free of all pollutants including soap, detergents, shampoo, sunscreens and food scraps.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages Auburn River National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its important natural and cultural values in perpetuity.

    The national park will be managed in accordance with the Auburn River National Park Management Plan (PDF, 2.1MB) .

    Tourism information links

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre
    PO Box 930, Bundaberg Qld 4670
    Ph: (07) 4153 8888
    Fax: (07) 4153 8880

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.