Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Whether you want to have a picnic, do some fishing, paddle a canoe or do all three, Coochin Creek day-use area has you covered. Photo credit: Tomek.Z.Genek © Queensland Government

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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Coochin Creek day-use area

This picnic area is great for fishing, and the mangrove-lined creek is perfect for exploring by canoe or small boat.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Attraction facilities

  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Spend a relaxing day on the mangrove-lined banks of Coochin Creek. Find yourself a picnic table, fire up one of the barbecues and enjoy the water views and the forests of pink bloodwoods, paperbark tea trees and scribbly gums.

An adjoining terraced creek bank is perfect for fishing for bream, flathead and mangrove jack, or for launching your canoe or kayak to go exploring.

Head to the boat ramp one kilometre upstream to launch your small boat and set out into Pumicestone passage in Moreton Bay Marine Park, famed for boating and fishing opportunities. Then sleep under the stars at the popular Coochin Creek camping area.

Getting there and getting around

Coochin Creek day-use area is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.

By vehicle

  • The day-use area is on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway, with access off Roys Road.
  • If you are travelling north, take the Bells Creek exit and turn right, using the bridge to cross the Bruce Highway. If you are travelling south, turn left at the Bells Creek exit. Turn right into Roys Road and drive about 4km to the turn-off to Coochin Camping Area road.
  • The entrance to the Coochin Creek day-use area is 250m along this unsealed road, on the right.
  • Take care in wet weather. The creek can rise quickly during heavy rainfall, cutting off access along Roys Road.

By boat

  • You can also get to the day-use area by boat, from the Pumicestone Passage.
  • The day-use area is 3km up Coochin Creek from the Pumicestone Passage.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Wheelchair access

There are wheelchair-accessible toilets. Assistance may be required.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Coochin Creek day-use area 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 Beerburrum and Beerwah safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.