Benarkin State Forest Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

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Does your dog love new adventures just like you? There’s no need to leave your pooch pining for you at home when there’s long walks, new smells, and plenty of exploring to be had by your four-legged friend. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

In the Blackbutt Range, a scenic forest drive leads through rainforest, hoop pine plantations and eucalypt forests containing blackbutt, tallowwood, white mahogany, gums and ironbarks to small flats beside the inviting waters of Emu Creek.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and Bicentennial National Trail pass through Benarkin State Forest.


About 150km or two hours drive north-west of Brisbane, the final 16 km to camping areas is via winding gravel roads.

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Showers
  • Fishing
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic drive
  • Swimming
  • Trail bike riding
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)

Highlights and announcements

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.