Barakula State Forest Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Photo: John Cambourn © Qld Govt

Barakula State Forest has a vast network of roads. Photo: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government.

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is permitted at Dogwood Creek camping area 19km north-west of the Barakula Forest Station.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Chinchilla. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Driving

    A network of logging and service tracks cover the forest, which may also be used for cycling, horse riding or walking. Motorised vehicles are restricted to formed roads only. Entry into harvesting areas is not permitted. Obey all signs as it is very easy to get lost and there is limited mobile phone and radio communication. If driving, or riding a trail bike, you must comply with Queensland road rules, be licensed and have a registered vehicle.

    Bicycling

    Bicycles may be ridden on roads in this forest. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, an organised event or a competitive event.

    Horse riding

    Horses may be ridden on roads in this forest. A special permit is not required unless it is a commercial activity, and organised event or a competitive event. Please adhere to all signs and barriers. Some roads may restrict or prohibit horses from entering.

    Viewing wildlife

    A rich mosaic of vegetation attracts many different species of wildlife including over 200 species of birds—great for birdwatching. Glossy black cockatoos, powerful owls and turquoise parrots are among the favourite birds to spot and, if you go spotlighting at night, you might see a yellow-bellied glider or golden tailed gecko.

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