Brooyar State Forest Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: © Qld Govt

Things to do

    Glastonbury Creek is a feature beside the camping area. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Glastonbury Creek is a feature beside the camping area. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Sandstone cliffs at Brooyar. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Sandstone cliffs at Brooyar. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    During summer the silky oak trees flower beside the camping area. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    During summer the silky oak trees flower beside the camping area. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Track to Eagles Nest abseiling site. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Track to Eagles Nest abseiling site. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    When abseiling, only use approved numbered anchor points provided. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    When abseiling, only use approved numbered anchor points provided. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Abseiling at Point Pure. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Abseiling at Point Pure. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camp near the banks of Glastonbury Creek. Toilets, fire rings and non-potable water are provided. You need to bring drinking water and if you plan to use the fire rings, clean-milled firewood.

    The camping area is also suitable for caravans and motor-homes, using the southern entrance roads only (via the Gympie—Woolooga Road, Diggins Road and Greendale Road; access route includes sections of unsealed roads).

    High tension powerlines cross 40m above this camping area.

    Dogs on leashes are allowed.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options. For other camping opportunities visit nearby Amamoor State Forest.

    Other accommodation

    There are several privately run camping areas, guesthouses, lodges and bed and breakfasts in and around the towns of Kilkivan, Goomeri and Gympie.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Key to track standard

    Grade 3 walking track Grade 3 track

    • Formed track. Some obstacles.
    • May have short steep hills and many steps.
    • Some experience recommended.

    Grade 3 walking track Point Pure lookout (Grade 3)

    Distance: 300m return
    Time: allow 15mins walking time

    Details: A short walk leads to the lookout at the top of sandstone cliffs. Take care by staying on the track, remaining behind barriers and supervising children closely.

    The lookout offers views over hoop pine plantations and mature rainforest with emergent hoop pines. Beyond the plantations, Glastonbury Creek can be seen winding through grazing country.

    Driving

    Go for a four-wheel-drive scenic drive through the forest, stopping to enjoy the view from Point Pure lookout. Open forests dominated by spotted gums are a feature along this road.

    Most of the Brooyar State Forest road network is suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles only. Access for conventional vehicles is only from the southern entrance on Greendale Road to the Glastonbury Creek camping area.

    Abseiling

    Abseiling enthusiasts and authorised groups with qualified leaders can apply their skills on the bluffs at Brooyar's Point Pure and Eagles Nest abseiling sites. Spectators should stay well back.

    For safety:

    • Assess the site for hazards and suitability for your experience and skill level.
    • Check weather conditions.
    • Use only approved numbered anchor points provided.
    • Do not interfere with fixed equipment on the cliff or anchor to trees.
    • Wear a helmet, harness and appropriate footwear and clothing. Use ropes and protective equipment designed for abseiling.
    • Carry emergency communication equipment and a first-aid kit.
    • Tell a responsible person where and when you plan to abseil.
    • It is an offence to install your own abseiling anchor points.

    When abseiling, minimise vegetation disturbance to protect the area from erosion and the introduction of pest plant species.

    Other things to do

    As a part of your visit to Brooyar, you could visit the Woodworks Museum on the Bruce Highway at Gympie to discover the timber-getting history of the area. Displays include a 619 year old kauri pine stump. The museum is open weekdays and a small entrance fee applies.