Bellthorpe National Park lies at the southern end of the Conondale Range. The terrain is quite rugged with open eucalypt forest, rainforest, cascades and rock pools along picturesque creeks.
Looking after the park
Help protect natural resources by being a minimal impact visitor.
- Everything within the national park is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
- Take all your rubbish out of the park. Remove excess food packaging at home before your visit to the forest, and pack strong sealable bags or containers to store food and rubbish.
- Keep creeks clean—they provide valuable habitat for wildlife including rare frogs.
- Leave your domestic animals at home. They are not allowed in Bellthorpe National Park. Domestic animals can distress or kill native animals that live here.
- Do not feed or leave scraps for wildlife. Feeding native animals can cause them to become reliant on the food source, suffer from disease or over-populate to an extent that they dominate an area and aggressively exclude other wildlife. Animals that are fed can become aggressive to humans.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages this park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.
Tourism information links
For more information about activities, tours and accommodation in this region, contact:
Visit Sunshine Coast
ph 1300 847 481 (within Australia)
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- Planned burns for Bellthorpe National Park 8 May to 31 August 2023