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

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

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.

Domestic animals are not permitted at the Coochin Creek day-use area or the adjoining Coochin Creek camping area.

Remember to pack insect repellent to deter mosquitoes and sandflies.

Getting there and getting around

Coochin Creek day-use area is in Beerwah State Forest on the Sunshine Coast.

Coochin Creek day-use area is located on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway (M1). Take Exit 179 Bells Creek Road/Roys Road exit. At the Bells Creek Road/Roys Road junction, head east and continue following Roys Road (which turns right off Bells Creek/Roys Road) to the day-use and camping area turn off (approximately 5km).

Access is suitable for conventional vehicle and includes a short section of unsealed road approaching the day-use area.

Small boats can be launched from the Coochin Creek boat ramp, 1km past the day-use area (turn right when exiting the day-use area). From the boat ramp the day-use area is 3km upstream and the Pumicestone Passage provides opportunities to adventure in Moreton Bay Marine Park, famed for boating and fishing opportunities.

Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Wheelchair access

Toilet facilities suitable for people using wheelchairs are provided (assistance may be required).

Before you visit

Opening hours

Beerwah State Forest 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.