Benarkin State Forest Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: © Qld Govt

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.

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Park facilities

  • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Scenic drive
  • Toilets
  • Caravan, camper trailer, campervan sites
  • Fishing
  • Horseriding
  • Swimming
  • Trail bike riding
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)