Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Head to Coochin Creek in Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests and enjoy fishing, canoeing, camping and picnicking. Photo credit: Tomek.Z.Genek © Queensland Government

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About Beerburrum and Beerwah

    Forest features

    Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests include exotic pine plantations, open eucalypt forest, rainforest and coastal wallum remnants. Short walks explore the forests and lead to spectacular views of the Glass House Mountains area.

    There are recreation opportunities in these parks for four-wheel-driving, trail bike riding, horse riding and mountain bike riding on established forest roads.

    At Coochin Creek camping and day-use area, the mangrove-lined creek provides a great place for fishing and exploring the waterway in canoes and small boats. The creek flows into the sheltered waters of Pumicestone passage in Moreton Bay Marine Park, an area known for its excellent boating and fishing opportunities.

    Read more about the nature, culture and history of the Glass House Mountains area.

    Looking after the forest

    You can help protect the forest so it can be enjoyed now and in the future by observing these guidelines:

    • Everything in the forest (living or dead) is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Stay on the track. Do not drive off-road, cut corners or create new tracks as this causes erosion.
    • Take your rubbish home for appropriate disposal. Never bury or leave rubbish in the park. Bins are not provided.
    • Obey closure signs.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive. Store food in a lockable container.
    • Contact the Queensland Government Wildlife Hotline to report; wildlife incidents, marine animal strike, marine stranding or an injured, sick or dead turtle, dolphin or whale.

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

    Forest management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the Coochin Creek camping and day-use areas, Glass House Mountains lookout and associated walking tracks in these forests.

    HQPlantations Pty Ltd. manages the exotic pine planation areas in Beerburrum and Beerwah State forests.

    The Beerburrum and Beerwah State forests are within an ‘inter-urban break’—a 63,000-hectare area of mainly agricultural and forested landscapes, including a large proportion of public land which is mostly national park or State forest. The Inter-urban Break Outdoor Recreation Plan provides public land managers with a guide to work together to protect the natural beauty of the landscape while supporting a range of recreational opportunities in suitable locations. The plan was led by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with HQPlantations, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Sport and Recreation Services Queensland and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

    Tourism information links

    Visit Sunshine Coast information centres
    Phone: 1300 847 481 (within Australia)

    The Glass House Mountains Visitor and Interpretive Centre is a great place to visit first for an orientation to the area. It is located at Settler's Rotary Park, Bruce Parade, corner of Reed Street, Glass House Mountains.

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