Brooyar State Forest Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: © Ben Blanche

Glastonbury camping area. Patches of riverine rainforest fringe Glastonbury Creek. Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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Glastonbury Creek camping area

Glastonbury Creek camping area is an open grassy area at the base of a hill.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)

Camping area features: Open grassy area at the base of a hill. Main activities include exploring the surrounding forest on foot and by vehicle, abseiling nearby, relaxing, watching birds and wildlife. Note: High tension powerlines cross 40m above this camping area.

Location: On the south-east edge of Brooyar State Forest alongside Glastonbury Creek.

Access: Conventional vehicles, trailers, caravans and buses access is from the southern entrance. Take the Gympie–Woolooga Road and turn right into Diggins Road and onto Greendale Road. Follow the signs to the camping area, on the right just past the forest entrance. This access route includes sections of unsealed roads.

All other roads within the forest, including the road to Point Pure lookout, are unsuitable for conventional vehicles, caravans and trailers.

Alternative access for four-wheel-drive vehicles only is available from the north. Head 10km north of Gympie along the Bruce Highway, then turn left onto the Wide Bay Highway and continue 7.8km, then turn left onto Peterson Road. Follow the signs to the camping area, located on the left 2km past the forest entrance.

Number of sites: Sites are not numbered. Maximum capacity for the camping area is 120 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; caravans; camper trailers; small and large motorhomes and large groups.

Campsite surface: Grass.

Facilities: Fire rings, composting toilets and non-potable water.

Open fires: Allowed—except when fire bans or prohibitions apply—in fire rings only, but fuel stoves are recommended. Never gather wood (or even kindling) from the bush—it provides home for wildlife and nutrients for the soil. Bring your own clean-milled firewood.

Generators: Not permitted

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, a fuel stove for cooking, rubbish bags (bins are not provided), insect repellent and sunscreen. If you wish to use the fire rings bring your own firewood (untreated mill off-cuts).

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Generally available depending on the mobile provider.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Brooyar safely and camp with care.

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