Brooyar State Forest Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: © Qld Govt

About Brooyar

    Park features

    Discover the scenic forests north—west of Gympie in Brooyar State Forest. Sandstone cliffs, tall eucalypt forests, rainforests and hoop pine plantations feature here. A lookout point on top of the cliffs provides an impressive western view. Popular abseiling sites are located here too.

    Glastonbury Creek flows beside the small camping area which offers a great setting for a quiet getaway camping experience. Creek life and rainforest trees feature here.

    The shallow, sandy stretches of Glastonbury Creek are home to platypus, crayfish, long-armed shrimp, freshwater turtles, eels and fish.

    During summer, flowering trees adjoining the camping area colour the forest. Look for rich red and yellow flowers in black bean trees Castanospermum australe and vivid orange flowers in silky oak trees Grevillea robusta. Across the creek a grove of white cedar Melia azedarach trees become a mass of yellow as their leaves change in autumn.

    Looking after the park

    Protect the natural environment and help ensure the survival of the native plants and animals living here by following these guidelines.

    • Everything within national parks and forests is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
    • Stay on the track. Do not cut corners or create new tracks.
    • Take rubbish home with you as no bins are provided.
    • Obey signs and safety notices.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The department manages national parks under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. Glastonbury camping area is on State forest so it is managed under the Forestry Act 1959.

    Tourism information links

    Gympie Region Visitor Information Centre
    www.visitgympieregion.com.au
    Bruce Highway, Lake Alford Duck Ponds, Gympie QLD 4570
    Phone: 1800 444 222
    Email: tourism.info@gympie.qld.gov.au

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.